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Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book
Author: Madame de Villeneuve , J. Buy on Amazon US. Buy on Amazon UK. Many of you will recognise the tale of Beauty and the Beast but do you know its true version and its origins? This much-loved tale was written in in the aristocratic salons of France. Discover the story of a prince who loses his father at a young age, whose mother must wage war to defend his kingdom, and how he falls under a curse which transforms him into a Beast. This edition was originally published in and contains two beautiful engravings by Edward Corbould and the Brothers Dalziel.
Variants of the tale are known across Europe. According to researchers at universities in Durham and Lisbon , the story originated around 4, years ago. A widower merchant lives in a mansion with his twelve children six sons and six daughters. All his daughters are very beautiful, but the youngest, Beauty, is the most lovely, as well as kind, well-read, and pure of heart; while the elder sisters, in contrast, are cruel, selfish, vain, and spoiled. The merchant eventually loses all of his wealth in a tempest at sea, which sinks most of his merchant fleet. He and his children are consequently forced to live in a small cottage in a forest and work for a living.