Beauty and the Beast: A Novel

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HarperCollins, 21 июл. 2015 г. - Всего страниц: 25

When the beautiful and kind Belle is sent to live in the enchanted palace of the Beast, she is surprised to find a kind and thoughtful creature. As their friendship grows, the Beast professes his love for Belle, but she years only to return to her family, and it is only with the help of a magical mirror and a magical ring that Belle discovers her true feelings. And it’s the power of true love transforms a beast back into a prince.

Beauty and the Beast is the original fairy tale that has inspired countless adaptions since its publication in eighteenth century.

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Marie Leprince de Beaumont was a French author and esteemed children s educator. Born to a poor family in Rouen in 1711, de Beaumont attained a prominent position as a children s singing teacher in the court of the Duke of Lorraine as a young woman before moving to London and finding work as a governess. It was in London that de Beaumont published her first novel, The Triumph of Truth, and began to write various schoolbooks and children s stories. Her writings included some of the first fairytales, the most famous of which became the standard telling of Beauty and the Beast. De Beaumont later remarried and returned to France to have many children of her own. She died in Savoy in 1780 at the age of 69.

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