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Beauty and the Beast by Jacob Grimm

Beauty and the Beast – All Four Versions includes the original, adult-oriented edition of the story by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve (translated from the French by James Robinson Planche), the simplified and shortened version by Jeanne-Marie Leprince De Beaumont which appeared sixteen years later - the basis for all future versions, the Brothers Grimm adaptation and a somewhat forgotten version by Victorian folklorist and anthropologist Andrew Lang. There is also an image gallery showcasing over thirty classic Beauty and the Beast illustrations by Walter Crane and others.

Beauty and the Beast – All Four Versions

Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve.
Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont.  
The Singing, Springing Lark by the Brothers Grimm.
Beauty and the Beast by Andrew Lang.  

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Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics-BEAUTY & THE BEAST [Part 1]

Beauty and the Beast

A wealthy merchant falls into penury after his ships founder at sea. He moves his family to the countryside to live a more frugal lifestyle. His six daughters and six sons resent the loss of their comfortable life, their social engagements, and their many admirers. His youngest daughter, Beauty, is the only one to make the best of the circumstances, throwing herself into the daily upkeep of the home in order to keep the family clean and fed. Her older sisters, who are less beautiful and less dutiful, resent her, and they mock her for contenting herself with menial work.

Here we cast our minds back to the aristocratic salons of 17 th century France. In this original novella length tale, the back-story of both Belle and the Beast is given. The Beast was a young prince who lost his father, and whose mother had to wage war to defend his kingdom. The queen left him in care of an evil fairy, who tried to seduce him when he became an adult; when he refused, she transformed him into a beast. Beaumont pared down the list of characters of Beauty and Beast and simplified the tale to transform it into a quintessential fairy tale.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST The Brothers Grimm Once upon a time, as a merchant set off for market, he asked each of his three daughters what she would like as.
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Variants of the tale are known across Europe. According to researchers at universities in Durham and Lisbon , the story originated around 4, years ago.

With over variations worldwide, the first recorded version of the story is from circa China, which retells the story of a girl who befriends a fish that ends up being the reincarnation of her mother. It is here that she loses her slipper and the king uses it to find her and marry her. The first recorded European version was written hundreds of years later in Italy. The governess has several daughters of her own who abuse their new sister and make her work in the kitchen as a servant. One day, the prince goes off to an island and is given gifts from a fairy to bring to his daughter, including a date seedling. The daughter cultivates the seed into a tree, and when the King has a ball, the girl finds a fairy in the tree who dresses her.

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