“Beauty and the Beast.” The Blue Fairy Book, edited by Andrew Lang, London and New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1889, pp. 100-119.

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Title

“Beauty and the Beast.” The Blue Fairy Book, edited by Andrew Lang, London and New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1889, pp. 100-119.

Description

Edited specifically for children with five black and white illustrations that depict the following scenes: Beauty’s father departing, her father picking the rose when the Beast appears, Beauty’s dream of the handsome prince, Beauty in the room with exotic birds, and Beauty finding the Beast on the ground in the garden.

Alternative Title

The Blue Fairy Book

Creator

Andrew Lang

Contributor

H.J. Ford and G.P. Jacomb Hood

Spatial Coverage

London and New York

Coverage

England and US

Publisher

Longmans, Green, and Co.

Date

1889

Temporal Coverage

1880-1889

Identifier

Beauty and the Beast

Abstract

A merchant and father of 12, the youngest girl of which is Beauty, falls into ruin. The merchant hears that one of his vessels has returned and says he will bring back presents for his family, but Beauty only requests a rose. He finds the vessel ransacked and returns back home in the snow. Along the way he finds a splendid castle where he is treated well, and the only thing he grabs is the rose for Beauty. The Beast is enraged at this and the merchant explains his predicament. The father promises that if he can't have a daughter sent then he will return himself and stay with the Beast. Beauty agrees to go to the castle with her father, he accompanies her and leaves with riches beyond measure. Beauty falls in love with the magical castle and the Beast is kind to her from the start. Each night Beauty dreams of the prince who is shown to her by a fairy and each night the Beast asks her to marry him. Beauty becomes homesick, Beast allows her to go if she promises to come back. Beauty finds that the family has become wealthy again and that she really doesn't have a place there. After a vision of the Beast dying, Beauty uses the ring that he gave her to return to him. Beast becomes healthy and asks if she would marry him, Beauty says yes. Beast becomes the prince and the queen appears . They invite Beauty's family to the wedding and they live happily ever after.

Source

Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve

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