• Title English : Beauty and the Beast and other tales
• Author : Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
• Pages : 128 Sheet
• Publisher : Hachette Education (January 23, 2008)
• Collection : Biblio Collge
• ISBN-10 : 2011697336
• ISBN-13 : 978-2011697332
• Product Dimensions : 18 x 0,6 x 12,5 cm
• Format Kindle : DOCx, PDF, Ebook, and Epub
• Price : €
• Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 8/10
♦ Description : “Once upon a time there was a prince whom an enchantment had metamorphosed into a beast and a very beautiful and very good girl … Once upon a time there was a prince who was very ugly but witty and a very beautiful girl but devoid of intelligence … or even an ugly duckling who was actually a swan … From Perrault to Andersen, through Madame Leprince de Beaumont, the wonderful tales tend to our reality a magic mirror in which the fate of these characters is drawn tributaries of the gaze of others and in which the illusion of deceptive appearances ends.”
“Jeanne-Marie Leprince Beaumont was born in Rouen in 1711. At the age of fourteen, she began studies to be a teacher and later became the preceptor of the eldest daughter of the Duchess of Lorraine. In 1748 she went to London where she taught French to the children of the English aristocracy. Back in France, she moved to Haute-Savoie and devoted her time to writing. Jeanne-Marie Leprince Beaumont, born Vaimboult, is a French writer, author of many tales become classics of childhood literature and youth.
She gets married in Lunéville but her marriage is quickly canceled. In 1748, Jeanne-Marie Leprince of Beaumont publishes in Nancy her first novel, The Triumph of the Truth, which she gives to the father-in-law of Louis XV, King of Poland and Life Duke of Lorraine and Bar, Stanislas Leszczyński, during a stay at the court of Lunéville. Forced to earn a living, she went to England and established herself as governess. Under the title of Magasin, she publishes educational treatises for the use of children, adolescents and ladies. From her second marriage to London with Thomas Pichon, she will have six children.
On her return to France, she devotes herself to the care of her garden and her lands, as well as to the composition of the final treatises on history, grammar and theology. It is in The Children’s Store, published in 1757, that there is a story, an abridged version of the first version written by another novelist, Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve, who will bring her fame: Beauty and the Beast.”