Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Handsome Beasts

My favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast.

C'mon, it's a given. The chick in it is a reader. She digs a fellow who plays tough, looks rough, but underneath is sweet and smitten with her.

The original version by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve provides backstory on the main characters, some of which the Disney version touched on, but the condensed version by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont is the one most folks are familiar with.

What author wouldn't love access to a library like this...

1 comment:

  1. Aaah, the poor merchant father and incredibly bratty sisters! I love the original version. All for one rose.