Orginal (Disney) Story Plot BOOK of “Beauty and the Beast”?
Is there a book out there that has the original “Beauty and the Beast” story plot?
Note: Orginal plot — for me, anyway — is the Disney movie: http://video.barnesandnoble.com/DVD/Beauty-and-the-Beast/Paige-OHara/e/786936802641/?itm=1&USRI=beauty+and+the+beast
Thanks in advance. 🙂
ps. To be a smidge more clear, here are things I’m NOT looking for:
– “Beauty: A Retelling Of the Story Beauty and the Beast”
Basically, no re-tellings. The real thing. :]
Beauty and the Beast (French: La Belle et la Bête) is a traditional fairy tale. The first published version of the fairy tale was a rendition by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, published in La jeune américaine, et les contes marins in 1740. The best-known written version was an abridgement of her work published in 1756 by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont, in Magasin des enfants, ou dialogues entre une sage gouvernante et plusieurs de ses élèves; an English translation appeared in 1757.
The story was passed down verbally for a long time, so there is no real “original” version, but there are many early variations. Look for the English translation of Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont for the oldest in English.