A Tale as Old as Time: 8 Retellings of Beauty and the Beast - The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy BlogBeauty and the Beast is one of a strange species of tale whose retellings have eclipsed the original. Add to Bag. She had a fairly colorful history: after being widowed young by a spendthrift aristocrat, she moved to Paris and became involved with a famous and important playwright, whom she lived with until her death. This version of the story is decidedly for adults, with a fair amount of naturalistic detail, despite the fantasy elements. Beaumont trimmed the story considerably, stripping out the backstories for Beauty, Beast, and their families, truncating the action, and slimming down the cast. The naturalistic elements were downplayed or excised, and the fantasy elements and folkloric motifs emphasized. Beaumont never credited Villeneuve, and since then has often been mistakenly sourced as the original writer.
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Beast by Brie Spangler - A recommended YA with a young boy who has gender dysphoria and a transgender heroine. I really liked this book. Rita Stradling Goodreads Author. John Goodreads Author?
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It is a double romance with a mash up of Taming of the Shrew and Beauty and the Beast! We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards. Murphy Goodreads Author. Welcome back.
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Every time she uses her magic to heal or to grow, a little piece of her dies and the petals of her heart fall. Andrew Davidson Goodreads Author. Tessa Dare Goodreads Author. This is honestly about as low-brow and nonintellectual a take on that concept as you could get, too. Nancy Holder Goodreads Author.
Luckily for those who enjoy the classic tale, there are so many different retellings to add to our reading lists. Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue — Donoghue takes thirteen well-known fairytales and recreates them in this wonderful short story collection. Making Faces by Amy Harmon — A contemporary romance where a golden boy hero returns from war disfigured and broken. Hunting Monsters by S. But killing them is illegal, which clearly poses a problem. The Vixen and the Vet by Katy Regnery — A journalist returns to her hometown, hoping that a human interest piece on the local hermit will get her career back on track.
Depravity by M. Gali books 13 friends. Ogburn and Laurel Long - With a lion as the beast and detailed images, da? They may both be captives of the house.
I couldn't wait!!. Discover new books on Goodreads. I started reading it and went, "Ugh. Lieske Goodreads Author.The naturalistic details of the biographies of both its Beauty and its Beast are in counterpoint to the magic of the story. Vivian Vande Velde. Mannering Goodreads Author. Jun 22, AM.
Radiance by Grace Draven retellling A political marriage between two very different people from two very different cultures makes this a very enjoyable, opposites attract fantasy romance. Inappropriate The list including its title or description facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow Goodreads member or author. Flagging a list will send it to the Goodreads Customer Care team for review. Demeter Goodreads Author.