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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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beauty_and_the_Beast

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    Pretty good

    It was pretty good, even though I'm 12.....

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    Beauty & the beast

    Different from what I read as a kid. I can't remember Beauty having so many siblings. Nor Beast's mom still alive. At least he got her blessings before marrying. Not an ungrateful child, this Beast.

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    Short but interesting

    Very different from the Disney version, but still an interesting read.

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    Great

    Short and full of suspense

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    A lot shorter than expected

    This felt more like an outline to a story than the full tale. I never realized the classic was like that, but I guess it is, after all, a fairy tale.

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