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Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont est considérée comme le premier écrivain à avoir volontairement adopté un style simple réellement adapté aux jeunes lecteurs. Bien qu’elle exprime sa méfiance envers les contes qu’elle considère « pernicieux pour les enfants », c’est surtout par ce genre qu’elle est encore lue. C’est dans Le Magasin des enfants, publié en 1757, que figure un conte, abrégé de la première version écrite par une autre romancière, Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve, qui lui apportera la renommée : La Belle et la Bête. (adapté de...read more
Beauty and the Beast (French: La Belle et la Bête) is a very famous traditional fairy tale written by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. A wealthy widowed merchant lives in a mansion with his three daughters. All are equal in beauty, but the youngest, Beauty, is kind and pure of heart; while the two elders, in contrast, are wicked, selfish, vain and secretly taunt and treat Beauty more like a servant than a sister. The merchant eventually loses all of his wealth in a tempest at sea. One day, the merchant becomes lost in a forest. Seeking shelter, he enters a dazzling palace. A hidden figure opens the giant doors and silently invites him in. The merchant finds tables inside laden with food...read more
Beauty and the Beast is a traditional fairy tale in which an ugly beast must earn the true love of a beautiful girl to free him from the spell of an evil fairy. The first published version was written by French author Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in the middle 18th century. It was a novel-length story intended for adult readers and addressing the issues of the marriage system of the day in which women had no right to choose their husband or to refuse to marry. Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont simplified and shortened Villeneuve's work and published it in a magazine for young ladies. The abridged version became more successful, and Madame de Beaumont is regarded now as...read more