Madame de Villeneuve's Original Beauty and the Beast - Illustrated by Edward Corbould and Brothers Dalziel (Paperback)
This enchanting French fairy tale is a timeless story of true love in the face of adversity and reveals the origin tale of the treasured Beauty and the Beast.
The story begins with a poor merchant and his daughters on the cusp of poverty. When there is a chance that their capital could be restored, the merchant leaves his family and embarks on a long journey. His children ask their father to return with luxurious gifts. All except his youngest daughter, Beauty, who requests nothing more than a single rose. In the merchant's attempts to obtain this flower, he encounters a monstrous beast, and changes the course of Beauty's future forever.
First published in 1740, 'La Belle et La B te' is one of the world's most beloved fairy tales. Written by Madame de Villeneuve, the story was translated into English in 1858 by J. R Planch . This edition features two gorgeous engravings by Edward Corbould and the Brothers Dalziel.