A Retelling of the Story of Beauty & the BeastBook - 1978
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forbesrachel Jan 31, 2013
Enchanting. Beauty is strong, adaptable, and intelligent, and because the story is told from her point of view, we hear her thoughts and her worries, which makes her a well-rounded character. Her counterpart of the Beast is charming, and mature; we catch glimpses of his troubles through his inter... Read More »
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“At least I was true. My intellectual abilities gave me a release, and an excuse. I shunned company because I preferred books; and the dreams I confided to my father were of becoming a scholar in good earnest, and going to University. It was unheard-of several shocked governesses were only too quick to tell me, when I spoke a little too boldly -- but my father nodded ans smiled and said, 'We'll see.' Since I believed my father could do anything -- except of course make me pretty -- I worked and studied with passionate dedication, lived in hope, and avoided society and mirrors.”
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