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"Beauty and the Beast" by Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont

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"Beauty and the Beast"
by Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont

Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
1711-1780
French
began as a teacher
governess in England
1st to write fairy tales specifically for children
70 books written
"Beauty and the Beast" was her most famous story
Plays, films, and works of art
Pre-WWI versions were for both children and adults
Post- WWI, versions for adults and children were separated
published in 1756
Inspired by Madame Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve's version
Belle sacrifices herself to save her bankrupt father. She falls in love with the beast, and this saves him from an untimely death.
Cultural and Historical Impacts
Criticism
Never see the "off-stage" of marriage
Protagonists are stronger and wiser
Beast can be imperfect while Beauty
cannot
Less emphasis on fairy tales, more on female persona
Works Cited
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Tatar, Maria. “Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont.” The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales. New York: Norton, 2002. pp. 58-78. Print.
Zipes, Jack. “Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont.” The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales. Oxford U P, 2000. Print.
Hearne, Besty. “Oral and Literary Traditions.” Beauty And The Beast: Visions And Revisions Of An Old Tale. Chicago: U of Chicago, 1989. 26-28. Print.
Lieberman, Marcia K and Zipes, Jack. “Some Day My Prince Will Come: Female Acculturation through the Fairy Tale.” Don’t Bet On The Prince: Contemporary Feminist Fairy Tales In North America And England. New York: Routledge, 1989. 185-200. Print.
Zipes, Jack. “Leprince de Beaumont, Jeanne-Marie (1711-1780).” The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature. Vol. 2. New York: Oxford U P, 2006. 431-432. Print.
Zipes, Jack. "The Instrumentalization of Fantasy: Fairy Tales, the Culture Industry, and Mass Media." Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales. Lexington: University of Kentucky, 2002. 93-113. Print.
Kay F. Stone. “Feminist Approaches to the Interpretation of Fairy Tales.” pp. 229-236. “Fairy Tales and Society : Illusion, Allusion, and Paradigm.” University of Pennsylvania Press. Philadelphia, 1986.
Peterborough, Ont. “Folk and Fairy Tales”. Broadview Press, C2009. Pg. 176,177.
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