A wonderful treasury of seven Beauty and Beast tales from all around the world.
The much-loved Beauty and the Beast story has been told the world over for centuries. Explore this enchanting tale’s history to reveal its origins. From the ancient love story of ‘Cupid and Psych’ and the winged snake with three heads from Russia to the Italian fire-breathing dragon and the classic French tale of ‘La Belle et La Bête’.
Pook Press takes a deep dive into traditional tales and storytelling, showcasing the incredible diversity and rich history of classic fairy tales. This volume explores the phenomenon that similar beauty and the beast stories appear again and again in different cultures. Included is an in-depth introduction to fairy tales as well as beautiful illustrations from the Golden Age of Illustration.
Cupid and Psyche – A Roman Tale by Apuleius
La Belle et La Bête – A French Tale by Leprince de Beaumont
Zelinda and the Monster – An Italian Tale by Thomas Crane
The Maiden and the Beast – A Portuguese Tale by Zófimo Consiglieri Pedroso
Beauty and the Beast – An English Tale by Andrew Lang
The Fairy Serpent – A Chinese Tale by Adele M. Fielde
The Enchanted Tsarévich – A Russian Tale by Leonard Magnus
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