Beauty and the Beast: Classic Tales About Animal Brides and Grooms from Around the World

Beauty and the Beast Classic Tales About Animal Brides and Grooms from Around the World Perhaps no fairy tale is as widely known as Beauty and the Beast and perhaps no fairy tale exists in as many variations Nearly every culture tells the story in one fashion or another such cultural phe
  • Title: Beauty and the Beast: Classic Tales About Animal Brides and Grooms from Around the World
  • Author: Maria Tatar
  • ISBN: 9780143111696
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback
  • Beauty and the Beast: Classic Tales About Animal Brides and Grooms from Around the World
    Perhaps no fairy tale is as widely known as Beauty and the Beast and perhaps no fairy tale exists in as many variations Nearly every culture tells the story in one fashion or another such cultural phenomena as The Fault in Our Stars and Me Before You are recent examples and it is impossible to find one version that laid the foundation for the rest From Cupid andPerhaps no fairy tale is as widely known as Beauty and the Beast and perhaps no fairy tale exists in as many variations Nearly every culture tells the story in one fashion or another such cultural phenomena as The Fault in Our Stars and Me Before You are recent examples and it is impossible to find one version that laid the foundation for the rest From Cupid and Psyche, India s Snake Bride to South Africa s Story of Five Heads , the partnering of beast and beauties has beguiled us for thousands of years.In this fascinating volume preeminent fairy tale scholar Maria Tatar brings together tales from ancient times to the present and from a wide variety of cultures.
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  • Maria Tatar

    Maria Tatar is the John L Loeb Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures She chairs the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University She is the author of Enchanted Hunters The Power of Stories in Childhood, Off with Their Heads Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood and many other books on folklore and fairy stories She is also the editor and translator of The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, The Annotated Brothers Grimm, The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales, The Annotated Peter Pan, The Classic Fairy Tales A Norton Critical Edition and The Grimm Reader She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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  • 5 Fairy Tales and MoreBeauty and the Beast is one of my all time favorite fairytale It s a whimsical story about a book loving girl and a monstrous man With only a few days left before the major motion picture comes out, I m in all Beauty and the Beast mode Heck, I m even considering the lipstick that the movie is promoting.Ever wonder what the true story is Did you know Belle had sisters and brothers Or that the Beast isn t actually the villain It s interesting to compare Jeanne Marie Leprince [...]


  • Full review at Smart Bitches, Trashy BooksAs has been mentioned, Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairytale It works so well as a Romance archetypical story, so I was VERY excited at this offering.Penguin has a compendium of stories that fall into the same folklore classification as the original French version of Beauty and the Beast, which is The Search for a Lost Husband They have also, in the interest of fairness, included stories in which the woman is the animal The Man in the Quest for t [...]


  • It s a major motion picture It s a fairytale It s a legend And it s Maria Tatar s Beauty and the Beast collects together stories of animal brides and grooms from around the world and presents them to the reader, nicely organized and classified, with a fascinating touch of gentle analysis.In a pleasingly readable introduction, readers are asked to ponder why these stories are so popular animals used to portray human love that longing for natural freedom fighting with cultural civilization the tr [...]


  • This anthology of fairy and folktales is divided in four parts A Model Couples from Ancient Times section, that presents the four myths from Classical Antiquity which Tatar considers as Beauty and the Beast founding myths from Greece, Rome, India and Iraq respectively A Charismatic Couples in the Popular Imagination section, with seven fairy and folk tales that follow the classic Beauty and the Beast plot, including the original French one itself and also versions from all over the world that fo [...]


  • 3.5 stars I wanted to own an edition of Beauty and the Beast that I grew up reading and it is just a treat that it comes along with a lot of other fairy tales from around the world The following are my favorites of the collection Cupid and Psyche Ancient Rome The Girl Who Married a Snake India Beauty and the Beast France East of the Sun and West of the Moon Norway King Pig Italy Princess Frog Russia The Parrot Prince Chile The Story of Five Heads South Africa The Snake Prince India Honorable Men [...]


  • Be our guest this weekend with the live action Disney, Beauty and the Beast, hitting theaters The animated Disney film was one of my most favorite movies growing up and even now, I still find myself singing along to all the songs when I hear them Not to mention, my 7 month only baby LOVES animated Disney and the music, though The Little Mermaid is his all time favorite, Beauty and the Beast is a close second so needless to say I watch the animated Beauty and the Beast about once a week.I am also [...]


  • Starting with the most famous of these types of tales, Cupid and Psyche, Beauty and the Beast,East o the Sun West o the Moon, this is a delightful collection of tales from around the world It is fascinating how certain characteristics are universal, the three tasks, the evil stepmother, curiosity causing people lose what they value My favourite was a a tale from Chile called The Parrot Prince that had both elements of Cinderella and East of the Sun West of the Moon



  • This is a long review so why post it all here Click on over to Readaholic Zone for the rest The rest consists also of a giveaway a rockin video.Before reading this book I ve never watched The Beauty And The Beast movie or read any of the versions of books that have in the past been written for children because frankly, I have never been interested in frilly dresses and love stories So when I was offered the opportunity to review this book it was the second part of the title that caught my eye, C [...]


  • Finally picked up this book, which I got aaaaalllllll the way back in June when I went back to Singapore I ve been saving it for no particular reason and I can sort of see why This was a good read and the anticipation of reading it made it even better Also I just found out that NLB has an ecopy but I love that I have my own Some books you just want to own Anyway, this collection of stories really is from around the world Apart from the usual Western suspects, I saw stories from India, Japan, Gha [...]


  • I had never read Beauty and the Beast before this, my only knowledge of it coming from the old Disney classic movie and in details regarding the upcoming revival, but we all know it The romantic tale of a beautiful bookworm falling in love with the beast of a man This version compared to Disney s is very different, as is to be expected, but it is just as magical.I loved reading this anthology of folklore and mythology and seeing how Beauty and the Beast shaped the stories after it How each cultu [...]


  • While this was okay, to a large degree it was underwhelming The beginning was extremely wordy it made me think I was reading someone s thesis paper Then when it came to the stories themselves, there were only brief introductory paragraphs before each one, but they usually didn t include much I cared to know about the story It was vaguely interesting to know who first collected wrote it down and the year, but then random ones sometimes included conclusions made by the anthologist that didn t make [...]


  • I saw this on a bookstore around the time Beauty and the Beast was showing, and for some reason it didn t occur to me it was going to be a collection of fairy tales despite it being spelled out for me on the title I don t know what I expected then I guess I was curious because of all the Beauty and the Beast hype.In any case, I m pretty neutral about this book Insights could be gleaned from it but than that, reading this made me feel somewhat nostalgic to the times I read fairy tales as a kid.


  • This is probably closer to a 3.8 I liked the premise of the book and the variety of the stories, but I wish that there had been a larger analysis of the stories in relation to the cultures that they originated from Maybe it s a product of my Classics minor, but I really wanted MORE than just the stories and the over arching theme.



  • A thrilling collection of tales from all around the world It s interesting to see what similarities and differences exist across the different cultures represented.





  • This was a very enjoyable and easy way of reading fairy tales, as opposed to picking up The Complete Grimm s Fairy Tales or other massive collections This I read in two days and it was fun and never dragged I love that Penguin Black Classics have quite a few books of fairy tales I ve picked up The Turnip Princess and other newly discovered fairy tales as well as Romantic Fairy Tales and hope to read them soon


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