Thursday, November 3, 2016

Beauty and the Beast: The Ultimate Collection

Title: Beauty and the Beast: The Ultimate Collection

Authors: Various

Genre: Folk lore, fairy tales

Rating: 3 out of 5 fairies

Where to buy: Amazon

Synopsis: This special edition e-book contains every version of Beauty and the Beast as well as a wealth of stunning original art taken from two centuries worth of original illustrations. 
Cupid and Psyche 
Beauty and the Beast 
The de Beaumont translation 
The Singing, Springing Lark 
East of the Sun and West of the Moon 
The Summer and Winter Garden 
The Clinking Clanking Lowesleaf 
The Little Nut Twig 
Little Broomstick 
Beauty and the Horse 
The Singing Rose 
The Bear Prince 
The Small-Tooth Dog 
The Enchanted Tsarévich 
The Enchanted Frog 
The Prince Who Was Changed Into A Snake 
The Three Daughters of King O'Hara 
The Brown Bull of Ringlewood 
The Story of Five Heads 
And more... 
*Links to free, full-length audio recordings of different versions of Beauty and the Beast. 
*"Beauty and the Beast At The Movies" - Comprehensive list of movie adaptations from 1911-2014 
*Image gallery showcasing work from renowned artists Edmund Dulac, Walter Crane and others. 

Review: I love fairy tales and folk lore. Always have. This is a good, though fairly standard collection of versions of the Beauty and the Beast story, from many time periods and countries. I always love to see a tale through it's many variations and retellings, and if that's something that interests you then I highly recommend this book.