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The Story of Beauty and the Beast

by (A. J. Cornell Publications)

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Originally published in 1886, this Kindle edition, equivalent in length to a physical book of approximately 20 pages, is an artistic retelling, by famed children's author Laura E. Richards, of the classic fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast." Note: The original 1886 edition included illustrations; this Kindle edition does not.

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When Beauty woke the next morning she rubbed her eyes and thought she must be dreaming, when she saw the splendid room in which she lay. The shining walls gave back the rays of the morning sun, which streamed softly in through curtains of silver and rose-colored gauze, and glittered on the golden lilies of the coverlet. The invisible hands were busy about the room, some sprinkling perfumes through the air with mops of rose-leaves, others filling a huge marble bath with fragrant waters, while others again were laying out delicate robes of lace and rose-colored satin. Beauty rose, and after dressing, found that the friendly hands were leading her into the banquet-hall, where she was greeted by a burst of joyous music from the unseen musicians. As she sat at table the deep voice which she had heard twice before spoke to her, saying:

"Beauty, you see now that you are sole mistress of this palace and all it contains. Your father has given you a frightful account of me, no doubt; and for that reason I shall remain invisible until you yourself are willing to see me. Meantime let us be as good friends as we can."

About the author:
Laura E. Richards (1850-1943) was a writer of poetry and of numerous children's books and biographies. She co-wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning "Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910," a biography of her mother, who was famous for having written the words to "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"; her children's poetry collection "Tirra Lirra" won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award; and her children's novel "Captain January" was made into a movie starring Shirley Temple.

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  • Publication Date: February 11, 2012
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Print Length: 15 Pages
  • File Size: 108 KB

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