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Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast: Classic Tales about Animal Brides and Grooms from Around the World | Maria Tatar
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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 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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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyMay19 Day 26: #Burst. Maria Tatar is some kind of a legend in literary circles. I hope to read her academic works someday.

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fleeting
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This was such a find for me today while browsing the bookstore, hoping for a copy of Siddhartha. This one has the classic original story of BatB, and stories similar to it around the world. Ugh, I hope this is good!!!

DivineDiana Certainly appears to be! ❤️ 2mo
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BookishMarginalia
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Look at these gorgeous #bookmarks that I got from @SmartSassery ‘s Etsy store! #BeautyandtheBeast

Crazeedi Awesome!!❤❤ 4mo
hermyknee Those are so pretty!!!! 4mo
LeslieO 💜 them! 4mo
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MellieAntoinette Gorgeous! 4mo
AnansiGirl Pretty bookmarks 😍 4mo
Gissy 😍❤️❤️❤️❤️👌 4mo
SmartSassery Oh my goodness! 😍 Thank you so much for sharing these. It makes me extremely happy to know you like them. 💕 🌹 💛 You're the best! 4mo
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Dorianna
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Latest in #bookmail. Fairy tales and a short story collection.

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parasolofdoom
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Beauty and the Best is my very favorite tale. I just had to read this collection of variations including other stories of animal brides/bridegrooms. I borrowed this from the library but I'm definitely going to buy my own copy for my collection. I expect another favorite, East O the Sun, will pop up.

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Pickpick

Loved this thematic book of fairytales. The value is not just in the stories, but also in the introduction to the book and to the tales.

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EllieDottie
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So excited to head out to see an admired bookworm play my favorite fictional bookworm (or at least one of my top 10, because who can pick one! 😉) 🌹#beautyandthebeast

mcipher I hope it's good!! I'm going over the weekend - to the fancy theater where you can get a drink and sit in an armchair with a tray table to watch the movie! 2y
MaryAnn1 Yeeee!! 💕 2y
Dragon I am so excited! 📚🐉 2y
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EllieDottie @mcipher @MaryAnn1 @Dragon I really enjoyed it!! 2y
Dragon I hope I can go this weekend 🤞 2y
mcipher @EllieDottie Me, too!! 😍 2y
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