Beauty and the Beast - Marie Le Prince de Beaumont

Beauty and the Beast

By Marie Le Prince de Beaumont

  • Release Date: 1756-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 471 Ratings


Beauty and the Beast is one of the most classic tales ever written. A beautiful daughter dreams of meeting a handsome prince, but in order to save her father's life, she leaves home to live with a terrible, frightening beast.


  • Wonderful

    By Vicki558
    We forget what an amazing thing love, true love, can be!
  • Great fable type story

    By MamaMc03
    In light of the upcoming film, I wanted to read the original. I was delighted to find it so short! It was very detailed, elaborate and thoughtful. None of the 'movie' characters were in it. Just the girl, her father & the beast.
  • Beauty and the Beast

    By 1toughchica
    This was such a great book I really recommend it! I just wish there was a sequel to the book. You can really tell the author loves to write!🌹🌹🌹
  •'s ok

    By Mordecai68
    It's not terrible but it's not great either. I didn't mind reading it.
  • Better than Disney!

    By Heather Moo
    I love the writer's emphasis on God and virtue. I will be sure to read this to my daughter when she is old enough to understand it. This has always been my favorite fairy tale.
  • Love it

    By ljk2012a
    I am very interested in the real versions of books that have been made into Disney movies so I really I joyed it
  • Not great but you get the original story.

    By dmartinminn
    The translation isn't the best (there's some weird phrasing and also some misspelled words) but it was fun reading the original version of the classic fairy tale.
  • Great

    By Ahhh! Yay!!!
    I love this version... It is told so beautifully
  • It is awesome

    By carl...
  • LUVED IT!!!!!!!!!!😎😋😄

    By Neville rules!!!
    It was a little short but the story is so much better than the Disney version! It had a few old school words but they just enhanced the AWESOMENESS! I would totally recommend it!