Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast

Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast

A strange imprisonment...

Beauty has never liked her nickname. She is thin and awkward; it is her two sisters who are the beautiful ones. But what she lacks in looks, she can perhaps make up for in courage.

When her father comes home with the tale of an enchanted castle in the forest and the terrible promise he had to make to the Beast who lives there, Beauty knows she must go to the castle, a prisoner of her own free will. Her father protests that he will not let her go, but she answers, "Cannot a Beast be tamed?"

Robin McKinley's beloved telling illuminates the unusual love story of a most unlikely couple, Beauty and the Beast.

Title:Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780064404778
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    Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast Reviews

  • Mischenko

    This review may contain spoilers.Beauty is the youngest of three sisters. Their mother has passed on and now they live with their father. Beauty is an introvert and prefers reading books. She has v...

  • Kat Kennedy

    I curse this book with a thousand crotch louse. It's not I didn't like this book. At least, I like the beginning for awhile. But this book's plot was enough to drive me into a rant. Getting out of the...

  • karen

    fairy tale retellings are fascinating - i went through a datlow-phase years ago, and i have read many others outside of her collections - it is a comfortable pleasure for me. so, since i am now going ...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    $1.99 Kindle sale, Nov. 18, 2019. This is a cozy, delightful retelling of The Beauty and the Beast tale, one of my very favorite fairy tale retellings and comfort reads.Update: I've just read Beauty a...

  • Robin Hobb

    This is absolutely my favorite retelling of the familiar tale of Beauty and the Beast. An aside: it far outshines the Disney one.McKinley begins the tale with the very familiar setting: A merchant wit...

  • ?Misericordia? ?????? ????

    Q:Our literal-minded mother named us Grace, Hope, and Honour, but few people except I perhaps the minister who had baptized all three of us remembered my given name. (c)Q:Hope named her Mercy, after o...

  • Kelly

    An absolutely lovely rendition of my favorite fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast. There have been many retellings of this tale, from the bodice ripping romance novel covers featuring men muscled to the ...

  • Patty Blount

    I try hard not to use spoilers in these reviews but find that is impossible in this case. But, since it’s a tale as old as time, maybe you’ll forgive me for it just this once.I did not like the bo...

  • Gail Carriger

    One of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. The family is loving and the prose beyond witty. If you love the Disney version, it owes a lot to this book. ...

  • Robin (Bridge Four)

    sale alert 9May19 Kindle deal for 1.99 hereHi. My name is Robin and I have a buddy reading addiction.Hi RobinSo why not add another impromptu Buddy Read with My Enabler Jessica and The Instigator ...