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The story of beauty & the beast; the complete fairy story translated from the French by Ernest Dowson. With four plates in colour by Charles Condor

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Not very far away from here there may be seen a great city, which is maintained in a state of wealth by its very prosperous men. It numbered amongst its citizens a merchant, who was successful in all that he undertook, and on whom Dame Fortune, ever at his beck and call, had showered her most rare and fairest favours. But if he had immense wealth, he also had a great many ...more
Hardcover, First edition, 119 pages
Published 1908 by London: John Lane, Bodley Head
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Tanya
This is kind of cheating but since this was the translation I read ,I'm going to mark it as read as well.
So I'm just coping and pasting my review for the other edtion on here.

I'm forever grateful that the Disney version was my first foray into the fairy tale of Beauty of the Beast cause if the original was, I wouldn't like it. It's a lot of things that I really didn't like about the original version which I'm about the list.

1. Beauty being a Mary Sue- I know this was written before the term w
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Ernest Christopher Dowson was an English poet, novelist and writer of short stories, associated with the Decadent movement.

Dowson attended The Queen's College, Oxford, but left before obtaining a degree. In November 1888, he started work with his father at Dowson and Son, a dry-docking business in Limehouse, east London, established by the poet's grandfather. He led an active social life, carousin
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