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Beauty and the beast : visions and revisions of an old tale

Author: Betsy Gould Hearne; Larry DeVries
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the familiar tale from its folklore origins, through its literary shaping in the 1700s, the moral instruction and lavish illustrations of the 1800s, to the modern psychological interpretations in books, movies, and television. Isolates common motives in such elements as character, narrative voice, image, object, and symbol. The illustrations include 12 superb color reproductions.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont; Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont; Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Betsy Gould Hearne; Larry DeVries
ISBN: 0226322394 9780226322391
OCLC Number: 19265930
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis.
Description: xv, 247 pages, [12] pages of leaves : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Survival of a story --
Oral and literary traditions: Eighteenth Century --
Impact of bookmaking and illustration: Nineteenth Century --
Story internalized: 1900-1950 --
Mass markets and media: 1950-1985 --
Enduring elements --
Into the future --
Appendix 1: Literary beauties and folk beasts / by Larry DeVries --
Appendix 2: Beaumont's Eighteenth-Century version in facsimile --
Appendix 3: Twentieth-Century oral version --
Appendix 4: Sampling of Nineteenth-Century editions --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Betsy Hearne ; with an essay by Larry DeVries.

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Traces the familiar tale from its folklore origins, through its literary shaping in the 1700s, the moral instruction and lavish illustrations of the 1800s, to the modern psychological interpretations in books, movies, and television. Isolates common motives in such elements as character, narrative voice, image, object, and symbol. The illustrations include 12 superb color reproductions.

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