History Literature / BeautyARetellingOfBeautyAndTheBeast

11th Feb '16 12:51:59 PM roxana
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* ServileSnarker
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* ServileSnarkerServileSnarker: Lydia and Bessie.
18th Oct '15 7:17:32 PM nombretomado
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Many elements of this novel, including Beauty's horse and the Beast's magic mirror, are curiously echoed in {{Disney}}'s ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. It's unclear whether this is an odd coincidence or a deliberate callback.
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Many elements of this novel, including Beauty's horse and the Beast's magic mirror, are curiously echoed in {{Disney}}'s {{Creator/Disney}}'s ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. It's unclear whether this is an odd coincidence or a deliberate callback.
24th Aug '15 7:08:57 AM JoieDeCombat
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Moved to more applicable trope.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: The Beast's family was extremely holier-than-thou about having this, and a local wizard decided to put a curse on them to cut them down a few notches. It didn't stick because they actually ''were'' as pure as they claimed they were, and the wizard had to wait for a few generations until a member of the family finally stepped out of line a little.

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* IncorruptiblePurePureness: RightlySelfRighteous: The Beast's family was extremely holier-than-thou about having this, holier-than-thou, and aggravated a local wizard decided to enough with it that he put a curse on them to cut them down a few notches. It However, the curse initially didn't stick because they actually ''were'' as pure as did have the IncorruptiblePurePureness they claimed they were, and to have; the wizard magic had to wait for around a few generations until for a member of the family finally stepped to step out of line a little.
23rd Apr '15 1:45:43 PM LadyNorbert
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* DecemberDecemberRomance: The three sisters are all quite pleased to see their widowed father developing a relationship with Gervain's widowed aunt.

** Regardless of whether it was intentional or not, a later paperback cover for the book gave Beauty brown hair and a yellow ballroom gown as a ShoutOut. * [[FirstGirlWins First Guy Wins]]: [[spoiler:Grace's beloved Robbie, believed lost at sea, returns by some miracle. Beauty discovers his life through a magic mirror belonging to the Beast, and with his permission rushes home to warn Grace so that she won't accept the marriage proposal of the village minister, who has been trying to court her.]]
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** Regardless of whether it was intentional or not, a later paperback cover for the book gave Beauty brown hair and a yellow ballroom gown ballgown as a ShoutOut. * [[FirstGirlWins First Guy Wins]]: [[spoiler:Grace's beloved Robbie, believed lost at sea, returns by some miracle. When the Beast allows Beauty to look into his MagicMirror and see her family, she discovers his life through a magic mirror belonging to that he's still alive. With the Beast, and with his permission Beast's permission, she rushes home to warn Grace so that she won't accept the marriage proposal of the village minister, who has been trying to court her.]]

* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Violently averted. Grace and Hope are very different in personality and interests from their little sister Beauty, but the three are extremely close and love each other dearly.
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* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Violently Pleasantly averted. Grace and Hope are very different in personality and interests from their little sister Beauty, but the three are extremely close and love each other dearly.

* IncorruptiblePurePureness: The Beast's family was extremely holier-than-thou about having this, and a local wizard decided to put a curse on them to cut them down a few notches. It didn't stick because they actually ''were'' as pure as they thought they were, and the wizard had to wait for a few generations until a member of the family finally stepped out of line a little.
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* IncorruptiblePurePureness: The Beast's family was extremely holier-than-thou about having this, and a local wizard decided to put a curse on them to cut them down a few notches. It didn't stick because they actually ''were'' as pure as they thought claimed they were, and the wizard had to wait for a few generations until a member of the family finally stepped out of line a little.

* Riches To RagsToRoyalty
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* Riches To RichesToRags ** Then RagsToRoyalty

** Although this ''could'' be partly attributed to the castle's magic, considering how Beauty's father is described as looking substantially better after his stay at the castle - who knows if some of that same magic rubbed off on Beauty during her long stay there? Then again, the Beast did say that Beauty matched her nickname well on her very first day at the castle...
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** Although It's possible that this ''could'' be partly attributed to the castle's magic, considering how Beauty's father is described as looking substantially better after his stay at the castle - who knows if some of that same magic rubbed off on Beauty during her long stay there? Then again, the Beast did say that Beauty matched her Beauty's nickname suited her well on her very first day at the castle...

* TheVoice: The two maidservants the Beast assigns to Beauty, who are invisible. She mostly hears them when she's falling asleep.
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* UntoUsASonAndDaughterAreBorn: Gervain and Hope's twins, Richard and Mercy. * TheUnseen: The Beast's servants. * TheVoice: The two maidservants the Beast assigns to Beauty, who are invisible. She mostly hears them when she's falling asleep. [[spoiler:At the end of the book, when the curse is broken, Beauty recognizes one of them - Lydia - by her voice.]]
28th Mar '13 8:52:10 AM MacronNotes
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* GreatBigLibraryOfEverything: The Beast's library contains books which haven't been written yet.

* TheLibraryOfBabel: The Beast's library contains books which haven't been written yet.
8th Mar '13 6:28:36 PM LongLiveHumour
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* ShoutOut: Mostly in the enchanted library, to everything from SherlockHolmes to ''TheOnceAndFutureKing''.
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* ShoutOut: Mostly in the enchanted library, to everything from SherlockHolmes Literature/SherlockHolmes to ''TheOnceAndFutureKing''.''Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing''.
25th Feb '13 11:37:56 PM Xtifr
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[=McKinley=] revisited the "Beauty and the Beast" story twenty years later with a new retelling, ''RoseDaughter''.
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[=McKinley=] revisited the "Beauty and the Beast" story twenty years later with a new retelling, ''RoseDaughter''.''Literature/RoseDaughter''.
5th Feb '13 11:31:07 AM Xtifr
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RobinMcKinley[='=]s first published novel (1976), this is a [[TwiceToldTale retelling]] of "Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast" (in case you didn't catch it [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in the title]]). The plot follows the storyline of the original {{fairy tale}} fairly closely, with some exceptions: rather than being the more beautiful sister of two unpleasant siblings, Beauty is initially described as quite plain, and her sisters are both lovely and kind.
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RobinMcKinley[='=]s Creator/RobinMcKinley's first published novel (1976), this is a [[TwiceToldTale retelling]] of "Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast" (in case you didn't catch it [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in the title]]). The plot follows the storyline of the original {{fairy tale}} fairly closely, with some exceptions: rather than being the more beautiful sister of two unpleasant siblings, Beauty is initially described as quite plain, and her sisters are both lovely and kind.
10th Dec '12 11:22:58 AM TheAmazingShay
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* HairOfGold: Grace, along with big blue eyes.
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