Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast - Research Article from Literature and Its Times

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by Robin McKinley

The daughter of a naval officer, Robin McKinley spent much of her early childhood abroad. She attended college in Maine in the early and middle 1970s, during the rise of the women's rights movement in America. Her novel Beauty: A Retelling; of the Story of Beauty and the Beast reflects changing perceptions about fairy-tale heroines during this period, as well as her own personal interests. Set in the mythical past, the story itself is not closely linked to any specific time period. The familiar version of "Beauty and the Beast," the tale on which the novel is based, appeared in 1757 in France, where it was affected by developments in art and society that spanned more than a century. McKinley's story takes place in an era...

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