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The Beast's Heart: A Novel of Beauty and the Beast, Shallcross, Leife

The Beast's Heart: A Novel of Beauty and the Beast

Authors: Shallcross, Leife
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC009090, FIC027030, FIC010000
ISBN: 9780440001782, Related ISBNs: 0440001773, 0440001781, 198484704X, 1984847058, 9780440001775
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 416
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A luxuriously magical retelling of Beauty and the Beast set in seventeenth-century France—and told from the point of view of the Beast himself.

I am neither monster nor man—yet I am both. I am the Beast.

He is a broken, wild thing, his heart’s nature exposed by his beastly form. Long ago cursed with a wretched existence, the Beast prowls the dusty hallways of his ruined château with only magical, unseen servants to keep him company—until a weary traveler disturbs his isolation.

Bewitched by the man’s dreams of his beautiful daughter, the Beast devises a plan to lure her to the château. There, Isabeau courageously exchanges her father’s life for her own and agrees to remain with the Beast for a year. But even as their time together weaves its own spell, the Beast finds winning Isabeau’s love is only the first impossible step in breaking free from the curse....

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