At a glance:
- Author: Barbara Hambly
- First Published: 1989
- Type of Work: Novels
- Type of Plot: Fantasy—cultural exploration
- Time of Work: 1986-1987
- Setting: New York City
- Genres: Long fiction, Fantasy, Novel
- Subjects: Justice, Culture, New York, North America or North Americans, Northeast, U.S., United States or Americans, New York City, Alienation, 1980's, Beauty, Greed, Subways, Wealth
- Locales: United States, North America, New York, New York
Beauty and the Beast and Song of Orpheus are based on the television program Beauty and the Beast, which began airing in 1987 and was created by Ron Koslow. The story concerns Catherine Chandler, a beautiful, well-educated debutante whose narcissistic, privileged life has begun to lose its appeal. Her job as junior partner in her father’s prestigious corporate law firm has become dull and her performance in that capacity lackluster. While trying to hail a taxi one evening, Catherine is grabbed by a stocky man and forced into a van. Three...
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