HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. My heart is good, but still I am a monster. A poor merchant, lost deep in the woods during a storm, seeks refuge in a forbidding castle. Thinking it is deserted, he takes advantage of the food and shelter he finds there.But when he plucks a rose from the garden as a gift for his daughter, he is attacked by a hideous beast who demands the merchant s daughter, Beauty, in repayment for his hospitality. Banished to the castle and fearful for her life, Beauty surrenders herself to the mercy of the Beast This edition includes Jeanne Marie Leprince de Beaumont s version of the classic story and brings together many other best-loved fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault, many of which have been the subject of film adaptations.