The Shimmering Story of an Existing Heroine
Some fairy tales are so finely woven that one is in awe by their plots and storylines; and their narrative is so well-conducted that we can no longer sort out the real from the chimerical in their details. Liudmila Menager’s award-winning story is no exception to this rule.
Splendidly illustrated and written, “Princess and the Beast” renders all the letters of nobility to that good old culture of French women of letters known as “salonnières”. Those enthusiast ladies of salons entirely dedicated to literature, bringing together socialites and lovers of fine arts, through a beautiful spirit and refined conversation, public readings, concerts and fine cheer.
The story of this tale sheds light on the fabulous life of a heroine who exists in the flesh, namely Princess Karina Bagration, proclaimed by the Unity of Russian Writers, The Golden Feather of Russian International Literary Contest & The Intellectual Proprety Department of Ukraine, as the living prototype of “Belle”, the “Princess and the Beast” French tale. Karina Bagration ( Officially recognized by the Head of the Royal House of Georgia, HRH Prince Nugzar Bagration- Gruzinsky on November the 15th, 2017) is also the founder and managing director of the non-profit organization “Princess Carina Organization”, based in Geneva in Switzerland.
The Beauty and the Princess
In real life as well as in this tale, Princess Karina is gorgeous, knowledgeable and noble. She spins the perfect romance with her better half; a prince with mesmerizing hair and spellbinding eyes. But as all beautiful things come to an end, a descendant of her husband’s family casts a dark spell on the happy couple rocking, thus, the long quiet river of the two lovebirds.
“The Princess and the Beast: The Mirror of Truth” is as much a hard-hitting tale of human stupidity, gratuitous villainy and envy, that nefarious flaw. However, the story remains upbeat and optimistic: it brings to our knowledge that the most debased human acts can, at times, dissipate, opening the way to oblivion, forgiveness and even to appeasement and peacefulness.