"a library in that great castle"

Hearst Castle Library
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeHearst Castle Library - Credit: David Monniaux
McKinley's Beauty finds sources of entertainment in riding, reading, and conversing with the Beast. The entertainments of the Beast's castle vary in the different versions of the tale. In de Villeneuve's tale, Beauty takes pleasure in viewing operas, social gatherings, and observing world events through an enchanted window, while de Beaumont's Beauty shows a preference for reading and music.