A fine and private place: a novel

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Viking Press, 1960 - Fiction - 272 pages
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Conversing in a mausoleum with the dead, an eccentric recluse is tugged back into the world by a pair of ghostly lovers bearing an extraordinary gift-the final chance for his own happiness. When challenged by a faithless wife and aided by a talking raven, the lives of the living and the dead may be renewed by courage and passion, but only if not belatedly. Told with an elegiac wisdom, this & delightful tale of magic and otherworldly love & is a timeless work of fantasy imbued with hope and wonder. After multiple printings since 1960, this newest edition will contain the author's recent revisions and will stand as the definitive version of an ageless classic.

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

I'm not a fan of Emily Dickenson, but it's a good title. Mr. Beagle has sent us an excellent look at the way the dead stay with us, even when inconvenient. I've always known that a raven in the ... Read full review

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Beagle is a genius! Cemetaries, death - is this a fantasy?! A new magical realism when it was even extant yet!! Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
11
Section 3
25
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PETER S. BEAGLE is one of the world's best-loved fantasy authors. His works include the novels "A Fine and Private Place" and "The Folk of the Air", as well as nonfiction books and the screenplay for the animated film version of J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit". He lives in Davis, California.

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