The Last Unicorn

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Penguin Books, 1968 - Fiction - 212 pages
Praise for Peter S. BEagle and The Last Unicorn "Comes alive and stays alive on bright intensity of imagination."-The New York Times Book Review "Peter S. BEagle is (in no particular order) a wonderful writer, a fine human being, and a bandit prince out to steal readers' hearts."-Tad Williams "Beagle illuminates with his own particular magic."-Ursula K. LEGuin "Almost as if it were the last fairy tale, come out of lonely hiding in the forests of childhood, The Last Unicorn is as full of enchantment as any of the favorite tales readers may choose to recall...A Delicate, sensitive, yet powerful rendering of all the intangibles that make a fairy tale unforgettable."-St. LOuis Post-Dispatch "Beagle...Has been compared, not unreasonably, with Lewis Carroll and J.R.R. TOlkien, but he stands squarely and triumphantly on his own feet...THe book is rich, not only in comic bits but also in passages of uncommon beauty. BEagle is a true magician with words, a master of prose and a deft practitioner in verse."-The Saturday Review

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User Review  - DominiqueMarie - LibraryThing

Oh my goodness! This is now one of my favorite books! I've been meaning to read it for a while, but I wasn't sure if I would like it. This is one of the rare cases in which I watched the movie before ... Read full review

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User Review  - Herenya - LibraryThing

It’s much more dreamlike than I was expecting, in a similar vein to Patricia A. McKillip’s fantasy. I was emotionally invested only in flickers and bursts, but I appreciated the way it plays with, and ... Read full review

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Peter S. Beagle was born in 1939 and raised in the Bronx, just a few blocks from Woodlawn Cemetery, the inspiration for his first novel, A Fine and Private Place. Today, thanks to classic works such as The Last Unicorn, Tamsin, and The Innkeeper's Song, he is acknowledged as America's greatest living fantasy auth∨ and his dazzling abilities with language, characters, and magical storytelling have earned him many millions of fans around the world.

In addition to stories and novels Beagle has written numerous teleplays and screenplays, including the animated versions of The Lord of the Rings and The Last Unicorn, plus the fan-favorite "Sarek" episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. His nonfiction book I See By My Outfit, which recounts a 1963 journey across America on motor scooter, is considered a classic of American travel writing; and he is also a gifted poet, lyricist, and singer/songwriter.

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