The Last Unicorn

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Ballantine Books, 1973
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I absolutely love Peter S. Beagle's descriptions and quality of writing. This is a book that I could probably read again and again and enjoy it every time. Read full review

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The Last Unicorn is beautifully written and a joy to read. The characters are engaging and lovable despite their large and obvious flaws, the plot moves along at a decent clip with unexpected twists ... Read full review

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About the author (1973)

Peter S. Beagle, April, 1939 - Peter Soyer Beagle was born in Manhattan in April of 1939 to Simon and Rebecca Soyer Beagle. He was raised in the Bronx, New York, and attended Bronx High School. During his senior year, Beagle entered a poem and a short story in the 1955 Scholastic Writing Awards Contest, not knowing that the Grand Prize was a college education. He won that prize and went on to spend four years at the University of Pittsburgh after graduating from high school in 1955. In his sophomore year at the University of Pittsburgh, Beagle entered another contest, winning first place again in Seventeen Magazine's Short Story Contest. At the age of 19, he published "A Fine and Private Place." Beagle graduated college with a degree in Creative Writing and a Spanish minor and then spent a year overseas. When he returned, his new-found agent had enrolled him in a writing workshop at Stanford. After his first few published stories, Beagle supported himself and his family as a freelancer for many years. In the 70's he began to write screenplays, as well as take up the hobby of singing folk songs at a local club. Beagle has published music as well as books, both his passions, and both lucrative. Beagle gives lectures and readings at universities, and also hosts writing workshops at schools such as the University of Washington and Clarion West. His works have been translated into 15 languages. Beagle has also written a script for Star Trek: The Next Generation and the screenplay for the animated feature version of The Lord of the Rings. In 1987, Beagle's "The Last Unicorn" was proclaimed the Number 5 All Time Fantasy Novel. That same year, "The Innkeeper's Song" won the Mythopoetic Fantasy Award. In 1997, "The Unicorn Sonata" won the Locus Poll Award for Best Novella, and in 1998, "Giant Bones" won the same award as well as being nominated for the 1998 World Fantasy Award. He resides in California.

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