The Last Unicorn

  • Title: The Last Unicorn
  • Author: Peter S. Beagle
  • ISBN: 9780285633216
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Last Unicorn She was magical beautiful beyond belief and completely aloneThe unicorn had lived since before memory in a forest where death could touch nothing Maidens who caught a glimpse of her glory were blesse
    She was magical, beautiful beyond belief and completely aloneThe unicorn had lived since before memory in a forest where death could touch nothing Maidens who caught a glimpse of her glory were blessed by enchantment they would never forget But outside her wondrous realm, dark whispers and rumours carried a message she could not ignore Unicorns are gone from theShe was magical, beautiful beyond belief and completely aloneThe unicorn had lived since before memory in a forest where death could touch nothing Maidens who caught a glimpse of her glory were blessed by enchantment they would never forget But outside her wondrous realm, dark whispers and rumours carried a message she could not ignore Unicorns are gone from the world Aided by a bumbling magician and an indomitable spinster, she set out to learn the truth but she feared even her immortal wisdom meant nothing in a world where a mad king s curse and terror incarnate lived only to stalk the last unicorn to her doom

    • The Last Unicorn By Peter S. Beagle
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    About Peter S. Beagle


    1. Peter Soyer Beagle born April 20, 1939 is an American fantasist and author of novels, nonfiction, and screenplays He is also a talented guitarist and folk singer He wrote his first novel, A Fine and Private Place , when he was only 19 years old Today he is best known as the author of The Last Unicorn, which routinely polls as one of the top ten fantasy novels of all time, and at least two of his other books A Fine and Private Place and I See By My Outfit are considered modern classics.


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    1. I shall write a real review but right now I can only think of one way this book could be any better.

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    2. it's a real shame that as i was giving this book five stars i could hear in my head some of the many people whose opinions i don't ask for going "oh, that tara, she's so spacey and mock-able. ha!" if they saw it, and then i think, well let's be sweet anyway. so last night my dad and i were watching the jimmy carter documentary and were all "oh, he is so awesome". then the dvd player started acting up. i grabbed another disc and put it in to see where the problem lay, and the dvd was The Last Uni [...]

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    3. Η μεγαλύτερη επιθυμία μου είναι να είχα έναν μονόκερο στο σπίτι μου (μπορεί και να έχω) και κάθε βράδυ να με ταξιδεύει υπεργαλαξιακά. Να με πηγαίνει στα αστέρια και να ακούμε μαζί ήχους και μελωδίες απόκοσμες. Έναν μονόκερο που τα μάτια του θα γέμιζαν δάκρυα δέους τα δικά μου [...]

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    4. I'll get straight to the point on this, read it, read it now. The Last Unicorn (1968) is a classic and not without reason.The third-person narrative centers on a unicorn who, believing she is the last of her kind in the world, sets off on a journey to discover what has happened to the others. She encounters a host of diverse characters as her journey progresses, each of them bringing her closer to her goal. ()I thought I'd do this review a bit different than my normal routine and just list the r [...]

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    5. so i set the mood for rereading The Last Unicorn by putting together a nifty mix of woodstock era classics, heavily featuring the likes of jethro tull & canned heat & richie havens & a lot of early pink floyd. i put on my comfy clothes. i brewed some tea. i picked my sunniest room and my cat - sensing my mood - snuggled in close. however, i did not smoke any weed. perhaps this was my mistake? nonetheless, the mood was definitely set and the enjoyment swiftly commencedis is a nice lit [...]

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    6. “We are not always what we seem, and hardly ever what we dream.”In my mind, the movie The Last Unicorn will forever be known as the first and so far only book, movie or TV show to ever give me nightmares. I think I saw the film for the first time when I was about 5 or 6 and I remember being completely entranced by it. It immediately became one of my favourite movies, despite the fact that I couldn’t sleep for a week after seeing it for the first time. I never realised it was originally a n [...]

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    7. This Unicorn, along with Ende's Neverending Story and Zindell's Requiem for Homo Sapiens, has made me what I am.It has been there for me to shine and shiver with its seashell light even in the deepest night. It has been there to remind me that great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, otherwise half their greatness goes unnoticed. That you can't make real magic by offering up someone else's liver; you must tear out your own. (And not expect to get it back, aye.) It's been a song and a compani [...]

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    8. “Who has choices need not choose.We must, who have none.We can love but what we lose - What is gone is gone.” The main problem with mythical beasts is that they are so mythical they become their own cliches. Dragons have been their own ultimate victims. The same can be said about mermaids, elves, and, of course, unicorns. And yet, Mr Beagle, offers us a unicorn that is unlike anything you could expect: alluring yet strange, beautiful enough to make you cry but at the same time beautiful so m [...]

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    9. This is for all the fans of Red Bull! Sure, I feel a little haggard after drinking the damn stuff, and it also makes you blind and contributes toward a murderous rage toward all unicorns, but the drink does grow on you! It's just a shame that it makes all the little girls cry. *sigh* That being said the novel itself is a rather wonderful and clear and a perfect example of a self-aware fairy-tale. The fact that it stays simple and strong is a testament to its great writing. Better than that, howe [...]

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    10. Wonderful story that I read waaay too late in the game!The Last Unicorn is a great quest novel with a driven character in search of the most sympathetic of causes, to find out if she is the last of her kind. It's filled with a bevy of almost Alice-in-Wonderland-interesting side characters.ough I could've done without the names, especially Schmendrick, the bumbling wizard. Come on.Honestly, that last point is what holds this back from being a truly great classic in my eyes. Let me explainI'm not [...]

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    11. This was one of the first satisfying fantasy reads that I found after The Lord of the Rings. I read it when I came home from my first year of college, in 1970. For a long time, I felt like I was the only person who had read this book. Then, slowly, slowly, the recognition for it began to grow. The movie came out, so wondrously tied to the book (and well it should be: the author wrote the screenplay) and I loved it almost as much as the book.All these years later, it is a pleasure to see it gaini [...]

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    12. You know what? I give up! I've been reading this for over two months and every time I picked it up I was so bored and confused. Maybe one day I'll go back and read it in a shorter time span, but idk. The writing was gorgeous and the metaphors were nice, but I couldn't connect to the story at all, there wasn't enough of the unicorn, and it was just strange.It had this quality to it that was like The Little Prince where there seems like there will be some deeper, darker message concealed with a lo [...]

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    13. I read this mainly because I've heard it's a fantasy classic, and felt I should. It was indeed magical, and read like a true fairytale with a unicorn and other mythical creatures, a noble prince with quests, a wizard, and an evil king. I can see why it's a classic.I'm only giving it 3 stars, though, because the emotional connection and immediateness of more modern fantasy isn't there, and it felt like watching the story from afar. The characters definitely felt emotions. Intellectually, I know t [...]

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    14. This book will celebrate it's 50th anniversary next year so I'm glad I finally got round to reading it. It is a charming classic that has stood the test of time well, even though a great deal of good fantasy has been published since it first appeared. It's message that we should learn to lead our lives well is just as relevant today. The characters are quirky and funny. I loved the bumbling magician Schmendrick, who has yet to find his true magic as well as the hero Prince Lir, always off doing [...]

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    15. Michel Gondry has a theory that when we sleep our bodies, minds, souls, heart (whatever else there might be) are opened up and when we awake we want to be close (and also explaining why people wake up horny). Like a kind of rebirth or cleansing of the day to day crap. (He puts it better than I do because he's Michel Gondry and I'm Mariel.) I dislike to be touched. I don't wake up craving physical connections like that. I'd rather wrap myself up in a cocoon. Preferably a bubble, that way  I coul [...]

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    16. Magical. One of the best children's fantasy books that I've ever read. The prose is as enchanting as the unicorn. Everytime the unicorn appears, thinks and speaks, I am thrown out of this world. Peter Beagle (born 1939) is a scintillating American author and he's got a equally dazzling character to mark his place in this literary world - none other than what people say as a legendary yet fictional animal, the most important imaginary animal of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance - the unicorn. H [...]

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    17. „Последният еднорог“ – редом с „Приказка без край“ и „Реквием за Хомо сапиенс“ – ме е създал такъв, какъвто съм. Той е сияел и трептял край мен и в най-дълбоката тъма. Припомнял ми е, че великите герои се нуждаят от велика скръб и бреме, инак половината им величие остава н [...]

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    18. 5.0 stars. WOW, why did it take me so long to get around to reading this extraordinary novel!! I actually only decided to read this now because one of my favorite authors, Patrick Rothfuss, mentioned that it was one of his favorite novels of all time. Well, I can certainly see why. This is fantasy at its best. Beautifully written, smart and full of heart. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

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    19. Wow! Not the ending I thought it would be! Beautiful.

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    20. The first encounter I had with The Last Unicorn was as a child (how fitting) when my step-dad introduced me to the movie. I remember falling in love with the art and the music and I've watched the movie once every year ever since.Then, a while later, I got the book and read it (the German translation). It was very good and different from the movie in some places (for example, the story of the curse and the village before Haggard's castle). But for the longest time, it was usually me and the movi [...]

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    21. The world shall not be free until the last unicorn is strangled with the guts of the last hobbit.

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    22. This book may fool you. It's not a once-upon-a-time tale, nor is it just for children. When I first picked up this book, all I knew about it was that a trusted friend - whose book recommendations have never led me astray - loved it. I was under the impression that it was for children, and even though I am a self-described kid at heart and stalwart defender of children's literature, I thought it would be a light read, devoid of any complexities. Well, I was wrong.The story begins in the lilac woo [...]

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    23. "It cannot be an ill fortune to have loved a unicorn," he said. "Surely it must be the dearest luck of all, though the hardest earned.""As for her, she is a story with no ending, happy or sad. She can never belong to anything mortal enough to want her." What a weenie am I! I actually got all misty eyed near the end of this book. Really a sweet story filled with colorfully drawn characters and writing that engages all six of your senses. I don't know why I never found this book when I was a young [...]

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    24. I can see why this is such a fantasy classic. I was well-served to read it alongside other people, forced to read only a few chapters a week - this allowed me to notice more things and appreciate the small bits in a way I don't usually do. Besides having a decent story, Beagle has a good balance of quirky, humor, romance, and deep thoughts. Perfect for younger and older readers.

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    25. I seriously wonder if Peter S. Beagle has Synesthesia. His choice of adjectives is beautiful and downright tasty. Sounds have color and texture, it's as if he was able to show people what it would be like to walk into a Van Gogh painting and live inside it.His plot is not as it seems, at first appearing cliche (you may find yourself thinking "This is like the start of hundreds of fairy tales I've read as a kid") but you will be delightfully proven wrong. His characters are unique and experience [...]

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    26. B.R.A.CE. 2018 Ένα βιβλίο που περιλαμβάνει ένα μυθικό πλάσμαΜια ενδιαφέρουσα ιστορία, καταλάβαινα πως κρύβονταν παράλληλα νοήματα και τα "πίσω από τις λέξεις" που λέω εγώ, αλλά να σας πω την αλήθεια δεν έδωσα σημασία! Το διάβασα αυτό καθ' αυτό για την ιστορία, την εξέλιξη και το τι [...]

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    27. I first read “The Last Unicorn” in my twenties and I didn’t really enjoy it as I was not into unicorns at all. A few years back, however, I came across Michael Green’s wonderful book “The Unicornis Manuscripts on the History and Truth of the Unicorn” and from then on I was hooked on these mythical creatures. So when I reread Peter Beagle’s book, I was quite intrigued to see that I preferred it much more the second time around. It’s one of those amazing books for all age groups.It [...]

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    28. I've been hearing for years and years that The Last Unicorn is a must read for fantasy fans. It's true.The Last Unicorn is the story of a unicorn living alone in a wood that finds out she's the last and goes searching for her people. Along the way, she meets a bumbling wizard named Schmendrick, a feisty woman named Molly, and eventually a layabout prince named Lir.As with A Fine and Private Place, Beagle's writing is spotted with humor. I can see his influence in Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett' [...]

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    29. O carte absolut superbă într-o traducere absolut superbă (varianta din 1977, în traducerea lui Mircea Ivănescu, Ed. Univers).Diplomație:„Căutând să nu ne facem nici un dușman, tocmai bine ne-am câștigat acum doi.”Iubire:„Nu cred ce spune cântecul. Cred că iubirea e mai tare decât firea sau împrejurările. Cred că e cu putință să te păstrezi pentru cineva multă vreme, și să-ți aduci aminte ce anume așteptai atunci când ea vine, în sfârșit. Aș vrea să intru î [...]

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    30. We are not always what we seem, and hardly ever what we dream. A lovely read for both young and old! Beautiful, expressive prose and a wonderful story.

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