The last unicorn peter s beagle
The Last Unicorn (The Last Unicorn, #1) by Peter S. BeagleShe was magical, beautiful beyond belief—and completely alone...
The 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 kings curse and terror incarnate lived only to stalk the last unicorn to her doom...
The Last Unicorn
The unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone… …so she ventured out from the safety of the enchanted forest on a quest for others of her kind. Joined along the way by the bumbling magician Schmendrick and the indomitable Molly Grue, the unicorn learns all about the joys and the sorrows of life and love before meeting her destiny in the castle of a despondent monarch — and confronting the creature that would drive her kind to extinction. 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. His charm, wit, and stylistic brilliance have gone into a work to which I will return often and with great pleasure. This is a novel and writer that should be read and reread.
Beagle and published in , by Viking Press in the U. It follows the tale of a unicorn , who believes she is the last of her kind in the world and undertakes a quest to discover what has happened to the others. The story begins with a group of human hunters passing through a forest in search of game. After days of coming up empty-handed, they begin to believe they are passing through a Unicorn's forest, where animals are kept safe by a magical aura. They resign themselves to hunting somewhere else; but, before they leave, one of the hunters calls out a warning to the Unicorn that she may be the last of her kind.
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The Last Unicorn by Peter S. As Peter Beagle wrote in his introduction to The Fantasy Worlds of Peter Beagle : "The Last Unicorn is the book that people know who don't know anything else I've ever written; it will probably haunt the rest of my career That prediction, written in , is as true today as it was then. It was made into a successful animated film in , and both the book and movie continue to delight new fans each year. A unicorn, alone in her forest, overhears a remark by some hunters one day, stating that she is the last of her kind. She shrugs it off to the folly of humans, who think that just because they don't see something, it doesn't exist. But then a traveller from far-off lands, an eccentric butterfly, brings her news of the unicorns' plight, and repeats the assertion that she is truly the last.
I encountered the cover of Peter S. Where was this majestic creature going? I wondered. But The Last Unicorn has since come into its own. In , the novel was made into an animated film , which has become something of a cult classic.