Beagle, Peter S. The Last Unicorn

ISBN 13: 9780451450524

The Last Unicorn

4.14 avg rating
( 101,360 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780451450524: The Last Unicorn
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The Last Unicorn is the best book I have ever read. You need to read it. If you’ve already read it, you need to read it again.”—Patrick Rothfuss, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Name of the Wind

Experience the magic of Peter S. Beagle’s classic tale about a lone unicorn’s search for her kind—hailed by The Atlantic as “one of the best fantasy novels ever.”


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 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...



 

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

The Last Unicorn is one of the true classics of fantasy, ranking with Tolkien's The Hobbit, Le Guin's Earthsea Trilogy, and Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Beagle writes a shimmering prose-poetry, the voice of fairy tales and childhood:

The unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone. She was very old, though she did not know it, and she was no longer the careless color of sea foam but rather the color of snow falling on a moonlit night. But her eyes were still clear and unwearied, and she still moved like a shadow on the sea.

The unicorn discovers that she is the last unicorn in the world, and sets off to find the others. She meets Schmendrick the Magician--whose magic seldom works, and never as he intended--when he rescues her from Mommy Fortuna's Midnight Carnival, where only some of the mythical beasts displayed are illusions. They are joined by Molly Grue, who believes in legends despite her experiences with a Robin Hood wannabe and his unmerry men. Ahead wait King Haggard and his Red Bull, who banished unicorns from the land.

This is a book no fantasy reader should miss; Beagle argues brilliantly the need for magic in our lives and the folly of forgetting to dream. --Nona Vero

About the Author:

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 author; 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.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780451462046: The Last Unicorn (40th Anniversary Edition)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0451462041 ISBN 13: 9780451462046
Publisher: Roc Trade, 2008
Softcover

9780048232069: The Last Unicorn

Allen ..., 1982
Softcover

9780285633216: The Last Unicorn

Souven..., 1996
Softcover

9780345015037: The Last Unicorn

Ballan..., 1900
Softcover

9780345243454: The Last Unicorn

Ballan..., 1974
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Beagle, Peter S.
Published by Ace (1991)
ISBN 10: 0451450523 ISBN 13: 9780451450524
New Softcover Quantity available: 2
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Ace, 1991. Condition: New. BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|VCF. Seller Inventory # OTF-S-9780451450524

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.43
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

2.

Beagle, Peter S.
Published by Ace Books 11/1/2011 (2011)
ISBN 10: 0451450523 ISBN 13: 9780451450524
New Paperback or Softback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Ace Books 11/1/2011, 2011. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Last Unicorn. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780451450524

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Beagle, Peter S.
Published by Ace (1991)
ISBN 10: 0451450523 ISBN 13: 9780451450524
New Paperback Quantity available: 7
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Ace, 1991. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # 0451450523

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Peter S Beagle
Published by Penguin Books Australia, Australia (2011)
ISBN 10: 0451450523 ISBN 13: 9780451450524
New Paperback Quantity available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Penguin Books Australia, Australia, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Reissue. Language: English. Brand new Book. `The Last Unicorn is the best book I have ever read. You need to read it. If you've already read it, you need to read it again.`--Patrick Rothfuss, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Name of the WindExperience the magic of Peter S. Beagle's classic tale about a lone unicorn's search for her kind--hailed by The Atlantic as `one of the best fantasy novels ever.` 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 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. Seller Inventory # AAS9780451450524

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.14
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Beagle, Peter S.
Published by Ace (1991)
ISBN 10: 0451450523 ISBN 13: 9780451450524
New Softcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Ace, 1991. Condition: New. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 0451450523-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Beagle, Peter S.
Published by Ace (1991)
ISBN 10: 0451450523 ISBN 13: 9780451450524
New Paperback Quantity available: 3
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Ace, 1991. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # BKZN9780451450524

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Beagle, Peter S.
Published by Ace (1991)
ISBN 10: 0451450523 ISBN 13: 9780451450524
New Soft cover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Conrad Metcalf
(Candor, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Ace, 1991. Soft cover. Condition: New. 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 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. Seller Inventory # A/3589007

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

Beagle, Peter S.
Published by Ace (1991)
ISBN 10: 0451450523 ISBN 13: 9780451450524
New Soft cover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Conrad Metcalf
(Candor, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Ace, 1991. Soft cover. Condition: New. 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 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. Seller Inventory # A/948478r47

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

Peter S. Beagle
Published by Penguin Books Ltd 2011-11-01, New York (2011)
ISBN 10: 0451450523 ISBN 13: 9780451450524
New paperback Quantity available: 10
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 2011-11-01, New York, 2011. paperback. Condition: New. Language: ENG. Seller Inventory # 9780451450524

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.19
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

Beagle, Peter S.
Published by Ace (1991)
ISBN 10: 0451450523 ISBN 13: 9780451450524
New Softcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
My Books Store
(Tallahassee, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Ace, 1991. Condition: new. Book is in NEW condition. Satisfaction Guaranteed! Fast Customer Service!!. Seller Inventory # MBSN0451450523

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book