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Peter S. Beagle

Autor(a) de The Last Unicorn

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About the Author

Peter S. Beagle was born in Manhattan in April of 1939. During his senior year of high school, 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 mostrar mais 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. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Peter S. Beagle

The Last Unicorn (1968) 7,276 exemplares
A Fine and Private Place (1960) 1,383 exemplares
Tamsin (1999) 1,089 exemplares
The Folk of the Air (1986) 818 exemplares
The Innkeeper's Song (1993) 789 exemplares
The Last Unicorn: Graphic Novel (2011) 635 exemplares
The Unicorn Sonata (1996) 467 exemplares
The Fantasy Worlds of Peter Beagle (1960) 439 exemplares
The Line Between (2000) 380 exemplares
Giant Bones (1997) 372 exemplares
We Never Talk About My Brother (2009) 320 exemplares
In Calabria (2017) 308 exemplares
The Last Unicorn [1982 film] (1982) — Screenwriter — 284 exemplares
I See By My Outfit (1964) 276 exemplares
Summerlong (2016) 240 exemplares
The Last Unicorn (Deluxe Edition) (2007) 239 exemplares
The Lord of the Rings [1978 animated film] (1978) — Screenwriter — 234 exemplares
Sleight of Hand (2011) 211 exemplares
The Secret History of Fantasy (2010) — Editor; Contribuidor; Introdução, algumas edições196 exemplares
The Urban Fantasy Anthology (2011) — Editor; Introdução; Contribuidor — 192 exemplares
The New Voices of Fantasy (2017) — Editor — 164 exemplares
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn (1995) — Editor; Contribuidor — 144 exemplares
A Dance for Emilia (2000) 143 exemplares
The Overneath (2017) 135 exemplares
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn: Volume 1 (1995) — Editor; Contribuidor — 129 exemplares
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn: Volume 2 (1999) — Editor; Contribuidor; Prefácio — 122 exemplares
Two Hearts {short story} (2005) 99 exemplares
The Last Unicorn The Lost Journey (2018) 95 exemplares
The garden of earthly delights (1982) 94 exemplares
Return (2010) 76 exemplares
American Denim: A New Folk Art (1975) 61 exemplares
Lila the Werewolf (1973) 59 exemplares
The Story of Kao Yu (2016) 46 exemplares
The Unicorn Anthology (2017) — Editor; Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Strange Roads (2008) — Autor — 34 exemplares
Come Lady Death (1963) 15 exemplares
The Last Unicorn #1 (2010) 14 exemplares
I'm Afraid You've Got Dragons (2007) 13 exemplares
Gordon the Self-Made Cat (2005) 11 exemplares
The Karkadann Triangle (2018) 10 exemplares
El Regalo (2006) 9 exemplares
The Last Unicorn #2 9 exemplares
The Last Unicorn #4 7 exemplares
The California Feeling (1969) 7 exemplares
In the Presence of Elephants (1995) 7 exemplares
The Last Unicorn #6 7 exemplares
The Last Unicorn #3 6 exemplares
The Last Unicorn #5 6 exemplares
Sweet Lightning: A Novel (2008) 5 exemplares
Barrens Dance 5 exemplares
The Last Song of Sirit Byar (1996) 5 exemplares
The Fable Of the Octopus (2006) 5 exemplares
Quarry (2004) 5 exemplares
Salt Wine (2006) 4 exemplares
The Fable of the Ostrich (2006) 4 exemplares
The Fable of the Moth (2006) 4 exemplares
Underbridge {short story} (2011) 3 exemplares
King Pelles the Sure (2008) 3 exemplares
Four Years, Five Seasons (2015) 3 exemplares
Mr Sigerson (2004) 3 exemplares
The Rabbi's Hobby (2008) 3 exemplares
Lal and Soukyan {short story} (1997) 2 exemplares
Giant Bones {short story} (1997) 2 exemplares
Oakland Dragon Blues 2 exemplares
The Bridge Partner 2 exemplares
By Moonlight (2009) 2 exemplares
The Stickball Witch (2009) 2 exemplares
Die Einhörner (2012) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Dirae [Novelette] (2010) 2 exemplares
Tükörbirodalmak (2007) 2 exemplares
Kaskia 2 exemplares
La Lune T'Attend (2010) 2 exemplares
Four Fables 2 exemplares
Olfort Dapper’s Day 2 exemplares
W Kalabrii 1 exemplar
Chandail [short fiction] (2007) 1 exemplar
Spook [short fiction] (2008) 1 exemplar
Trinity County Ca 1 exemplar

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The Fellowship of the Ring (1954) — Introdução, algumas edições53,068 exemplares
The Two Towers (1954) — Introdução, algumas edições47,063 exemplares
The Return of the King (1955) — Introdução, algumas edições45,153 exemplares
The Tolkien Reader (1966) — Introdução, algumas edições3,599 exemplares
Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman (2013) — Contribuidor — 1,180 exemplares
Wizards: Magical Tales From the Masters of Modern Fantasy (2007) — Contribuidor — 766 exemplares
After the King (1991) — Contribuidor — 754 exemplares
Songs of Love and Death: All Original Tales of Star Crossed Love (2010) — Contribuidor — 703 exemplares
Phoebe and Her Unicorn (2014) — Prefácio — 703 exemplares
The Charwoman's Shadow (1926) — Introdução, algumas edições665 exemplares
Warriors (2010) — Contribuidor — 622 exemplares
Naked City (2011) — Contribuidor — 619 exemplares
A Mirror for Observers (1954) — Posfácio, algumas edições433 exemplares
The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy (2009) — Contribuidor — 380 exemplares
Troll's Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales (2009) — Contribuidor — 344 exemplares
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (1989) — Contribuidor — 321 exemplares
Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron (2012) — Contribuidor — 303 exemplares
Knights of Madness: Further Comic Tales of Fantasy (1998) — Contribuidor — 296 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Ninth Annual Collection (1996) — Contribuidor — 241 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection (1998) — Contribuidor — 241 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection (2012) — Contribuidor — 236 exemplares
Space Opera (1996) — Contribuidor — 230 exemplares
Tails of Wonder and Imagination: Cat Stories (2010) — Contribuidor — 210 exemplares
Beyond the Woods: Fairy Tales Retold (2016) — Contribuidor — 209 exemplares
Modern Classics of Fantasy (1939) — Contribuidor — 204 exemplares
The Book of Dragons: An Anthology (2020) — Contribuidor — 203 exemplares
Ghosts by Gaslight: Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense (2011) — Contribuidor — 200 exemplares
The Way of the Wizard (2010) — Contribuidor — 200 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume One (2007) — Contribuidor — 198 exemplares
The Fantasy Hall of Fame (1998) — Contribuidor — 190 exemplares
The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People (2010) — Contribuidor — 188 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 187 exemplares
Wings of Fire (2010) — Contribuidor — 176 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Two (2008) — Contribuidor — 164 exemplares
Eclipse 3: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2009) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
The Fantastic Imagination (1977) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
Eclipse 1: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2007) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
Serve It Forth: Cooking with Anne McCaffrey (1996) — Contribuidor — 140 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Three (2009) — Contribuidor — 140 exemplares
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 140 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Six (2012) — Contribuidor, algumas edições136 exemplares
Eclipse 2: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2008) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares
Salon Fantastique: Fifteen Original Tales of Fantasy (2006) — Contribuidor — 128 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four (2010) — Contribuidor — 126 exemplares
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings: The Fotonovel (1979) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
Year's Best Fantasy 5 (2005) — Contribuidor — 120 exemplares
Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years (2004) — Contribuidor — 104 exemplares
Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom (2012) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
Magical Beginnings (2003) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
Once upon a Curse (2012) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2008 (2008) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2006 Edition (2006) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
The Treasury of the Fantastic (2001) — Prefácio — 82 exemplares
Fantasy: The Best of 2004 (2005) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition (2007) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Full Moon City (2010) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
People of the Book: A Decade of Jewish Science Fiction & Fantasy (2010) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep (2015) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
Werewolf! A Chrestomathy of Lycanthropy (1979) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
New Worlds of Fantasy #3 (1971) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2009 Edition (2010) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Beyond the Pale: A Fantasy Anthology (2014) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2013 Edition (2013) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
New Worlds of Fantasy (1967) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Year's Best Fantasy 7 (2007) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
A Book of Wizards (2008) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Real Unreal: Best American Fantasy 3 (2010) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons (2013) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
David Copperfield's Beyond Imagination (1996) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Unplugged: The Web's Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy (2009) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Superheroes (2013) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Curse of the Full Moon: A Werewolf Anthology (2010) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
The Night We Buried Road Dog (1998) — Introdução — 35 exemplares
Year's Best Fantasy 9 (2009) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Best American Fantasy 2 (2009) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Visions and Imaginations: Classic Fantasy Fiction (2005) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Phantastische Literatur 82 (1982) 11 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 68 • January 2016 (2015) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Das Hobbit-Buch (1988) — Autor — 7 exemplares
The Westerfilk Collection, Second Edition (1980) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Triangulation: End of the Rainbow (2010) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Nuove avventure nell'ignoto — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


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OT Suntup the last Unicorn em Folio Society Devotees (Setembro 27)
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Independent Reading Level: Grades 4-5
Awards: none, but in 1987 'The Last Unicorn' was ranked number five among the thirty-three all-time best fantasy novels.
Mathews_mallory | 190 outras críticas | Nov 26, 2023 |
Sweet and whimsical, but also longwinded and trying to be poetic and deep. I liked it, but I didn’t love it.
Yggie | 190 outras críticas | Oct 12, 2023 |
Growing up, I loved the animated version of The Last Unicorn, but I never read anything written by Beagle until I was an adult. This collection of short stories is the first time since I was a kid where I was able to immerse myself in his storytelling.There's a wide variety of topics here, but each story has the same feeling of truth and realness. Only a few of the author's notes call out an autobiographical aspect to the stories, but you get the sense that Beagle put a little bit of himself in each piece. Even the completely fictional pieces feel somehow real.

“Professor Gottesman and the Indian Rhinoceros”
Very sweet and touching story, and I love Beagle's writing style as shown here. I think this is a perfect opener for this collection.

“Come Lady Death”
I liked reading this story, though few of the characters were likable. (But I think that was the point of the story, and it worked. I liked Death a lot; Death was a fun character.)

“Lila the Werewolf”
Bittersweet werewolf story that didn’t go the way I expected it to at all. Still not sure what I think of it.

“Gordon, the Self-Made Cat”
This is a really cute story. I think it’s one of those stories that could be enjoyed equally by kids and adults, though each will get something different out of it.

Four Fables
“The Fable of the Moth”
“The Fable of the Tyrannosaurus Rex”
“The Fable of the Ostrich”
“The Fable of the Octopus”

These short fables are amusing, though (like most of Aesop) I don’t think they’ll stick with me long. Fun reads, though.

“El Regalo”
I’m very curious to see what else Beagle ends up writing in this universe, if anything. It feels like this world is very well developed and I’m interested in reading more.

“Uncle Chaim and Aunt Rifke and the Angel”
I enjoyed reading the author's background notes on this story. I also enjoyed the story itself, which was as much about the way we see things differently as kids and adults as it was about the religious themes.

“We Never Talk about My Brother”
Oooh, I liked this story. It didn't go anywhere near the direction I had expected it to go, but I liked it a lot. The way it was told (aka you hear one side of an interview and have to assume the questions and interruptions) worked really well for me.

“King Pelles the Sure”
This one's very bittersweet. I found it a very interesting story to read, but it wasn't always a "comfortable" one.

“The Last and Only; or, Mr. Moscowitz Becomes French”
This is a bit of an odd story. Neat concept, and yet it didn't really do anything for me. I was more interested in Mrs. Moscowitz than her husband, personally.

I loved the concept on this one, but I think it would be much better listened to instead of read in print.

“The Stickball Witch”
I didn't expect to like this one based on the first few paragraphs, but it turned into something magical once our narrator actually met The Stickball Witch. I liked it a ton more than I had hoped.

“A Dance for Emilia”
This story is lovely and sad and touching and real. It is hard to describe the feeling that it evokes in words—and I'm certainly not going to give any spoilers about the plot—but it is worth the price of the book all on its own. This is the perfect way to close out the collection.
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ca.bookwyrm | 1 outra crítica | Sep 18, 2023 |
This is the type of book I would expect to love, but I couldn't get into it for some reason. Maybe I just read it at the wrong time.
AngelClaw | 190 outras críticas | Sep 12, 2023 |


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