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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 de Peter S. Beagle

The Last Unicorn (1968) 7,269 cópias
A Fine and Private Place (1960) 1,383 cópias
Tamsin (1999) 1,089 cópias
The Folk of the Air (1986) 818 cópias
The Innkeeper's Song (1993) 788 cópias
The Unicorn Sonata (1996) 467 cópias
The Line Between (2000) 380 cópias
Giant Bones (1997) 373 cópias
We Never Talk About My Brother (2009) 320 cópias
In Calabria (2017) 306 cópias
The Last Unicorn [1982 film] (1982) — Screenwriter — 283 cópias
I See By My Outfit (1964) 276 cópias
Summerlong (2016) 240 cópias
The Lord of the Rings [1978 animated film] (1978) — Screenwriter — 234 cópias
Sleight of Hand (2011) 211 cópias
The Secret History of Fantasy (2010) — Editor; Contribuinte; Introdução, algumas edições196 cópias
The Urban Fantasy Anthology (2011) — Editor; Introdução; Contribuinte — 192 cópias
The New Voices of Fantasy (2017) — Editor — 163 cópias
A Dance for Emilia (2000) 144 cópias
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn (1995) — Editor; Contribuinte — 144 cópias
The Overneath (2017) 135 cópias
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn: Volume 1 (1995) — Editor; Contribuinte — 129 cópias
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn: Volume 2 (1999) — Editor; Contribuinte; Prefácio — 122 cópias
Two Hearts {short story} (2005) 98 cópias
Return (2010) 76 cópias
Lila the Werewolf (1973) 59 cópias
The Story of Kao Yu (2016) 46 cópias
The Unicorn Anthology (2017) — Editor; Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Strange Roads (2008) — Autor — 34 cópias
Come Lady Death (1963) 15 cópias
The Last Unicorn #1 (2010) 14 cópias
Gordon the Self-Made Cat (2005) 11 cópias
The Karkadann Triangle (2018) 10 cópias
El Regalo (2006) 9 cópias
The California Feeling (1969) 7 cópias
Quarry (2004) 5 cópias
Sweet Lightning: A Novel (2008) 5 cópias
Barrens Dance 5 cópias
The Last Song of Sirit Byar (1996) 5 cópias
The Fable Of the Octopus (2006) 5 cópias
The Fable of the Moth (2006) 4 cópias
Salt Wine (2006) 4 cópias
The Fable of the Ostrich (2006) 4 cópias
Four Years, Five Seasons (2015) 3 cópias
Underbridge {short story} (2011) 3 cópias
The Rabbi's Hobby (2008) 3 cópias
King Pelles the Sure (2008) 3 cópias
Mr Sigerson (2004) 3 cópias
Giant Bones {short story} (1997) 2 cópias
By Moonlight (2009) 2 cópias
The Stickball Witch (2009) 2 cópias
Die Einhörner (2012) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Dirae [Novelette] (2010) 2 cópias
Tükörbirodalmak (2007) 2 cópias
Kaskia 2 cópias
La Lune T'Attend (2010) 2 cópias
Four Fables 2 cópias
W Kalabrii 1 exemplar(es)
Chandail [short fiction] (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Sleight of Hand [short fiction] (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Spook [short fiction] (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Vanishing [Novelette] 1 exemplar(es)
Trinity County Ca 1 exemplar(es)
The Ape-man Of Mars 1 exemplar(es)
Untitled Work on Fiction 1 exemplar(es)
Magician of Karakosk F & C Sheets (1999) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

O Hobbit (1937) — Introdução, algumas edições91,745 cópias
A Sociedade do Anel (1954) — Introdução, algumas edições52,985 cópias
As Duas Torres (1954) — Introdução, algumas edições46,968 cópias
O Retorno do Rei (1955) — Introdução, algumas edições45,089 cópias
The Tolkien Reader (1966) — Introdução, algumas edições3,596 cópias
Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman (2013) — Contribuinte — 1,177 cópias
Wizards: Magical Tales From the Masters of Modern Fantasy (2007) — Contribuinte — 766 cópias
After the King (1991) — Contribuinte — 753 cópias
Phoebe and Her Unicorn (2014) — Prefácio — 700 cópias
The Charwoman's Shadow (1926) — Introdução, algumas edições663 cópias
Warriors (2010) — Contribuinte — 621 cópias
Naked City (2011) — Contribuinte — 616 cópias
A Mirror for Observers (1954) — Posfácio, algumas edições433 cópias
Troll's Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales (2009) — Contribuinte — 345 cópias
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (1989) — Contribuinte — 321 cópias
Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron (2012) — Contribuinte — 302 cópias
Knights of Madness: Further Comic Tales of Fantasy (1998) — Contribuinte — 296 cópias
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Ninth Annual Collection (1996) — Contribuinte — 241 cópias
Space Opera (1996) — Contribuinte — 230 cópias
Tails of Wonder and Imagination: Cat Stories (2010) — Contribuinte — 210 cópias
Beyond the Woods: Fairy Tales Retold (2016) — Contribuinte — 209 cópias
The Book of Dragons: An Anthology (2020) — Contribuinte — 203 cópias
Modern Classics of Fantasy (1939) — Contribuinte — 202 cópias
The Way of the Wizard (2010) — Contribuinte — 200 cópias
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume One (2007) — Contribuinte — 198 cópias
The Fantasy Hall of Fame (1998) — Contribuinte — 190 cópias
The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People (2010) — Contribuinte — 189 cópias
The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 186 cópias
Wings of Fire (2010) — Contribuinte — 176 cópias
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Two (2008) — Contribuinte — 164 cópias
Eclipse 3: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2009) — Contribuinte — 159 cópias
The Fantastic Imagination (1977) — Contribuinte — 153 cópias
Eclipse 1: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2007) — Contribuinte — 148 cópias
Serve It Forth: Cooking with Anne McCaffrey (1996) — Contribuinte — 140 cópias
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Three (2009) — Contribuinte — 140 cópias
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 140 cópias
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Six (2012) — Contribuinte, algumas edições136 cópias
Eclipse 2: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2008) — Contribuinte — 134 cópias
Salon Fantastique: Fifteen Original Tales of Fantasy (2006) — Contribuinte — 128 cópias
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four (2010) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings: The Fotonovel (1979) — Contribuinte — 125 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2012 (2012) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
Year's Best Fantasy 5 (2005) — Contribuinte — 120 cópias
Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years (2004) — Contribuinte — 105 cópias
Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom (2012) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
Magical Beginnings (2003) — Contribuinte — 99 cópias
Once upon a Curse (2012) — Contribuinte — 99 cópias
Nebula Awards Showcase 2008 (2008) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2006 Edition (2006) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias
The Treasury of the Fantastic (2001) — Prefácio — 82 cópias
Fantasy: The Best of 2004 (2005) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition (2007) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
Full Moon City (2010) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep (2015) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
Werewolf! A Chrestomathy of Lycanthropy (1979) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
New Worlds of Fantasy #3 (1971) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2009 Edition (2010) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Beyond the Pale: A Fantasy Anthology (2014) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2013 Edition (2013) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
New Worlds of Fantasy (1967) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
Year's Best Fantasy 7 (2007) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
A Book of Wizards (2008) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
Real Unreal: Best American Fantasy 3 (2010) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons (2013) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
David Copperfield's Beyond Imagination (1996) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Unplugged: The Web's Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy (2009) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Superheroes (2013) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
Curse of the Full Moon: A Werewolf Anthology (2010) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
The Night We Buried Road Dog (1998) — Introdução — 35 cópias
Year's Best Fantasy 9 (2009) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Best American Fantasy 2 (2009) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Visions and Imaginations: Classic Fantasy Fiction (2005) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Phantastische Literatur 82 (1982) 11 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 68 • January 2016 (2015) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Das Hobbit-Buch (1988) — Autor — 7 cópias
The Westerfilk Collection, Second Edition (1980) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Triangulation: End of the Rainbow (2010) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Nuove avventure nell'ignoto — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


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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 | outras 190 resenhas | 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 | outras 190 resenhas | 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 resenha | 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 | outras 190 resenhas | Sep 12, 2023 |


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