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Peter S. Beagle

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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.



Average rating: 4.06 · 82,206 ratings · 5,330 reviews · 135 distinct works · Similar authors
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A Fine and Private Place
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 2,104 ratings — published 1960 — 27 editions
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Tamsin
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2,034 ratings — published 1999 — 11 editions
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The Innkeeper's Song
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 1,291 ratings — published 1993 — 11 editions
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Two Hearts (The Last Unicor...
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 565 ratings — published 2005
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The Folk of the Air
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 599 ratings — published 1986 — 8 editions
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The Line Between
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 457 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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We Never Talk about My Brother
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Giant Bones
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“Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale.”
Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

“Real magic can never be made by offering someone else's liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back.”
Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

“We are not always what we seem, and hardly ever what we dream.”
Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

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