"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
'Charm, wit, and stylistic brilliance.... This is a novel that every writer should read and reread' - Chicago News
'If men no longer know what they are looking at, there may well be unicorns in the world yet, unknown and glad of it.'
Living in peace in her lilac wood, the Unicorn didn't know the world had changed, or that anything had happened to the rest of her kind. Overhearing a chance conversation, she resolves to venture out and discover the truth. The road is dangerous, and the risks are great. If she fails, then unicorns will be lost. Forever.
A modern fairy tale, The Last Unicorn is a beloved classic, voted by TIME as one of the 100 greatest fantasy novels of all time. It is fantastical, poignant, wistful and wonderous, showing us the humanity of magic, and the magic of humanity.
Available in the UK for the first time in decades, this edition features an introduction by Patrick Rothfuss.
'At his best, Peter S. Beagle outshines the moon, the sun, the stars, the entire galaxy' - Seattle Times
'Truth and humanity shine out of the book as brightly as any of Beagle's unicorns' - StrangeHorizons.com
Peter S. Beagle was born in Manhattan in 1939. He wrote his first novel, A Fine and Private Place when he was just 19 years old, and it published in 1960. The Last Unicorn is one of his most famous works, published in 1968, and adapted into a film starring Christopher Lee in 1982 for which he wrote the screenplay. His works have won critical acclaim around the world, and many awards. In 2018, he was named a Damon Knight Grand Master by the SFWA.