(bookring sostitutivo) The Last Unicorn

by Peter S. Beagle | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 9780285633216 Global Overview for this book
Registered by last-unicorn of Kaltern / Caldaro, Trentino Alto Adige / Südtirol Italy on 6/29/2004
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by last-unicorn from Kaltern / Caldaro, Trentino Alto Adige / Südtirol Italy on Tuesday, June 29, 2004
'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. . .'

This is the story of the last unicorn on earth, a creature with the 'oldest, wildest grace that horses never had'. She had lived contentedly alone for hundreds of years, and would have continued to do so, believing that somewhere in the world there were others like her, had she not overheard a huntsman say that she was the last of her kind. Thereafter she could have no peace of mind until she had left the safety of her enchanted wood and gone to see for herself. And once exposed to the covetous eyes of men, there was peril for her at every turn. . .

The Last Unicorn is gossamer-light and bitter sweet, an unforgettable novel that has been a hugely successful animated film and is likely, its author says, to haunt the rest of his career. It is one of the greatest fantasy novels ever written, by a writer who published his first book, A Fine and Private Place, when he was twenty, and who draws his inspiration from the animal world that has fascinated him since boyhood.

'Beagle is a true magician with words, a master of prose and a deft practitioner in verse. He has been compared with Lewis Carroll and J. R. R. Tolkien, but he stands squarely and triumphantly on his own feet.

Granville Hicks, Saturday Review


Journal Entry 2 by last-unicorn from Kaltern / Caldaro, Trentino Alto Adige / Südtirol Italy on Friday, October 21, 2005
No, no, listen, don't listen to me, listen.

Ring sostitutivo di questo bookring che, causa pessima rilegatura, è in condizioni pietose. ;-)

Lista degli iscritti:
  1. docTrigor
  2. HerbertWest
  3. Pargilo
  4. BlackLilith
  5. Vivena
  6. Catseyes
  7. Siddharta
  8. dorilys
  9. rainbow83
  10. matilda6mitica
  11. solimano
  12. lizzyblack
  13. Lavale
  14. billhookbabe (UK)
  15. maddap
  16. Alliandre
  17. beckys
  18. silviazza
  19. mickymicky
  20. EmilyLaStramba (EmilyTheStrange su bc-italy)
  21. mikime
  22. cheeky42
  23. Lucagreco
  24. lupurk
  25. lenticchia
  26. Hsaretta
  27. etnagigante
  28. miriam3
  29. eudy
  30. raffaella02
  31. raggiodsole (ATTENZIONE: NON raggiodisole!!)
  32. DevilKitty
  33. lirie
  34. dadaista
  35. I-m-Bastet
  36. snufkin81 (dopo che uno dei libri torna da me, glielo spedisco io ;-))
Le iscrizioni restano aperte.

Suggerimenti:

1 - Per il libro va fatto solo il journal entry (meglio se uno in entrata e uno in uscita); si prega di non fare note release notes;
2 - Se possibile, aggiungete alla journal entry un’immagine, per esempio una foto della vostra città;
3 - Potete mettere nel libro (o nella busta di spedizione) dei segnalibri o delle cartoline;
4 - Nel libro c’è un piccolo "diario di bordo", siete pregati quindi di lasciare un segno del vostro passaggio (nickname, provincia, data);
5 - Ho allegato alcune pagine bianche, quindi se volete scriverci un commento, una dedica, un pensiero, fatelo pure! Aggiungete pagine bianche quando saranno finite… Al termine del ring, farò pervenire il tutto a ciascuno di voi;
6 - Mi rimetto alla vostra fantasia e al vostro buon cuore di bookcrosser ed amanti dei libri, certa che il mio volumetto tornerà integro, sano e salvo nelle mie mani.

Per qualsiasi problema, informazione, eventualità, scrivetemi senza scrupoli!

Journal Entry 3 by last-unicorn from Kaltern / Caldaro, Trentino Alto Adige / Südtirol Italy on Thursday, October 27, 2005
Finalmente si riparte. ^_^
Speriamo che questo libro sia più fortunato dell'altro! ^_~

Journal Entry 4 by dorilys from Cassina de' Pecchi, Lombardia Italy on Monday, November 07, 2005
E' arrivato oggi....
abbiate un po' di pazienza, con i libri in inglese sono più lenta....


Grazie a Last-Unicorn per aver fatto ripartire il ring
Dorilys

Journal Entry 5 by lizzyblack from Kinsale, Co. Cork Ireland on Sunday, February 25, 2007
Ehehe, ce l'ho io :P So di non essere in lista, ma alla fine, essendo meno oberata di ring, l'ho preso al posto di Lavale. Last, puoi spostarla vicino a me, così poi faccio passaggio a mano? Grazie :)

Journal Entry 6 by lavale from Milano, Lombardia Italy on Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Me l'ha passato Lizzyblack qualche giorno fa. Scusate, ma non riuscivo a fare JE nei giorni scorsi.
Ho provato a cominciarlo varie volte, ma non riesco. Mi sa che non è proprio il mio genere.
Lo passo al più presto a chi segue.

Journal Entry 7 by mikime at Roma, Lazio Italy on Monday, July 28, 2014
(Virtual participation in this ring, since the book hasn't got to me yet, but I read a copy on my own anyway...)

It's a good mix of fantasy, fairy tale and a challenge and sometimes even an ironic take on both. Its main characters are memorable anyway and I quite enjoyed it.
The story begins with a Unicorn finding out that she might be the last of its kind, and starting on a quest to find the others, or rescue them. A mysterious magician soon joins her, as well as a woman, one of the few who can still recognise and thus be inevitably charmed by a Unicorn. They head for a king's castle, to fight the Red Bull, the ultimate enemy. A prince joins the story there, as well as a cat (of course :-) ). Each of them will end up changed in different ways, and find their own bittersweet happy ending.

Remarkably, in my edition (possibly the same as this ring?), after the actual novel you can find a lovely novelette, "Two hearts", which makes a great coda for the novel and lets us see more of its main characters' story, as well as a very interesting interview with the author.

Thanks for the ring, last-unicorn, I wouldn't have been interested in this novel without you organizing the ring (even if your book did not get to me yet)!!

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