The Last UnicornBook - 1968 (1991 rinting)
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cmlibrary_bworthington Jan 24, 2016
One of the most exquisitely written fantasy novels of all time, and one of the lesser known. This is a tale about a unicorn who is painfully lonely who sets out on a journey from her enchanted forest to find out whether she is the last unicorn in existence. Along the way she stumbles into great ... Read More »
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(King Haggard to his magician) ... In the past, you have performed whatever miracle I required of you, and all it has done has been to spoil my taste for miracles. No task is too vast for your powers -- and yet, when the wonder is achieved, nothing has changed. It must be that great power cannot give me whatever it is that I really want.
Sometimes she thought if men no longer know what they are looking at, there may well be unicorns in the world yet, unknown and glad of it.
"I was born mortal, and I have been immortal for a long, foolish time, and one day I will be mortal again; so I know something that a unicorn cannot know. Whatever can die is beautiful-- more beautiful than a unicorn, who lives forever, and who is the most beautiful creature in the world."
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