A Fine and Private Place

Novel, Fantasy by Peter S. Beagle


A Fine and Private Place is a fantasy novel written by Peter S. Beagle, the first of his major fantasies. It was first published in hardcover by Viking Press on May 23, 1960, followed by a trade paperback from Delta the same year. Frederick Muller Ltd. published the first United Kingdom hardcover in 1960, and a regular paperback followed from Corgi in 1963. The first U.S. mass market paperback publication was by Ballantine Books in 1969. The Ballantine edition was reprinted numerous times through 1988. More recently it has appeared in trade paperback editions from Souvenir Press, Roc, and Tachyon Publications. The work has also appeared with other works by Beagle in the omnibus collections The Fantasy Worlds of Peter S. Beagle and The Last Unicorn / A Fine and Private Place. It has also been translated into Japanese, German, Russian, Czech, Hungarian, Portuguese, Korean, Spanish, Italian, and Romanian.

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