Peter S. Beagle (b. April 20, 1939) is a noted fantasy writer who wrote the screenplay for Ralph Bakshi's 1978 animated version of The Lord of the Rings. This film inspired Peter Jackson to read the books.

Beagle also wrote the introduction for the American printing of The Lord of the Rings and contributed the essay "Tolkien's Ring" to The Tolkien Reader.




  • Holiday, Tolkien's Magic Ring (1966)
  • "Tolkien's Magic Ring" The Tolkien Reader (1966)
  • The Hobbit (revised US edition), "About the Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien" (1982)
  • "Tolkien's Magic Ring", Fantastists on Fantasy (1984)


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