The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure

Category: Book
By (author): Goldman, William
Subject:  FICTION / Action & Adventure
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Romance / Fantasy
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: October 2007
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 1.20in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

William Goldman's modern fantasy classic is a simple, exceptional story about quests-for riches, revenge, power, and, of course, true love-that's thrilling and timeless.

 

Anyone who lived through the 1980s may find it impossible-inconceivable, even-to equate The Princess Bride with anything other than the sweet, celluloid romance of Westley and Buttercup, but the film is only a fraction of the ingenious storytelling you'll find in these pages. Rich in character and satire, the novel is set in 1941 and framed cleverly as an "abridged" retelling of a centuries-old tale set in the fabled country of Florin that's home to "Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions."

From The Publisher*For its 40th anniversary, this beloved tale of romance and adventure is given a beautiful  four-color illustrated treatment.
Review Quote*PRAISE FOR THE PRINCESS BRIDE "[Goldman's] swashbuckling fable is nutball funny . . . A 'classic' medieval melodrama that sounds like all the Saturday serials you ever saw feverishly reworked by the Marx Brothers." --Newsweek
 
"One of the funniest, most original, and deeply moving novels I have read in a long time." --Los Angeles Times
Biographical Note
WILLIAM GOLDMAN (1931-2018) wrote books and movies for more than fifty years. He won two Academy Awards (for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President's Men ), and three Lifetime Achievement Awards in screenwriting.