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The Princess Bride By William Goldman

The Princess Bride

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In this 30th anniversary edition, Goldman frames the famous fairy tale with an "autobiographical" story; his father had abridged the book as he read it to his son. Now, Goldman is publishing an abridged version, interspersed with comments on the parts that had been cut out.

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

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."

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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

About William Goldman


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.

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GOR003111870
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman
William Goldman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Harcourt Children's Books
2010-03-26
456
0156035219
9780156035217
N/A
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