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The Princess Bride - by William Goldman (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • William Goldman's beloved story of Buttercup, Westley, and their fellow adventurers.This tale of true love, high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts was unforgettably depicted in the 1987 film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Fred Savage, Robin Wright, and others.
  • 512 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Fantasy

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About the Book



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.



Book Synopsis



William Goldman's beloved story of Buttercup, Westley, and their fellow adventurers.

This tale of true love, high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts was unforgettably depicted in the 1987 film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Fred Savage, Robin Wright, and others. But, rich in character and satire, the novel boasts even more layers of ingenious storytelling. Set in 1941 and framed cleverly as an "abridged" retelling of a centuries-old tale set in the fabled country of Florin, home to "Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions."

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



From the Back Cover



A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts--The Princess Bride is a modern storytelling classic.

As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup is devastated by the loss of her true love, kidnapped by a mercenary and his henchman, rescued by a pirate, forced to marry Prince Humperdinck, and rescued once again by the very crew who absconded with her in the first place. In the course of this dazzling adventure, she'll meet Vizzini--the criminal philosopher who'll do anything for a bag of gold; Fezzik--the gentle giant; Inigo--the Spaniard whose steel thirsts for revenge; and Count Rugen--the evil mastermind behind it all. Foiling all their plans and jumping into their stories is Westley, Princess Buttercup s one true love and a very good friend of a very dangerous pirate.William Goldman has been writing books and movies for more than forty years. He has won two Academy Awards (one for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and one for All the President's Men), and three Lifetime Achievement awards in screenwriting. "



Review Quotes




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 --


Dimensions (Overall): 6.88 Inches (H) x 4.19 Inches (W) x 1.28 Inches (D)
Weight: .62 Pounds
Suggested Age: 14 Years
Number of Pages: 512
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Theme: Historical
Format: Paperback
Author: William Goldman
Language: English
Street Date: October 8, 2007
TCIN: 11337377
UPC: 9780156035217
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-5653
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.28 inches length x 4.19 inches width x 6.88 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.625 pounds
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Rachel in CO - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Excellent book! All the wonderful action and adventure from the movie PLUS MORE! If you're a fan of the movie, you will love the book!
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