The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
Harcourt, 2007 - Fiction - 456 pages
Here William Goldman's beloved story of Buttercup, Westley, and their fellow adventurers finally receives a beautiful illustrated treatment.
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.
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Review: The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High AdventureUser Review - Robbo - Goodreads
The Princess Bride itself I mostly enjoyed, however the overall book was ruined by the ridiculous "Buttercups Baby", which I discovered was added later in the 25th anniversary edition. My advice is to skip this entirely and just read the original story. Read full review
Review: The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High AdventureUser Review - Renee - Goodreads
Oh gosh. I really thought I'd love this book. I've loved the movie most of my life. The writing is good and it is funny and everything, but it just kind of fell flat for me and became a bit of a chore to read some parts. It's worth reading, certainly, but I think the movie is better. Read full review