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

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Harcourt, 2007 - Fiction - 456 pages
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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 equateThe 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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User Review  - aketzle - LibraryThing

Having grown up with the movie, I think I'm biased to like that better. The book was good, and very much like the movie, so they must have done a great job keeping it true to form. Interesting to hear the author's thoughts about the movie, too. Read full review

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User Review  - Kassilem - LibraryThing

This was such great fun. I am so glad I finally picked this one up. It actually brought the movie scenes right back to mind, so it turns out the movie follows the book pretty well with only some ... Read full review

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WILLIAM GOLDMAN has been writing books and movies for more than forty years. He has 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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