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  - eesti23 - LibraryThing

Good to finally see what all the fuss was about. Received as the first book from the Blind Date with a Book Club. Overall quite an enjoyable story, although I didn't find the format as enjoyable. Looking forward to watching the film. Read full review

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User Review  - MinDea - LibraryThing

I grew up watching this movie and absolutely love it. I thought it was about time to read it. I am not sure if I am biased towards the movie but I did find myself wishing I was watching the movie ... 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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