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ISBN13: 9780345348036
ISBN10: 0345348036
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You've probably seen the movie, but you should definitely read the book, for it's a hilarious gem. Worth it for Goldman's asides about Morgenstern's "original text" alone.
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What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be...well...a lot less than the man of her dreams?

As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the "S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad's recitation, and only the "good parts" reached his ears.

Now Goldman does Dad one better. He's reconstructed the "Good Parts Version" to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere.

What's it about? Fencing. Fighting. True Love. Strong Hate. Harsh Revenge. A Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Lots of Good Men. Five or Six Beautiful Women. Beasties Monstrous and Gentle. Some Swell Escapes and Captures. Death, Lies, Truth, Miracles, and a Little Sex.

In short, it's about everything.

Eventually to be adapted for the silver screen, THE PRINCESS BRIDE was originally a beautifully simple, insightfully comic story of what happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince in the world--and he turnsout to be a son of a bitch. Guaranteed to entertain both young and old alike by combining scenes of rowsing fantasy with hilarious reality, THE PRINCESS BRIDE secures Goldman's place as a master storyteller.

Synopsis:

Now a cult classic, this story of pirates, evil princes, sorcerers, and, most importantly, true love is handsomely repackaged in a commemorative 25th anniversary hardcover.

About the Author

William Goldman is a novelist and screenwriter whose books include Boys and Girls Together, Marathon Man, and The Silent Gondoliers: a Fable by S. Morgenstern. Movies he has written include "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Stepford Wives," "All the President's Men," "Marathon Man," and "A Bridge Too Far."

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leslieluvzbooks, January 28, 2012 (view all comments by leslieluvzbooks)
This is absolutely my all-time favorite novel, the best I've read in a long time. Cleverly, Goldman weaves a tale where fantasy is matter-of-fact--history, even--and captivates the creative mind in spite of anachronistic references, (such as talking about Princess Buttercup wearing jeans), poking fun at "Morgenstern" (really, himself; some of my friends did not even realize that the "good parts version" was the only version!), and an altogether unorthodox yet entertaining style. I read this book and I'm laughing the whole time, cheering for Westley, and voyaging together with the characters on an unforgettable journey.
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brittant shea jewell, May 4, 2009 (view all comments by brittant shea jewell)
im 12 and i absolutly love the movie and i can wait to read the book!
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Michael Padrick, August 4, 2007 (view all comments by Michael Padrick)
Fantastic! I'd always loved the film as a kid, but when I read the original I was reminded - once again - why the book is almost always better than the movie!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345348036
Editor:
Goldman, William
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Author:
Goldman, William
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Princesses
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Castles
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Edition Number:
25
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Abridged:
Y
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
September 1987
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbound
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.98x4.24x1.13 in. .46 lbs.

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Product details 416 pages Del Rey Books - English 9780345348036 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

You've probably seen the movie, but you should definitely read the book, for it's a hilarious gem. Worth it for Goldman's asides about Morgenstern's "original text" alone.

"Synopsis" by , Now a cult classic, this story of pirates, evil princes, sorcerers, and, most importantly, true love is handsomely repackaged in a commemorative 25th anniversary hardcover.
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