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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 turns out 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.

Review:

"One of the funniest, most original, and deeply moving novels I have read in a long time." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"Goldman introduces a brilliant cocktail of characters....The Princess Bride is a timeless fairy tale recreated in a family-oriented form that appeals to people of all ages and reading tastes." Stacey King, Children's Literature

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"[Goldman's] swashbuckling fable is nutball funny....A 'classic' medieval melodrama that sounds like all the Saturday serials you ever saw feversihly reworked by the Marx Brothers." Newsweek

Synopsis:

In this 30th anniversary edition, Goldman frames the famous fairy tale with an "autobiographical" story: his father abridged the book as he read it to his son. Now, Goldman is publishing an abridged version, interspersed with comments on the parts he cut out.

About the Author

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. His novel Marathon Man has made him very famous in dentist's offices around the world.

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Angel of Starlight, December 8, 2007 (view all comments by Angel of Starlight)
This story is very different from the popular film, but it is still a respectable work of modern fiction. It is often rather dark, however, and that does include the ending. This is definitely not a book to read to the very small kiddos, but a slightly older set will genuinely appreciate it.
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jengem, September 28, 2006 (view all comments by jengem)
WOW! The princess bride by William Goldman is worth half my book collection!- I can?t even express how awesome this book is! My words could never do it justice. If you have watched the princess bride movie movie- you may have watched a grate movie- but your still missing out if you haven?t read the book- This story gets 1,000,000 stars, not 5- but sadly I can only click up to five.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345418265
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York
Author:
Goldman, William
Subject:
Princesses
Subject:
Good and evil
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Princes
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Edition Number:
30
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Abridged:
Y
Series Volume:
1737-16
Publication Date:
20030715
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.24x5.58x1.13 in. .82 lbs.

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Princess Bride 30th Anniversary Edition
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Product details 480 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345418265 Reviews:
"Review" by , "One of the funniest, most original, and deeply moving novels I have read in a long time."
"Review" by , "Goldman introduces a brilliant cocktail of characters....The Princess Bride is a timeless fairy tale recreated in a family-oriented form that appeals to people of all ages and reading tastes."
"Review" by , "[Goldman's] swashbuckling fable is nutball funny....A 'classic' medieval melodrama that sounds like all the Saturday serials you ever saw feversihly reworked by the Marx Brothers."
"Synopsis" by , In this 30th anniversary edition, Goldman frames the famous fairy tale with an "autobiographical" story: his father abridged the book as he read it to his son. Now, Goldman is publishing an abridged version, interspersed with comments on the parts he cut out.
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