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The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure (Theby William Goldman
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Once upon a time came a story so full of high adventure and true love that it became an instant classic and won the hearts of millions. Now in hardcover in America for the first time since 1973, this special edition of The Princess Bride is a true keepsake for devoted fans as well as those lucky enough to discover it for the first time. What reader can forget or resist such colorful characters as:
Westley...handsome farm boy who risks death and much, much worse for the woman he loves; Inigo...the Spanish swordsman who lives only to avenge his father's death; Fezzik...the Turk, the gentlest giant ever to have uprooted a tree with his bare hands; Vizzini...the evil Sicilian, with a mind so keen he's foiled by his own perfect logic; Prince Humperdinck...the eviler ruler of Guilder, who has an equally insatiable thirst for war and the beauteous Buttercup; Count Rugen...the evilest man of all, who thrives on the excruciating pain of others; Miracle Max...the King's ex-Miracle Man, who can raise the dead (kind of); The Dread Pirate Roberts...supreme looter and plunderer of the high seas; and, of course, Buttercup...the princess bride, the most perfect, beautiful woman in the history of the world.
S. Morgenstern's timeless tale — discovered and wonderfully abridged by William Goldman — pits country against country, good against evil, love against hate. From the Cliffs of Insanity through the Fire Swamp and down into the Zoo of Death, this incredible journey and brilliant tale is peppered with strange beasties monstrous and gentle, and memorable surprises both terrible and sublime.
"One of the funniest, most original, and deeply moving novels I have read in a long time." Los Angeles Times
"[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
"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
With over one million copies in print, S. Morgenstern's classic fantasy, in the abridged "good parts" version by William Goldman, is a readers' favorite.
The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this classic fairy tale romance retells the tale of a drunken swordsman, a gentle giant, a man seeking revenge, and a princess in dire need of rescue.
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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