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The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure; The "Good Parts" Version

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"A wacky, charming and funny fable . . . about a beautiful princess, her hero, pirates, duels, beasts and the like but with sizzling grown-up passages . . . A saga of true love and high adventure." --The New York Times

 

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

 

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

 

"It's fun all the way. If you're somewhere between nine and ninety, and have a sense of humor and a spirit of adventure, it's recommended." --The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)

 

"Goldman comes close to matching Tolkien in creating a fantasy kingdom full of outlandishly hilarious characters." — The Virginian-Pilot

  

"Become a child for a while, slashing at dragons, rescuing fair damsels, and performing derring-do." --Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  

"Though later in life he was perhaps more guarded concerning the human condition, there can be no doubt that at this stage of his career, especially with The Princess Bride, Morgenstern was the most joyous of all Florinese writers." --Henreid Pavol, author of Middle Morgenstern

Synopsis:

A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts--The Princess Bride is a modern storytelling classic.

As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup is devastated by the loss of her true love, kidnapped by a mercenary and his henchman, rescued by a pirate, forced to marry Prince Humperdinck, and rescued once again by the very crew who absconded with her in the first place. In the course of this dazzling adventure, she'll meet Vizzini--the criminal philosopher who'll do anything for a bag of gold; Fezzik--the gentle giant; Inigo--the Spaniard whose steel thirsts for revenge; and Count Rugen--the evil mastermind behind it all. Foiling all their plans and jumping into their stories is Westley, Princess Buttercups one true love and a very good friend of a very dangerous pirate.

Synopsis:

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 equate The 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.”

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.

Table of Contents

Contents

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Introduction to the 30th Anniversary Edition  vii

 

Introduction to the 25th Anniversary Edition  xxix

 

The Princess Bride 1

 

Buttercups Baby: An Explanation  329

 

Buttercups Baby, Chapter One: Fezzik Dies  359

Product Details

ISBN:
9780151015443
Author:
Goldman, William
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
Author:
O'Connor, Marianne Gunn
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Historical
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
One black-and-white map
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.45 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Synopsis" by ,

A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts--The Princess Bride is a modern storytelling classic.

As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup is devastated by the loss of her true love, kidnapped by a mercenary and his henchman, rescued by a pirate, forced to marry Prince Humperdinck, and rescued once again by the very crew who absconded with her in the first place. In the course of this dazzling adventure, she'll meet Vizzini--the criminal philosopher who'll do anything for a bag of gold; Fezzik--the gentle giant; Inigo--the Spaniard whose steel thirsts for revenge; and Count Rugen--the evil mastermind behind it all. Foiling all their plans and jumping into their stories is Westley, Princess Buttercups one true love and a very good friend of a very dangerous pirate.

"Synopsis" by , 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 equate The 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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