Synopses & Reviews
Here William Goldmanandrsquo;s beloved story of Buttercup, Westley, and their fellow adventurers finally receives a beautiful illustrated treatment.
A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beastsandmdash;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 Vizziniandmdash;the criminal philosopher who'll do anything for a bag of gold; Fezzikandmdash;the gentle giant; Inigoandmdash;the Spaniard whose steel thirsts for revenge; and Count Rugenandmdash;the evil mastermind behind it all. Foiling all their plans and jumping into their stories is Westley, Princess Buttercupandrsquo;s one true love and a very good friend of a very dangerous pirate.
The most explosive bestseller of 2009 . . .
Over 5 million copies sold . . .
Now available in a beautifully illustrated gift edition just in time for the holidays!
Dan Brown’s record-breaking novel The Lost Symbol weaves a breathtaking trail through the hidden artwork, chambers, tunnels, and temples of our nation’s capital. Now the fascinating visuals appear right before your eyes, making for a sumptuous reading experience that brings alive Robert Langdon’s heart-stopping race through a little-known Washington, D.C. Revealing a world of ancient mysteries, stunning history, and secret societies, this Special Illustrated Edition unveils a whole new level of intrigue and fascination within The Lost Symbol. Over one hundred full-color images are featured throughout this lavishly illustrated gift edition—an essential companion to the original.
The most explosive bestseller of 2009 with more than five million copies sold is now available in a beautifully illustrated gift edition that brings alive Robert Langdon's heart-stopping race through a little-known Washington, D.C. More than 100 full-color images.
For its 40th anniversary, this beloved tale of romance and adventure is given a beautifuland#160; four-color illustrated treatment.
About the Author
Dan Brown is the author of The Da Vinci Code, one of the most widely read novels of all time, as well as the international bestsellers Angels & Demons, Deception Point, and Digital Fortress. He lives in New England with his wife.
Table of Contents
Introduction to The 30th Anniversary Edition vii
Introduction to The 25th Anniversary Edition xxix
The Princess Bride 1
Buttercupand#8217;s Baby: An Explanation 365
Buttercupand#8217;s Baby, Chapter One: Fezzik Dies 391