First published well, in actually, this book spawned the Rob Reiner-directed cult film of the same name.
It's a tongue-in-cheek fairytale of love, life, action, death and life again. Featuring the obligatory handsome Prince and supremely beautiful princess, it also boasts a Spanish sword wizard, the Zoo of Death, a chocolate-coated resurrection pill and lots of villains, who span the spectrum from evil, through even more evil to gasp most evil. And then there's Fezzik, the gentle giant addicted to rhyming.
William Goldman--who's won two Oscars for his screenwriting Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President's Men , and has endeared himself to dentists and their patients planetwide through his novel Marathon Man --has always claimed he merely abridged this text, extracting the "good parts" from an inventive yet wordy classic by Florinese literary superstar, S Morgenstern. It has, however, been whispered in certain circles that Morgenstern himself is a figment of Goldman's ultra-fertile imagination. Read Goldman's original and special Anniversary introductions and make up your own mind.
Oh--and don't forget his explanation as to why he's only "abridged" the first chapter of the sequel Buttercup's Baby --which appears here for the first time--and why it took him so long to get round to it. Completely delightful, suitable for cynics and romantics alike.
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Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. You're in for a real treat - and it's definitely a keeper for me. The movie is funny, and exciting, and brilliantly casted, and truer to the book than anyone has any real right to expect thank you, William Goldman, for adapting your own work. There are no products in your shopping cart. Goldman's writing style for this novel works so surprisingly well. Anyway, I'm happy to report that I'm past the worst of it and am now recovering painful Unlike the kid author in the italicised 'true' sections of this masterful book, I don't have pneumonia. She comes.
Condition: New. More information about this seller Contact this seller. For a change, the The Princess Bride : S. William Goldman. What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the "S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride.
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure [William Goldman] on ykoketomel.ml *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Editorial Reviews. ykoketomel.ml Review. The Princess Bride is a true fantasy classic. William The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure - Kindle edition by William Goldman. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks .
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.
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