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Goldman frames the fairy tale with an "autobiographical" story: his father, who came from Florin, 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.
Is The Princess Bride a critique of classics like Ivanhoe and The Three Musketeers, that smother a ripping yarn under elaborate prose? A wry look at the differences between fairy tales and real life? Simply a funny, frenetic adventure? No matter how you read it, you'll put it on your "keeper" shelf. --Nona Vero --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This is now a classic tale of swashbuckler fantasy, with a dollop of humour thrown in for good measure. Most people are probably more familiar with the movie. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Bootsy Bass
My FAVE story! Well worth buying, as its different than the AMAZING movie...but worth getting!Published 24 days ago by Buyer Lady
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The Princess Bride novel formed the basis for the film of the same name. Read more
I love the movie, and the book behind the movie is a hoot: a book within a book telling both the tale and the alleged back story of S. Morgenstern. Brilliant.Published 7 months ago by Donald E Read
I borrowed this book for a road-trip from central Alberta to the Redwoods in southern Orgeon. I developed terrible strep-throat, and my beau read me this book every single night... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Dawn Doell
1. I loved the movie as a kid and reading the book brings back so much nostalgia and childhood memories :)
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Did a ton of research and looked around to figure out the different editions of The Princess Bride and their varying costs. Finally found this one on Amazon. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sam Watts
I love this movie and heard the book was even better. i love the book! It came in great conditionPublished 13 months ago by rlshortridge