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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
Fabulous book. I had never read it or watched the movie, so just decided to purchase the book to include in my library. I enjoyed it very much. Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. Cox
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 2 months ago by Bootsy Bass
My FAVE story! Well worth buying, as its different than the AMAZING movie...but worth getting!Published 2 months 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 9 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 12 months ago by Dawn Doell