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The princess bride : S. Morgenstern's classic tale of true love and high adventure

Presents the timeless love story between a farm boy named Westley and the beautiful Princess Buttercup, along with the author's comments on life and art as he attempts to edit the children's classic. A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts. 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."
Print Book, English, 2007
First Harvest trade edition [30th anniversary edition] View all formats and editions
Harper Perennial, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, Boston, 2007
Adventure stories
xli, 414 pages : map (black and white) ; 21 cm
9780156035156, 0156035154
Introduction to the 30th anniversary edition
Introduction to the 25th anniversary edition
The princess bride
Buttercup's baby: An explanation
Buttercup's baby, Chapter one: Fezzik dies
Reading group guide