The Princess Bride

by Goldman, William

The book is presented as an abridged version of a fictional book by S. Morgenstern, and Goldman includes commentary throughout the story that tells the story of a young woman named Buttercup and her true love, Westley

Buttercup is engaged to the cruel Prince Humperdinck, but she is still in love with Westley, who disappeared years ago. When she is kidnapped by a group of criminals, including a vengeful Spaniard named Inigo Montoya and a giant named Fezzik, Westley comes to her rescue.

The book is a mix of adventure, romance, and humor, with memorable characters and a clever narrative structure. It also explores themes of true love, revenge, and the power of storytelling. Overall, "The Princess Bride" is a timeless classic that has captivated readers of all ages, which has been adapted into a popular film, directed by Rob Reiner.

First Edition Identification

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich published a First Edition, First Printing hardcover in 1973, New York.

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

Del Rey-Ballantine Books published a paperback in 2000, New York.

Del Rey-Ballantine Books published a paperback in 2007, New York.

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On Oct 5, 2010, Blue_Moon_Bookshop said
This is an easy book to recommend. It can be appreciated on several levels. Most simply, it is an action filled romance, set in medieval times, chronicling tribulations a young farm boy who leaves home to make his fortune and so win the love of Buttercup. The plot is full of twists and turns, and while it's entirely suitable for young adults, the book shortly reveals itself as gently crafted sendup of both romance and adventure. Golding's finely crafted prose maintains your interest, and the humorous intent gradually builds. There are numerous great scenes ("For you see, I am also not left-handed" and "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya" come to mind), and the dialog, while uneven, is at time sublime. While this is probably not great literature, and it may not make you a better person, it may very likely provide you with excellent entertainment. The movie adaptation is very well done, but it leaves out much of the subtlety and character development the Golding provides. The Princess Bride is a fun read.

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1973
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