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The Princess Bride - William Goldman
The Princess Bride
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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... show more
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.”
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780156035422 (0156035421)
ASIN: B003IEJZRY
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Pages no: 285
Edition language: English
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YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it
4.0 Review: The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride is yet another one of those classic books that “everybody” has read but that I have just now read for the first time. I don’t think I’ve seen the movie either, although it’s possible I saw it when I was very young and just don’t remember it. A few of the lines in the book were f...
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite rated it
3.5 The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
Even though I’ve seen the movie a dozen times, it wasn’t until last week that I picked up The Princess Bride, by William Goldman. I needed something purely escapist (because I live in America and am a frustrated liberal and I read the news) to read and I couldn’t think of anything better than this b...
Sailing in a Sea of Words
Sailing in a Sea of Words rated it
4.5 Book Review: The Princess Bride
Book: The Princess Bride Author: William Goldman Genre: Fantasy/Romance/Adventure Summary: A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts - The Princess Bride is a modern storytelling classic. As Florin and Gu...
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
1.0 What's the appeal?
Yep, I'm one of those who has never seen the movie, had not previously read the book. I decided on a whim to buy this and just read this classic and eventually get around to watching the movie that everyone loves so much. Not getting it at all. Initially I was willing to go along with it and just ...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
4.0 The Princess Bride
This is a reread. I still really liked it. I like the story, but I like the feeling of remembering my enjoyment the first time just as much.
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