The Princess Bride
S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
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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 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.”
This a one of those books you can read over and over again. The story is masterfully written and the plot is fully of everything a good action, comedy, and romance needs. You can't go wrong with Westley or his beautiful Princess Buttercup. Enjoy it; it's great!
It pains me to know that there are some people who either don't like this masterpiece or felt it necessary to be jerks and rate The Princess Bride a 1 or 2 star book. Everyone should read this book, it is breathtaking.
Rejuvenating and spectacular
For any true love story, action story, or good humored and heart warming story enthusiast this book is highly recommend. If you like bland, boring, confusing books you might want to look elsewhere for you novel of choice.
- Level: Grades 9 and Above
- Category: Fiction & Literature
- Published: Oct 08, 2007
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Seller: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
- Print Length: 480 Pages
- Language: English