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.”
Loved as a kid and an adult
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.
Lots of Adventure!
I'm glad I read this book since I've heard so much about it, but it really wasn't my type of story. I can see how the action and adventure would be a draw, but it was written in a way that seemed too silly to me. The characters were all a little overblown at times, and often on the ridiculous side. While I can enjoy humor in books, this was a bit over the top for me. I was expecting a great love story, and didn't really feel like that was what I got. Even so, I did enjoy reading the book.
Such A Great Read
It is unlike anything I have read before in a great way! It's full of dry humor that reads as hilarious! I found myself laughing all the way through this! There's nothing I can really compare it to so if you want to read something for a change of pace, this is it! You won't be sorry!!!!
- 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