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The Princess Bride: An Illustrated Edition of S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High…

by William Goldman, William Goldman

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | November 5, 2013 | Hardcover

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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 equateThe Princess Bridewith 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."

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 496 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.2 in

Published: November 5, 2013

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0544173767

ISBN - 13: 9780544173767

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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The Princess Bride: An Illustrated Edition of S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High…

by William Goldman, William Goldman

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 496 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.2 in

Published: November 5, 2013

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0544173767

ISBN - 13: 9780544173767

Read from the Book

Introduction to the 30th Anniversary Edition by WILLIAM GOLDMAN Until a couple of weeks ago, this introduction would have been real short: "Why are you buying this book?" is what I would have said. Or more accurately, this edition of this book? Buy the 25th anniversary version, I would have told you. It''s got a long intro by yours truly where I explain a lot about the Morgenstern estate and the horrible legal problems I''ve had with them. That version is still out there and what you are interested in is the same thing that I am interested in-namely, at last, getting Buttercup''s Baby published. I would also have gone on to tell you that there is nothing to report on that front. Same old same old. Well, that was then, as they say. Something new has very much happened. Let me tell you how I first heard of the existence of the Morgenstern Museum. Back we go to 1986, Sheffield, England, and we are shooting the movie of The Princess Bride . It was such a happy time for me, at last Morgenstern coming to life on film. I had written the screenplay for it first over a decade before-but it had never been "picked up," as they say Out There, till then. I ordinarily do not not not like being on movie sets. I once wrote that the best day of your life is your first day on a set and the worst days are all the ones that follow. They are tedious and horrible for several reasons: (1) they are tedious and horrible (but you won''t believe that, I know), and (2) if you are the writer, essentially
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Table of Contents

Contents


Introduction to the 30th Anniversary Editionvii

Introduction to the 25th Anniversary Editionxxxi

The Princess Bride1

Buttercup''s Baby: An Explanation359

Buttercup''s Baby, Chapter One: Fezzik Dies389

Reading Group Guide451</I>

From the Publisher

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 equateThe Princess Bridewith 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."

About the Author

WILLIAM GOLDMAN has been writing books and movies for more than forty years. He has won two Academy Awards &#40;forButch Cassidy and the Sundance KidandAll the President''s Men&#41;, and three Lifetime Achievement Awards in screenwriting.

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR THE PRINCESS BRIDE "[Goldman''s] swashbuckling fable is nutball funny . . . A ''classic'' medieval melodrama that sounds like all the Saturday serials you ever saw feverishly reworked by the Marx Brothers." --Newsweek
 
"One of the funniest, most original, and deeply moving novels I have read in a long time." --Los Angeles Times