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Goldman frames the fairy tale with an "autobiographical" story: his father, who came from Florin, abridged the book as he read it to his son. Now, Goldman is publishing an abridged version, interspersed with comments on the parts he cut out.
Is The Princess Bride a critique of classics like Ivanhoe and The Three Musketeers, that smother a ripping yarn under elaborate prose? A wry look at the differences between fairy tales and real life? Simply a funny, frenetic adventure? No matter how you read it, you'll put it on your "keeper" shelf. --Nona Vero --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
First off, I want to say that I loved the movie, but I just got done rereading the book and I have to say that if I would've read the book first I don't think I would've loved the... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Erika Donaldson
Buttercup has fallen for the farm boy, Westley. He decides to travel to America to make his fortune until the fateful day the Dread Pirate Roberts, who never leaves survivors... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Zoe
This book has been in my top 10 favorites since the first time I read it.Published 8 days ago by chiefnellie
...than the movie (which I can recite by heart).
Goldman is unparalleled in the way he plays with his readers, and I spent the whole day devouring this book. Read more
This story has everything. Love, Romance, Hate,Jealousy, Revenge, Monsters, Heroes, and Villains. There are lots of plot twists and turns to keep you interested until the end. S. Read morePublished 11 days ago by William B. Joiner
loved the giants personality the swordmans thoughts and the heroes honesty in the troubles he faced it was a great story also a classic for any agePublished 12 days ago by ricardo reyes