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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.
GREAT story and entertaining as an adventure AND humorous love story.
Having purchased innumerable paper back copies of this book to give to friends (and enemies) it was with great, great pleasure that I found the hard cover edition.
I loved The Princess Bride movie, so naturally I wanted to read the book.
Much preferred the movie. If I had read the book first, I probably wouldn't have bothered to read all of it and almost certainly wouldn't have bothered with the movie. Read morePublished 2 days ago by history lover
after seeing the movie many years ago, I always wanted to read the book. I enjoyed the book even more than the movie ,as usual.Published 2 days ago by susan green
Totally brilliant and worthy of is reputation. Like many I read the book after seeing the movie which has become timeless. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Graham Jones
This is a case where the screenplay improved the focus of the book.
I found 'wrapper' story fun and engaging but often broke up the pacing of the central narrative. Read more