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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.
Have loved the movie for YEARS. Don't know why it took me so long to read the book. This is one I can keep re-reading...
Where is Buttercup's Baby??
This was a great book. it has all the same quotes from the movie. i enjoyed it , but it was a little boring in places. i would still say it is definitely worth buying.Published 4 days ago by musicgirl824
Had no idea what I was getting into. Loved the movie, and my mom read me the book as a child in the 80s. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Leslie Gordon
A contemporary cult classic. First class farcical satire of the fairy-tale genre. Bill Goldman, err S. Mirganstern is a genius. So much fun.Published 5 days ago by Just Me
Little hard to keep track of story during the side notes made by the author/abriger (Goldman).
Made it a little difficult to read to my daughter and keep the story flowing,... Read more
Unlike say Hitchiker's Guide, this book really didn't add anything on top of the movie. Being one of my favorite movies, credit should be given to the book it was based off of. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jeremy West
The movie is much better. I'm disappointed with this. Westley is violent and oppressive towards Buttercup. She is dimwitted and submissive. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Sophia Khan