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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.
I don't know if its better or worse but oh wow #spoiler# i read a review that told me it is not an abridgment, morgenstain and the original story are all made up it is all him,... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Jesse
I've loved the movie my whole life, and I'm ashamed to say that I never read the book until now. It was wonderful.Published 1 day ago by Cammy Mccowan
One of my favorite books since just about forever (well before the movie). I have re-read it many times. Very happy to have it available on Kindle.Published 2 days ago by Kindle Customer
This is one of those books where maybe my expectations were too high. The movie was just so good, Andre the Giant's dead-pan so endearing, Billy Crystal and the Sicilian so... Read morePublished 3 days ago by D. P. S. Chubert
I fell in love with the movie the first time I saw it. The first date I had with my husband, we watched this on VCR and I quoted the movie line for line. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Mini Ma
This book, like the movie, has everything. If you love fencing, fighting, torture, poison, true love, hate, revenge, giants, hunters, bad men, good men, beautifulest ladies,... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Matthew Chapman