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The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure

196 Ratings: 3.8
William Goldman's celebrated 1973 satirical, modern, romantic fairy tale/adventure.

   The Princess Brideis a true fantasy classic. William Goldman describes it as a "good parts version" of "S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure." Morgenstern's original was filled with details … see full wiki

Author: William Goldman
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Comedy, Satire, Modern Fairytale
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Date Published: 1973
31 reviews about The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic...
review by . June 09, 2010
As an avid fan of the film "The Princess Bride" I figured I must read the book, because as we all know, books are always better than the movies adapted from them. Mind you, I didn't know anyone else who had read it, so there was no one to warn me about this S. Morgenstern business. Consequently, I read the entire book convinced that it was really written by S. Morgenstern and abridged by William Goldman. How I managed to believe this, I'm not so sure, but Goldman did such an awesome …
Quick Tip by . February 03, 2011
If you're ever in Ireland you can see the "real" Cliffs of Insanity (the cliffs used for filming The Princess Bride) when you visit the Cliffs of Moher in Co. Clare. I was there in June (2010) and they were absolutely breathtaking! You could almost see The Dread Pirate Roberts sword-fighting with Inigo!
review by . June 15, 2010
As you wish
A great movie that was made from a great book. I've always been a huge fan of the movie so when starting to read the book I had high hopes. I was not disappointed. The book is just as funny as the movie. I frequently laughed out loud at dialog. There are small differences, instead of the grandfather reading the sick little boy the book, its the boys father. While I loved the character of the grandfather in the movie, I think having it be the father reading the book was much more touching. …
review by . June 29, 2010
As difficult as it is to write this without spoilers, I will attempt to do so in the following. Buttercup is a young woman who is described very well by author William Goldman. I can identify with her after the first chapter and I am sure most people will take heart to her as well.      The beautiful heroine of the Princess Bride is in for an amazing adventure in this impressive novel. She meets several exciting characters along the way. William Goldman has spun a masterpiece …
review by . June 19, 2010
If you're like me you have probably seen The Princess Bride more times than you can count.  Each time is just keeps getting funnier and as you grow up, you begin to understand the jokes better.  Think of it as Shrek just with live people.  The comedy is about that level.  So you can imagine how great it was to read the book.      I was worried.  Usually books which are made into movies are horrible and they have destroyed the original plot line.  …
Quick Tip by . October 12, 2010
i dont want to say that i dont like the movie because i did enjoy it but my mom has burned me out on it to the point that the origional book is now collecting dust on my shelf because i just cant stomach it!
Quick Tip by . July 14, 2010
This book is sooo much better than the movie. It is very well written. I loved it as a early teenager, and I'm a girl!
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
great book and movie
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
A brillant satiere of today which takes place almost 400 years ago and makes incredible sense. Fun read !!
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
Loved the movie
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Like the movie better.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
While the beginning drives you mad with annoyance, the actual 'meat' of the book is wonderful.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
Everything about the book is fantastic. Everything.
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
My favorite book in the history of all stellar books!
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
if you thought the movie was funny the book is even better
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
Cute and quirky.
Quick Tip by . June 25, 2010
Soooooo funny and good. Loved it.
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
This book is truly a classic. Nothing like it! It's a wonderful fairy tale with the funniest characters and twists, you're constantly caught off guard by the next hilarious creature in the woods or in the field.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Enjoyed the satricial.
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Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
There are no words to describe how fabulous this book is!!!
Quick Tip by . June 18, 2010
A funny, romantic modern classic!
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
Book is even funnier than the movie if that was possible. At my local library when I went to check it out there is a constant waiting list for people who want to read this.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
Very fun and romantic.
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
The Princess Bride is a wonderful story filled with action, romance, desire, revenge, and comedy. This book presents a wonderful opportunity to read with your child and then enjoy the movie based on the book afterward.
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