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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...
Quick Tip by . June 11, 2010
good reflection of the movie!!
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
A great read, but takes a little while to get into it -- persevere!
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
I honestly did NOT like this book at all! I don't know how anyone could really get into it. Maybe because I don't like the formulaic way the story plays out or the over popularity of it in general turned me off of the cliche romance of it. Just not a fan.
Quick Tip by . June 05, 2010
A wonderfully satirical fairy tale for the modern age. If you're only familiar with the 1987 film, check out the book and you'll enjoy it. Lots of fun!
review by . December 18, 2001
Like many people, I never knew about THE PRINCESS BRIDE book until after seeing the movie several times. Recently, I finally sat down and read the book and was amazed. Goldman is amazing! The book gives a lot of insight into the charcters and why they do the things they do (why does Fezzik like rhymes; exactly how did Inigo's father die; etc.). However, the story is told in such a stylish and intriguing way that it is difficult to ever put the book down until you finish reading it (Goldman writes …
review by . May 24, 2001
If you are as huge a fan as I am of the film princess bride, you will most defintalely enjoy this. The book is more of an expanded version of the film. It has more of an involved romance between Wesley and Buttercup while on the farm. She is more bratty. Also there are large back-stories for the characters. (I enjoyed Both fessik's and inigo's. It seems Fessiks parents profited off of his size. And inigo's dad was infatuated with making the perfect sword.) This falls into the great and expansive …
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