The Princess Bride : William Goldman :A movie, released twenty years ago, perfectly captured the spirit of the book and has introduced new fans to its pages ever since. In a young boy lies bedridden from pneumonia. His perpetually disheveled and unattractive father, an immigrant from Florin with terribly broken English, shuffles into his bedroom carrying a book. The boy wants to know if it has any sports. His father says, "Fencing. True love.
The Princess Bride - Book Review
With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. William Goldman's modern fantasy classic is a simple, exceptional story about quests—for riches, revenge, power, and, of course, true love—that's thrilling and timeless.
The Princess Bride
The book combines elements of comedy , adventure , fantasy , romantic love , romance , and fairy tale. It is presented as an abridgment or "the good parts version" of a longer work by S. Morgenstern, and Goldman's "commentary" asides are constant throughout. The book was adapted into a feature film directed by Rob Reiner from a screenplay written by Goldman himself. William Goldman said, "I've gotten more responses on The Princess Bride than on everything else I've done put together—all kinds of strange outpouring letters. Something in The Princess Bride affects people.
William Goldman's modern fantasy classic is a simple, exceptional story about quests—for riches, revenge, power, and, of course, true love—that's thrilling and timeless. Anyone who lived through the s may find it impossible—inconceivable, even—to equate The Princess Bride with anything other than the sweet, celluloid romance of Westley and Buttercup, but the film is only a fraction of the ingenious storytelling you'll find in these pages. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. This is a reread.