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

Description

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 1980s 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. Rich in character and satire, the novel is set in 1941 and framed cleverly as an "abridged" retelling of a centuries-old tale set in the fabled country of Florin that's home to "Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions."

Details

Author(s)
William Goldman
Format
Paperback | 456 pages
Dimensions
104 x 173 x 38mm | 272g
Publication date
26 Mar 2010
Publisher
Harcourt Children's Books
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0156035219
ISBN13
9780156035217
Bestsellers rank
29,731