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The Princess Bride
by William Goldman

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The Princess Bride by William Goldman Overview

What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be...well...a lot less than the man of her dreams? As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad's recitat What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be...well...a lot less than the man of her dreams? As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad's recitation, and only the "good parts" reached his ears. Now Goldman does Dad one better. He's reconstructed the "Good Parts Version" to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere. What's it about? Fencing. Fighting. True Love. Strong Hate. Harsh Revenge. A Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Lots of Good Men. Five or Six Beautiful Women. Beasties Monstrous and Gentle. Some Swell Escapes and Captures. Death, Lies, Truth, Miracles, and a Little Sex. In short, it's about everything.

William Goldman

About The Princess Bride Description

Goldman grew up in a Jewish family in Highland Park, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, and obtained a BA degree at Oberlin College in 1952 and an MA degree at Columbia University in 1956.His brother was the late James Goldman, author and playwright. William Goldman had published five novels and had three plays produced on Broadway before he began to write screenplays. Several of his novels he later used

Data Book The Princess Bride

Original Title The Princess Bride ISBN 0345418263 (ISBN13: 9780345418265 ) Edition Language English Characters Buttercup, Westley, Prince Humperdinck, Inigo Montoya, Fezzik...more , Vizzini, Count Rugen, Miracle Max, The Dread Pirate Roberts, Ty Cobb...less (129)