Book about the princess bride
The Princess Bride by William GoldmanWhat 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 Dads recitation, and only the good parts reached his ears.
Now Goldman does Dad one better. Hes reconstructed the Good Parts Version to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere.
Whats 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, its about everything.
The Princess Bride - Book Review
The Princess Bride (book)
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.
Morgenstern had written a boring royal history that William Goldman had abridged into a masterpiece. I realized my mistake. There was no Florin. But it was a rather depressing thought. Framing devices can be awkward, weak, but so many of us were fooled, or allowed ourselves to be fooled. Goldman was.
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