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The Princess Bride

S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
Goldman, William (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Princess Bride


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Presents the timeless love story between a farm boy named Westley and the beautiful Princess Buttercup, along with the author's comments on life and art as he attempts to edit the children's classic.
Authors: Goldman, William, 1931-
Title: The princess bride
S. Morgenstern's classic tale of true love and high adventure
Publisher: Orlando :, Harvest Books,, 2007, 1973
Characteristics: 414 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: the "good parts" version, abridged by William Goldman
Notes: Includes reading group guide
Summary: Presents the timeless love story between a farm boy named Westley and the beautiful Princess Buttercup, along with the author's comments on life and art as he attempts to edit the children's classic.
ISBN: 9780156035156
0156035154
Branch Call Number: FICTION GOLDMAN 2007
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Report This Feb 04, 2014
  • natalie_f rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is a fantastic classic/ comedy. This one is hard to put down and will now be added to my hard to get into list of favorites!

Report This Dec 05, 2013
  • oboechica88 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This was a really quirky read. I thought it was really funny in that off the wall way Hitchhiker's is, but with much less relevance to the story line. I found while overall the book was as humorous as the movie, it went off on these really weird tangents about geography or history (to show that it's an abridged version of a serious text). I get why he wrote it, but I tend to like my stories a little more straight forward. I like the movie better...this one is a bit ADHD for me. For the full review, head to my book blog at so long and thanks for all the fish.

Report This Apr 26, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

haha funny stuff

Report This Jun 15, 2012
  • EllipsisPhotoghraphy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Goldman is a brilliant author that weaves humor with ease through this novel. His characters are so well developed its like you could talk to them. The book, of course, is so much better than the movie.

Report This Aug 18, 2011
  • library_babe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of my all time favourite fantasy novels. The Princess Bride is the perfect escapist fantasy at its most verbose. "The Grandson: A book? Grandpa: That's right. When I was your age, television was called books. And this is a special book. It was the book my father used to read to me when I was sick, and I used to read it to your father. And today I'm gonna read it to you. The Grandson: Has it got any sports in it? Grandpa: Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles... The Grandson: Doesn't sound too bad. I'll try to stay awake. Grandpa: Oh, well, thank you very much, very nice of you. Your vote of confidence is overwhelming. " A delightful twist on classic fairy tales, what you will remember is the brilliant, witty dialogue and wonderfully memorable characters. As you wish ...

Report This Jul 05, 2011
  • Raiiner rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The movie was only okay for me, but the book was AMAZING. I heartily recommend it.

Report This Mar 11, 2010
  • WordHug rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is my favourite book. It is one of those books that you can read as a preteen and enjoy, and then read again as a teen and savour, and then read again as an adult and enjoy as much as before, but in a slightly different way. I would recommend it for study in high school English lit. classes, particularly for its narrative structure and for the way it plays with the conventions of various genres. Also, it is supremely quotable. I recommend it to everyone.

Report This Dec 28, 2009
  • Amberly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is simply amazing. It is funny, witty, and heart-warming. I hope William Goldman writes that sequel...

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Report This Feb 25, 2013
  • orange_eagle_41 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

orange_eagle_41 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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  • Keep_On_Rockin rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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  • library_babe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Apr 26, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Other: mild violence funny parts

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"My name is Íñigo Montoya. You killed my father... prepare to die"

Report This Aug 18, 2011
  • library_babe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Miracle Max'z wife, Valerie: "I'm not a witch, I'm your wife. But after what you just said, I'm not even sure I want to be that any more."

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  • library_babe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fezzik: [to Inigo regarding the man in black] "You be careful. People in masks cannot be trusted."

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  • library_babe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles. "

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  • library_babe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"This is true love - you think this happens every day? "

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