The Princess Bride
S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High AdventureBook - 2007 | First Harvest trade edition 30th anniversary edition
As Florin and Gulder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup is devastated by the loss of her true love, kidnapped by a mercenary and his henchmen. She is rescued by a pirate, forced to marry Prince Humperdinck, and rescued once again by the very crew who absconded with her in the first place. In the course of this adventure, you'll meet Vizzini, the evil Sicilian & criminal philosopher who'll do anything for a bag of gold; Fezzik, the Turk, the gentle giant; Inigo, the Spanish swordsman who lives only to avenge his father's death; Westley, princess Buttercup's one true love and a very good friend of a very dangerous pirate; Prince Humperdinck, the eviler ruler of Guilder, who has an equally insatiable thirst for war and the beauteous Buttercup; Miracle Max, the King's ex-Miracle Man, who can raise the dead (kind of); The Dread Pirate Roberts, supreme looter and plunderer of the high seas; and Count Rugen, the evil mastermind behind it all; and, of course, Buttercup, the princess bride, the most perfect, beautiful woman in the history of the world. This timeless tale pits country against country, good against evil, love against hate. From the Cliffs of Insanity through the Fire Swamp and down into the Zoo of Death, this incredible journey and brilliant tale is peppered with strange beasties monstrous and gentle, and memorable surprises both terrible and sublime. -- Publisher description.
From Library Staff
multcolib_rachaels Dec 02, 2013
Both a wonderful fairy tale and a high-wire act of metafiction. (No Virginia, there is no S. Morgenstern.)
multcolib_susannel Nov 25, 2014
This book has it all- true love, pirates , and a kidnapped princess- and that is just the begining!
multcolib_recommends5 Apr 06, 2014
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. -
multcolib_teens Oct 09, 2016
A swashbuckling romance filled with true love, pirates, and a kidnapped princess - and that is just the beginning.
From the critics
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“We’ll never survive.”
“Nonsense. They only say because no one ever has.”
‘‘I must court her now,’’ said the Prince. ‘‘Leave us alone for a minute.’’ He rode the white expertly down the hill.
Buttercup had never seen such a giant beast. Or such a rider.
‘‘I am your Prince and you will marry me,’’ Humperdinck said.
Buttercup whispered, ‘‘I am your servant and I refuse.’’
‘‘I am your Prince and you cannot refuse.’’
‘‘I am your loyal servant and I just did.’’
‘‘Refusal means death.’’
‘‘Kill me then.’’
“Bye Bye, have fun storming the castle!”
“You think it’ll work?”
“It would take a miracle. Bye bye.”
Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high.
"So you'll put down your rock and I'll put down my sword and we'll try to kill each other like civilized people?"
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pink_panther_736 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over
angellacody thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 99
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It's got fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles...but I've seen the movie often enough that it felt like the screen play with a lot of unnecessary bits and some flubbed lines. (Yes, I know the book came first.) Fun, nonetheless, tho.
Princess Buttercup and her true love Wesley battle against the evil Prince who wants to kill buttercup in order to start a war.
An abridgement of the classic story by S. Morgenstern.
The 1987 movie based on this novel stars Robin Wright and Cary Elwes and was directed by Rob Reiner.