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The princess bride : S. Morgenstern's classic tale of true love and high adventu
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Miss Jenny said:
The film was very popular with my friends and family. Princess Buttercup truly is a buttercup. And the evil prince truly is evil. Oh...and by the way....the good prince truly is good too.
posted Jun 14, 2009 at 1:04PM
Most of us know The Princess Bride best from the charming 1987 film version, but it was a book first, and an equally delightful one at that (due in part, no doubt, to author of book and screenplay being one and the same in William Goldman). The Princess Bride takes all the glory, revenge, and romance from classic swashbuckling adventure stories (like The Three Musketeers, Zorro, and The Scarlet Pimpernel) and turns the whole mess on its ear. There’s still adventure galore, but Goldman frames his book as an old classic that needs all the boring historical parts edited out in order to get readers to the good action bits. It’s a hilarious premise, since Goldman’s descriptions of what’s been cut (and why he’s decided to make those cuts) are as clever as the rest of the adventure, which pits the beautiful Princess Buttercup and her true love Westley against an evil genius, a six-fingered man, and a power-hungry future king (not to mention a giant, a pirate, and a down-on-his luck swordsman). Filled with comic duels of the mind and the heart, The Princess Bride is a charming story that both critiques and celebrates the classic swashbuckler.
posted Jun 23, 2009 at 2:00PM
This is the embodiment of Saturday afternoon swashbuckling heroes, you rescue the fair maiden.
posted Dec 22, 2009 at 1:51PM
Imagine my thrill when I discovered that my favorite movie was originally a book. Then, imagine my jubilation when I read that book and found it was more halarious, adventurful, and all-around awesomer that that same movie the I had fallen in love with. Trust me, you won't be dissappointed.
posted Sep 23, 2010 at 10:34PM
Maddie B. said:
This book is amazing. If anything, read it twenty times within a week. Otherwise, just read it once. That works too.
posted Jun 26, 2013 at 5:09PM
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