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The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  

The Princess Bride

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Simply one of the best swashbuckling, romantic, adventure stories ever written. From pirates and duels to giants and hunchbacks and romance and comedy there is something here that will appeal to everyone. It may all sound a bit corny but what is wrong with some good old fashioned fun and action once in a while? A classic tale that will draw you under its spell.

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The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Beautiful, flaxen-haired Buttercup has fallen for Westley, the farm boy, and when he departs to make his fortune, she vows never to love another. So when she hears that his ship has been captured by the Dread Pirate Roberts (no survivors) her heart is broken. But her charms draw the attention of the relentless Prince Humperdinck who wants a wife and will go to any lengths to have Buttercup. So starts a fairy tale like no other, of fencing, poison, true love, hate, revenge, giants, bad men, good men, snakes, spiders, chases, escapes, lies, truths, passion and miracles, and … a damn fine story.

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'A swash-buckling comic fantasy fairytale adventure

my favourite book in all the world'
Waterstone

's Guide to Kid's Books'


About the Author

William Goldman

William Goldman has been writing books and movies for over forty-five years. He has won two Academy Awards (for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President’s Men) and three Lifetime Achievement awards in screenwriting. Which Lie Did I Tell is his guide to the nuts and bolts of film making. His novels The Princess Bride, published in a new edition in August 2008, and Marathon Man are also published by Bloomsbury. He lives in New York City.

Photograph © Terry O'Neill

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Book Info

Publication date

4th August 2008

Author

William Goldman

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
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Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780747590583

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