The Princess Bride

by William Goldman

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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.

The Princess Bride Synopsis

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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ISBN: 9780747590583
Publication date: 04/08/2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780747590583
Publication date: 4th August 2008
Author: William Goldman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage),

About 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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