The Princess Bride
S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High AdventureeBook - 2007
From Library Staff
Princesses, princess, assassins, pirates, thieves, and giant bats. A story of royal nonsense for the ages, my friends--and JUST as good as the movie.
Buttercup and Westley. High adventure and a fairy-tale romance? As you wish!
Beatricksy Jun 25, 2017
This book is comfort food for my soul. It's a postmodern fantasy box of tricks and delights, with literally everything a book could possibly have in it. Pirates, thieves, assassins, fencing, wrestling, travel, murder, miracles, love, hate, comedy, sorrow. Whenever I'm sad or reading too many lous... Read More »
Goldman (or rather, Morgenstern) weaves a magical, humorous, and thoroughly
un-put-down-able tale of chivalry, heroism, and adventure. If you already love the movie, prepare to get to know the familiar characters even better as their stories are revealed. This novel should be considered a contem... Read More »
I've never read anything like you, friend. I've read imitators, but nothing so perfectly scary, funny, and well developed as you.
From the critics
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‘‘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?"
Indego : hello, my name is Indego Montoya you killed my fater prepare to die!
Six fingered man: STOP SAYING THAT!
AgeAdd Age Suitability
angellacody thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 99
taguchimiyuki thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 13
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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.