The Princess Bride
S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High AdventureBook - 2007
From Library Staff
What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be...well...a lot less than the man of her dreams? As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a grown... Read More »
A funny, original and moving fable of true love, high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts.
This book follows many of the tropes of a fairy tale romance, but there is a lot more to it than that. It's closer to a fantasy adventure novel than a romance, in my opinion.
You’re probably familiar with the movie, but you should read the book — it's even better. It's full of adventure, witty lines, and romance. Most romantic quote: "I've been saying it so long to you, you just wouldn’t listen. Every time you said 'Farm Boy do this' you thought I was answering '... Read More »
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 »
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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.