William Goldman's cult classic, a story of pirates,
evil princes, sorcerers and of course - true love!
First published in 1973, The Princess Bride is a cult book
which later became a cult film. It tells the story of Buttercup, the
most beautiful girl in the world. And of fencing, fighting, torture,
poison, true love, hate, revenge, giants, hunters, bad men, good men,
beautifulest ladies, snakes, spiders, beasts, chases, escapes, lies,
truths, passion, and miracles.
About The Author
William Goldman has been writing books and movies for more than
forty years. He has won two Academy Awards ( for Butch Cassidy and
the Sundance Kid and All the Presidents' Men), and three
Lifetime Achievement awards in screenwriting. His novel Marathon Man
has made him very famous in Dentists' offices around the world.
American writer William Goldman's The Princess Bride is the result of a huge labour of love. He fell in love with Morgenstern's 'classic tale of true love and high adventure' when he was ill as a child. In 1973 he produced his abridged version which concentrates on the fantasy and adventure elements of the original, following the fortunes of wonderful characters such as the mighty Fezzik, Prince Humperdinck and Buttercup, the 'beautifulest' lady in the world. This cult book defies category - thriller, fairy tale, adventure, love story - and is by turns scary, funny and magical. Brilliant stuff. (Kirkus UK)