The Princess Bride
by William Goldman. Edition Date:: 10/08/2007
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The Princess Bride is a true fantasy classic. William Goldman describes it as a "good parts versions" of S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure. Goldman frames the fairy tale with an "autobiographical" story: his father, who came from Florin, abridged the book as he read it to his son. Now, Goldman is publishing an abridged version, interspersed with comments on the parts he cut out.
Is the Princess Bride a critique of classics like Ivanhow and The Three Musketeers, that smother a ripping yarn under elaborate prose? A wry look at the differences between fairy tales and real life? Simply a funny, frenetic adventure? No matter how you read it, you'll put it on your "keeper" shelf.