The Princess Bride

PDF Epub The Princess Bride By William Goldman The Princess Bride Is A True Fantasy Classic William Goldman Describes It As A Good Parts Version Of S Morgenstern S Classic Tale Of True Love And High Adventure Morgenstern S Original Was Filled With Details Of Florinese History, Court Etiquette, And Mrs Morgenstern S Mostly Complimentary Views Of The Text Much Admired By Academics, The Classic Tale Nonetheless Obscured What Mr Goldman Feels Is A Story That Has Everything Fencing Fighting Torture Poison True Love Hate Revenge Giants Hunters Bad Men Good Men Beautifulest Ladies Snakes Spiders Beasts Of All Natures And Descriptions Pain Death Brave Men Coward Men Strongest Men Chases Escapes Lies Truths Passion Miracles.The Princess Bride

James Goldman, author and playwright.William Goldman had published five novels and had three plays produced on Broadway before he began to write screenplays Several of his novels he later used as the foundation for his screenplays In the 1980s he wrote a series of memoirs looking at his professional life on Broadway and in Hollywood in one of these he famously remarked that Nobody knows anything He then returned to writing novels He then adapted his novel

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 512 pages
  • The Princess Bride
  • William Goldman
  • English
  • 07 October 2017

10 thoughts on “The Princess Bride

  1. says:

    If you haven t read this book, then all I can tell you is to go out, get it, and read it Now Don t bother with the rest of this review, you ll thank me later It has Fencing.Fighting.Torture.Poison.True Love.Hate.Revenge.Giants.Hunters.Good men.Bad men.Beautifulest ladies.Snakes.Spiders.Beasts of all natures and descriptions.Pain.Death.Brave men.Coward men.Strongest men.Chases.Escapes.Lies.Truths.Passion Miracles For a start.It s one of the greatest love action revenge stories ever abridged by a modern author Well, it seems that Mr Goldman felt that the original story, as written by the immortal S Morganstern, was a little too dry for public consumption, as well as damaging to treasured childhood memories, so he went through it and put together this good parts version, and the world is a better place for it 1 Of course, the big gag is that there never was an original version of the book There never was an S Morganstern, the greatest of the Florinese writers Goldman s father may have read books to him as a ch...

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    It s amazing that I ve never found time to read this book before I have seen the movie, but it was years ago and I only really remember the one thing that everyone remembers The real strength of this book is that is just ticks every box imaginable It s a fairy tale, full of action, romance and revenge, and it has that timeless quality that the best fairy tales seem to carry It was published in the 1970s but it feels like it should be a thousand years old, passed down from generation to generation It s non stop adventure, comedy gold and full of some of the most memorable characters I ve ever had the pleasure of reading about.Goldman s writing style for this novel works so surprisingly well For one, it s such an unusual idea to write a retelling of a story by a fictional author Goldman claims his father read him the S Morgenstern classic as a child and then proceeds to tell us the abridged version with all the good parts It s strange how well his constant sidenotes actually add to the story, rather than take us out of it I think maybe it s the little kids inside most readers who remember the magic of being read a story as a child Because while this is a fantasy story with magic and princesses, it s also a bittersweet tale about how a father introduced his son to the world of stories.And I found it hilarious I want you to know how rare it is for me to find a book that successfully combines silly humour with dr...

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    First of all, anyone who s rated this less than 5 stars is just wrong, very wrong I know this because I was recently instated Master of all Opinions where mine is the most rightest The StructureI guess the real place to start with this book is with its structure You may have noticed that the actual title is The Princess Bride S Morgenstern s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure The Good Parts Version Abridged by William Goldman.Whew That s a mouthful.But that s also the genius of this book You see, S Morgenstern s Classic doesn t actually exist, only this abridged, Good Parts version, created wholly by William Goldman This may not be the first time I expound upon the genius of this narrative.The Princess Bride begins much like the movie William Goldman gets sick and his father comes in to read him this story Only in the book, we don t jump right into the story, we go to the future of Goldman s life where he talks about things that actually happened in his life, but also some thing s he s made up.For instance, Goldman talks about writing for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, which he did do But he also talks about his fictional psychotherapist wife that took some research Finally, about 40 or so pages in, we get to the actual story And it s almost exactly like the movie, or at least I should say that no...

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    I must say that the humour in this book is quite special 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 It s a comedy, with a scoop of tragedy, and an adventure at all times Not simply an adventure, a journey.Danger awaits the characters at every chapter and the obstacles they are faced with and their ways of dealing with them are peculiar.Even if you try to, you will not be able to take the story seriously More than half of the characters are sheer idiots yes, even Buttercup is na ve, unoriginal and, very often, stupid.But that s, to some extent, normal One cannot write a comical story without having silly characters in it.There are many overused tropes in this fairytale a damsel in distress, beauty beyond imagination, a rescuer, villainous villains, villainous villains who lose their villainy and the true love theme.The first half is a lot of fun With a humorous, one of a kind narration, William Goldman entertains us or at least tries to throughout the book The only problem is that the story slows down past the half mark It...

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    Okay, I like the movie better than the book I mean I love watching all of my characters So There Anyhoo, I m adding some pictures from the book There are a lot of them but I m just going to add a few I thought they were wonderful On the inside front and back pages there is a m...

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    5.0 stars HOW AMAZINGLY GOOD IS THIS BOOK YOU good it is almost This is a literary treasure and one that I can not recommend highly Let me start by saying that prior to reading this book I had probably seen the movie version a dozen times or so and ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT I only mention this so that you know where I m coming from in case you are not a fan of the movie as I think if you like one you will like the other and, conversely, if you didn t like the movie, the book may not appeal to you as much As for the book, I was AMAZED at what a superb adaptation of the novel the movie was Along with the Lord of the Rings trilogy and No Country for Old Men, this may be the best adaptation of a classic novel that I have ever come across This may lead you to ask whether it is even worth it to read the book given that much of what is in the book is on the screen My answer to that would be a resounding YES First of all, the book is as much fun as the movie and the tone of the writing is unique, playful and very funny Despite knowing the plot of the book intimately, I found the reading experience to be fresh and new I am going to assume that people reading this have seen the movie, read the book or at least have an understanding of the basic plot If not, the book description and other revie...

  7. says:

    I am one of the few people in the world who does not think the book is better than the movie here There is an undercurrent of bitterness in this book that I find off putting I am given to understand by a friend that those elements i.e., the autobiographical stuff in Goldman s own persona are actually fictional But I found that they soured my enjoyment of the story they framed I couldn t enjoy the writing of a writer who seemed as misanthr...

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    Find all of my reviews at STAR THERE IS TO STAR Yeah, a little bit It s also the best book in the history of ever Sure it has a little kissing but it also has pirates and bad guys and swordsmen and giants and I m not writing a synopsis I m not writing a review I m just telling you if you have not already read it, read it now You ask What if I don t like it INCONCEIVABLE If you read it, hate it, and have the desire to 1 Star it or say bad things, you should probably unfriend me first I might be inclined to light your ass up Just kidding Maybe Come my love, I ll tell you a taleOf a boy and girl and their love storyAnd how he loved her oh so muchAnd all the charms she did possessNow this did happen once upon a timeWhen things were not so complexAnd how he worshipped the ground she walkedAnd when he looked in her eyes he became obsessedThis love was stronger than the powers so darkA prince could have within his kingdomHis spells to weak and steal a ...

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    I m sorry Kate s favorite book, but I must destroy you Two stars Yep, I am one of those people Cynical Have no heart Have no good taste in books Just want mindless action and independent sword wielding women as main characters Don t like overpowered men Nor women, for that matter Don t believe in love at first sight Hate damsels in distress Hate perfection You get the point.Do you see why I didn t like the book Do you Well, if you ve read it you probably do If you didn t, then go ahead and read it I dare you to read it The Princess Bride started out as an entertaining read Bill Goldman s part in the story was a pleasant surprise, even though he didn t seem like the kindest person out there, I found myself immersed in the story When the so called introduction ended and the actual Princess Bride story began well, my enthusiasm started to decrease The I read the it decreased What were you expecting from a book called The Princess Bride my husband asked Well, I thought it may be a parody of all those cheesy romance books that are way too popular than they deserve Maybe I thought it was a new take on those romances, something that would make me say Gee, this is one good romance novel I sure feel silly for bashing the genre so much in my reviews I wanted or less the same true love conquers all story but with better characters Yes, the char...

  10. says:

    this book is a dweamwiffin a dweam weview to come me, rereading this book inconceivable

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