Now a cult classic, this story of pirates, evil princes, sorcerers, and, most importantly, true love is handsomely repackaged in a commemorative 25th ...Show synopsisNow a cult classic, this story of pirates, evil princes, sorcerers, and, most importantly, true love is handsomely repackaged in a commemorative 25th anniversary hardcover.Hide synopsis
Description:Hardcover in near fine condition. Contents are clean, unmarked...Hardcover in near fine condition. Contents are clean, unmarked and tightly bound. Dustjacket is also near fine with only hint of rub to spine ends. 255 pgs.
Description:Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0151730857. Uncommon newer...Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0151730857. Uncommon newer SF book club issue but only cp date is orig `73. Free of former owner writing or bookplates in a very good, mylar protected dust jacket. Book is in vg condition. Tight and straight, just some small bumping to edges and light shelf soil to boards. Illustrated dust jacket features the Princess on a horse approaching a few people on a dirt road with castle in the tree lined background. The very good jacket has rub to mostly green rear panel.; 8vo.
Description:Good. The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True...Good. The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure. This book is in Good condition. Buy with confidence. We ship from multiple location.
Description:Very good in good dust jacket. 308 p. NY, Harcourt Brace &...Very good in good dust jacket. 308 p. NY, Harcourt Brace & Jovanovich, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition Good+. 1st Edition. First American Edition, First Printing, foxing on the edges, the book has a slight spine lean, the bright red dust jacket is price-clipped and a touch of rubbing with sunstantial chipping.
There are not enough exclamation points to express how great this book is!!!!! The tongue-in-check introductions from the anniversary editions are just as much fun to read as the book itself!!! Absolutely great read!!!!!
This was definitely a unique kind of story with hilarious satiric wit (if you like that kind of humor). Goldman peppers his narrative with mix-ups of Biblical stories and theological non sequitors, notes on why he "abridged this part of the original Morgenstern novel", and complaints about how his editor wouldn't let him change this-and-such. Reading through these last got tedious after the first two page-long notes, though his italicized remarks on what his reactions were when "his father read the book to him" when he was little were amusing.
Though for the most part the movie version of "The Princess Bride" follows the book, there are significant differences - instead of having his Pit of Despair, Prince Humperdinck has a Zoo of Death; Princess Buttercup's feelings toward Westley actually develop through the story; and the back stories of Inigo, the revenge-obsessed Spaniard, and Fezzik, the slow-witted giant, are told in detail.
The book raises more moral problems than does the movie version, and this was specifically what brought the rating down, as well as the occasional swearing and its irreverence toward God. It is not a book meant to be original: it is a book making fun of a completely cliche storyline...and it does a good job at that.
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