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The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
by William Goldman

Published: 2007-10-08
Hardcover : 464 pages
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W illiam Goldman’s beloved novel has sold over one million copies. A movie, released twenty years ago, perfectly captured the spirit of the book and has introduced new fans to its pages ever since. In 1941 a young boy lies bedridden from pneumonia. His perpetually disheveled and ...
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W illiam Goldman’s beloved novel has sold over one million copies. A movie, released twenty years ago, perfectly captured the spirit of the book and has introduced new fans to its pages ever since. In 1941 a young boy lies bedridden from pneumonia. His perpetually disheveled and unattractive father, an immigrant from Florin with terribly broken English, shuffles into his bedroom carrying a book. The boy wants to know if it has any sports. His father says, "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. Passions. Miracles." And the little boy, though he doesn’t know it, is about to change forever. As Goldman says, "What happened was just this. I got hooked on the story." And coming generations of readers will, too.

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Finger Food!
by phesselbart (see profile) 04/22/16
We served all finger foods, including ROUS meatballs, Iniago Manchego Cheese Skewers, The Sicilian Bruschetta, and Buttercup Ice Cream Sundaes. We also served Princess Popcorn and screened the movie at our meeting.

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  "A Mixed Review"by phesselbart (see profile) 04/22/16

The members of our club either loved this one or disliked it so much they didn't finish it! Most felt the introductions and the notes put in by Goldman throughout some of the funniest parts of the book.... (read more)

 
by mkujawa (see profile) 04/22/16

 
  "~*~*~*~As You Wish~*~*~*~"by joyfulpie (see profile) 02/18/10

I love the Princess Bride. It's been a favorite movie for years and years. To finally read it after all the years of enjoying the movie, well, let's just say - it's about time.

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