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

$17.99

by William Goldman

William 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.

Product Details

    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 9780156035217
    ISBN 10: 0156035219
    Imprint: Harcourt Children's Books
    On Sale: 26/03/2010
    Pages: 456
    BISAC1:   FICTION / Fantasy / General Audience