William Goldman - The Princess Bride (2nd Hand Paperback)
A gently satirical twist on the classic quest adventure.
Featuring such unforgettable characters as: Westley . . . handsome farm boy who risks death and much, much worse for the woman he loves; Inigo . . . the Spanish swordsman who lives only to avenge his father's death; Fezzik . . . the Turk, the gentlest giant ever to have uprooted a tree with his Vizzini . . . the evil Sicilian, with a mind so keen he's foiled by his own perfect logic; Prince Humperdinck . . . the eviler ruler of Guilder, who has an equally insatiable thirst for war and the beauteous Buttercup; Count Rugen . . the evilest man of all, who thrives on the excruciating pain of others; Miracle Max . . . the King's ex-Miracle Man, who can raise the dead (kind of); The Dread Pirate Roberts . . . supreme looter and plunderer of the high seas; and, of course, Buttercup . . . the princess bride, the most perfect, beautiful woman in the history of the world.
Beautiful, flaxen-haired Buttercup has fallen for Westley, the farm boy, and when he departs to make his fortune, she vows never to love another. So when she hears that his ship has been captured by the Dread Pirate Roberts - who never leaves survivors - her heart is broken. But her charms draw the attention of the relentless Prince Humperdinck who wants a wife and will go to any lengths to have Buttercup.
So starts a fairy tale like no other, of fencing, fighting, torture, poison, true love, hate, revenge, giants, hunters, bad men, good men, beautifulest ladies, snakes, spiders, beasts, chases, escapes, lies, truths, passion and miracles.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Fantasy
- Published : 1973 (This Edition 1999 - Bloomsbury / 25th Anniversary Edition)
- ISBN : 9780747545187
- SKU : B002336
- PPC : SP300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True Love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders, Pain. Death. Brave men. Cowardly men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passion. Miracles.
William Goldman - The Princess Bride . . . this book has it all and should be on every bookshelf." - Ebay Review.
William Goldman was an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He first came to prominence in the 1950's as a novelist before turning to screenwriting. He won Academy Awards for his screenplays Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President's Men.