Book about the princess bride
The Princess Bride by William GoldmanWhat happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be...well...a lot less than the man of her dreams?
As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dads recitation, and only the good parts reached his ears.
Now Goldman does Dad one better. Hes reconstructed the Good Parts Version to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere.
Whats it about? Fencing. Fighting. True Love. Strong Hate. Harsh Revenge. A Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Lots of Good Men. Five or Six Beautiful Women. Beasties Monstrous and Gentle. Some Swell Escapes and Captures. Death, Lies, Truth, Miracles, and a Little Sex.
In short, its about everything.
The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride is a book written by S. Morgenstern that was then later adapted into a shorter "Good Parts" version in by William Goldman. Morgenstern is fictional. In the film, the grandfather gives this book as a gift to his sick grandson and stays to read it to him. In a Renaissance -era world, a beautiful woman named Buttercup lives on a farm in the country of Florin. After Buttercup realizes the true meaning of the words, as well as the fact that she returns his love, Westley leaves to seek his fortune so they can marry. Buttercup later receives word that his ship was attacked at sea by the Dread Pirate Roberts, who is notorious for killing all those whose vessels he boards.
The book combines elements of comedy , adventure , fantasy , romantic love , romance , and fairy tale. It is presented as an abridgment or "the good parts version" of a longer work by S. Morgenstern, and Goldman's "commentary" asides are constant throughout. The book was adapted into a feature film directed by Rob Reiner from a screenplay written by Goldman himself. William Goldman said, "I've gotten more responses on The Princess Bride than on everything else I've done put together—all kinds of strange outpouring letters.
true beyond a reasonable doubt
Morgenstern had written a boring royal history that William Goldman had abridged into a masterpiece. I realized my mistake. There was no Florin. But it was a rather depressing thought. Framing devices can be awkward, weak, but so many of us were fooled, or allowed ourselves to be fooled.