Goldman, William - The Princess Bride - ( Item 124186 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2013. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Illustrated by Mark Thomas. Featuring giants, duels, man-eating swamp rats and, of course, true love, Goldman's funny and poignant lampoon of the fairy-tale tradition has inadvertently become a classic of the genre. Mythologised by the author as the 'Good Parts' version of a magnificent book by the 'great Florinese writer', S. Morgenstern, The Princess Bride is a gripping tongue-in-cheek fairy tale. It tells the story of Buttercup, an exceptionally beautiful girl who rises from unlikely beginnings to receive the dubious hand-in- marriage of the barrel-like Prince Humperdinck. Meanwhile her true love, Westley the farm boy, must cross perilous seas, climb the Cliffs of Insanity, fight off man-eating swamp rats and survive the abominable Zoo of Death to rescue her from a grisly end. Fast-paced and funny, The Princess Bride lampoons the fairy-tale tradition but is at once a classic in its own right. Production Details. The Princess Bride book. Bound in cloth. 328 pages. Frontispiece and 9 colour illustrations. Book size: 9½" x 6¼". 'It's still my favorite book in all the world'. 'One of the funniest, most original, and deeply moving novels I have read in a long time'. LA Times. Author William Goldman is best known for his novel Marathon Man. He also wrote the award-winning screenplay for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. This edition of The Princess Bride includes the first chapter of the 'sequel', Buttercup's Baby, and Goldman's introductions to the 25th and 35th anniversary editions, which embellish the myth surrounding the original text. 'It's still my favorite book in all the world,' he writes, 'and more than ever, I wish I had written it.' They also comment on the cult 1987 film directed by Rob Reiner. Mark Thomas has created 10 colourful illustrations depicting some of the story's most dramatic moments, and an endpaper map tracing Westley and Buttercup's journey.
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