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

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Here William Goldman's beloved story of Buttercup, Westley, and their fellow adventurers finally receives a beautiful illustrated treatment. A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts--The Princess Bride is a modern storytelling classic. As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup is devastated by the loss of her true love, kidnapped by a mercenary and his henchman, rescued by a pirate, forced to marry Prince Humperdinck, and rescued once again by the very crew who absconded with her in the first place. In the course of this dazzling adventure, she'll meet Vizzini--the criminal philosopher who'll do anything for a bag of gold; Fezzik--the gentle giant; Inigo--the Spaniard whose steel thirsts for revenge; and Count Rugen--the evil mastermind behind it all. Foiling all their plans and jumping into their stories is Westley, Princess Buttercup's one true love and a very good friend of a very dangerous pirate.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 450 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 38mm | 1,059.98g
  • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0544173767
  • 9780544173767
  • 12,947

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Here William Goldman s beloved story of Buttercup, Westley, and their fellow adventurers finally receives a beautiful illustrated treatment. A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts The Princess Bride is a modern storytelling classic. As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup is devastated by the loss of her true love, kidnapped by a mercenary and his henchman, rescued by a pirate, forced to marry Prince Humperdinck, and rescued once again by the very crew who absconded with her in the first place. In the course of this dazzling adventure, she'll meet Vizzini the criminal philosopher who'll do anything for a bag of gold; Fezzik the gentle giant; Inigo the Spaniard whose steel thirsts for revenge; and Count Rugen the evil mastermind behind it all. Foiling all their plans and jumping into their stories is Westley, Princess Buttercup s one true love and a very good friend of a very dangerous pirate. "show more

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A modern classic filled with the stuff of fairy tales and more: Revenge and True Love. Monsters and Miracles. Pirates and Princesses. Great Escapes. And maybe even Happily Ever After. "A wacky, charming, and funny fable . . . about a beautiful princess, her hero, pirates, duels, beasts, and the like but with sizzling grown-up passages . . . A saga of true love and high adventure." New York Times "[This] swashbuckling fable is nutball funny . . . A 'classic' medieval melodrama that sounds like all the Saturday serials you ever saw feverishly reworked by the Marx Brothers." Newsweek "One of the funniest, most original, and deeply moving novels I have read in a long time." Los Angeles Times "show more

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