The Princess Bride
S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High AdventureBook - 1998
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S. Morgenstern's timeless tale--discovered and wonderfully abridged by William Goldman--is a story so full of high adventure and true love that it became an instant classic and won the hearts of millions. From the Cliffs of Insanity through the Fire Swamp, this incredible journey is peppered with... Read More »
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"Your father has had his annual physical," the Count said. "I have the report."
"Your father is dying."
"Drat!" said the Prince. "That means I shall have to get married."
“We’ll never survive.”
“Nonsense. They only say because no one ever has.”
‘‘I must court her now,’’ said the Prince. ‘‘Leave us alone for a minute.’’ He rode the white expertly down the hill.
Buttercup had never seen such a giant beast. Or such a rider.
‘‘I am your Prince and you will marry me,’’ Humperdinck said.
Buttercup whispered, ‘‘I am your servant and I refuse.’’
‘‘I am your Prince and you cannot refuse.’’
‘‘I am your loyal servant and I just did.’’
‘‘Refusal means death.’’
‘‘Kill me then.’’
“Bye Bye, have fun storming the castle!”
“You think it’ll work?”
“It would take a miracle. Bye bye.”
Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high.
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It's got fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles...but I've seen the movie often enough that it felt like the screen play with a lot of unnecessary bits and some flubbed lines. (Yes, I know the book came first.) Fun, nonetheless, tho.
Princess Buttercup and her true love Wesley battle against the evil Prince who wants to kill buttercup in order to start a war.
An abridgement of the classic story by S. Morgenstern.
The 1987 movie based on this novel stars Robin Wright and Cary Elwes and was directed by Rob Reiner.