William Goldman's modern fantasy classic is a simple, exceptional story about questsâ€”for riches, revenge, power, and, of course, true loveâ€”that's thrilling and timeless.
Anyone who lived through the 1980s may find it impossibleâ€”inconceivable, evenâ€”to equate The Princess Bride with anything other than the sweet, celluloid romance of Westley and Buttercup, but the film is only a fraction of the ingenious storytelling you'll find in these pages. Rich in character and satire, the novel is set in 1941 and framed cleverly as an â€śabridgedâ€ť retelling of a centuries-old tale set in the fabled country of Florin that's home to â€śBeasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions.â€ť