The Princess Bride
S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High AdventureBook - 2007
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As my parents can most definitely testify, one of my greatest passions is reading. My mom fondly tells everyone, that the reason for my glasses is not video games or excessive TV watching as it may be for other kids, but rather excessive reading. Little six-year-old me who wasn’t willing to put down a book, sneakily reading in the middle of the night with a flashlight is, according to my… (more)
From Library Staff
"My own copy is tattered and worn due to the number of times I’ve read it. The book, as well as the movie, is a timeless classic that I could never get tired of." Also available as an eBook, in an illustrated edition, and as the movie.
Adventure, giants, kidnapping, revenge, true love, and more.
A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts. (catalog description)
The classic story of true love, sword-fights, revenge, death and miracles. Also available on audio (abridged), as an eBook and on video.
From the critics
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‘‘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.
"So you'll put down your rock and I'll put down my sword and we'll try to kill each other like civilized people?"
Indego : hello, my name is Indego Montoya you killed my fater prepare to die!
Six fingered man: STOP SAYING THAT!
AgeAdd Age Suitability
angellacody thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 99
taguchimiyuki thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 13
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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.