Stock Image

THE PRINCESS BRIDE S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure

William Goldman

674,305 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0151730857 / ISBN 13: 9780151730858
Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1973
Hardcover
From Rare Book Cellar (Pomona, NY, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since November 24, 2001

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 1,749.97 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.95 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Stated First Edition. ; 8.11 X 5.43 X 0.87 inches; 308 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. Bookseller Inventory # 85320

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: THE PRINCESS BRIDE S. Morgenstern's Classic ...

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

About this title

Synopsis:

A writer's view on life and art are revealed during his attempts to edit the children's classic that shaped his literary ambitions

Review:

The Princess Bride is a true fantasy classic. William Goldman describes it as a "good parts version" of "S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure." Morgenstern's original was filled with details of Florinese history, court etiquette, and Mrs. Morgenstern's mostly complimentary views of the text. Much admired by academics, the "Classic Tale" nonetheless obscured what Mr. Goldman feels is a story that has everything: "Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passion. Miracles."

Goldman frames the fairy tale with an "autobiographical" story: his father, who came from Florin, abridged the book as he read it to his son. Now, Goldman is publishing an abridged version, interspersed with comments on the parts he cut out.

Is The Princess Bride a critique of classics like Ivanhoe and The Three Musketeers, that smother a ripping yarn under elaborate prose? A wry look at the differences between fairy tales and real life? Simply a funny, frenetic adventure? No matter how you read it, you'll put it on your "keeper" shelf. --Nona Vero

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Specializing in Modern First Editions, out-of-print books, and other hard-to-find books.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We Accept all Major Credit Cards through ABE and PayPal.com. Money Orders, Cashiers Checks and Personal Checks are also accepted. All Items are shipped within 24 hours of receipt of payment. If mailing payment please contact us beforehand so we can put the title on hold for you. All Domestic and International orders are shipped through United States Postal Service. Overnight shipping is available for an extra fee.
Seller Info.
Benjamin Moss
4 Fox Hollow Rd
Pomona NY 10970
USA
845-512-8229
Rarebo...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or over-sized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express