The Princess Bride (S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure, the 'good parts' version abridged by William Goldman). William Goldman, thus, S. Morgenstern.
The Princess Bride (S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure, the 'good parts' version abridged by William Goldman)
The Princess Bride (S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure, the 'good parts' version abridged by William Goldman)
The Princess Bride (S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure, the 'good parts' version abridged by William Goldman)
The Princess Bride (S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure, the 'good parts' version abridged by William Goldman)
The Princess Bride (S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure, the 'good parts' version abridged by William Goldman)

The Princess Bride (S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure, the 'good parts' version abridged by William Goldman)

London: Folio Society, 2013. First Thus. Hardcover. A Fine, Superior, unread copy of the first Folio Society edition, first printing with illustrations and endpaper map by Mark Thomas, in a Fine slipcase -- no dust jacket, as issued. Combining comedy, adventure, fantasy, romantic love, romance, and fairy tale, the book is presented as an abridgment (called "the good parts version") of a longer work by S. Morgenstern. [Morgenstern is, in fact, William Goldman who used the Pseudonym "Simon Morgenstern" to add another layer to the novel. He presents his novel as an abridged version of a work by the fictional Morgenstern, an author from the equally fictional country of Florin.] Goldman also wrote the screenplay for the 1987 movie of the same name directed by Rob Reiner and starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, and Christopher Guest. The film follows the books narrative style by presenting it as a novel being read by a grandfather (played by Peter Falk) to his grandson (played by Fred Savage with the film bringing Savage national attention as an actor and a role for which he won the 1987 Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor – Motion Picture). Bravo named the film as number 50 on its "100 Funniest Movies", The American Film Institute's (AFI) named it as number 88 on its list of the 100 greatest film love stories, and the film was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2016 as being deemed as "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant". As of the creation of this description, copies of this Folio Society edition of the novel are surprisingly scarce to the market. A Fine, Superior, unread copy of this much-loved William Goldman work. Fine. Item #817

Price: $125.00