The Princess Bride is an anomaly in that reading the book does not make you love the movie any less. Goldman is a masterful storyteller who not only creates a magnificent world, but weaves such an intricate back story that you’ll be temporarily questioning reality. Life lessons are learned throughout this literary adventure whether they be about love from Westley and Buttercup, hubris from Vizzini, revenge from Inigo, or even the importance of a well-constructed Zoo of Death; The Princess Bride has it all. A classic in its own right, it should either be on the top of your “to-read” list or already on your “have-read-and-love” list. — Misha D'Andrea
William Goldman’s beloved story of Buttercup, Westley, and their fellow adventurers is now available in a beautifully illustrated deluxe edition just in time for the holidays!
This tale of true love, high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts, as depicted in the 1987 film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Fred Savage, Robin Wright, and others, is now available in a beautiful new package, with foil and embossing on the cover and an interior printed on elegant uncoated cream stock with rough-cut edges.
This keepsake edition also includes fifty full-page color illustrations by Michael Manomivibul, full-color chapter openers, and a gorgeous color map printed on the endpapers. A stunning package no fan will be able to resist!
About the Author
WILLIAM GOLDMAN has been writing books and movies for more than forty years. He has won two Academy Awards (for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President's Men), and three Lifetime Achievement Awards in screenwriting.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, MICHAEL MANOMIVIBUL currently resides in Oakland, California. He is a graduate of the California College of the Arts, and his work has been featured in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art and the Folio edition of Moonfleet, among many other publications.
“[Goldman’s] swashbuckling fable is nutball funny . . . A ‘classic’ medieval melodrama that sounds like all the Saturday serials you ever saw, feverishly reworked by the Marx Brothers.” — Newsweek
“One of the funniest, most original, and deeply moving novels I have read in a long time.” — Los Angeles Times