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The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Synopsis: A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts – The Princess Bride is a modern storytelling classic.
As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup is devastated by the loss of her true love, kidnapped by a mercenary and his henchmen, rescued by a pirate, forced to marry Prince Humperdinck, and rescued once again by the very crew who absconded with her in the first place. In the course of this dazzling adventure, she’ll meet Vizzini – the criminal philosopher who’ll do anything for a bag of gold; Fezzik – the gentle giant; Inigo – the Spaniard whose steel thirsts for revenge; and Count Rugen – the evil mastermind behind it all. Foiling all their plans and jumping into their stories is Westley, Princess Buttercup’s one true love and a very good friend of a very dangerous pirate.
Why it’s on my TBR:
I’ve been wanting to read this book for years and last year I finally bought it. I’m not sure why it’s been sitting on my TBR bookcase for so long. I really want to read it. I really need to read. Hopefully I can get to it soon. Also, a week after buying it I found the gorgeous 40th anniversary illustrated edition. I was so mad. Man I want that one.