The Princess Bride by William Goldman [RARE SFBC HARDCOVER] 1973
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
RARE BOOK CLUB EDITION  HARCOURT BRACE & CO. / SCIENCE FICTION BOOK CLUB
Rare limited book club edition. Printed by The Science Fiction Book Club in the early 90's.
Hardcover with dust jacket in good condition.
Custom refurbished ex-library copy.
Dust jacket has some visible wear; worn edges; creasing. Looks great in a new HQ brodart jacket protector.
Book itself has tape remainder marks on edges of boards; trace soiling to text block. Reads beautifully!
What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be...well...a lot less than the man of her dreams?
As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad's recitation, and only the "good parts" reached his ears. Now Goldman does Dad one better. He's reconstructed the "Good Parts Version" to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere.
What's it about? Fencing. Fighting. True Love. Strong Hate. Harsh Revenge. A Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Lots of Good Men. Five or Six Beautiful Women. Beasties Monstrous and Gentle. Some Swell Escapes and Captures. Death, Lies, Truth, Miracles, and a Little Sex. In short, it's about everything.