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The Princess Bride

 Author: William Goldman  Category: Romance  Published: September 1, 1973  Language: English  File Size: 1.9 MB  Tags: AdventurecomedyFairy TalesFantasyHumornovelRomanceScience fiction |  Download PDF


The Princess Bride by William Goldman, explores the theme of Love, Loyalty, and Friendship.


Within the frame stories and in The Princess Bride itself, the novel’s characters are confronted with questions of what it means to be a good friend, parent, or partner. The Princess Bride is a love story between Westley and Buttercup.

Famous Quotes:

“Life isn’t fair, it’s just fairer than death, that’s all.”
“This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it.”
“When I was your age, television was called books.”
″[L]ove is many things, none of them logical.”
“You see, there’s different kinds of dead: there’s sort of dead, mostly dead, and all dead.”
“You heard him—true love is what he wants to come back for. That’s certainly worthwhile.”
“I said I would not hurt him. But I never for a moment said he would not suffer pain. You will do the actual tormenting.”

“Anything there is that I can do for you, I will do for you; anything there is that I cannot do, I will learn to do. I know I cannot compete with the Countess in skills or wisdom or appeal, and I saw the way she looked at you. And I saw the way you looked at her.”

“Widows happen. Every day—don’t they, Your Highness?”
“There are no words to contain all my wisdom. I am so cunning, crafty and clever, so filled with deceit, guile and chicanery, such a knave, so shrewd, cagey as well as calculating, as diabolical as I am vulpine, as tricky as I am untrustworthy…”
“You mean you’ll forgive me completely for saving your life if I completely forgive you for saving mine? You’re my friend, my only one.”