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The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love And High Adventure is set in the Renaissance-era in the year 1941. It is the story of a young and beautiful woman named Buttercup, who lives on a farm and torments the farm boy, Westley, by ordering him to run errands for her. Westley obeys her dutifully each time. Over time, she realizes that he is in love with her. Not before long, she too falls in love with him and confesses her true feelings to him. Soon, Westley leaves the farm to seek his fortune so that he would be in a position to marry her. After he leaves, Buttercup receives the tragic news that Westley was killed by a pirate aboard the ship he was travelling in. Hearing this, she sinks into despair announcing that she would never love anyone again. However, she is forced to agree to marry Prince Humperdinck due to a law that allows the prince to pick any spinster in the kingdom to be his bride.
Just before the wedding, a band of outlaws kidnap Buttercup. They are followed by a masked man in black. The outlaws try hard to fend off the man in black, but he is successful in rescuing Buttercup from their clutches. While fleeing with her, the man taunts her saying that women are not trustworthy and that she must have felt indifferent when her true love had died. This angers her and she pushes him into a gorge hoping that he dies too. From the gorge down below, the man in black yells back at her. Buttercup then realizes that the man is not anyone else but her love, Westley.
Who had organized the kidnapping of Buttercup? Does she marry the prince or go back into the arms of her true love, Westley?
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love And High Adventure was adapted into a feature film in 1987 starring Cary Elwes and Robin Wright.
About William Goldman William Goldman is an American screenwriter, novelist and playwright.
His other works include The Temple Of Gold, No Way To Treat a Lady, The Silent Gondoliers and The Color Of Light.
Born on August 12, 1931, Goldman grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. He joined the army after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College in 1952. In 1956, he earned his Master of Arts degree from Columbia University. He is the winner of two Academy Awards for his screenplays. He was married to Ilene Jones and the couple has two daughters. Goldman currently lives in New York City.