Key Facts

Princess Bride is not an actual abridgment at all and is in fact William Goldman’s work entirely.

Goldman wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of the novel directed by Rob Reiner in 1987 with Cary Elwes as Westley , Robin Wright as Buttercup and Billy Crystal as Miracle Max.

The film adaptation earned The 1988 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and remains a cult classic to this day.

The title for William Goldman’s novel was inspired by his young daughters who prompted him to tell bedtime stories of princesses and brides.

The country names of Guilder and Florin were named after coins, Florin being an Italian coin and Guilder being a Dutch one.

Goldman mentions a reunion scene that he wanted to add but claims to have faced legal problems with the fictional S. Morgenstern.

He prompts his readers to write to his publishers in request for the reunion scene but the received response was a letter stating the legal situation with Goldman and Morgenstern.

The 25th  edition of The Princess Bride mentions a sequel titled Buttercup’s Baby, but Goldman claims he faces trouble publishing it due to legal issues with Morgenstern.

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