The Princess Bride
* As a child, the author William Goldman does not excel in sports, and instead escapes into his vivid imagination.
* When William catches pneumonia in 1941, his father, who works long hours to provide for his family, reads him "The Princess Bride."
* After he recovers, William becomes obsessed with books.
* As an adult, William wants to get a copy of the book to give to his son for his tenth birthday.
* The author realizes that his son, Jason, doesn't actually read the book.
* When William looks through it, he realizes why: it's too difficult.
* William realizes that his father read him only the good parts.
* He sets out to rewrite The Princess Bride, keeping only the interesting scenes.
* William's goal is to pass along his two childhood ideals, true love and high adventure, to the reader.
Chapter One, The Bride
* Buttercup, the daughter of farmers, is not...
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