The Princess Bride - Study Guide The Princess Bride Summary & Analysis

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William Goldman was a loner who did not excel at sports during his childhood. His only companionship came from his own active imagination. In 1941, William is delirious with pneumonia. To entertain the sick child, William's father reads him the story of The Princess Bride by S. Morgenstern. For the first time in his life, William becomes interested in a book. William's father reads the book through twice while the boy is recuperating. For years afterwards William always associates the book with his father and hears the story read in his father's voice. Once William is better he is obsessed with books and asks his teacher for more suggestions.

When William's own son, Jason turns ten, William is determined to procure a copy of The Princess Bride for him; however, William is in California while his family is back in New York. An extensive...

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