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William Goldman says that he is simply abridging S. Morgenstern's tale. Do you believe that Morgenstern is real or is he fictional? What evidence does the book provide to support your answer?

Many readers are familiar with the film version of The Princess Bride. Discuss some of the differences between the movie and the book. Do you like or dislike the changes? Why?

Goldman constantly interrupts the narrative to note that he has cut out a section of the Morgenstern. He then tells the reader what that section involved, how he feels about it, the argument he had with his editor over cutting it, and then returns the reader to the story. How do you feel about these interruptions? What purpose do they serve within the story?

Goldman says that Morgenstern's original work is a satire of the Florinese government and History. Do you view Goldman's "abridgment...

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