The Princess Bride

Author: William Goldman
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0151015449
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Presents the timeless love story between a farm boy named Westley and the beautiful Princess Buttercup, along with the author's comments on life and art as he attempts to edit the children's classic.

The Princess Bride And Philosophy

Author: Richard Greene
Editor: Open Court
ISBN: 0812699165
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The Princess Bride is the 1987 satirical adventure movie that had to wait for the Internet and DVDs to become the most quoted of all cult classics. The Princess Bride and Philosophy is for all those who have wondered about the true meaning of “Inconceivable!,” why the name “Roberts” uniquely inspires fear, and whether it’s truly a miracle to restore life to someone who is dead, but not necessarily completely dead. The Princess Bride is filled with people trying to persuade each other of various things, and invites us to examine the best methods of persuasion. It’s filled with promises, some kept and some broken, and cries out for philosophical analysis of what makes a promise and why promises should be kept. It’s filled with beliefs which go beyond the evidence, and philosophy can help us to decide when such beliefs can be justified. It’s filled with political violence, both by and against the recognized government, and therefore raises all the issues of political philosophy. Westley, Buttercup, Prince Humperdinck, Inigo Montoya, the giant Fezzik, and the Sicilian Vizzini keep on re-appearing in these pages, as examples of philosophical ideas. Is it right for Montoya to kill the six-fingered man, even though there is no money in the revenge business? What’s the best way to deceive someone who knows you’re trying to deceive him? Are good manners a kind of moral virtue? Could the actions of the masked man in black truly be inconceivable even though real? What does ethics have to say about Miracle Max’s pricing policy? How many shades of meaning can be conveyed by “As You Wish”?

The Totally Geeky Guide To The Princess Bride

Author: MaryAnn Johanson
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312099895
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You know how to avoid the Three Terrors of the Fire Swamp. You would never fall victim to one of the Classic Blunders. You’d love to surrender to the Dread Pirate Westley. Cult-favorite flick ‘The Princess Bride’ is funny, romantic, and one of the most quotable movies ever made... and this breezy deconstruction explores why this delightful film -- full of fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, and miracles -- has endeared itself to millions of moviegoers. From its unusual structure to its archetypal characters to its outrageous humor, discover the surprising depth and profound wisdom to be found in this wildly entertaining adventure/fantasy/romance/comedy. From popular and respected film critic and geek-watcher MaryAnn Johanson of FlickFilosopher.com.

Elisabeth

Author: Barry Denenberg
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439266444
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A free and impetuous spirit, Elisabeth is chosen at the age of fifteen to be the wife of Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria, which throws her into a world of restrictions and tremendous responsibilities.

The Princess Bride

Author: Diana Palmer
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459208765
Size: 10,93 MB
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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR… He was everything Tiffany Blair wanted. He was danger. He was love…and she was meant to spend forever with him. Trouble was, Kingman Marshall insisted marriage was for fools. But for better, for worse, Tiffany vowed she'd walk down the aisle as King's bride. King was equally determined to stay away from Tiffany. He was too old, too jaded and too burdened with secrets to indulge in fantasies of happily-ever-after with a sheltered princess. But if he succeeded in pushing her away, could he truly live without her?

The Dharma Of The Princess Bride

Author: Ethan Nichtern
Editor: North Point Press
ISBN: 0865478384
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An engagingly contemporary approach to Buddhism—through the lens of an iconic film and its memorable characters Humorous yet spiritually rigorous in the tradition of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and The Tao of Pooh, drawing from pop culture and from personal experience, The Dharma of “The Princess Bride” teaches us how to understand and navigate our most important personal relationships from a twenty-first-century Buddhist perspective. Friendship. Romance. Family. These are the three areas Ethan Nichtern delves into, taking as departure points the indelible characters from Rob Reiner’s perennially popular film—Westley, Fezzik, Vizzini, Count Rugen, Princess Buttercup, and others—as he also draws lessons from his own life and his work as a meditation teacher. Nichtern devotes the first section of the book to exploring the dynamics of friendship. Why do people become friends? What can we learn from the sufferings of Inigo Montoya and Fezzik? Next, he leads us through all the phases of illusion and disillusion we encounter in our romantic pursuits, providing a healthy dose of lightheartedness along the way by sharing his own Princess Buttercup List and the vicissitudes of his dating life as he ponders how we idealize and objectify romantic love. Finally, Nichtern draws upon the demands of his own family history and the film’s character the Grandson to explore the dynamics of “the last frontier of awakening,” a reference to his teacher Chogyam Trungpa’s claim that it’s possible to be enlightened everywhere except around your family. With The Dharma of “The Princess Bride” in hand, we can set out on the path to contemporary Buddhist enlightenment with the most important relationships in our lives.

The Sheik The Princess Bride

Author: Susan Mallery
Editor: Silhouette
ISBN: 1426804903
Size: 16,38 MB
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"YOU'D BETTER GET MOVING, BIG GUY." Prince Jefri of Bahania had just been bested...by a woman! And not just any female, but Billie Van Horn, his gorgeous, take-no-prisoners flight instructor who was more than a match for this ultramasculine male. Well, she might be an ace in the air, but when it came to romance Billie was determined to keep both feet on the ground. So why did the sexy sheik make her feel as if she were soaring high above the clouds? She knew that when royal honor called, her high-born lover would fly from her side forever...unless Jefri defied his destiny and chose love....

The Princess Bride A Counting Story

Author: Lena Wolfe
Editor:
ISBN: 9780316497701
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Heroes, giants, wizards, true love. Celebrate the beloved film with this charming board book that fans will want to share with the youngest readers. There are 6 fingers on the Count's right hand, 3 outlaws on a mission, 2 destined lovers, and 1 unforgettable story that brings them all together. Illustrated with vibrant art, this adorable book is the ultimate gift for fans of The Princess Bride to share with the toddlers in their life or give as a gift to fellow fans. It's inconceivable that anyone wouldn't love this charming book! © The Princess Bride Limited. All Rights Reserved.

Desert Rogues The Princess Bride

Author: Susan Mallery
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488088837
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A fan favorite from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery, previously published as The Sheik and the Princess Bride in 2004. Prince Jefri of Bahania has just been bested...by a woman! And not just any woman, but Billie Van Horn, his gorgeous, take-no-prisoners flight instructor who is more than a match for him in every way. But when it comes to romance, Billie is determined to keep both feet on the ground. So why does the sexy prince make her feel as if she were soaring high above the clouds? She knows that when royal honor calls, her high-born lover will fly from her side forever...unless Jefri defies his destiny and chooses love...

The Princess Bride

Author: Rebecca Winters
Editor: Mills & Boon
ISBN: 9781488766831
Size: 12,17 MB
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The Bride Of Montefalco -- Rebecca Winters Ally Parker has come to Italy with questions about her past only Gino, Duc of Montefalco, can answer. Swept away to his magical country estate, Ally begins to fall in love with the brooding Italian duc. But will the secrets and sins of the past keep Gino from making Ally the rightful bride of Montefalco? Invitation To The Prince's Palace -- Jennie Adams Mel Watson's just a normal girl until a cab ride turns into an invitation to a whole new life. It's not until she hears her cab driver being addressed as 'Your Highness' that she realises she's stumbled into a fairy tale. Prince Rikardo can't believe he's collected the wrong wannabe princess. Mel's far from the cynical social climber he planned for -- the tempting softness in her eyes makes him wary. For Rikardo's long given up on love: he wants a temporary wife...and proposing to this sweet, ordinary girl feels all too real. Not-So-Perfect Princess -- Melissa McClone Dutiful Princess Julianna has a secret -- she's actually happiest makeup free, sailing with the sea breeze in her hair. Her attraction to rebel prince Alejandro is instant-- but her intended is his brother, the proper but dull Enrique! For the first time, Julianna's irresistibly tempted. Before long, she's spending her nights sailing with gorgeous Alejandro while the rest of the palace believes she's sleeping. Soon she'll have to choose -- remain the perfect princess, or follow her heart and stop sleepwalking her way through life.