The Princess Bride has 561,292 ratings and 13,086 reviews. Chris said: If you haven’t read this book, then all I can tell you is to go out, get it, and rThe Princess Bride is a 1973 fantasy romance novel written by William Goldman. The book combines elements of comedy, adventure, fantasy, romantic love, romance, and The Princess Bride is a true fantasy classic. William Goldman describes it as a “good parts version” of “S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure Official minisite for The Princess Bride by William Goldman. Includes a reading group guide, an excerpt, and a form to request the missing scene!The Barnes & Noble Review Originally published in 1972, William Goldman’s delightful, so-called “abridgement” of S. Morgenstern’s classic swashbuckling tale of true While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.Screenplay by: William Goldman: Based on: The Princess Bride 1973 novel by William Goldman: Starring286 quotes from The Princess Bride: ‘When I was your age, television was called books.’Screenwriter William Goldman’s novel The Princess Bride earned its own loyal audience on the strength of its narrative voice and its gently satirical, hyperbolic spin The Princess Bride by William Goldman – book cover, description, publication history.