Travel Reads: “The Princess Bride” Deluxe Edition by William Goldman

William Goldman first published The Princess Bride in 1973, but it was Rob Reiner’s 1987 film adaption the story to life. This Deluxe Edition of the original novel gives this classic tale the luxurious treatment it deserves.

Carma Spence holding a copy of The Princess Bride Deluxe Edition


Title: The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure, Deluxe Edition
By Author: William Goldman
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN-10: 1328948854
ISBN-13: 978-1328948854
Available on Amazon in hardcover. You can find it at other online and offline booksellers, as well.

Summary of The Princess Bride Deluxe Edition

This hardcover deluxe edition of The Princess Bride is given a reverent treatment with “aged” pages and 50 full-page illustrations by Michael Manomivibul. The inside cover is decorated with a full-color map of story’s landscape, including the Cliffs of Insanity and Miracle Max’s Hut. This is a perfect way to share your love of this timeless tale of true love with the next generation … or simply enjoy it again in a classy hardcover.

Pictures from the Interior

Presenting Princess Buttercup - page 91

Pages 90-91

The man in black fighting Inigo - page 137

Pages 136-137

What Worked for Me

I love the “aged” pages that suite the story and the illustrations bring to life the scenes from the book. I recognize them from the film, but they aren’t taken from the movie at all. It all feels like you’re leafing through one of Miracle Max’s grimoires.

What Didn’t Work for Me

Frankly, I have nothing to say here. If you’re looking for a copy of this story that will neatly fit in your purse for some travel reading, this is not it. But if you’re looking for a keepsake that lovingly showcases a beloved tale, this Deluxe Edition is perfect!


The Deluxe Edition of The Princess Bride makes a great gift … to the children in your life or to yourself. I’m sure glad I can add it to my book collection! And I look forward to reading the story for the first time from between these gilded covers.

Score for The Princess Bride Deluxe Edition: 5 Palm Trees out of 5 Possible

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Grab your copy on Amazon today.

NOTE: Although I received this book free to review, that did not affect my opinion of the book. Read past reviews of books I’ve received for free and you’ll know I don’t hold my punches.

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About the author

As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.