The Princess Bride was adapted from a book written in 1973 by William Goldman. In the very beginning of the book, he claims it is an abridgment of an older version by S. Morgenstern, alleging the full version is dreadfully boring. He says that to keep the interest of the reader, he has taken those boring parts out and left only the romance and adventure in. This is, in fact, a lie. William wrote the book in its entirety and the idea of an “ original version” is only used as literary device and a joke.

The movie was released in 1987 and has since then become a cult classic, with people quoting Westley by saying, “as you wish” when questions are asked (don’t hold your breath for a man like that, ladies). The adventure, romance and even dialogue of the movie is surprisingly true to the book, which will make it appealing to even bookworms.

In June of 2008, a one player computer game based on The Princess Bride was released. Unfortunately, this game did not have a lot of success. Complaints made were that the game was geared towards the younger crowd and therefore tended to be too easy, with the graphics two-dimensional and childish.