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    WILLIAM GOLDMAN has been writing books and movies for more than forty years. He has won two Academy Awards (for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President's Men), and three Lifetime Achievement Awards in screenwriting.
    W illiam Goldman’s beloved novel has sold over one million copies. A movie, released twenty years ago, perfectly captured the spirit of the book and has introduced new fans to its pages ever since. In 1941 a young boy lies bedridden from pneumonia. His perpetually disheveled and unattractive father, an immigrant from Florin with terribly broken English, shuffles into his bedroom carrying a book. The boy wants to know if it has any sports. His father says, "Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions. Miracles." And the little boy, though he doesn’t know it, is about to change forever. As Goldman says, "What happened was just this. I got hooked on the story." And coming generations of readers will, too.

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    ISBN 9780151015443
    Genre FICTION / Fantasy / General
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 416
    Publisher Date 2007-10-08 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Copyright Year 2003
    Height 6.5 in
    Wdth 9.5 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.55 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Goldman, William
    Dimensions 9.3x6.7x1.1
    Country of Origin United States

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