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William Goldman is an Academy Award–winning author of screenplays, plays, memoirs, and novels. His first novel, The Temple of Gold (1957), was followed by the script for the Broadway army comedy Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole (1961). He went on to write the screenplays for many acclaimed films, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and All the President’s Men (1976), for which he won two Academy Awards. He adapted his own novels for the hit movies Marathon Man (1976) and The Princess Bride (1987).

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The Princess Bride

In this 30th anniversary edition, Goldman frames the famous fairy tale with an autobiographical story; his father had abridged the book as he read it to his son. Now, Goldman is publishing an abridged version, interspersed with comments on the parts that had been cut out.

Year: 1973     Genre: Fantasy

Marathon Man

Tom "Babe" Levy is a runner in every sense: racing tirelessly toward his goals of athletic and academic excellence--and endlessly away from the specter of his famous father's scandal-driven suicide. But an unexpected visit from his beloved older brother will set in motion a chain of events that plunge Babe into a vortex of terror, treachery, and murder--and force him into a race for his life . . . and for the answer to the fateful question, "Is it safe?"

Year: 1974     Genre: Thriller

Aug 12, 1931 -- Nov 16, 2018
Author, Playwright, Screenwriter

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1957The Temple of Gold Coming of Age
1973The Princess Bride Fantasy
1974Marathon Man Thriller
1976Magic Horror, Psychological Thriller
1979Tinsel Hollywood
1983Adventures in the Screen Trade on Film Making, Hollywood, Non-Fiction
2000Which Lie Did I Tell?
More Adventures in the Screen Trade
 on Film Making, Hollywood, Non-Fiction