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Goldman, William 1931-

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Most widely held works by William Goldman
The princess bride : S. Morgenstern's classic tale of true love and high adventure : the "good parts" version abridged by William Goldman( Book )

135 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 5,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the timeless love story between a farm boy named Westley and the beautiful Princess Buttercup, along with the author's comments on life and art as he attempts to edit the children's classic. A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts. William Goldman's modern fantasy classic is a simple, exceptional story about quests--for riches, revenge, power, and, of course, true love--that's thrilling and timeless. Anyone who lived through the 1980s may find it impossible--inconceivable, even--to equate "The Princess Bride" with anything other than the sweet, celluloid romance of Westley and Buttercup, but the film is only a fraction of the ingenious storytelling you'll find in these pages. Rich in character and satire, the novel is set in 1941 and framed cleverly as an "abridged" retelling of a centuries-old tale set in the fabled country of Florin that's home to "Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions."
The princess bride by Rob Reiner( Visual )

118 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 4,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. The story is one that has been passed down through the years from father to son for generations. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the odious Prince Humperdinck, and Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to save her. On the way he meets an accomplished swordsman and a huge, super strong giant, both of whom become his companions in his quest. They meet a few bad guys along the way to rescue Buttercup
All the president's men by Alan J Pakula( Visual )

113 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of how Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovered the White House involvement in the Watergate break in
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid by George Roy Hill( Visual )

83 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blends adventure, romance and comedy to tell the story of the West's most likeable outlaws, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, as they set out for Bolivia with the law on their heels
Marathon man by William Goldman( Book )

108 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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?"--Publisher
A bridge too far by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

56 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic recreation of an Allied airdrop behind German lines in Holland, and the subsequent disastrous Battle of Arnhem
Misery by Rob Reiner( Visual )

99 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Sheldon is a best-selling novelist who is on his way home from his Colorado retreat after completing his latest book. He doesn't remember the blinding blizzard that sent his car spinning off the road. Paul is critically injured, but is rescued by former nurse Annie Wilkes, who happens to be Paul's 'number one fan.' Annie takes Paul back to her house in the mountains, and he finds himself crippled, drugged and at her mercy. Unfortunately for Paul, Annie is a psychopath and when she discovers that Paul has killed of the heroine in her favorite novel series, her reaction leaves Paul shattered
Maverick by Richard Donner( Visual )

50 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a handsome gambler, a charming lady scam artist and a lawman, all headed for a poker tournament held on a river boat with a $500,000 pot for the winner
Brothers by William Goldman( Book )

29 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sequel to: Marathon man. Altered beyond recognition, a man thought by the world to be dead, is summoned into service again in the ultrasecret Division. His mission is to stop a World War
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sundance Kid is the frontier's fastest gun. His partner, Butch Cassidy is always dreaming up new ways to get rich fast. If only they could blow open a baggage car without also blowing up the money-filled safe inside. So Butch and Sundance pack their guns, put on new duds, and, with Sundance's girlfriend, head down to Bolivia
Dreamcatcher by William Goldman( Visual )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four friends with an unusual power become stranded in a blizzard and are confronted by a deadly alien force. As they try to stop this unparalleled horror, the fate of the world is in their hands
Magic : a novel by William Goldman( Book )

34 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corky, a famous and brilliantly skilled magician has something to hide. It is in his attempt to keep his secret from the public that leads into "psycho country."
Hearts in Atlantis by Scott Hicks( Visual )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a mid-aged man's friend dies, Bobby takes a look back at his childhood memories ... When mysterious out-of-towner, Ted, moves into the boarding house that 11-year-old Bobby shares with his self-involved mother, Bobby jumps at the chance to befriend an adult who talks to him straightforwardly. Ted enlists Bobby to read him the newspaper daily--and to keep an eye out for the "low men" bent on capturing Ted, who possesses a strange mind-reading power
Tinsel : a novel by William Goldman( Book )

19 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of Hollywood's best-kept secrets
The General's daughter by Simon West( Visual )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There's the right way, the wrong way and the Army way. But there's no way military investigator Paul Brenner (John Travolta0 is going to participate in a cover-up when Fort MacCallum officials try to hide the motive behind the murder of a beautiful female officer""--Container
Marathon Man by John Schlesinger( Visual )

58 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoffman plays the likeable Columbia graduate student and marathon runner of the title, unwittingly trapped in a terrifying drama revolving around a murderous Nazi fugitive
Control by William Goldman( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the stories of three people whose lives suffer from loss of mental control
Heat by William Goldman( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Chinese and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las Vegas security man Nick Escalante, an ex-Marine, chances on to a bizarre kidnapping threat and races into a night-time world of false identities, vicious grievances, and gruesome encounters
The color of light by William Goldman( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story is about a young man Charles 'Chub' Fuller who writes a great novel about the woman of his dreams and the horrors of his childhood. Charles later suffers from writers block and is unable to write and ends up being a taxi driver and later a researcher
The season : a candid look at Broadway by William Goldman( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book attempts to explain why Broadway is what it is. The author takes each production of one year and relates it to some aspect of the over-all Broadway scene including directors, stars, playwrights, reviewers, audiences, tryout tours, scalpers, and backers
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The princess bride : S. Morgenstern's classic tale of true love and high adventure : the "good parts" version abridged
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All the president's menMarathon manA bridge too farMagic : a novelThe General's daughterControlThe season : a candid look at Broadway
Alternative Names

controlled identityLongbaugh, Harry, 1931-

controlled identityMorgenstern, S., 1931-

Goldman, William

Goldman, William W.

Goldman William W. 1931-....

Longbaugh, Harry

Longbaugh, Harry 1931-

Morgenstern, D., 1931-

Morgenstern, S.

Morgenstern, S. 1931-

Morgenstern, Simon 1931-

William Goldman Amerikaans schrijver

William Goldman escritor, articulista, novelista y guionista estadounidense

William Goldman romancier, scénariste et dramaturge américain

William Goldman scrittore e sceneggiatore statunitense

William Goldman US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor und Schriftsteller

Уильям Голдман

Уилям Голдман

גולדמן, וילים, 1931-

ויליאם גולדמן

وليام قولدمان

ویلیام قلدمن

ویلیام گولدمن

უილიამ გოლდმენი

골드먼, 윌리엄 1931-

윌리엄 골드먼

ウィリアム・ゴールドマン

ゴールドマン, ウィリアム

威廉·戈德曼

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