The movie, from 1987, is incredibly corny. Most people associate this story with that movie.
However, the book is very different. IT IS ONE OF THE MOST ROMANTIC ADVENTURE BOOKS THAT EXISTS!
William Goldman wrote The Princess Bride as an abridged version of S. Morgenstern's book, which is said to be a satire about European Royalty. However, S. Morgenstern's book never existed-- Goldman wrote the book entirely himself.
The Princess Bride was published in 1973.