Much of J.R.R. Tolkien's work is presented as an abridgment/translation of the "original", usually in Elvish. Much of The Silmarillion is presented as a gloss of epic poems, some of which Tolkien partly wrote, and Lord of the Rings is supposed to be a translation of the Red Book of Westmarch.
Dune is similarly a re-telling of stories from books, many of ...
The abridgment is part of the overall frame story. The frame story is very different in the book than in the film.
The book's frame story is very cynical. It's about the disillusionment of children growing up, and the business of fairy tales. The "abridgment" is one element of that: his realization that the story that was read to him was not, in fact, the ...
No. Nothing else has ever been officially published regarding the sequel.
Yes. In a 2007 interview with Pictures Magazine, Goldman says he would love to write a sequel, but has been unable to do so to his satisfaction:
I desperately want to write it, and I sit there and nothing happens
and I get pissed at myself. I got lucky with The Princess Bride the
As of July 2019:
If you look up the book (hardcover edition) on the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books website, you will see a link to the "Reunion Scene" on the side.
Currently, the relevant URLs are: