Mr. Goldman created a tale within a tale.
While The Princess Bride tale deals with love, strength, weakness, and flat out humor. The novel is a fictitious arrangement of an ancient tale wrapped in truth soaked with life and holds hints of death. When I say death I mean more than just actual death; death also applies to the loss of dreams, hopes, and the creative spark to imagine.
The Princess Bride wraps fiction, dubious non-fiction, and non-fiction in one yummy giant sushi roll of a tale.