A highly enjoyable book, although I find the claim that it was abridged to be confusing. I don't really understand what that brings to the story although upon looking up the issue online, this seems to have given room for the story's further development, even to present-day. Apparently, it also allows Goldman to go straight to the 'good parts' of the story.
Putting the above aside, it is indeed a "classic tale of true love and high adventure", with a simple storyline, with clearly defined heroes and villains. Ostensibly, Buttercup and Westley are the main characters, but Fezzik and Inigo are better fleshed-out, and I like Fezzik the best.
Last but not least, what a lovely cover!!