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The Complete Short Stories: Volume One

The Complete Short Stories: Volume One (Paperback)

By Dahl, Roald

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The Complete Short Stories of Roald Dahl in the first of two unsettling and sinister volumes. They are brutal, these stories, and yet you finish reading each one with a smile, or maybe even a hollow laugh, certainly a shiver of gratification, because the conclusion always seems s...o right . (Charlie Higson, from his introduction). Roald Dahl is one of the most popular writers of the modern age, effortlessly writing for children and adults alike. In this, the first of two volumes chronologically collecting all his published adult short stories, we see how Dahl began by using his experiences in the war to write fiction but quickly turned to his powerful and dark imagination to pen some of the most unsettling and disquieting tales ever written. In 27 stories, written between 1944 and 1953, we encounter such classic tales as 'Man from the South', featuring a wager with appalling consequences; 'Lamb to the Slaughter', in which a wife murders her husband yet has a novel idea for throwing the police off the scent; and in 'The Sound Machine', the horrific truth about plants is revealed. Enter the sinister, twisted world of Roald Dahl: whether you're young or old, you'll never want to leave. Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive . (Irish Times). The great magician . (Spectator). Look out for Volume Two, introduced by Anthony Horowitz Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.
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ISBN 9781405910101
Released AU 23 Oct 2013
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781405910101
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Released 23 Oct 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Category Modern Fiction
Short Stories
Number of Pages 624
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code 823.914
Weight 426g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade

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