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The Complete Short Stories: Volume Two [Kindle Edition]

Roald Dahl
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The Complete Short Stories of Roald Dahl in the second of two unsettling and sinister volumes.



'Dahl finds the child in the adult and the adult in the child and, with a little smile, he sticks the knife in both' Anthony Horowitz, from his introduction



Roald Dahl is one of the world's most popular writers, equally at home writing for both children and adults. In this, the second of two volumes chronologically collecting all his published adult short stories, we experience Dahl's dark and powerful imagination in full flight in 28 stories written between 1954 and 1988 (including eight tales which are not available in any other printed edition).



Here, in 'Parson's Pleasure', a piece of furniture is the subject of a deceitful bargain; in 'William and Mary', a wife revenges herself on her dead husband; and in 'Royal Jelly' some new parents find an unusual and unsettling way to give their newborn its start in life.



Whether you're young or old, once you've stepped into the brilliant, troubling world of Roald Dahl, you'll never be the same again.



'One of the most widely read and influential writers of our generation' The Times



'The absolute master of the twist in the tale' Observer



Look out for Volume One, introduced by Charlie Higson.



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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About the Author

Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His books continue to be bestsellers, despite his death in 1990, and total UK sales are 55 million worldwide! Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1974 KB
  • Print Length: 832 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (12 Sept. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EAA6QCW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #52,753 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The son of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated at Repton. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author.

His fabulously popular children's books are read by children all over the world. Some of his better-known works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, The Witches, and The BFG.

He died in November 1990.

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5.0 out of 5 stars NOT TO BE MISSED 10 Jan. 2014
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The mastery of Roald Dahl in weaving common circumstances with unique phenomena in order to stimulate breathtaking responses of the mind, is present in each one of these stories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exceedingly well written short stories 25 Jan. 2015
By Matt
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
An amazing set of stories, even better than the first volume. A must buy if you are a Roald Dahl fan and a buy even if you aren't!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 13 May 2015
By Exec52
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An excellent book of short stories better then the TV series.
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