Kiss Kiss

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Information

  • First editions:
    • Michael Joseph, 1960, Great Britain.
    • Alfred Knopf, 1960, USA.
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Castilian Covers


Estonian Covers – Kiisu-kiisu


German Covers – Küßchen Küßchen!


Portuguese Covers – Beijo


Russian Covers


Slovenian Covers – Poljubček


The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Stories

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Description

This new selection of Roald Dahl’s short stories has been specially chosen as an introduction for teenagers into the adult writing of one of the world’s greatest storytellers. Subtle and bizarre, ironic and amusing, macabre and often grotesque, in every sense these tales provide a superb first step into the unexpected world of Roald Dahl.


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Further Tales of the Unexpected

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Roald Dahl can stand on your head, twist you in knots, tie up your hands and leave you gasping for more. In this, his latest selection of short stories the surprises are as wicked and witty as ever. Taken from Someone Like You, Kiss Kiss and The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar, plus four brand new stories, they lure you into a world as full of unease, coincidence and black humour as you could wish. This title covers stories including: “Poison”; “The Sound Machine”; “Georgy Porgy”; “Genesis and Catastrophe”; “The Hitch-Hiker”; “The Umbrella Man”; “Mr Botibol”; “Vengeance is Mine Inc.”; and, “The Butler”.


Completely Unexpected Tales

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Information

  • First editions:
    • Penguin Books, 1986, Great Britain.
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Description

Take a pinch of unease. Stir it into a large dollop of the macabre, add a generous helping of dark and stylish wit, garnish with the bizarre and what do you have? Roald Dahl at his brilliant, hypnotizing best, cooking up some of the most unusual stories ever told. Here in one volume are Tales of the Unexpected and More Tales of the Unexpected, making this a superb compendium of vengeance, surprise and dark delight.


Covers


The Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl

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Information

  • First editions:
    • Vintage Books, 1978, USA.
    • Michael Joseph, 1983, Great Britain.
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Dutch Covers – Alle verhalen


Hungarian Covers – Összes meghökkentő meséje


Indian Covers


Italian Covers – Tutti i racconti


Russian Covers – Дорога в рай


Slovenian Covers – Zbrane kratke zgodbe


Spanish Covers – Cuentos completos


Ukrainian Covers – КОНЯКА ФОКСЛІ та інші дорослі оповідання


The Best of Roald Dahl

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Information

  • First editions:
    • Vintage Books, 1978, USA.
    • Michael Joseph, 1983, Great Britain.
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Description

This collection brings together Dahl’s finest work, illustrating his genius for the horrific and grotesque which is unparalleled.

“Dahl has the mastery of plot and characters possessed by great writers of the past, along with a wildness and wryness of his own. One of his trademarks is writing beautifully about the ugly, even the horrible.”–Los Angeles Times

“An ingenious imagination, a fascination with odd and ordinary detail, and a lust for its thorough exploitation are the…strengths of Dahl’s storytelling.”–New York Times Book Review


Reviews


Covers


Norwegian Covers – Roald Dahls beste historier


Spanish Covers


Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life

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Information

  • First editions:
    • Michael Joseph, 1989, Great Britain.
      • Illustrated by: John Lawrence
    • Alfred Knopf, 1989, USA.
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Description

Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life is a collection of seven hilariously creepy Roald Dahl stories published in various magazines and collections in the ’40s and ’50s, and gathered here for the first time. With the classic Dahl mixture of charm and charmingly perverse, these stories remind us that the mystery of life isn’t always as sweet as it seems.


Covers


Czech Covers – To sladké tajemství života a jiné povídky


Russian Covers – Ах, эта сладкая загадка жизни!


5 Bestsellers Including Over 40 Tales of the Unexpected

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  • First editions:
    • Peerage Books, 1991, UK.
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Rhyme Stew

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Information

  • First editions:
    • Jonathan Cape, 1989, Great Britain.
    • Viking, 1990, USA.
  • Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
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Description

A collection of ribald rhymes featuring characters from fairy tales,fables and nursery rhymes, as you’ve never seen them before! From the tortoise and the hare and Hansel and Gretel to Ali Baba and Aladdin, these traditional stories will never seem the same again once you have had a taste of Roald Dahl’s hilarious verse and Quentin Blake’s suitably lively illustrations.


Fun Stuff

  • Videos:

Covers


Dutch Covers – Rijmsoep


Norwegian Covers – Rim & Røre


Welsh Covers – Pastai Odl


Revolting Rhymes

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Information

  • First editions:
    • Alfred Knopf, 1982, USA.
    • Jonathan Cape, 1983, Great Britain.
  • Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
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Description

Did you think Cinderella married the prince and lived happily ever after, or that the three little pigs outsmarted the wolf? Think again! Master storyteller Roald Dahl adds his own darkly comic twists to six favorite tales, complete with rambunctious rhymes and hilarious surprise endings.


Reviews

  • “Nursery Satire” by Ralph Elliott from the August 28, 1982 issue of The Canberra Times – Canberra, Australia (read online)

Fun Stuff

Sotheby’s Dahl Auction 1997


Covers


Afrikaans Covers – Vreeslike versies


Dutch Covers – Gruwelijke rijmen


French Covers – Un conte peut en cacher un autre


Japanese Covers – へそまがり昔ばなし


Korean Covers


Norwegian Covers – Ramperim og ville vers


Spanish Covers – Cuentos en verso para niños perversos


Welsh Covers – Cerddi Ffiaidd