Selected Stories of Roald Dahl

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Information

  • First editions:
    • Modern Library, 1968, USA.
      • Published as part of “Modern Library of the World’s Best Books” Series
    • Random House, 1970, USA.
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Over to You: Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying

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Information

  • First editions:
    • Reynal & Hitchcock, 1946, USA.
    • Hamish Hamilton, 1946, Great Britain.
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Reviews

  • “…to Whom So Much Was Owed” by Michael Straight published in March 9, 1946 issue of The Saturday Review – USA (read online
  • “Ten short stories on flying” published in June 21, 1947 issue of The Argus – Melbourne, Australia (read online
  • “Good in action” published in July 15, 1947 issue of The Telegraph – Brisbane, Australia (read online
  • “Ten Short Stories of Flying” published in July 26, 1947 issue of The Age – Melbourne, Australia (read online

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Covers


Czech Covers – Přepínám – deset povídek o letcích a létání


Dutch Covers – Over en sluiten


Estonian Covers – Sinu kord. Kümme lugu lenduritest ja lendamisest


French Covers – À tire-d’aile


Russian Covers – Перехожу на прием


The Roald Dahl Omnibus

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Information

  • First editions:
    • Dorset Press, 1986, USA.
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Description

Ever since his stories first appeared, people have been telling and retelling each other Roald Dahl’s sometimes shocking and always unpredictable plots. Dahl’s stories are a brilliant and bizarre assortment of terror–tinted gems, polished by a master and set together to mesmerize the fearless and freeze the marrow of the innocent. Bawdy, funny, touching, and downright outrageous, there’s simply no one else like Roald Dahl. This volume collects 28 classic stories selected from Switch B***h, Kiss, Kiss, and Someone Like You – perfect bedtime stories for sleepless nights from one of the world’s best-loved writers for adults and children.


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More Tales of the Unexpected

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Description

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”.


Reviews

  • “Not to be taken after dark” by Colin Steele from the September 13, 1980 issue of The Canberra Times – Canberra, Australia (read online)

Covers


Czech Covers – Další příběhy nečekaných konců


Russian Covers – Еще одни невероятные истории


The Mildenhall Treasure

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Information

  • First editions:
    • Random House, 2000, USA.
  • Illustrated by: Ralph Steadman
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Description

During World War II, a British plowman discovered a hoard of Roman silver while plowing a field in the Suffolk countryside. Unaware of the treasure’s value, he was cheated out of the fortune that should have been his by the man who hired him. The 34 pieces of silver were discovered after the war by the authorities and taken to the British Museum, where they reside today. Master storyteller Roald Dahl relates the unforgettable and true tale of the greatest treasure ever found in the British Isles.


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Covers



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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Description

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.


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