- First editions: Michael Joseph, 2016.
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From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected book of his darkest stories.
We fall not in love but in lust . . .
Lust, in all its myriad forms, consumes us. What won’t we do to achieve our heart’s desire? In these ten tales of twisted love master storyteller Roald Dahl explores how our darkest impulses reveal who we really are.
Here you’ll read a story concerning wife swapping with a sting in its tail, hear of the aphrodisiac that drives men into a frenzy, discover the last act in a tale of jilted first love and discover the naked truth of art, among others.
Dahl understood our deepest secrets, desires and fears and Lust is one of four books – the rest being Madness, Cruelty and Deception – that explore our hidden selves.