In this collection of stories, Dahl tantalizes, amuses, and sometimes terrifies readers into a sense of what lurks beneath the ordinary. Included in this collection are such notorious gems of the bizarre as “The Second Machine,” “Lamb to the Slaughter,” “Neck,” and “The Landlady.”
Other stories explore: A wine connoisseur with an infallible palate and a sinister taste in wagers. A decrepit old man with a masterpiece tattooed on his back. A voracious adventuress, a gentle cuckold, and a garden sculpture that becomes an instrument of sadistic vengeance. Social climbers who climb a bit too quickly. Philanderers whose deceptions are a trifle too ornate. Impeccable servants whose bland masks slip for one vertiginous instant.
With the inventive power of a Thomas Edison and the imagination of a Lewis Carroll...Roald Dahl is a wizard of comedy and the grotesque, an artist with a marvelously topsy-turvy sense of the ridiculous in life.” –Cleveland Plain Dealer
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Dahl is a master at introducing readers to a new sense of what lurks beneath the ordinary.About the Author:
Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Llandaff, South Wales, and went to Repton School in England. His parents were Norwegian, so holidays were spent in Norway. As he explains in Boy, he turned down the idea of university in favor of a job that would take him to 'a wonderful faraway place'. In 1933 he joined the Shell Company, which sent him to Mombasa in East Africa. When World War II began in 1939 he became a fighter pilot and in 1942 was made assistant air attaché in Washington, where he started to write short stories. His first major success as a writer for children was in 1964. Thereafter his children's books brought him increasing popularity, and when he died children mourned the world over, particularly in Britain where he had lived for many years.
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Descripción Michael Joseph, 1979. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. VINTAGE. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0002465652
Descripción 2nd imp 1979 M.Joseph Uk, 1979. pp 255 d/j. Nº de ref. de la librería 05933
Descripción Michael Joseph, London, 1979. First Edition. Elusive title in hard cover edition. BOOK DETAILS:The contents are clean, tight and sound throughout. The boards are clean and unmarked, with only minimal wear.The lettering on the spine is clear and bright The dust wrapper is not price clipped and shows some shelf-wear and some chipping to the extremities.Mild page tanning toward the extremities of the pages (tanning, or browning, is due to the normal aging process). Other evidence of ageing is light foxing within the book.No signs of previous ownership (no previous ownership inscriptions). A very good copy. 256pp.The unpacked weight of this book is approx. 428g.(Please note: books that weigh over 1kg. (1000g) when packed will exceed the quoted postage rate to overseas destinations).This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by The Book Collector (Established:1993). ***Prompt professional service - satisfaction guaranteed.*** Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 7804