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Roald Dahl

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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...

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The Best of Roald Dahl

Written by Roald Dahl


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 14, 1990
Price: $16.95

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... Read more >

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The BFG

Written by Roald Dahl


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 2, 1993
Price: $16.95

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Written by Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $15.99

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Also available as a hardcover, hardcover and a hardcover library binding.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Written by Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: September 12, 1964
Price: $17.99

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Also available as a hardcover, hardcover and a hardcover library binding.

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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Written by Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $15.95

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Written by Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $27.99

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Also available as a hardcover, hardcover and a hardcover library binding.

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Collected Stories

Written by Roald Dahl


Format: Hardcover, 888 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 17, 2006
Price: $30.00

The only hardcover edition of Roald Dahl’s stories for adults, the Collected Stories amply showcases his singular gifts as a fabulist and a born storyteller.

Later known for his immortal children’s books, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and The BFG, Dahl also had a genius for... Read more >

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Danny the Champion of the World

Written by Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: February 12, 2002
Price: $15.95

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The Enormous Crocodile

Written by Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: July 11, 2000
Price: $15.95

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Fantastic Mr. Fox

Written by Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: June 11, 2002
Price: $15.95

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George's Marvelous Medicine

Written by Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: June 11, 2002
Price: $15.95

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James and the Giant Peach

Written by Roald Dahl


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: March 19, 1996
Price: $16.00

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James and the Giant Peach

Written by Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: September 10, 2002
Price: $15.95

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Also available as a hardcover.

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Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes

Written by Roald Dahl


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: February 12, 2002
Price: $15.95

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Tales of the Unexpected

Written by Roald Dahl


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 14, 1990
Price: $16.95

This collection of stories showcases Roald Dahl’s vivid imagination as he introduces readers to a new sense of what lurks beneath the ordinary. Read more >

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The Twits

Written by Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: September 10, 2002
Price: $15.95

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The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

Written by Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $16.99

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