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The Best of Roald Dahl

The Best of Roald Dahl

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  • Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: July 14, 1990
  • Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-72991-4 (0-679-72991-7)
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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."--The 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."--The New York Times Book Review

Stories include:

Madame Rosette
Man from the South
The Sound Machine
Taste
Dip in the Pool
Skin
Edward the Conqueror
Lamb to the Slaughter
Galloping Foxley
The Way Up to Heaven
Parson's Pleasure
The Landlady
William and Mary
Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat
Royal Jelly
Georgy Porgy
Genesis and Catastrophe
Pig
The Visitor
Claud's Dog
The Great Switcheroo
The Boy Who Talked with Animals
The Hitchhiker
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
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