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Description - Roald Dahl Collected Stories by Roald Dahl

Many of these stores are now so famous from film and television adaptations that they need no introduction. Roald Dahl is well known as a master of the macabre and the unexpected in the tradition of Saki, and this volume does not disappoint. e began his literary career by writing about his own experiences in the RAF during World War II but soon developed this talent in a series of short-story collections. He is perhaps even more celebrated as an author of children's books, but the best of his short stories represent a claim for him to be numbered among the most remarkable story writers of the 20th century. he present volume includes for the first time all the stories in chronological order as established by Dahl's biographer, Jeremy Treglown, in consultation with the Dahl estate.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841593005
ISBN-10: 1841593001
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 140mm x 50mm)
Pages: 888
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publisher: Everyman
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Roald Dahl

1911 Harald Dahl (Roald's father) marries Sofie Magdalene Hesselberg and they move to Llandaff, South Wales. 1916 Roald Dahl born September 13, 1916 in Llandaff. 1920 Sister Astri dies of appendicitis at the age of seven. A few months later Dahl's father, Harald Dahl, dies. 1923 Enters Llandaff Cathedral School. 1925 Enters St. Peter's School in Weston-Super-Mare. 1929 Enters Repton Public School in Derby. 1934 Graduates from Repton. Accepts position with Shell Oil Company in London. 1938 Begins working in Shell's branch office in East Africa. 1939 Joins Royal Air Force. Learns to fly fighter plane in Nairobi, Kenya. 1940 Suffers serious injuries as result of plane crash in Libya. Spends several months in military hospital in Alexandria, Egypt. 1941 Rejoins his squadron, then stationed in Greece. 1942 Begins working at British Embassy in Washington. 1944 Dahl secures literary agent, Ann Watkins, and short stories begin to be published in American magazines. 1945 Moves back to Amersham, England to be near mother Sofie. 1948 Begins dividing his time between E

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