Completely Unexpected Tales (Broché)

Roald Dahl

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  • Paru le : 01/01/1986
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Roald Dahl at his brilliant, hypnotizing best, cooking up some of the most unusual stories ever told. Here in one volume are Tales of the Unexpected and More Tales of the Unexpected, making this a superb compendium of vengeance, surprise and dark delight.
  • Date de parution : 01/01/1986
  • Editeur : Penguin Books
  • Collection : penguin fiction
  • ISBN : 0-14-009820-8
  • EAN : 9780140098204
  • Format : Poche
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 404 pages
  • Poids : 0.285 Kg
  • Dimensions : 13,0 cm × 20,0 cm × 2,5 cm
Roald Dahl

Biographie de Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl's parents were Norwegian, but he was born in Llandaff, Glamorgan, in 1916 and educated at Repton School. On the outbreak of the Second World War, he enlisted in the RAF at Nairobi. He was severely wounded after joining a fighter squadron in Libya, but later saw service as a fighter pilot in Greece and Syria. In 1942 he went to Washington as Assistant Air Attaché, which was where he started to write, and then was transferred to Intelligence, ending the war as a wing commander.
His first twelve short stories, based on his wartime experiences, were originally published in leading American magazines and afterwards as a book, Over to You. All of his highly acclaimed stories have been widely translated and have become bestsellers all over the world. Anglia Television dramatized a selection of his short stories under the title Tales of the Unexpected. Among his other publications are two volumes of autobiography, Boy and Going Solo, his much-praised novel My Uncle Oswald, and Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories, of which he was editor.
During the last year of his life he compiled a book of anecdotes and recipes with his wife, Felicity, which was published by Penguin in 1996 as Roald Dahl's Cookbook. He is one of the most successful and well known of all children's writers, and his books are read by children all over the world. These include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Magic Finger, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits, The Witches, winner of the 1983 Whitbread Award, The BFG and Matilda.
Roald Dahl died in November 1990. The Times described him as one of the most widely read and influential writers of our generation and wrote in its obituary: Children loved his stories and made him their favourite ... They will be classics of the future. In 2000 Roald Dahl was voted the nation's favourite author in the World Book Day poll.

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