Description : Parson's Pleasure is a wonderful gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail. In Parson's Pleasure, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a priceless piece of furniture is the subject of a deceitful bargain . . . Parson's Pleasure is taken from the short story collection Kiss Kiss, which includes ten other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who pawns the mink coat from her lover with unexpected results; the young man in need of room who meets a most accommodating landlady; a wronged wife taking revenge on her dead husband, and others. 'Unnerving bedtime stories, subtle, proficient, hair-raising and done to a turn.' (San Francisco Chronicle ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Derek Jacobi. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.
Description : The Complete Short Stories of Roald Dahl in the second of two unsettling and sinister volumes. 'Dahl finds the child in the adult and the adult in the child and, with a little smile, he sticks the knife in both' Anthony Horowitz, from his introduction Roald Dahl is one of the world's most popular writers, equally at home writing for both children and adults. In this, the second of two volumes chronologically collecting all his published adult short stories, we experience Dahl's dark and powerful imagination in full flight in 28 stories written between 1954 and 1988 (including eight tales which are not available in any other printed edition). Here, in 'Parson's Pleasure', a piece of furniture is the subject of a deceitful bargain; in 'William and Mary', a wife revenges herself on her dead husband; and in 'Royal Jelly' some new parents find an unusual and unsettling way to give their newborn its start in life. Whether you're young or old, once you've stepped into the brilliant, troubling world of Roald Dahl, you'll never be the same again. 'One of the most widely read and influential writers of our generation' The Times 'The absolute master of the twist in the tale' Observer Look out for Volume One, introduced by Charlie Higson. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.
Description : This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Books by Roald Dahl, Children's Books by Roald Dahl, Novels by Roald Dahl, Poetry by Roald Dahl, Screenplays by Roald Dahl, Short Stories by Roald Dahl, Short Story Collections by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willy Wonka
Description : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (works not included). Pages: 59. Chapters: Books by Roald Dahl, Children's books by Roald Dahl, Novels by Roald Dahl, Poetry by Roald Dahl, Screenplays by Roald Dahl, Short stories by Roald Dahl, Short story collections by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, You Only Live Twice, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, James and the Giant Peach, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, Matilda, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, The Gremlins, The Twits, The BFG, The Witches, Danny, the Champion of the World, The Great Automatic Grammatizator, Boy, Pig, Fantastic Mr Fox, Way Out, Roald Dahl short stories bibliography, Roald Dahl: Collected Stories, Man from the South, Bitch, Revolting Rhymes, George's Marvellous Medicine, My Uncle Oswald, Dirty Beasts, Edward the Conqueror, Lamb to the Slaughter, Esio Trot, The Way Up to Heaven, Neck, The Last Act, The Minpins, The Landlady, Kiss Kiss, William and Mary, The Night Digger, Vengeance is Mine Inc., Parson's Pleasure, Dip in the Pool, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, Georgy Porgy, Tales of the Unexpected, The Hitch-Hiker, The Enormous Crocodile, Galloping Foxley, Someone Like You, Taste, The Magic Finger, The Vicar of Nibbleswicke, Beware of the Dog, Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories, Skin, Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life: The Country Stories of Roald Dahl, Poison, Nunc Dimittis, The Collected Short Stories of Dahl, Sometime Never: A Fable for Supermen, Rhyme Stew, Genesis and Catastrophe: A True Story, Roald Dahl's Guide to Railway Safety, The Great Switcheroo, The Mildenhall Treasure, Over to You: Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying, The Roald Dahl Omnibus, Switch Bitch, Memories with Food at Gipsy House, My Year, Twenty-Nine Kisses from Roald Dahl, Two Fables, The Roald Dahl Treasury, The Best of Roald Dahl, More Tales of the Unexpected, ..
Description : Profound, lyrical, shocking, wise: the short story is capable of almost anything. This collection of 100 of the finest stories ever written ranges from the essential to the unexpected, the traditional to the surreal. Wide in scope, both beautiful and vast, this is the perfect companion for any fiction lover. Here are childhood favourites and neglected masters, twenty-first century wits and national treasures, Man Booker Prize winners and Nobel Laureates. Featuring an all-star cast of authors, including Kate Atkinson, Julian Barnes, Angela Carter, Anton Chekhov, Richmal Crompton, Charles Dickens, Roald Dahl, Penelope Fitzgerald, Gustave Flaubert, Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham, Ian McEwan, Alice Munro, V.S. Pritchett, Thomas Pynchon, Muriel Spark and Colm Tóibín, THAT GLIMPSE OF TRUTH is the biggest, most handsome collection of short fiction in print today.
Description : Information on the lives and works of British writers whose short-fiction work has been published between 1945 and 1980.