The Landlady A Roald Dahl Short Story

Author by : Roald Dahl
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin UK
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 92
Total Download : 678
File Size : 44,8 Mb
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Description : The Landlady is a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail. In The Landlady, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a young man in need of room meets a most accommodating landlady . . . The Landlady 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 priceless piece of furniture that is the subject of a deceitful bargain; a wronged woman 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 Tamsin Greig. 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.


Roald Dahl S Tales Of The Unexpected

Author by : Roald Dahl
Languange : en
Publisher by : Vintage
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 74
Total Download : 246
File Size : 44,6 Mb
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Description : Twenty-four eerie, macabre, and sometimes hilarious short stories offer a varied sampler of the art of the surprise ending


The Umbrella Man And Other Stories

Author by : Roald Dahl
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 46
Total Download : 454
File Size : 44,8 Mb
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Description : Is it really possible to invent a machine that does the job of a writer? What is it about the landlady's house that makes it so hard for her guests to leave? Does Sir Basil Turton value most his wife or one of his priceless sculptures? These compelling tales are a perfect introduction to the adult writing of a storytelling genius.


Strategies For Developing Higher Order Thinking Skills Grades 6 12

Author by : Wendy Conklin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Shell Education
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 15
Total Download : 612
File Size : 43,8 Mb
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Description : A professional strategies notebook developed for grades 6-12 provides teachers with strategies to build every student's mastery of high-level thinking skills and includes model lessons featuring questioning, decision-making, creative thinking, problem solving, and idea generating.


Roald Dahl

Author by : Damian Walford Davies
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Wales Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 49
Total Download : 977
File Size : 42,7 Mb
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Description : Published to mark the centenary of Roald Dahl’s (Welsh) birth, Roald Dahl: Wales of the Unexpected breaks new ground by revealing the place of Wales in the imagination of the writer known as ‘the world’s number one storyteller’. Exploring the complex conditioning presence of Wales in his life and work, the essays in this collection dramatically defamiliarise Dahl and in the process render him uncanny. Importantly, Dahl is encountered whole – his books for children and his fiction for adults are read as mutually invigorating bodies of work, both of which evidence the ways in which Wales, and the author’s Anglo-Welsh orientation, demand articulation throughout the career. Recognising the impossibility of constructing a monolithic ‘Welsh’ Dahl, the contributors explore the compound and nuanced ways in which Wales signifies across the oeuvre. Roald Dahl: Wales of the Unexpected takes Dahl studies into new territory in terms of both subject and method, showing the new horizons that open up when Dahl is read through a Welsh lens. Locating Dahl in illuminating new textual networks, resourcefully offering fresh angles of entry into classic Dahl texts, rehabilitating neglected Dahl texts, and analysing the layered genesis of (seemingly) familiar works by excavating the manuscripts, this innovative volume brings Dahl ‘home’ in order to render him invigoratingly unhomely. The result is not a parochialisation of Dahl, but rather a new internationalisation.


Parson S Pleasure A Roald Dahl Short Story

Author by : Roald Dahl
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin UK
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 92
Total Download : 541
File Size : 49,7 Mb
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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.


A Roald Dahl Selection

Author by : Roald Dahl
Languange : en
Publisher by : Longman Schools Division (a Pearson Education Company)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 66
Total Download : 537
File Size : 44,7 Mb
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Description : This is a collection of nine short stories by one of Britain's best-loved writers. This edition is part of a series of pre- and post-1914 works chosen especially for 14-18 year olds. The series features fiction, anthologies, poetry, plays and non-fiction.


Madness

Author by : Roald Dahl
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin UK
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 13
Total Download : 109
File Size : 40,9 Mb
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Description : PERFECT for fans of Roald Dahl. Think you know Dahl? Think again. There's still a whole world of Dahl to discover in a newly collected book of his deliciously dark tales for adults . . . 'There is a pleasure sure in being mad, which none but madmen know' Our greatest fear is of losing control - of our lives, but, most of all, of ourselves. In these ten unsettling tales of unexpected madness master storyteller Roald Dahl explores what happens when we let go our sanity. Among other stories, you'll meet the husband with a jealous fixation on the family cat, the landlady who wants her guests to stay forever, the man whose taste for pork leads him astray and the wife with a pathological fear of being late. Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions: Cruelty, Lust, Deception, Innocence, Trickery, War and Fear.


Thematic Guide To Popular Short Stories

Author by : Patrick A. Smith
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 19
Total Download : 960
File Size : 44,7 Mb
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Description : A guide for librarians and teachers offers annotations summarizing the themes, plots, and publication information for 450 popular short stories.


The Collected Short Stories Of Roald Dahl

Author by : Roald Dahl
Languange : en
Publisher by :
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 67
Total Download : 463
File Size : 50,9 Mb
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Description : (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) 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 adult short fiction, which he wrote throughout his life. Whether fictionalizing his dramatic exploits as a Royal Air Force pilot during World War II or concocting the ingeniously plotted fables that were dramatized on television as "Tales of the Unexpected," Dahl was brilliant at provoking in his readers the overwhelming desire to know what happens next--and at satisfying that desire in ways that feel both surprising and inevitable. Filled with devilish plot twists, his tales display a tantalizing blend of macabre humor and the absurdly grotesque. From "The Landlady," about an unusual boardinghouse that features a small but very permanent clientele, to "Pig," a brutally funny look at vegetarianism, to "Man from the South," in which a fanatical gambler does his betting with hammer, nails, and a butcher's knife, Dahl's creations amuse and shock us in equal measure, gleefully reminding us of what might lurk beneath the surface of the ordinary.