Tales of the Unexpected
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|Format:||Paperback, 288 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 22 February 1979|
This title covers stories including: "Taste", "Lamb to Slaughter", "Man from the South", "Dip in the Pool", "Skin", "Neck", "Nunc Dimittis", "The Landlady", "William and Mary", "The Way up to Heaven", "Parsons Pleasures", "Mrs Bixby and the Colonel Coat", "Royal Jelly", "Edward the Conqueror", and "Galloping Foxley".
About the Author
From the publication of James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the 1960s to his death in 1990, Roald Dahl became the most successful children's author in the world. Nearly twenty years later, a fresh generation of children seek out his work with instinctive fanaticism. His creations endure - through Hollywood movies, theatre adaptations and musical works, but still most potently of all through the pure magic of his writing upon the page.
Roald Dahl is known mainly for his children's works, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. Less well known are his short stories for adults, which, at the time they were written, were either hated or loved by the critics. They are witty and very wicked looks at supposedly normal and happy people. Dahl is described on the DVD package as the "master of the macabre," offering "tidbits of horror served up with a twist of fate," and his characters here are often found in the uncomfortable position of having to reap what they have sown. This four-volume, 25-episode set includes the complete first two seasons of the British TV series of his stories. Introduced by Dahl, the episodes are very well made, well acted, and well told. They are in fact enjoyable-if you like black humor. Beware, though, these tales are not for children. There is no sex, no language, no physical violence, but, oh, the horrible things adults can do to one another other! Recommended.-Julie Stump, Voorheesville P.L., NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
|Publisher: ||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 12.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.19 kg)|