Tales of the unexpected roald dahl free ebook

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Tales of the Unexpected by Roald Dahl

A wine connoisseur with an infallible palate and a sinister taste in wagers. A decrepit old man with a masterpiece tattooed on his back. A voracious adventuress, a gentle cuckold, and a garden sculpture that becomes an instrument of sadistic vengeance. Social climbers who climb a bit too quickly. Philanderers whose deceptions are a trifle too ornate. Impeccable servants whose bland masks slip for one vertiginous instant.

In these deliciously nasty stories an internationally acclaimed practitioner of the short narrative works his own brand of black magic: tantalizing, amusing, and sometimes terrifying readers into a new sense of what lurks beneath the ordinary. Included in Roald Dahls Tales of the Unexpected are such notorious gems of the bizarre as The Sound Machine, Lamb to Slaughter, Neck, and The Landlady.

Cover illustration by Seth Jaben
Cover design by Heidi North

Contents:
- Taste
- Lamb to the Slaughter
- Man from the South
- My Lady Love, My Dove
- Dip in the Pool
- Galloping Foxley
- Skin
- Neck
- Nunc Dimittis
- The Landlady
- William and Mary
- The Way Up to Heaven
- Parsons Pleasure
- Mrs. Bixby and the Colonels Coat
- Royal Jelly
- Edward the Conqueror
- The Sound Machine
- Georgy Porgy
- The Hitchhiker
- Poison
- The Boy Who Talked with Animals
- The Umbrella Man
- Genesis and Catastrophe
- The Butler
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Published 07.03.2019

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How Dahl brought his macabre, unsentimental outlook to tales which showed adults the ways of the real world. Roald Dahl let children thrive in a world of whimsy - of "Twits" and "whizzpop" - but neither did he shield them from reality: his stories were always so unsentimental, so macabre in their attitude. Whimsy was a vehicle to teach the ways of the world. To adults, he presented things simply as they were. Little known, in comparison to Matilda or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , Dahl enjoyed a parallel career penning largely macabre and twist-filled short stories for adults. For the most part, they appeared far away from the peering eyes of children in editions of Collier's , Ladies Home Journal , Harper's , Playboy, or The New Yorker ; he did, however, publish several anthologies of his works. Some are more deserved, others far less so.

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Jul 14, ISBN In this collection of stories, Dahl tantalizes, amuses, and sometimes terrifies readers into a sense of what lurks beneath the ordinary. A decrepit old man with a masterpiece tattooed on his back. A voracious adventuress, a gentle cuckold, and a garden sculpture that becomes an instrument of sadistic vengeance. Social climbers who climb a bit too quickly. Philanderers whose deceptions are a trifle too ornate. Impeccable servants whose bland masks slip for one vertiginous instant.

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