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Roald Dahl - a book by Dahl, Roald

Roald Dahl Set

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator; Fantastic Mr. Fox; Danny the Champion of the World; James and the Giant Peach

Roald Dahl( )
Author: Dahl, Roald
Illustrator: Blake, Quentin
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Random House Children's Books
Imprint:Knopf Books for Young Readers
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $79.75
Book Description:

The perfect gift for Roald Dahl fans or for readers discovering him for the very first time, this delightful hardcover box set contains five of his best-loved stories, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.8 x 8.6 x 3.3 Inches
Book Weight:3.25 Pounds
Author Biography
Dahl, Roald (Author)

Roald (pronounced "Roo-aal") was born in Llandaff, South Wales. He had a relatively uneventful childhood and was educated at Repton School. During World War II he served as a fighter pilot and for a time was stationed in Washington, D.C.. Prompted by an interviewer, he turned an account of one of his war experiences into a short story that was accepted by the Saturday Evening Post, which were eventually collected in Over to You (1946).

Dahl's stories are often described as horror tales or fantasies, but neither description does them justice. He has the ability to treat the horrible and ghastly with a light touch, sometimes even with a humorous one. His tales never become merely shocking or gruesome. His purpose is not to shock but to entertain, and much of the entertainment comes from the unusual twists in his plots, rather than from grizzly details.

Dahl has also become famous as a writer of children's stories. In some circles, these works have cased great controversy. Critics have charged that Dahl's work is anti-Semitic and degrades women. Nevertheless, his work continues to be read: Charlie and Chocolate Factory (1964) was made into a successful movie, and his books of rhymes for children continue to be very popular.


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