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    The Best Of Roald Dahl (English, Paperback, Roald Dahl)

    The Best Of Roald Dahl  (English, Paperback, Roald Dahl)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin Random House India
    • ISBN: 9780140066944, 0140066942
    • Edition: 2016
    • Pages: 424
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    Published first in the year 1978, The Best Of Roald Dahl is a collection of short stories by the author in a number of different genres.

    Summary Of The Book 

    The Best Of Roald Dahl is a collection of short stories, which encompasses the best of Dahl’s literary works ever published during his writing career from the year 1945 to 1965.

    The stories present in this book include Genesis And Catastrophe, Over to You, Mrs. Bixby And The Colonel’s Coat, Pig, The Visitor, Switch Bitch, Lamb To The Slaughter, Galloping Foxley, Edward The Conqueror, Man From The South, Someone Like You, Madame Rosette, William and Mary, Dip In The Pool, The Way Up To Heaven, Georgy Porgy, Royal Jelly, The Sound Machine, Taste, Parson's Pleasure, Claud’s Dog, and The Landlady.

    In one of the stories, Man From The South, the readers are introduced to Carlos, an elderly man who dares an American boy to strike his lighter ten times consecutively, offering him his green Cadillac if he was able to do so. However, the boy would get his pinky chopped off, if he couldn’t strike the lighter ten times in a row. Another story in this book, Mrs. Bixby And The Colonel’s Coat keeps the reader highly amused. It’s based on Mrs. Bixby who had an affair with the Colonel living in Baltimore, whom she visited once every month. The Colonel gifts Mrs. Bixby a mink coat, which she can’t sell off, and is left in a mess as she fears her husband questioning her.

    Apart from humor, The Best Of Roald Dahl also has a horror story, The Landlady, which revolves around a young man, who on a certain trip, drops by at a restroom where a highly optimistic landlady desires to put an end to his life. All in all, this series of short stories by Dahl is a must-have for individuals of all groups.

    About Roald Dahl

    Roald Dahl was a renowned author, poet, fighter pilot, and screenplay writer. Apart from this book, Dahl had written a number of other books, and some of his popular literary works include Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, James And The Giant Peach, George’s Marvellous Medicine, and Fantastic Mr. Fox.

    Dahl was born on the 13th of September 1916, in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales. He completed his schooling from Repton School, Derbyshire. Through the course of his school days, Dahl was never considered to be an exceptional writer, however, he performed well at sports. He was also a part of the Royal Air Force, where he served as a flying ace and intelligence officer during the Second World War. In the 1940s, Dahl began to rise to fame with the publishing of several novels for both children and adults, making him one of the bestselling authors in history. In the year 2008, Dahl was placed at the 16th position on the list named The 50 Greatest British Writers Since 1945 by The Times. He passed away on the 23rd of November, 1990, in Oxford, England, at the age of 74.

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    • Publication Year
      • 2016
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      • Roald Dahl (1916�20) was one of the most successful and well known writers. His short stories have received extraordinary acclaim and have been translated into many languages. The books in which they are collected include Someone Like You, Kiss Kiss, Twenty-Nine Kisses from Roald Dahl and Switch Bitch. His other publications include his highly praised novel, My Uncle Oswald, and two volumes of autobiography, Boy and Going Solo. Roald Dahl�s stories for children have been bestsellers all over the world. They include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox and Matilda.
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    Could be way better

    The book was filthy and was not as described
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    sania saiyed

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    Great product

    Excellent short narratives with unexpected endings.
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    Daisy Majumdar

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    Great product

    Very fast and product is in best condition
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    Swati Sinha

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    Brilliant

    Roahl Dahl is best known for his children's books, but his writing in other genres is immaculate
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    Rahul Madhavan

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    real page turner

    The typical Roald Dahl narration keeps the story line paced up......with mind turning plots very dedicated to give you goosebumps!!
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    Anuj Saikia

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    Great Book, Awesome Service

    A compilation of amusing stories that would bring a whole new world with every story. Every subject be it science, be it agriculture, be it butcher farms; Dahl has mastered every single one of them. A must must read.
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