ROALD DAHL SERIES:

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

      Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!
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    Matilda

      Roald Dahl
Matilda

Matilda is a brilliant and sensitive child, but her parents think of her only as a nuisance. Even before she is five years old, she has read Dickens and Hemingway and still her parents think of her as a pest. So she decides to get back at them. Her platinum-haired mother and car salesman father are no match for her sharp genius, and neither is the cruel headmistress Miss Trunchbull. And then she child prodigy discovers she has an extraordinary psychic power that can save her school and especially the lovely kindergarten teacher, Miss Honey.
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    James and the Giant Peach

      Roald Dahl
James and the Giant Peach

*James and the Giant Peach* is a favourite tale of the most marvelous adventure by Roald Dahl. An enormous escaped rhinoceros from London Zoo has eaten James's parents. And it gets worse! James is packed off to live with his two really horrible aunts, Sponge and Spiker. Poor James is miserable, until something peculiar happens and James finds himself on the most wonderful and extraordinary journey he could ever imagine . . .
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    Completely Unexpected Tales: Tales of the Unexpected. More Tales of the Unexpected

      Roald Dahl
Completely Unexpected Tales: Tales of the Unexpected. More Tales of the Unexpected

Contains: ◦ Dip in the Pool ◦ Edward the Conqueror ◦ Galloping Foxley ◦ Genesis and Catastrophe ◦ Georgy Porgy ◦ Lamb to the Slaughter ◦ Man From the South ◦ Mr. Botibol ◦ Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat ◦ My Lady Love, My Dove ◦ Neck ◦ Nunc Dimittis ◦ Parson's Pleasure ◦ Poison ◦ Royal Jelly ◦ Skin ◦ Taste ◦ The Butler ◦ The Hitchhiker ◦ The Landlady ◦ The Sound Machine ◦ The Umbrella Man ◦ The Way Up to Heaven ◦ Vengeance is Mine Inc. ◦ William and Mary Take a pinch of unease. Stir it into a large dollop of the macabre, add a generous helping of dark and stylish wit, garnish with the bizarre and what do you have? Roald Dahl at his brilliant, hypnotizing best, cooking up some of the most unusual stories ever told. Here in one volume are *Tales of the Unexpected* and *More Tales of the Unexpected*, making this a superb compendium of vengeance, surprise and dark delight.
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    Skin and Other Stories

      Roald Dahl
Skin and Other Stories

The eleven stories in this volume are drawn from Dahl's popular adult short stories and were chosen for their quirky, twisted, and haunting plots -- sure to please Dahl teenage fans. Contents vii • Introduction (Skin and Other Stories) • (2000) • essay by Wendy Cooling 1 • Skin • non-genre • (1952) • short story by Roald Dahl 22 • Lamb to the Slaughter • non-genre • (1953) • short story by Roald Dahl 35 • The Sound Machine • (1949) • short story by Roald Dahl 53 • An African Story • (1946) • short story by Roald Dahl 71 • Galloping Foxley • non-genre • (1953) • short story by Roald Dahl 90 • The Wish • (1948) • short story by Roald Dahl 95 • The Surgeon • non-genre • (1988) • novelette by Roald Dahl 129 • Dip in the Pool • non-genre • (1952) • short story by Roald Dahl 144 • The Champion of the World • non-genre • (1959) • novelette by Roald Dahl 179 • Beware of the Dog • non-genre • (1944) • short story by Roald Dahl 195 • My Lady Love, My Dove • non-genre • (1952) • short story by Roald Dahl
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    The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

      Roald Dahl
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

Seven stories of fantasy and fun by the fantastic Roald Dahl. *The Boy Who Talked With Animals* - in which a stranded sea turtle and a small boy have more in common than meets the eye. *The Hitchhiker* - proves that in a pinch a professional pickpocket can be the perfect pal. *The Mildenhall Treasure* - a true tale of fortune found and an opportunity lost. *The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar* - in which a modern-day Robin Hood brings joy to the hearts of orphans - and fear to the souls of casino owners around the world.
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    Danny the Champion of the World

      Roald Dahl
Danny the Champion of the World

Danny’s life seems perfect: his home is a gypsy caravan, he’s the youngest car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out of wonderful stories to tell. And when Danny discovers his father’s secret, he’s off on the adventure of a lifetime. Here’s Roald Dahl’s famous story about a 9-year-old boy, his dad, and a daring and hilarious pheasant-snatching expedition. Just as important, it’s the story of the love between a boy and his father who, in Danny’s own words, is “the most marvelous and exciting father a boy ever had.”
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    The Magic Finger

      Roald Dahl
The Magic Finger

What happens when the hunter becomes the hunted? To the Gregg family, hunting is just plain fun. To the girl who lives next door, it's just plain horrible. She tries to be polite. She tries to talk them out of it, but the Greggs only laugh at her. Then one day the Greggs go too far, and the little girl turns her Magic Finger on them. When she's very, very angry, the little girl's Magic Finger takes over. She really can’t control it, and now it's turned the Greggs into birds! Before they know it, the Greggs are living in a nest, and that's just the beginning of their problems…
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    My Uncle Oswald

      Roald Dahl
My Uncle Oswald

**Meet Oswald Hendryks Cornelius, Roald Dahl's most disgraceful and extraordinary character . . . ** Aside from being thoroughly debauched, strikingly attractive and astonishingly wealthy, Uncle Oswald was the greatest bounder, bon vivant and fornicator of all time. In this instalment of his scorchingly frank memoirs he tells of his early career and erotic education at the hands of a number of enthusiastic teachers, of discovering the invigorating properties of the Sudanese Blister Beetle, and of the gorgeous Yasmin Howcomely, his electrifying partner in a most unusual series of thefts . . . 'Raunchy and cheeky entertainment' *Sunday Express* 'Immense fun' *Daily Telegraph* * * * *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.
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    The Best of Roald Dahl

      Roald Dahl
The Best of Roald Dahl

Stories included: Madame Rosette, Man From the South, The Sound Machine, Taste, Dip in the Pool, Skin, Edward the Conqueror, Lamb to the Slaughter, Galloping Foxley, The Way up to Heaven, Parson's Pleasure, The Landlady, William and Mary, Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat, Royal Jelly, Georgy Porgy, Genesis and Catastrophe, Pig, The Visitor, Claud's Dog.

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    The BFG

      Roald Dahl
The BFG

Captured by a giant! The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater, the Bonecruncher, or any of the other giants-rather than the BFG-she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that they are flush-bunking off in England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!
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    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

      Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

*Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator* is the superb sequel to the ever-popular *Charlie and the Chocolate Factory* by Roald Dahl. Charlie Bucket has WON Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and is on his way to take possession of it. In a great glass elevator! But when the elevator makes a fearful whooshing noise, Charlie and his family find themselves in splendid orbit around the Earth. A daring adventure has begun, with the one and only Mr Willy Wonka leading the way.
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    Kiss Kiss

      Roald Dahl
Kiss Kiss

**In Kiss Kiss you will find eleven devious, shocking stories from the master of the unpredictable, Roald Dahl. ** What could go wrong when a wife pawns the mink coat that her lover gave her as a parting gift? What happens when a priceless piece of furniture is the subject of a deceitful bargain? Can a wronged woman take revenge on her dead husband? In these dark, disturbing stories Roald Dahl explores the sinister side of human nature: the cunning, sly, selfish part of each of us that leads us into the territory of the unexpected and unsettling. Stylish, macabre and haunting, these tales will leave you with a delicious feeling of unease. 'Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive' *Irish Times* 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.
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    Dirty Beasts

      Roald Dahl
Dirty Beasts

Roald Dahl's inimitable style and humor shine in this collection of poems about mischievous and mysterious animals. From Stingaling the scorpion to Crocky-Wock the crocodile, Dahl's animals are nothing short of ridiculous. A clever pig with an unmentionable plan to save his own bacon and an anteater with an unusually large appetite are among the characters created by Dahl in these timeless rhymes. This new, larger edition is perfect for reading aloud and makes Quentin Blake's celebrated illustrations even more enjoyable. "Will elicit a loud 'Yuck.' In other words, children will love them." (*Children's Book Review Service*)
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    The Witches

      Roald Dahl
The Witches

*The Witches* by Roald Dahl has made many a child quiver with fear and delight! Witches really are a detestable breed. They disguise themselves as lovely ladies, when secretly they want to squish and squelch all the wretched children they despise. Luckily one boy and his grandmother know how to recognize these vile creatures - but can they get rid of them for good?
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    Switch Bitch

      Roald Dahl
Switch Bitch

**Now back in print along with Roald Dahl’s *My Uncle Oswald*, a surprisingly naughty and hilarious adult book by the beloved children’s author** Great wit, melancholy, and a sense of the erotic that would make even a fan of *Fifty Shades of Grey* blush pervade this collection of four adult short stories by Roald Dahl. Included here are "The Visitor" and "Bitch," featuring the hilariously vivid exploits of the notorious Uncle Oswald, as well as "The Great Switcheroo" and "The Last Act." In these taut black comedies of human weakness and unexpected reversal, Dahl captures the delicious thrill of sexual triumph and the galling deflation of defeat.
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