Roald Dahl s Tales of the Unexpected

Twenty-four eerie, macabre, and sometimes hilarious short stories offer a varied sampler of the art of the surprise ending

Roald Dahl s Tales of the Unexpected

Twenty-four eerie, macabre, and sometimes hilarious short stories offer a varied sampler of the art of the surprise ending

Tales of the Unexpected

Tales of the Unexpected is an astonishing assortment of twisted treats from the master storyteller.

Tales of the Unexpected

Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected is a delightfully dark collection of sixteen stories, each with a startling end. Among the unforgettable characters lurk the homicidal wife and her deadly leg of lamb, a conniving and lecherous wine connoisseur and the one-eyed brain at the mercy of his vengeful spouse. Tales of the Unexpected is an astonishing assortment of twisted treats from the master storyteller.

Completely Unexpected Tales

In a collection of stories that represent Roald Dahl at his best, the author cooks up some of the most unusual stories ever told.

Completely Unexpected Tales

In a collection of stories that represent Roald Dahl at his best, the author cooks up some of the most unusual stories ever told. He grabs the readers attention, not allowing him or her to escape until the often earthy anecdote has been concluded with a resounding full stop.

More Roald Dahl Tales of the Unexpected

Dahl is a master at introducing readers to a new sense of what lurks beneath the ordinary.

More Roald Dahl Tales of the Unexpected

Dahl is a master at introducing readers to a new sense of what lurks beneath the ordinary.

Madness

In these ten unsettling tales of unexpected madness master storyteller Roald Dahl explores what happens when we let go our sanity.

Madness

PERFECT for fans of Roald Dahl. Think you know Dahl? Think again. There's still a whole world of Dahl to discover in a newly collected book of his deliciously dark tales for adults . . . 'There is a pleasure sure in being mad, which none but madmen know' Our greatest fear is of losing control - of our lives, but, most of all, of ourselves. In these ten unsettling tales of unexpected madness master storyteller Roald Dahl explores what happens when we let go our sanity. Among other stories, you'll meet the husband with a jealous fixation on the family cat, the landlady who wants her guests to stay forever, the man whose taste for pork leads him astray and the wife with a pathological fear of being late. Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions: Cruelty, Lust, Deception, Innocence, Trickery, War and Fear.

The Facts on File Companion to the British Short Story

ROALD DAHL (1979) An anthology of 24 short stories originally published
between 1948 and 1979, Tales of the Unexpected was released as a tie-in to the
eponymous television series hosted by the ROALD DAHL himself. Culled from
such ...

The Facts on File Companion to the British Short Story

A comprehensive reference to short fiction from Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Commonwealth. With approximately 450 entries, this A-to-Z guide explores the literary contributions of such writers as Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, D H Lawrence, Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, Katherine Mansfield, Martin Amis, and others.

The Complete Short Stories

For a while there were two Roald Dahls in people's consciousness. One – the
Tales of the Unexpected Dahl – who wrote slightly sinister, blackly humorous
adult stories with a sting in the tail. The other – the Willy Wonka Dahl – who wrote
 ...

The Complete Short Stories

The Complete Short Stories of Roald Dahl in the first of two unsettling and sinister volumes. 'They are brutal, these stories, and yet you finish reading each one with a smile, or maybe even a hollow laugh, certainly a shiver of gratification, because the conclusion always seems so right' Charlie Higson, from his introduction. Roald Dahl is one of the most popular writers of the modern age, effortlessly writing for children and adults alike. In this, the first of two volumes chronologically collecting all his published adult short stories, we see how Dahl began by using his experiences in the war to write fiction but quickly turned to his powerful and dark imagination to pen some of the most unsettling and disquieting tales ever written. In 27 stories, written between 1944 and 1953, we encounter such classic tales as 'Man from the South', featuring a wager with appalling consequences; 'Lamb to the Slaughter', in which a wife murders her husband yet has a novel idea for throwing the police off the scent; and in 'The Sound Machine', the horrific truth about plants is revealed. Enter the sinister, twisted world of Roald Dahl: whether you're young or old, you'll never want to leave. 'Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive' Irish Times 'The great magician' Spectator Look out for Volume Two, introduced by Anthony Horowitz 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.

Boy

As full of excitement and the unexpected as his world-famous, best-selling books, Roald Dahl's tales of his own childhood are completely fascinating and fiendishly funny. Did you know that Roald Dahl nearly lost his nose in a car accident?

Boy

Find out where the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG got all his wonderful story ideas in this autobiographical account of his childhood! From his own life, of course! As full of excitement and the unexpected as his world-famous, best-selling books, Roald Dahl's tales of his own childhood are completely fascinating and fiendishly funny. Did you know that Roald Dahl nearly lost his nose in a car accident? Or that he was once a chocolate candy tester for Cadbury's? Have you heard about his involvement in the Great Mouse Plot of 1924? If not, you don’t yet know all there is to know about Roald Dahl. Sure to captivate and delight you, the boyhood antics of this master storyteller are not to be missed! From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Digested Read

... of sweat formed on Matthews brow. His last book had won the Whitbread prize
and his publishers were demanding a follow-up. But every time he tried he
started writing one of Roald Dahls Tales of the Unexpected. “Dammit,” he thought
.

The Digested Read

Literary ombudsman John Crace never met an important book he didnt like to deconstruct.From Salman Rushdie to John Grisham, Crace retells the big books in just 500 bitingly satirical words, pointing his pen at the clunky plots, stylistic tics and pretensions to Big Ideas, as he turns publishers golden dream books into dross. In the grand tradition of Tom Lehrer and Stan Freberg, Crace takes the books that produce the most media hype and retells each story in its authors inimitable style. Philip Roth, Don Delillo, Margaret Drabble, Paul Auster, Alice Sebold, John Updike, Tom Wolfe, Ruth Rendell, A.S. Byatt, John LeCarre, Michael Crichton and Ian McEwan all emerge delightfully scathed in this book that makes it easy to talk knowingly about books youve never bothered to read or, for that matter, should have.

Edward the Conqueror A Roald Dahl Short Story

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.

Edward the Conqueror  A Roald Dahl Short Story

Edward the Conqueror is a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail. In Edward the Conqueror, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a cat's curious behaviour comes between a husband and his wife . . . Edward the Conqueror is taken from the short story collection Kiss Kiss, which includes ten other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who pawns the mink coat from her lover with unexpected results; the priceless piece of furniture that is the subject of a deceitful bargain; a wronged woman taking revenge on her dead husband, and others. 'Unnerving bedtime stories, subtle, proficient, hair-raising and done to a turn.' (San Francisco Chronicle ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Juliet Stevenson. 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.

Georgy Porgy A Roald Dahl Short Story

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.

Georgy Porgy  A Roald Dahl Short Story

Georgy Porgy is a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail. In Georgy Porgy, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a young curate has very, very good reasons to be afraid of his parishioners . . . Georgy Porgy is taken from the short story collection Kiss Kiss, which includes ten other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who pawns the mink coat from her lover with unexpected results; the priceless piece of furniture that is the subject of a deceitful bargain; a wronged woman taking revenge on her dead husband, and others. 'Unnerving bedtime stories, subtle, proficient, hair-raising and done to a turn.' (San Francisco Chronicle ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Derek Jacobi. 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.

Works by Roald Dahl

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Works by Roald Dahl

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (works not included). Pages: 59. Chapters: Books by Roald Dahl, Children's books by Roald Dahl, Novels by Roald Dahl, Poetry by Roald Dahl, Screenplays by Roald Dahl, Short stories by Roald Dahl, Short story collections by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, You Only Live Twice, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, James and the Giant Peach, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, Matilda, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, The Gremlins, The Twits, The BFG, The Witches, Danny, the Champion of the World, The Great Automatic Grammatizator, Boy, Pig, Fantastic Mr Fox, Way Out, Roald Dahl short stories bibliography, Roald Dahl: Collected Stories, Man from the South, Bitch, Revolting Rhymes, George's Marvellous Medicine, My Uncle Oswald, Dirty Beasts, Edward the Conqueror, Lamb to the Slaughter, Esio Trot, The Way Up to Heaven, Neck, The Last Act, The Minpins, The Landlady, Kiss Kiss, William and Mary, The Night Digger, Vengeance is Mine Inc., Parson's Pleasure, Dip in the Pool, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, Georgy Porgy, Tales of the Unexpected, The Hitch-Hiker, The Enormous Crocodile, Galloping Foxley, Someone Like You, Taste, The Magic Finger, The Vicar of Nibbleswicke, Beware of the Dog, Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories, Skin, Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life: The Country Stories of Roald Dahl, Poison, Nunc Dimittis, The Collected Short Stories of Dahl, Sometime Never: A Fable for Supermen, Rhyme Stew, Genesis and Catastrophe: A True Story, Roald Dahl's Guide to Railway Safety, The Great Switcheroo, The Mildenhall Treasure, Over to You: Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying, The Roald Dahl Omnibus, Switch Bitch, Memories with Food at Gipsy House, My Year, Twenty-Nine Kisses from Roald Dahl, Two Fables, The Roald Dahl Treasury, The Best of Roald Dahl, More Tales of the Unexpected, ..

Royal Jelly A Roald Dahl Short Story

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.

Royal Jelly  A Roald Dahl Short Story

Royal Jelly is a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail. In Royal Jelly, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a husband and wife, unable to get their new baby to feed, hit upon a novel and disturbing solution . . . Royal Jelly is taken from the short story collection Kiss Kiss, which includes ten other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who pawns the mink coat from her lover with unexpected results; the priceless piece of furniture that is the subject of a deceitful bargain; a wronged woman taking revenge on her dead husband, and others. 'Unnerving bedtime stories, subtle, proficient, hair-raising and done to a turn.' (San Francisco Chronicle ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Oliver-award-winning actor Adrian Scarborough. 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.

Grim Rendezvous

British 'portmanteau' films Tales From the Crypt and The Vault of Horror, whilst on
the small screen Brian Clemens' classic Thriller, followed by Armchair Thriller
and Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected continued to feed and inspire his vivid
 ...

Grim Rendezvous


The Umbrella Man and Other Stories

Does Sir Basil Turton value most his wife or one of his priceless sculptures? These compelling tales are a perfect introduction to the adult writing of a storytelling genius.

The Umbrella Man and Other Stories

Is it really possible to invent a machine that does the job of a writer? What is it about the landlady's house that makes it so hard for her guests to leave? Does Sir Basil Turton value most his wife or one of his priceless sculptures? These compelling tales are a perfect introduction to the adult writing of a storytelling genius.

The Landlady A Roald Dahl Short Story

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.

The Landlady  A Roald Dahl Short Story

The Landlady is a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail. In The Landlady, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a young man in need of room meets a most accommodating landlady . . . The Landlady is taken from the short story collection Kiss Kiss, which includes ten other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who pawns the mink coat from her lover with unexpected results; the priceless piece of furniture that is the subject of a deceitful bargain; a wronged woman taking revenge on her dead husband, and others. 'Unnerving bedtime stories, subtle, proficient, hair-raising and done to a turn.' (San Francisco Chronicle ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Tamsin Greig. 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.

Pig A Roald Dahl Short Story

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.

Pig  A Roald Dahl Short Story

Pig is a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail. In Pig, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a boy who grows into an accomplished cook goes in search of a final, elusive recipe . . . Pig is taken from the short story collection Kiss Kiss, which includes ten other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who pawns the mink coat from her lover with unexpected results; the priceless piece of furniture that is the subject of a deceitful bargain; a wronged woman taking revenge on her dead husband, and others. 'Unnerving bedtime stories, subtle, proficient, hair-raising and done to a turn.' (San Francisco Chronicle ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Stephanie Beacham. 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.

Works by Roald Dahl

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Works by Roald Dahl

This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Books by Roald Dahl, Children's Books by Roald Dahl, Novels by Roald Dahl, Poetry by Roald Dahl, Screenplays by Roald Dahl, Short Stories by Roald Dahl, Short Story Collections by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willy Wonka

William and Mary A Roald Dahl Short Story

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.

William and Mary  A Roald Dahl Short Story

William and Mary is a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail. In William and Mary, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a wronged woman takes revenge on her dead husband . . . William and Mary is taken from the short story collection Kiss Kiss, which includes ten other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who pawns the mink coat from her lover with unexpected results; the priceless piece of furniture that is the subject of a deceitful bargain; a husband and wife who hit upon a novel way to feed their baby; and others. 'Unnerving bedtime stories, subtle, proficient, hair-raising and done to a turn.' (San Francisco Chronicle ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Juliet Stevenson and Adrian Scarborough. 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.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

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.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

In The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, seven tales of the bizarre and unexpected are told by the grand master of the short story, Roald Dahl. Enter a brilliant, sinister and wholly unpredictable world. Here you will find the suggestion of other-worldly goings on in a dark story about a swan and a boy; the surprising tale of a wealthy young wastrel who suddenly develops a remarkable new ability; and meet the hitchhiker whose light-fingers save the day. 'An unforgettable read, don't miss it' Sunday 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.