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Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected: Dahl, Roald

Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected

Dahl, Roald

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ISBN 10: 0394740815 / ISBN 13: 9780394740812
Published by Vintage Books, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1979
Condition: Near Fine+ Soft cover
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1st Edition paperback original (Sept. 1979). SIGNED by author on attached signature card on ffep. Nice unread copy with just the faintest shelf edge wear and age yellowing-ghosting to inside covers. Also includes laid-in a copy of unsigned Penguin paperback edition of Dahl's 'Lamb to the Slaughter and Other Stories". Bookseller Inventory # 002145

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Title: Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected

Publisher: Vintage Books, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine+

Signed: AUTHOR SIGNATURE

Edition: 1st Edition

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In this collection of stories, Dahl tantalizes, amuses, and sometimes terrifies readers into a sense of what lurks beneath the ordinary. Included in this collection are such notorious gems of the bizarre as “The Second Machine,” “Lamb to the Slaughter,” “Neck,” and “The Landlady.”
 
Other stories explore: 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.
 
With the inventive power of a Thomas Edison and the imagination of a Lewis Carroll...Roald Dahl is a wizard of comedy and the grotesque, an artist with a marvelously topsy-turvy sense of the ridiculous in life.” –Cleveland Plain Dealer

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

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