In these wickedly anarchic stories, Dahl explores the dark, sinister side of the psyche: the cunning, sly, selfish part of human nature that makes for unexpected outcomes and horrifying conclusions.
Contains stories such as: "The Umbrella Man"; "Dip in the Pool"; "The Butler"; "The Hitchhiker"; "Mr Botibol"; "My Lady Love", "My Dove"; "The Way Up to Heaven"; "Parson's Pleasure"; "The Sound Machine"; and "The Wish".
This is a collection of four comical stories by Roald Dahl. It includes "The Visitor" and "Bitch", two extracts from the notorious diairies of Oswald Hendryks Cornelius. In "The Great Switcheroo" and "The Last Act", the danger and power of desire is explored.
A collection of short stories. In "Taste", the stakes of a dinner-party bet reach distasteful heights; a wife serves up a new dish in "Lamb to the Slaughter"; and layers of deceit are stripped away in "Nunc Dimittis".
Filled with exciting, strange, funny, and sometimes frightening tales, Boy is the enthralling story of Roald Dahl's childhood and early life. Penguin Readers is a series of the best new fiction, essential non-fiction and popular classics written for learners of English as a foreign language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully adapted, the series introduces language learners around the world to the bestselling authors and most compelling content from Penguin Random House. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework and include language activities that help readers to develop key skills. Boy, a Level 2 Reader, is A1+ in the CEFR framework. Sentences contain a maximum of two clauses, introducing the future tenses will and going to , present continuous for future meaning, and comparatives and superlatives. It is well supported by illustrations, which appear on most pages.
Every child who loves the books of Roald Dahl will be intrigued to discover some of the remarkable things that happened to the writer as a boy and as a young man. This autobigraphy presents humorous anecdotes from his childhood including holidays in Norway and an English boarding school.
This collection of short stories contains "Someone Like You", "Kiss, Kiss", "Twenty-Nine Kisses from Roald Dahl", "Switch Bitch" and "Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life".