Roald Dahl s Book of Ghost Stories

Bundle with fourteen ghost stories by various authors.

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9780241955710

Category: Ghost stories, English

Page: 336

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Fourteen terrifying ghost stories chosen by the master of the macabre, Roald Dahl. 'Spookiness is the real purpose of the ghost story. It should give you the creeps and disturb your thoughts . . .' Who better to choose the ultimate in spine-chillers than Roald Dahl, whose own sinister stories have teased and twisted the imagination of millions? Here are fourteen of his favourite ghost stories, including Sheridan Le Fanu's The Ghost of a Hand, Edith Wharton's Afterward, Cynthia Asquith's The Corner Shop and Mary Treadgold's The Telephone. 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 Supernatural Index

Helen Hoke , New York : Franklin Watts , 1981 Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories , Roald Dahl , London : Jonathan Cape , 1983 Christmas Ghosts , ed . Kathryn Cramer & David G. Hartwell , Arbor House , 1987 Ghosts for Christmas , ed .

Author: Michael Ashley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313240300

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 958

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Indexes story collections by editor, book title, author, and story title

Roald Dahl

8 Jeremy Treglown, Roald Dahl: A Biography (London: Faber and Faber 1994), p. 16. ... 10 Catherine Butler, 'Introduction', in Roald Dahl (New Casebooks), ed. ... Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories (London: Jonathan Cape, 1983), p. 18.

Author: Damian Walford Davies

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 1783169419

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Published to mark the centenary of Roald Dahl’s (Welsh) birth, Roald Dahl: Wales of the Unexpected breaks new ground by revealing the place of Wales in the imagination of the writer known as ‘the world’s number one storyteller’. Exploring the complex conditioning presence of Wales in his life and work, the essays in this collection dramatically defamiliarise Dahl and in the process render him uncanny. Importantly, Dahl is encountered whole – his books for children and his fiction for adults are read as mutually invigorating bodies of work, both of which evidence the ways in which Wales, and the author’s Anglo-Welsh orientation, demand articulation throughout the career. Recognising the impossibility of constructing a monolithic ‘Welsh’ Dahl, the contributors explore the compound and nuanced ways in which Wales signifies across the oeuvre. Roald Dahl: Wales of the Unexpected takes Dahl studies into new territory in terms of both subject and method, showing the new horizons that open up when Dahl is read through a Welsh lens. Locating Dahl in illuminating new textual networks, resourcefully offering fresh angles of entry into classic Dahl texts, rehabilitating neglected Dahl texts, and analysing the layered genesis of (seemingly) familiar works by excavating the manuscripts, this innovative volume brings Dahl ‘home’ in order to render him invigoratingly unhomely. The result is not a parochialisation of Dahl, but rather a new internationalisation.

The Children s Ghost Story in America

However, Roald Dahl, likely one of the most well-known and beloved children's authors of the twentieth century, has not missed this connection and explores it rather directly in his introduction to Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories, ...

Author: Sean Ferrier-Watson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476664943

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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Ghost stories have played a prominent role in childhood. Circulated around playgrounds and whispered in slumber parties, their history in American literature is little known and seldom discussed by scholars. This book explores the fascinating origins and development of these tales, focusing on the social and historical factors that shaped them and gave birth to the genre. Ghost stories have existed for centuries but have been published specifically for children for only about 200 years. Early on, supernatural ghost stories were rare—authors and publishers, fearing they might adversely affect young minds, presented stories in which the ghost was always revealed as a fraud. These tales dominated children’s publishing in the 19th century but the 20th century saw a change in perspective and the supernatural ghost story flourished.

My Uncle Oswald

Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories 'The best ghost stories don't have ghosts in them. At least you don't see the ghost... you can feel it.' Fourteen ghost stories chosen by the master of the macabre, Roald Dahl.

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141941995

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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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.

Image and Power

Cox, M., and Gilbert, R.A., Victorian Ghost Stories, Oxford University Press 1991. Cuddon, J.S., Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories, London, Penguin 1984. Dalby, R., The Virago Book of Victorian Ghost Stories, London, Virago 1988.

Author: Sarah Sceats

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317890663

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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Image and Power is an important work of literary and cultural criticism. This collection of essays focuses on some of the major issues addressed by women's writing in the twentieth century, concerning genre, subjectivity and social and cultural expectations, issues which in the past have been regarded from an essentially male perspective. The text introduces women writers whose novels have been widely read and provides an important contribution to the debate about women in literature.

Roald Dahl

Ørnulf Hodne's The Types of the Norwegian Fairytale is full of stories which in outline resemble Dahl's: encounters like those in The BFG between children, ogres, and royal personages are ... Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories, 1983.

Author: Jeremy Treglown

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504038592

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

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A New York Times Notable Book: A revealing look at the famous twentieth-century children’s author who brought us The BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Few writers have had the enduring cultural influence of Roald Dahl, who inspired generations of loyal readers. Acclaimed biographer Jeremy Treglown cuts no corners in humanizing this longstanding immortal of juvenile fiction. Roald Dahl explores this master of children’s literature from childhood—focusing a tight lens on the relationship between Dahl and his mother, who lovingly referred to him as “Apple”—through to his death. Treglown deftly navigates Dahl’s time as a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force, exploring how the experience transformed many of the beliefs that influenced the English writer’s work, including The Gremlins, which was commissioned by Walt Disney. A former editor of the Times Literary Supplement, Treglown discusses many of Dahl’s most famous works, such as James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr. Fox, while also delving into his marriage to actress Patricia Neal, combing through letters and archives to show a man who could be both comic and vitriolic, thoughtful yet manipulative and irascible. Treglown highlights many of Dahl’s literary achievements as well as his breakdowns and shortcomings, presenting a very personal and telling picture of the author and the inner turmoil that crippled him. Separating the man from the myth, Treglown’s frank, intimate portrait of Dahl illuminates the contradictions within the mind of this beloved author, a man who could be both a monster and a hero. It is required reading for book lovers and film buffs alike.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories 'The best ghost stories don't have ghosts in them. At least you don't see the ghost... you can feel it.' Fourteen ghost stories chosen by the master of the macabre, Roald Dahl.

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 024196203X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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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.