The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More
Author : Roald Dahl
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2011-10-27
ISBN 10 : 9780241962039
ISBN 13 : 024196203X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More Book Description:

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.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More
Author : Roald Dahl
Publisher : Turtleback
Total Pages :
Release : 2000-01
ISBN 10 : 0606184627
ISBN 13 : 9780606184625
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More Book Description:

An account of how the author came to be a writer and selections from his writer's notebook augment stories juxtaposing fantasy and truth, and peopled with outrageous and courageous characters.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
Author : Roald DAHL
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1990
ISBN 10 : OCLC:772797010
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar Book Description:

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar  and Six More
Author : Roald Dahl
Publisher :
Total Pages : 215
Release : 1979
ISBN 10 : OCLC:745492952
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More Book Description:

Seven tales of fantasy and fun.

Key Comprehension

Key Comprehension
Author : Angela M. Burt
Publisher : Ginn
Total Pages : 96
Release : 1996
ISBN 10 : 0602279143
ISBN 13 : 9780602279141
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Key Comprehension Book Description:

"Key Comprehension" contains a wide variety of genres and non-fiction text-types required by the National Literacy Strategy. The scheme also provides literal, inferential, deductive and evaluative questions, ensuring children develop all the reading skills they need to do well in SATs.

Roald Dahl s Marvellous Medicine

Roald Dahl s Marvellous Medicine
Author : Tom Solomon
Publisher : Liverpool University Press
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2017-03
ISBN 10 : 9781781383469
ISBN 13 : 1781383464
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roald Dahl s Marvellous Medicine Book Description:

Most people know Roald Dahl as a famous writer of children's books and adult short stories, but few are aware of his fascination with medicine. Right from his earliest days to the end of his life, Dahl was intrigued by what doctors do, and why they do it. During his lifetime, he and his family suffered some terrible medical tragedies: Dahl nearly died when his fighter plane went down in World War II; his son had severe brain injury in an accident; and his daughter died of measles infection of the brain. But he also had some medical triumphs: he dragged himself back to health after the plane crash, despite a skull fracture, back injuries, and blindness; he was responsible for inventing a medical device (the Wade-Dahl-Till valve) to treat his son's hydrocephalus (water on the brain), and he taught his first wife Patricia to talk again after a devastating stroke. His medical interactions clearly influenced some of his writing - for example the explosive potions in George's Marvellous Medicine. And sometimes his writing impacted on events in his life - for example the research on neuroanatomy he did for his short story William and Mary later helped him design the valve for treating hydrocephalus. In this unique book, Professor Tom Solomon, who looked after Dahl towards the end of his life, examines Dahl's fascination with medicine. Taking examples from Dahl's life, and illustrated with excerpts from his writing, the book uses Dahl's medical interactions as a starting point to explore some extraordinary areas of medical science. Solomon is an award-winning science communicator, and he effortlessly explains the medical concepts underpinning the stories, in language that everyone can understand. The book is also peppered with anecdotes from Dahl''s late night hospital discussions with Solomon, which give new insights into this remarkable man's thinking as his life came to an end.

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl
Author : Damian Walford Davies
Publisher : University of Wales Press
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2016-08-15
ISBN 10 : 9781783169412
ISBN 13 : 1783169419
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roald Dahl Book Description:

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.

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl
Author : Ann Alston
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2012-11-01
ISBN 10 : 9781137296221
ISBN 13 : 1137296224
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roald Dahl Book Description:

Roald Dahl is one of the world's best-loved authors. More than twenty years after his death, his books are still highly popular with children and have inspired numerous feature films – yet he remains a controversial figure. This volume, the first collection of academic essays ever to be devoted to Dahl's work, brings together a team of well-known scholars of children's literature to explore the man, his books for children, and his complex attitudes towards various key subjects. Including essays on education, crime, Dahl's humour, his long-term collaboration with the artist Quentin Blake, and film adaptations, this fascinating collection offers a unique insight into the writer and his world.

Deception

Deception
Author : Roald Dahl
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2016-08-25
ISBN 10 : 9780718185688
ISBN 13 : 0718185684
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deception Book Description:

THE PERFECT GIFT 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 . . . 'The cruelest lies are often told in silence . . .' Why do we lie? Why do we deceive those we love most? What do we fear revealing? In these ten tales of deception master storyteller Roald Dahl explores our tireless efforts to hide the truth about ourselves. Here, among many others, you'll read about how to get away with the perfect murder, the old man whose wagers end in a most disturbing payment, how revenge is sweeter when it is carried out by someone else and the card sharp so good at cheating he does something surprising with his life. Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions: Lust, Madness, Cruelty, Innocence, Trickery, War and Fear.

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl
Author : Jeremy Treglown
Publisher : Open Road Media
Total Pages : 322
Release : 2016-06-28
ISBN 10 : 9781504038591
ISBN 13 : 1504038592
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roald Dahl Book Description:

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.