Roald Dahl S Book Of Ghost Stories

Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Michael Joseph
ISBN: 9780241955710
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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.


Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405933224
Size: 58.98 MB
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PERFECT for fans of Roald Dahl. Think you know Dahl? Think again. Discover a collection of deliciously dark ghost stories for adults, picked by Dahl himself . . . Do you enjoy being scared? Featuring fourteen classic spine-chilling stories chosen by Roald Dahl, these terrible tales of ghostly goings-on will have you shivering with fear as you turn the pages. They include such timeless and haunting stories as 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. Featuring extraordinary cover art by Charming Baker, whose paintings echo the dark and twisted world of Dahl's short stories. Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions featuring his own stories: Lust, Madness, Cruelty, Deception, Trickery, Innocence and War.

The Supernatural Index

Author: Michael Ashley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313240300
Size: 50.63 MB
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Indexes story collections by editor, book title, author, and story title

The Children S Ghost Story In America

Author: Sean Ferrier-Watson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476664943
Size: 45.96 MB
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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.

Roald Dahl

Author: Damian Walford Davies
Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 1783169419
Size: 71.97 MB
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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.

A Natural History Of Ghosts

Author: Roger Clarke
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141958146
Size: 10.19 MB
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A natural history of the supernatural from Roger Clarke, lifelong investigator into England's creepiest real-life ghost stories 'Is there anybody out there?' No matter how rationally we order our lives, few of us are completely immune to the suggestion of the uncanny and the fear of the dark. The subject of whether ghosts exist has fascinated some of the finest minds in history and it remains a subject of overwhelming interest today. This is the first comprehensive, authoritative and readable history of the evolution of the ghost in the west, examining as every good natural history should, the behaviour of the subject in its preferred environment: the stories we tell each other. What explains sightings of ghosts? Why do they fascinate us? What exactly did the haunted see? What did they believe? And what proof is there? Taking us through the key hauntings that have obsessed the world from the poltergeist of Cock Lane through the true events that inspired The Turn of the Screw and the dark events of Borley Rectory right up to the present day, Roger Clarke unfolds a story of class conflict, charlatans and true believers. His surprising castlist ranges from Samuel Johnson to John Wesley, and from Harry Houdini to Adolf Hitler. Inspired by a childhood spent in two haunted houses, Roger Clarke has spent much of his life trying to see a ghost. Written as grippingly as the best ghost fiction, A Natural History of Ghosts takes us on an unforgettable hunt through the most haunted places of the last five hundred years and our longing to believe.

Works By Roald Dahl

Author: Source Wikipedia
ISBN: 9781230628578
Size: 60.61 MB
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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, ..

Works By Roald Dahl

Author: Books, LLC
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781158013661
Size: 13.69 MB
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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

Scary Stories

Author: Barry Moser
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811854146
Size: 44.70 MB
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A collection of stories, filled with suspense and horror features contributions from such authors as Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and H.P. Lovecraft, as well as such modern masters as Stephen King and Ray Bradbury.