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Roald Dahl : teller of the unexpected : a biography  Cover Image Book Book

Roald Dahl : teller of the unexpected : a biography / Matthew Dennison.

Dennison, Maureen, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781639363322
  • ISBN: 1639363327
  • Physical Description: 264 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2023.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
From one of our finest literary biographers comes a brilliant biography of Roald Dahl: the much-loved author and creator of countless iconic literary characters. Roald Dahl was one of the world's greatest storytellers. He conceived his vocation as that of any fearless explorer and, in his writing for children, he was able to tap into a child's viewpoint throughout his life. He crafted tales that were exotic in scenario, frequently invested with a moral, and filled with vibrant characters that endure in public imagination to the present day. In this brand-new biography, Matthew Dennison re-evaluates the traditional narrative surrounding Dahl--that of school sporting hero, daredevil pilot, and wartime spy-turned-author--and examines surviving primary resources as well as Dahl's extensive literary output to tell the story of a man who identified as a rule-breaker, an iconoclast, and a romantic--both insider and outsider, war hero and child's friend.
Subject: Dahl, Roald.
Authors, English > 20th century > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kent Library Association - Kent.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kent Library Association - Kent B DAH (Text) 33410150980664 Adult New Biography Available -

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