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Cruelty

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From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected book of his darkest stories.'Cruelty has a human heart . . .'Even when we mean to be kind we can sometimes be cruel. We each have a streak of nastiness inside us. In these ten tales of cruelty master storyteller Roald Dahl explores how and why it is we make others suffer.Among others, you'll read the story of two young bullies and the boy they torment, the adulterous wife who uncovers her husband's secret, the man with a painting tattooed on his back whose value he doesn't appreciate and the butler and chef who run rings around their obnoxious employer.Dahl understood our deepest secrets, desires and fears and Cruelty is one of four books - the rest being Lust, Deception and Madness - that explore our hidden selves.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 15mm | 170g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 071818565X
  • 9780718185657
  • 16,910

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From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected book of his darkest stories * from publisher's description * One of the most widely read and influential authors * The Times * That absolute master of the twist in the tale * Observer *show more

About Roald Dahl

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.show more

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From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected book of his darkest stories from publisher's descriptionshow more

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