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Lust

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From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected book of his darkest storiesWe fall not in love but in lust . . .Lust, in all its myriad forms, consumes us. What won't we do to achieve our heart's desire? In these ten tales of twisted love master storyteller Roald Dahl explores how our darkest impulses reveal who we really are.Here you'll read a story concerning wife swapping with a sting in its tail, hear of the aphrodisiac that drives men into a frenzy, discover the last act in a tale of jilted first love and discover the naked truth of art, among others.Dahl understood our deepest secrets, desires and fears and Lust is one of four books - the rest being Madness, Cruelty and Deception - that explore our hidden selves.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 245g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0718185617
  • 9780718185619
  • 11,046

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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 writers * The Times * The absolute master of the twist in the tale * Observer * Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive * Irish Times * Dahl is too good a storyteller to become predictable * Daily Telegraph * One of the most widely read and influential writers of our generation * The Times *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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