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Madness

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From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected book of his darkest stories.'There is a pleasure sure in being mad, which none but madmen know' Our greatest fear is of losing control - of our lives, but, most of all, of ourselves. In these ten unsettling tales of unexpected madness master storyteller Roald Dahl explores what happens when we let go our sanity.Among other stories, you'll meet the husband with a jealous fixation on the family cat, the landlady who wants her guests to stay forever, the man whose taste for pork leads him astray and the wife with a pathological fear of being late.Dahl understood our deepest secrets, desires and fears and Madness is one of four books - the rest being Lust, Cruelty and Deception - that explore our hidden selves.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 16mm | 181g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0718185633
  • 9780718185633
  • 17,582

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 description * One of the most widely read and influential writers * The Times * The absolute master of the twist in the tale * Observer *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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