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What could be wrong with a sweet-tempered landlady who offers the cheapest, cleanest, coziest quarters? Ask any of her tenants -- if you can dig one up.
Roald Dahl wrote several popular anthologies which were noted for the ingenuity and surprising humanity with which Dahl could combine seemingly everyday characters, good intentions, and dark deeds into immensely satisfying tales. These stories, specifically collected for teen readers, also show Dahl's skills as a sleight of hand artist; they grab you from the start, hold you fast -- and then throw all your expectations out the window with surprise twist endings. By turns macabre, hilarious, and touching, these stories are filled with always-expected Dahl brilliance.
Title: The Umbrella Man and Other Stories Original title: The Great Automatic Grammatizor)
Categories: short Stories,
Edition: (1st American edition)
Publisher: NY, 1998
ISBN Number: 0670878545
ISBN Number 13: 9780670878543
Book Condition: NEAR FINE/ Near Fine
lb: 2.10 lb
Seller ID: 18H015
Description: "As new except for slight softening of spine ends and corners. Dust jacket has 1/4"" tear on top edge of front cover and 3/4"" tear on top corner of back cover. ""Before Roald Dahl became a master of stories for children, he was a master of adult short stories...These thirteen grab you from the start, hold you fast - and then throw all your expectations out the window... "" First publication under this title. Published under the original title in England in 1996. 279 pages."
Keywords: FICTION / Short Stories (single author) "NOT KEPT AT STORE- if you would like to pick this up, please order the day before you want to pick it up. Use the ""pick up in store"" option for shipping at checkout."