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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,10:23 AM

"The Surgeon" Dr. Robert Sandy has recently saved the life of a Saudi Arabian prince, and as a reward he is given a very large diamond. Sandy is amazed when his local jeweler tells h... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,10:22 AM

"Taste" The setting for this story is a dinner party at the home of stock broker Mike Schofield. The guests include Schofield and his wife and daughter, the narrator and his wife, an... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:49 AM

"The Sound Machine" Klausner is a man obsessed with sound. He has a theory that there are many, many sounds in the world that humans are just unable to hear due to their high frequencies. He... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:48 AM

"Someone Like You" Plot/Description Two bomber pilots are having a drink in a bar and discussing the War. One of them has been in it since the beginning and he has become obse... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:48 AM

"The Soldier" Plot/Description Robert is a solder back from the war, and he has problems. He seems to have some sort of nerve damage that makes it difficult for him to feel he... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:46 AM

"Skin" Plot/Description The year is 1946 and an old man named Drioli shuffles across the Parisian street in the freezing cold. He stops before a picture gallery to adm... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:46 AM

"Shot Down Over Libya" Plot/Description This is the story of Dahl's famous 1940 crash in the desert while flying planes for the Royal Air Force during World War II. It... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:46 AM

"Rummins" Plot/Description This is another rather gruesome story from the "Claud's Dog" collection in Someone Like You. Claud Cubbage is walking his greyhound J... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:45 AM

"Royal Jelly" Plot/Description Personally, I think this is one of Dahl's scariest stories. The description of the baby at the end... *shudder* I read it aloud to some ... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:44 AM

"The Ratcatcher" Plot/Description This is one of the "Claud's Dog" series of stories from Someone Like You and it features many of the same characters from the other t... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:41 AM

"Poison" Plot/Description This is one of Dahl's most famous stories, and one of the most misunderstood, I think. The entire time you're reading it, you think that the ... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:40 AM

"Pig" Plot/Description This is a pretty gruesome story and it's not one of my favorites. I think Dahl was probably trying to comment on the way this cruel world takes ... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:40 AM

"A Piece of Cake" Plot/Description In The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, Dahl claims that this is his "first story" and that it tells the story o... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:39 AM

"Parson's Pleasure" Plot/Description Interesting note: the protagonist of this story, Mr. Boggis, has the same name as one of the farmers in Fantastic Mr. Fox. Also, t... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:38 AM

"Only This" Plot/Description In an English cottage, an old woman lies sleeping in the moonlight of her open window. On her dressing table is a picture of her son in h... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:38 AM

"Nunc Dimittis" Plot/Description This is one of my favorite Dahl stories, and the one with (I think) the most potent twist in the tail of all. It's not until the very ... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:37 AM

"Neck" Plot/Description I think this story is a lot more effective if you actually visualize it like you're seeing it on television. Dahl did, in fact, dramatize it on... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:36 AM

"My Lady Love, My Dove" Plot/Description Arthur is happily married to Pamela, a very wealthy yet overbearing woman. They are awaiting some weekend guests, the Snapes,... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:36 AM

"Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat" Plot/Description Some sources refer to this as a "story-within-a-story", but I wouldn't go so far. It's more like a story with a li... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:35 AM

"Mr. Hoddy" Plot/Description This is another of the "Claud's Dog" series from Someone Like You. Claud Cubbage is going to his girlfriend Clarice's hous... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:35 AM

"Mr. Feasey" Plot/Description This is from the "Claud's Dog" series of stories that were first published in Someone Like You. The narrator Gordon and h... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:32 AM

"Mr. Botibol" Plot/Description Mr. Botibol is a very odd-looking and strange man. At the beginning of the story, he goes to lunch with Mr. Clements, the solicitor of ... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:31 AM

"The Mildenhall Treasure" Plot/Description In a note before the true story, Dahl explains how he read in the newspaper about a "remarkable find of Roman silver." As tr... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:31 AM

"Man From the South" Plot/Description The narrator of this famous story is never named, but I always presumed him to be an English writer (i.e. Dahl's stand-in). This... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:31 AM

"Madame Rosette" Plot/Description This is one of Dahl's "flying" stories and deals with three R.A.F. pilots on leave in Cairo, Egypt. It does have a slightly adult the... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:30 AM

"Lucky Break" Plot/Description This isn't really much of a story. It's mostly just Dahl's advice for becoming a writer and anecdotes about how he fell into the profess... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:29 AM

"The Last Act" Plot/Description This is not a nice story. In fact, it's probably my least favorite Dahl story of all. It should not be read by any children. It's full ... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:29 AM

"The Landlady" Plot/Description This is one of Dahl's most famous stories and it's been dramatized on television at least once. It's got one of my fav... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:28 AM

"Lamb to the Slaughter" Plot/Description This is probably the most well–known of all Dahl's short stories, simply because (in my opinion) it's so simple. There isn't... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:27 AM

"Katina" Plot/Description This is a story about the "last days of RAF fighters during the first Greek campaign" of World War II. Dahl himself fought in these battles a... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:27 AM

"In the Ruins" Plot/Description This is a very short and gruesome little story. I'm guessing Dahl originally wrote it as a magazine piece. It's only been reprinted a f... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:25 AM

"The Hitchhiker" Plot/Description The narrator of this story is never named, but it sounds very much as if it's Dahl himself. What do you think? The na... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:24 AM

"The Great Switcheroo" Plot/Description This is a very adult story and I would highly recommend that kids don't read it. Not only is it of a very sexual nature, but it... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:24 AM

"The Great Automatic Grammatizator" Plot/Description I think Dahl was pretty ticked off when he wrote this story. It sounds like he received one too many rejection let... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:23 AM

"Edward the Conqueror" Plot/Description This story shares a similar element with "Mr. Botibol," that of a normal person envisioning himself as a concert performer. The... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:23 AM

"Georgy Porgy" Plot/Description This story is actually quite disturbing, if you ask me. I'd definitely think twice before letting an impressionable child read it. It h... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:22 AM

"Genesis and Catastrophe" Plot/Description This most remarkable thing about this story, I think, is the timing. I don't want to give the surprise away to those... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:22 AM

"Galloping Foxley" Plot/Description This story has a very autobiographical feeling to it, and one can't help but wonder whether it actually happened to Dahl or not. Hi... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:21 AM

"Dip in the Pool" Plot/Description This story is an exercise in subtlety, from the gentle joke of its title to the surprise catch at its ending. The main character, Mr... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:21 AM

"The Devious Bachelor" Plot/Description This is one of my favorite Dahl stories, and the one with (I think) the most potent twist in the tail of all. It's not until th... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:20 AM

"Death of an Old Old Man" Plot/Description This is another World War II story that Dahl wrote not long after he was discharged from the R.A.F. It jumps awkwardly from ... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:19 AM

"The Champion of the World" Plot/Description This story, originally published in Dahl's book Kiss Kiss, is another of the "country stories" that deals with Claud and h... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:18 AM

"The Butler" Plot/Description This is a very short little story in which a British butler and a French chef outwit an obnoxious nouveau riche millionaire (probably me... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:18 AM

"The Boy Who Talked with Animals" > Plot/Description A turtle has landed on a resort beach in Jamaica and everyone wants to kill it for the meat and i... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:17 AM

"The Bookseller" Plot/Description This very adult story was originally published in Playboy and probably shouldn't be read by any children without the consent of their... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:17 AM

"B***h" Plot/Description This very adult story is from Dahl's book Switch B***h and probably shouldn't be read by any children without the consent of their parents. Wi... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:14 AM

"Beware of the Dog" Plot/Description This famous psychological story is from Over to You: Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying. Its unexpected and memorable plot twist has... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:13 AM

"An African Story" Plot/Description "An African Story" was first published in Over to You: Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying, but it actually has very little to do with... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:13 AM

"Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life" Plot/Description This is a rather ribald tale from Dahl's "Claud's Dog" collection of country stories. Each seems rather autobiogra... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:12 AM

"A Fine Son" Plot/Description This most remarkable thing about this story, I think, is the timing. I don't want to give the surprise away to those of you who haven't r... More details
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Preeti Solanki

July 16th 2012,9:11 AM

"A Connoisseur's Revenge" More details
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keshav solanki

July 16th 2012,8:08 AM

Roald Dahl Quotes A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men. - Roald Dahl A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensati... More details
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Also See
Roald Dahl's Comment

Notable Works:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,
Matilda,
James and the Giant Peach,
Fantastic Mr. Fox,
The Twist,
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator,
The Witches,
The Big Friendly Giant