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By Roald Dahl

This assortment brings jointly Dahl's most interesting paintings, illustrating his genius for the bad and ugly that is extraordinary.

"Dahl has the mastery of plot and characters possessed through nice writers of the previous, in addition to a wildness and wryness of his personal. certainly one of his emblems is writing superbly in regards to the gruesome, even the horrible."--Los Angeles Times

"An inventive mind's eye, a fascination with strange and traditional element, and a lust for its thorough exploitation are the...strengths of Dahl's storytelling."--New York occasions ebook Review

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