The Umbrella Man and Other Stories

The Umbrella Man and Other Stories

by Roald Dahl

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Overview

Is it really possible to invent a machine that does the job of a writer? What is it about the landlady's house that makes it so hard for her guests to leave? Does Sir Basil Turton value most his wife or one of his priceless sculptures? These compelling tales are a perfect introduction to the adult writing of a storytelling genius.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142400876
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/19/2004
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 436,117
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com

Date of Birth:

September 13, 1916

Date of Death:

November 23, 1990

Place of Birth:

Llandaff, Wales, England

Place of Death:

Oxford, England

Table of Contents

The Great Automatic Grammatizator
1(26)
Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat
27(22)
The Butler
49(5)
Man from the South
54(15)
The Landlady
69(13)
Parson's Pleasure
82(33)
The Umbrella Man
115(9)
Katina
124(32)
The Way Up to Heaven
156(18)
Royal Jelly
174(37)
Vengeance is Mine Inc.
211(26)
Taste
237(19)
Neck
256

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