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London, Faber and Faber, 1994. 24.1cm x 15.8cm. XI, 307 pages. With 30 illustrations. Original Hardcover with dustjacket. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Includes for example the following chapters: Almost Anything You Could Say about Him Would Be True / The Apple / Flying / Disney / A Very Maternal Daddy / Centre Stage / Businessman of Letters / Pencils / Three Cheers for Stephen Roxburgh / You're Absolutely Wrong and I Am Right, etc. Sprache: English Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Original Hardcover with dustjacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: As author and man, Roald Dahl still divides opinion. He was a war hero and a spy, a connoisseur and a philanthropist, a family man who had to confront an appalling succession of tragedies. But he was also a fantasist, a bully and a self-publicizing troublemaker who attracted accusations of racism and misogyny. Drawing on interviews and extensive correspondence, this book tells the story of Dahl's adventurous life, tracing the author's literary career from its beginnings in wartime propaganda to his later commercial success.
Titel: Roald Dahl - A Biography.
Verlag: Faber and Faber,
Buchbeschreibung Faber and Faber, London, second impression, 1994, 1994. Cloth, 8vo, 20 cm, xi, 307 pp,  pp of plates. From the blurb: "One of the worlds most popular authors, Roald Dahl still divides opinion. Quite apart from the disputed merits of his books, he was a deeply contradictory man, A war hero, a spy, a connoisseur, a philanthropist, a family man who had to confront an appalling succession of tragedies, Dahl was also a fantasist, a bully and a self- publicizing troublemaker who attracted accusations of racism and misogyny. Although he had a unique literary voice, he was not above taking credit for others' ideas. And yet while many people detested him, many - some of them the same people - loved him and have good reason to be grateful to him. In this first full biography, Jeremy Treglown tells the story of Dahl's adventurous, part tragic myth-making life from childhood on, and traces the author's literary career from its beginnings in wartime propaganda in the early 1940s through his (at first reluctant) move into writing for children, to his later unequalled commercial success, He has interviewed scores of Dahl's friends and acquaintances from all stages of his life, as well as members of the family, including his wife of thirty years Patricia Neal and two of their children." Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper. Artikel-Nr. ABE-15476