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THE FIRST AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF ROALD DAHL, STORYTELLER IS A MASTERFUL, WITTY AND INCISIVE LOOK AT ONE OF THE GREATEST AUTHORS AND ECCENTRIC CHARACTERS OF THE MODERN AGE.

In his lifetime Roald Dahl pushed children’s literature into uncharted territory, and today his popularity around the globe continues to grow, with millions of his books sold every year. But the man behind the mesmerizing stories has remained largely an enigma. A single-minded adventurer and an eternal child who gave us the iconic Willy Wonka and Matilda Wormwood, Dahl was better known during his lifetime for his blunt opinions on taboo subjects—he was called an anti-Semite, a racist and a misogynist—than for his creative genius. His wild imagination, dark humor and linguistic elegance were less than fully appreciated by critics and readers alike until after his death.

Granted unprecedented access to the Dahl estate’s extraordinary archives—personal correspondence, journals and interviews with family members and famous friends—Donald Sturrock draws on a wealth of previously unpublished materials that informed Dahl’s writing and his life. It was a life filled with incident, drama and adventure: from his harrowing experiences as an RAF fighter pilot and his work in wartime intelligence, to his many romances and turbulent marriage to the actress Patricia Neal, to the mental anguish caused by the death of his young daughter Olivia. Tracing a brilliant yet tempestuous ascent toward notoriety, Sturrock sheds new light on Dahl’s need for controversy, his abrasive manner and his fascination for the gruesome and the macabre.

A remarkable biography of one of the world’s most exceptional writers, Storyteller is an intimate portrait of an intensely private man hindered by physical pain and haunted by family tragedy, and a timely reexamination of Dahl’s long and complex literary career.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2010
September 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
672
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
39.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Joker098 ,

Amazing

Hey guys,
Usually I wouldn't take 3 minutes out of my life to write a review. But when you would ever come across a book, that's amazing and inspiring like this one, you have a grudge on your back that almost makes you do it. Besides, Roald Dahl is my absolute favorite author......it may be a little too much to take in for all you little ones....and maybe a little too much too read for grades 1-3. I've never read a biography that has as much detail and inspiration to it as this novel does. Common guys!!! Sit down, take a break, buy this, and relax as you read this terrific bio!!!! It may be a TINY bit of money, but is was the best buy I've ever had!!! And in my opinion, this book should be more expensive!!!!
Thanks guys!!!

P.S. Bookworm or not, you'll love it!!!!!!

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