Lust (Paperback)Roald Dahl (author)
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Eeny, meeny, miny, mo – just a little while ago, Prince Oswald had sworn that he would ravish the Queen alone, and to hell with the Princess. But now that he had seen the Princess in the flesh, he did not know which one to prefer.
Desire isn’t always a fairy tale.
We fall not in love but lust? ...Lust, in all its myriad forms, consumes us. What won't we do to achieve our heart's desire?
A man sleeps with an unknown woman, with an untold secret, transmitted in the dark. Two husbands secretly agree to a night of passion - with each other's wives. A lecherous uncle with a revealing diary, a slighted old man with a plan for revenge, all prey to dangerous desires.
In these ten tales of twisted love master storyteller Roald Dahl explores how our darkest impulses reveal who we really are.
Collected together for the first time, stories include Madame Rosette, Neck, Georgy Porgy, The Visitor, The Last Act, The Great Switcheroo, Bitch, Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life, The Ratcatcher and Nunc Dimittis.
‘He finds the child in the adult and the adult in the child and, with a little smile, he sticks the knife in both’ – Anthony Horowitz
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
One of the most widely read and influential writers * The Times *
The absolute master of the twist in the tale * Observer *
Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive * Irish Times *
Dahl is too good a storyteller to become predictable * Daily Telegraph *
One of the most widely read and influential writers of our generation * The Times *
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