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Umbrella Man and Other Stories, the (1998) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

What could be wrong with a sweet-tempered landlady who offers the cheapest, cleanest, coziest quarters? Ask any of her tenants--if you can dig one up. Before Roald Dahl became a master of stories for children, he was a master of the adult short story. His several popular anthologies were noted for the ingenuity and surprising humanity with which he could combine seemingly everyday characters, good intentions, and dark deeds into immensely satisfying tales. These stories, specifically collected for teen readers, grab you from the start, hold you fast--and then throw all your expectations out the window with surprise twist endings. By turns macabre, hilarious, and touching, these stories are filled with unexpected delights and the always-expected Dahl brilliance.

Contents:

  • The Great Automatic Grammatizator
  • Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat
  • The Butler
  • Man from the South
  • The Landlady
  • Parson's Pleasure
  • The Umbrella Man
  • Katina
  • The Way Up to Heaven
  • Royal Jelly
  • Vengeance Is Mine Inc.
  • Taste
  • Neck

Original title: The Umbrella Man and Other Stories
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense
FictionFantasyContemporary


The following works are contained within this one:
     Man from the South (1948) [Short Story]
      Author: Roald Dahl
     Parson's Pleasure (1958) [Novelette]
      Author: Roald Dahl
     Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat (1959) [Short Story]
      Author: Roald Dahl
     Landlady, the (1959) [Short Story]
      Author: Roald Dahl
     Royal Jelly (1959) [Novelette]
      Author: Roald Dahl

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The Umbrella Man and Other Stories (1998)
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Language: English

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Manifested in:

The Umbrella Man and Other Stories (2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: 9780142400876
Pages: 279

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The Umbrella Man and Other Stories (1998)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 9780670878543
Dimensions: 6.4 x 9.3 x 1.1 in
Pages: 279

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