Two Fables

Two Fables

Roald Dahl / Oct 24, 2020

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  • Title: Two Fables
  • Author: Roald Dahl
  • ISBN: 9780670815302
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Hardcover
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      • Roald Dahl

        Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Norwegian descent, who rose to prominence in the 1940 s with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world s bestselling authors.Dahl s first published work, inspired by a meeting with C S Forester, was Shot Down Over Libya Today the story is published as A Piece of Cake The story, about his wartime adventures, was bought by the Saturday Evening Post for 900, and propelled him into a career as a writer Its title was inspired by a highly inaccurate and sensationalized article about the crash that blinded him, which claimed he had been shot down instead of simply having to land because of low fuel.His first children s book was The Gremlins, about mischievous little creatures that were part of RAF folklore The book was commissioned by Walt Disney for a film that was never made, and published in 1943 Dahl went on to create some of the best loved children s stories of the 20th century, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and James and the Giant Peach.He also had a successful parallel career as the writer of macabre adult short stories, usually with a dark sense of humour and a surprise ending Many were originally written for American magazines such as Ladies Home Journal, Harper s, Playboy and The New Yorker, then subsequently collected by Dahl into anthologies, gaining world wide acclaim Dahl wrote than 60 short stories and they have appeared in numerous collections, some only being published in book form after his death His stories also brought him three Edgar Awards in 1954, for the collection Someone Like You in 1959, for the story The Landlady and in 1980, for the episode of Tales of the Unexpected based on Skin.


    1. Malá knižôčka, formátu A5 s niekoľkými stranami čiernobielych obrázkov na podporenie príbehu. Človek by povedal, že hahaha, ľahké čítanie na pár minút (mne to zabralo necelých 14 minút), ale to nie je to čo je podstatné na tejto knihe. Je to vlastne veľmi nepodstatné, či má dielo 60 strán alebo 600. Toto je vlastne moje prvé stretnutie s autorom a veľmi vydarené je. Kým prvý príbeh rozpráva o mladom mužovi, ktorý je na okraji spoločnosti kvôli svojmu vzhľad [...]

    2. What an extraordinary writer Dahl was. With both children's fiction and adult fiction he paid not the slightest heed to political correctness and his work demonstrates not a hint of squeamishness. I wish I could be so fearless sometimes. These stories had me glued to the page. They were over so swiftly, I could have done with a few more.

    3. The first fable is about a physically ugly man who saves a beautiful princess from harm and who is granted the right by the king to take any woman in the kingdom he wishes. The wise king foresees the inevitable conclusion and true love's path The second fable is much more sinister involving another princess and king. This princess is also beautiful but incredibly vain and uses her beauty to her own ends. When she is given the chance of taking over the throne by poisoning her father, she takes th [...]

    4. Oproti půvabu této rozkošné knížečky jsem nezůstala imunní. Má mě ve své moci. Jsem čtenářský otrok.

    5. Two Fables (1986) by Roald Dahl is a short book published in honor of Dahl’s seventieth birthday, comprising two new stories, illustrated by Graham Dean. The illustrations (only the frontispiece is in color) are modern and completely forgettable. The first story, “The Princess and the Poacher,” is the longer (and better) of the two. It concerns the young man Hengist, who is repulsively ugly to every woman but his mother. His one positive trait is that he is a good poacher, despite the heav [...]

    6. I was surprised to find a book by Roald Dahl sitting in the science fiction section of the library, and even more surprised and sad that both fables were so short. The first is rather dirty, as a young, ugly man is given a card from the king that allows him to ravish any maiden he desires (one of Dahl's sexual fantasies?). The second is about a princess so beautiful men "fawned and simpered. They drooled and dribbled. They crawled and toadied"

    7. I had to wonder why this book consisted of two very short adult fables (I would not say these are for kids) but I was taken with these two clever fables. The illustrations were a perfect complement to the two tales. I only wish there had been more than just the two fables.

    8. A couple of fairy tales, but not your typical ones. They're a little twisted, and the second one is very dark. They both have characters who both want very different things and get what they deserve in the end.

    9. Dahl is one of my favorite authors. Both fables are not for the faint of heart, both have good themes and it was hard for me to put this book down. I read BFG in grade 6 and have always have had great respect for Dahl.

    10. These short stories were somewhat disturbing, mostly due to the accompanying illustrations, but I still enjoyed reading something from this author that wasn't written for children.

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