Roald Dahl: Collected Stories

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Roald Dahl: Collected Stories
First edition
Author Roald Dahl
Jeremy Treglown (editor)
Country United Kingdom &
United States
Language English
Series Everyman's Library
Genre Short story Anthology, Science fiction, Mystery, Dark comedy
Publisher Random House
Publication date
Sep 07, 2006 (UK)
Oct 17, 2006 (US)
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 888
ISBN 1-84159-300-1
OCLC 70060186

Roald Dahl: Collected Stories is a hardcover edition of short-stories by Roald Dahl for adults. It was published in the US in October 2006 by Random House as part of the Everyman Library. The present volume includes for the first time all the stories in chronological order as established by Dahl's biographer, Jeremy Treglown, in consultation with the Dahl estate. A few of the short stories were not published chronologically in book form, but appeared later, collected in More Tales of the Unexpected (1980). The collection contains all of the short stories published in the following collections:[1]

Table of Contents[edit]

Introduction by Jeremy Treglown

Select Bibliography


Appendix: Dates of Composition and First Publication

Other Short Stories[edit]

There are other works that are arguably short stories, which are not included in this volume. The two halves of Two Fables were excluded by request of Felicity Dahl for unknown reasons.

When the stories were next compiled, in 2012's two-volume The Complete Short Stories (an expansion/amendment of Collected Stories), the above seven stories were finally included, slotted chronologically into place, this time in publication rather than composition order. This brought Two Fables back into print for the first time in over 25 years and finally married his complete 1980s adult output. Jeremy Treglown's introductory essay was replaced by short pieces by authors Anthony Horowitz and Charlie Higson.