Innocence, Tales of Youth and Guile
Alongside his success as a children’s author, Roald Dahl also famously wrote haunting stories for adults and, next month, Penguin is reissuing eight books of his collected shorter works. In these Dahl ponders on the darker side of life, addressing themes of – as the titles suggest – Fear, Innocence, Trickery, War, Cruelty, Deception, Madness and Lust.
The short stories feature, among other characters, a war pilot shot down in Libya, a thieving hitchhiker...
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