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Roald Dahl Books In Order

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Publication Order of Charlie Bucket Books

with Quentin Blake
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Classics by Roald Dahl (By: Quentin Blake) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Pop-Up Book (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Gremlins (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some Time Never: A Fable for Supermen (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
James and the Giant Peach (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magic Finger (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantastic Mr. Fox (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danny: The Champion of the World (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Uncle Oswald (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Twits (With: Sophie Dahl) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
George's Marvellous Medicine (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The BFG (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witches (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Matilda (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Esio Trot (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vicar of Nibbleswicke (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mildenhall Treasure (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Great Switcheroo (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Over to You: Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Someone Like You (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiss Kiss (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skin and Other Stories (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Stories of Roald Dahl (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twenty-Nine Kisses from Roald Dahl (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Switch Bitch (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of the Unexpected (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taste and Other Tales (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Roald Dahl Selection: Nine Short Stories (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Tales of the Unexpected (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Tales of the Unexpected (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Way Up to Heaven and Other Stories (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revolting Rhymes (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Umbrella Man and Other Stories (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Stories (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dirty Beasts (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Roald Dahl (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Fables (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Completely Unexpected Tales (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Second Roald Dahl Selection (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rhyme Stew (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lamb to the Slaughter and Other Stories (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Edward the Conqueror and Other Stories (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Roald Dahl Treasury (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Further Tales of the Unexpected (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Taste of the Unexpected (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vile Verses (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Songs and Verse. Roald Dahl (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collected Short Stories (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spotty Powder and other Splendiferous Secrets (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Tales of Magic and Mischief (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cruelty (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Enormous Crocodile (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Minpins (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Words (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shapes (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trick or Treat (With: Quentin Blake) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Boy: Tales of Childhood (With: Sophie Dahl) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Going Solo (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roald Dahl's Guide to Railway Safety (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Memories with Food at Gipsy House (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Year (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roald Dahl's Cookbook (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roald Dahl's Even More Revolting Recipes (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dahlmanac (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More About Boy: Roald Dahl's Tales from Childhood (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dahlmanac 2 (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roald Dahl's Marvellous Joke Book (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roald Dahl's Fantabulous Facts (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roald Dahl's Scrumdiddlyumptious Sticker Book (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories(1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 13 More Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV(1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories for the Dead of Night(1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Late Great Future(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
65 Great Spine Chillers(1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 24th Pan Book of Horror Stories(1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Friendship(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man In Black(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Little Book of Horrors: Tiny Tales of Terror(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea-Cursed(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Young Oxford Book of Nasty Endings(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scary! Stories That Will Make You Scream!(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It's Heaven to Be Seven(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Distant Cry(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder On The Railways(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tangled Web(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flight Patterns: A Century of Stories about Flying(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
That Glimpse of Truth(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flight or Fright(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Roald Dahl was one of the highly praised British authors, who used to write novels, short stories, and screenplays. He was of the Norwegian descent and liked to write his based on the nonfiction, and children’s book genres. Author Dahl’s fame grew during the 1940s with his prominent works that included both the adult and children’s books. Subsequently, he went on to become one the bestselling authors of the world. Author Dahl was born on 13th September 1916; in Llandaff, South Wales. In the year 953, he released his bestselling story collection titled ‘Someone Like You’. In the same year, he married an actress named Patricia Neal. One of his popular books, Jame and the Giant Peach, was published in the year 1961. Another highly praised novel by author Dahl is titled as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which came out in the year 1964. This book was later made into a couple of Hollywood movies. Throughout his writing career that lasted over a few decades, author Dahl wrote around 19 children’s books. His first published work was a book called Shot Down Over Libya, which was inspired by his meeting with C.S. Forester. During the initial days of his writing career, author Dahl had written a story based on his adventures during the wartime. This story was purchased by a reputed publishing company and this propelled Dahl to explore his career as a writer. When author Dahl was a child, he used to meet his grandparents during summer vacations in Oslo. He had lost his Norwegian father at the age of 4. As a young boy, Dahl joined the Llandaff Cathedral School and received his early education. But, he was a rather mischievous and rambunctious student. The principal had beaten him on a few occasions for playing practical jokes on others. Due to this, her mother enrolled him in a British boarding school named St. Peter’s.

Later, he got transferred to a private school that had the reputation of for its academic excellence. Dahl hardly excelled in his studies, but his mother offered to keep paying for tuition at the Cambridge or Oxford University till the time he completed his graduation. He did not accept her offer as he was more interested to start working straight after schooling do that he could explore faraway places of the world. Eventually, author Dahl went on to take up a job in the oil company called Shell in Tanzania, Africa after his graduation in the year 1932. In the year 1939, he received training as an air force pilot in Nairobi, Kenya, and became a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force. During his service in the Mediterranean at the time of the Second World War, author Dahl crash landed in Egypt and receive serious injuries to his spine, hip, and skull. Following his treatment and surgeries, he was sent back to Washington, D.C., and given the job of as an assistant air attache. Soon after, he thought of becoming a writer after C.S. Forester encouraged him to think of it as a possible career option. After writing a few stories initially, author Dahl wrote his first children’s story in the year 1942. It was titled as The Gremlins and published by Walt Disney. The low response towards the book forced him to focus on writing mysterious and macabre stories for the adult readers. The books that followed later in his career brought a lot and success and fame. Author Dahl married twice in his lifetime. His first marriage with Patricia Neal gave him 5 children. The two got divorced in the year 1983, after which Dahl married his partner Felicity Ann Crosland. The two remained married until his death. Author Dahl suffered from unspecified infection and was admitted to the Radcliffe Hospital, where he died on November 23, 1990.

One of the initial books written by Roald Dahl is titled as ‘Matilda’. It was released by the Puffin publishers in the year 1988. The story is set in the United Kingdom and features Miss Honey, Matilda Wormwood, and Miss Trunchbull as the chief characters. The books begins by showing Matilda as a small girl with excellent academic record. At the age of 6, she is able to solve complex math problems and do a quick reading of adult books. Also, she appears to be a complete nerd and her teacher’s pet. In spite of all this, all her classmates love her. However, Matilda’s life does not look to be a perfect one. She thinks that her parents are idiots and self centered people. Also, the principal of her school, Mrs. Trunchbull, is a nightmare for the students. She likes to fling the students at her will. But Matilda has got all the resources to deal with her, that is saintly patience and astonishing intelligence. Matilda takes the jokes on her parents quite frankly, but when someone does the same for her class teacher Mrs. Honey, she does not like it at all. Author Dahl has shown that there is not a single day that Matilda is not able to carry on her own. In spite of being so typical, the character of Matilda seems very unpredictable. Author Dahl has said that the readers tend to care for the Matilda’s character because along with all her other specialties, she seems to have real feelings for the people in her life.

Another popular book written by author Dahl in his career is titled as ‘The BFG’. Quentin Blake served as the illustrator for this book. The plot is set by author Dahl in London, England, United Kingdom, and depicts Sophie Mercer Evans and the BFG as the lead characters. Puffin Books published this Children’s novel in the year 1992. The start of the shows that Sophie Mercer get captured by a big giant. She calls it as the Big Friendly Giant of the BFG. The giant does not look like a bone crunching one at all. In fact, he is very nice in nature and jumbly. Sophie considers herself lucky that she got captured by a giant like him. If she would have been captured in the middle of a night by the Bonecruncher, the Bloodbottler, or the Fleshlumpeater, or for that matter any giant other than the BFG, she would have become their breakfast long ago. Shortly after, Sophie Mercer Evans comes to know that the other giants are flush bunking in the regions near England for swollomping several little chiddlers and decides to put an end to their activities. Once again, she thinks herself as lucky for having the BFG by her side to help her in her attempt against the other giants.

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