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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)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Classics by Roald Dahl (By: Quentin Blake) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Pop-Up Book (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Great Switcheroo (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Over to You: Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
Someone Like You (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kiss Kiss (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skin and Other Stories (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Stories of Roald Dahl (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twenty-Nine Kisses from Roald Dahl (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Switch Bitch (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Unexpected (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taste and Other Tales (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Roald Dahl Selection: Nine Short Stories (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Tales of the Unexpected (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Tales of the Unexpected (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Way Up to Heaven and Other Stories (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revolting Rhymes (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Umbrella Man and Other Stories (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Stories (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dirty Beasts (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Roald Dahl (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Fables (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Completely Unexpected Tales (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Second Roald Dahl Selection (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rhyme Stew (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lamb to the Slaughter and Other Stories (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edward the Conqueror and Other Stories (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Roald Dahl Treasury (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Further Tales of the Unexpected (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Taste of the Unexpected (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vile Verses (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Songs and Verse. Roald Dahl (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Collected Short Stories (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spotty Powder and other Splendiferous Secrets (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Tales of Magic and Mischief (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cruelty (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Madness (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lust (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trickery (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Innocence (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
War (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Enormous Crocodile (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Minpins / Billy and the Minpins (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Words (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shapes (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trick or Treat (With: Quentin Blake) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

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

Publication Order of Anthologies

Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories(1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 13 More Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV(1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories for the Dead of Night(1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Late Great Future(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
65 Great Spine Chillers(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 24th Pan Book of Horror Stories(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ready or Not: Here Come Fourteen Frightening Stories!(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Duel — Horror Stories of the Road(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Friendship(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man In Black(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Book of Horrors: Tiny Tales of Terror(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea-Cursed(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Young Oxford Book of Nasty Endings(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scary! Stories That Will Make You Scream!(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's Heaven to Be Seven(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's Great to Be Eight(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Distant Cry(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder On The Railways(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Tangled Web(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Ingredients(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flight Patterns: A Century of Stories about Flying(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
That Glimpse of Truth(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flight or Fright(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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One Response to “Roald Dahl”

  1. Carmel Curran: 2 weeks ago

    I am looking for a childhood book, a collection of stories in the one hard cover book, had Matilda, BFG, James and the Giant Peach, The Witches, George’s Marvellous Medicine, danny The Champion Of The World, The Giraffe And The Pelly, Esio Trot, the enormous crocodile, plus more including some poems which I cant remember, i would love to find the same one again, but cant source iyit may have been a limited edition. thank you.


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