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Roald Dahl: A new casebook

Butler, Catherine; Alston, Ann


Catherine Butler


Catherine Butler


Roald Dahl is one of the world's best-loved authors. More than twenty years after his death, his books are still highly popular with children and have inspired numerous feature films – yet he remains a controversial figure.

This volume, the first collection of academic essays ever to be devoted to Dahl's work, brings together a team of well-known scholars of children's literature to explore the man, his books for children, and his complex attitudes towards various key subjects. Including essays on education, crime, Dahl's humour, his long-term collaboration with the artist Quentin Blake, and film adaptations, this fascinating collection offers a unique insight into the writer and his world.


Butler, C., & Alston, A. (2012). C. Butler, & A. Alston (Eds.), Roald Dahl: A new casebook. Palgrave Macmillan

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date Nov 1, 2012
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Series Title New Casebooks
ISBN 9780230283602
Keywords Roald Dahl
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