London: The Folio Society, 2001.
Hardcover. 9 1/2" X 6 1/4". 768pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of decorative paper over boards. Previous owner's gift inscription to front free endpaper. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound. Slipcase is clean and sound. An omnibus volume containing Kiss Kiss, Over to You, Switch Bitch, Someone Like You, and eaight further tales of the unexpected.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
In this collection of stories, Dahl tantalizes, amuses, and sometimes terrifies readers into a sense of what lurks beneath the ordinary. Included in this collection are such notorious gems of the bizarre as “The Second Machine,” “Lamb to the Slaughter,” “Neck,” and “The Landlady.”
Other stories explore: A wine connoisseur with an infallible palate and a sinister taste in wagers. A decrepit old man with a masterpiece tattooed on his back. A voracious adventuress, a gentle cuckold, and a garden sculpture that becomes an instrument of sadistic vengeance. Social climbers who climb a bit too quickly. Philanderers whose deceptions are a trifle too ornate. Impeccable servants whose bland masks slip for one vertiginous instant.(Publisher). Very good +. Item #8958