Roald Dahl's first-ever novel presents the scurrilous memoirs of that delightful old reprobate from switch bitch, Oswald Hendryks Cornelius - connoisseur, bon vivant, collector of spiders, scorpions, odd walking sticks, lover of opera, expert on Chinese porcelain, and without doubt the greatest fornicator of all time. In this delightful picaresque story, it is revealed how Uncle Oswald first achieved great wealth - all thanks to the Sundance blister beetle, which when ground to powder has the most electrifying aphrodisiac qualities. It is 1919 - armed with the powder and aided by the beautiful amoral Yasmin how comely, Oswald begins an audacious commercial enterprise which involves seducing the most famous men in Europe - from crowded heads to Bernard Shaw and Marcel Proust.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Deliciously sly ( Observer)About the Author:
From the publication of James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the 1960s to his death in 1990, Roald Dahl became the most successful children’s author in the world. Nearly twenty years later, a fresh generation of children seek out his work with instinctive fanaticism. His creations endure - through Hollywood movies, theatre adaptations and musical works, but still most potently of all through the pure magic of his writing upon the page.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description May 01, 1990. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # PP-YLRU-IDMD
Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140055770
Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 208 pages. 7.00x4.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0140055770
Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140055770
Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140055770
Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: Neu. neu, gleiche ISBN anderes Cover, Versand spätestens am nächsten Werktag Palette 16 einzeln Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 160. Bookseller Inventory # 379797
Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140055770 Nuevo! Fast delivery! Professional service with friendly customer support 7 days a week. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140055771