My Uncle Oswald by Roald Dahl

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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.
 

About Roald Dahl

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Roald Dahl is considered one of the most beloved writers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including "The Witches" and" Matilda", delight an ever-growing legion of fans.
 
Published August 28, 2012 by Penguin Books. 288 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Roald Dahl's first full-length adult fiction is immaculately phrased, crisply turned, and terribly disappointing.

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