Roald Dahl: Collected Stories is the only hardcover edition of short-stories by Roald Dahl for adults. It was published in the US in October 2006 by Random House as part of the Everyman Library. The present volume includes for the first time all the stories in chronological order as established by Dahl's biographer, Jeremy Treglown, in consultation with the Dahl estate. A few of the short stories were not published chronologically in book form, but appeared later, collected in More Tales of the Unexpected (1980). The collection contains all of the short stories published in following collections:

Table of Contents

Introduction by Jeremy Treglown

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  • From Over To You: Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying (1946)
    • An African Story
    • Only This
    • Katina
    • Beware of the Dog
    • They Shall Not Grow Old
    • Someone Like You
    • Death of an Old Old Man
    • Madame Rosette
    • A Piece of Cake
    • Yesterday Was Beautiful
  • From Someone Like You (1953)
    • Nunc Dimittis
    • Skin
    • Man from the South
    • The Soldier
    • The Sound Machine
    • Mr Botibol (first published in More Tales of the Unexpected)
    • Vengeance Is Mine Inc. (first published in More Tales of the Unexpected)
    • The Wish
    • Poison
    • Taste
    • Dip in the Pool
    • The Great Automatic Grammatizator
    • Claud’s Dog:
      • The Ratcatcher
      • Rummins
      • Mr Hoddy
      • Mr Feasey
    • My Lady Love, My Dove
    • Neck
    • Lamb to Slaughter
    • Gallopin Foxley
  • From Kiss Kiss (1959)
    • Edward the Conqueror
    • The Way Up to Heaven
    • William and Mary
    • Parson’s Pleasure
    • Georgy Porgy
    • Mrs Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat
    • Royal Jelly
    • The Champion of the World
    • Genesis and Catastrophe
    • Pig
    • The Landlady
  • From Switch Bitch (1974)
  • Others
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