"Matilda said, "Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable...": First Edition Of Roald Dahl’s Beloved Book Matilda; Signed by Him

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Matilda.

$5,000.00

Item Number: 100150

London: Jonathan Cape, 1988.

First British edition of Dahl’s popular story of a young girl, her genius, and her indifferent parents. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by Roald Dahl on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Illustrated by Quentin Blake. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

"Dahl seems to have made an art form of the rediscovery that children tend to warm to the sorts of horror that make lesser mortals (adults) squirm with displeasure He is undeniably special" (Connolly, 104). Basis for the 1996 Danny DeVito directed film, starring Mara Wilson, DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz, and Pam Ferris.

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