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Cover of: My Uncle Oswald | Roald Dahl
About the Book

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.

11 editions First published in 1979

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Publish date unknown, Gallimard
Mon oncle Oswald
in French
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1979, Joseph
My Uncle Oswald
in English
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1979, Joseph
My uncle Oswald
in English
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1980, Knopf : distributed by Random House
My Uncle Oswald
in English - 1st ed.
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1980, Penguin Books
My Uncle Oswald
in English
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1981, Rowohlt
Onkel Oswald und der Sudan-Käfer
in German
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November 12, 1987, Ballantine Books
My Uncle Oswald
Mass Market Paperback in English
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May 1990, Tandem Library
My Uncle Oswald
Unknown Binding in English
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May 1, 1990, Penguin (Non-Classics)
My Uncle Oswald
Paperback in English
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May 1, 1990, Penguin (Non-Classics)
My Uncle Oswald
in English
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2009, Penguin Group UK
My Uncle Oswald
Electronic resource in English

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