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Roald Dahl

Quirky and outlandish tales like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory made Roald Dahl a popular children's author of the 20th century. His early career as a salesman for Shell Petroleum in Africa was?

Dahl, Michael

(Encyclopedia) Dahl, Michael dl, 1656?1743, Swedish portrait painter. In 1688, after traveling on the Continent, he settled in England. After the death of Kneller in 1723, Dahl enjoyed an enormous?

Dahl, Roald

(Encyclopedia) Dahl, Roald r?l dl, 1916?90, British writer known for inventive, often macabre children's books and horror-tinged adult fiction. Dahl spurned a university education in favor of?

Roald Dahl Biography

Roald DahlBritish writerBorn: 9/13/1916Birthplace: Llandaff, Wales One of the most popular children's book authors of all time, Dahl began his career writing adult horror stories and magazine?

Herman Bjorn DAHLE, Congress, WI (1855-1920)

DAHLE Herman Bjorn , a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Perry, Dane County, Wis., March 30, 1855; attended the public schools, and was graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison?


(Encyclopedia) dahlia dly?, d?l? [for Anders Dahl, 1751?89, Swedish botanist and pupil of Linnaeus], any plant of the genus Dahlia of the family Asteraceae (aster family), tuberous-rooted?

Auchincloss, Louis

(Encyclopedia) Auchincloss, Louis (Louis Stanton Auchincloss)k?nkl?s, 1917?2010, American novelist and man of letters, b. Lawrence, New York; studied Yale, Univ. of Virginia Law School (LL.B., 1941?


(Encyclopedia) democracy [Gr.,=rule of the people], term originating in ancient Greece to designate a government where the people share in directing the activities of the state, as distinct from?

Willy Wonka

Willy Wonka is the fictional star of Roald Dahl's 1964 book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its 1972 sequel, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. Reclusive and wryly eccentric, Willie Wonka?