This study guide will help you analyse the text “The Landlady” by Roald Dahl. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characters, setting, narrator and point of view, language, theme and message.
Presentation of the text
Title: “The Landlady”
Author: Roald Dahl
Published in: “The New Yorker”
Date of Publication: 1959
Genre: Short Story
Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was one of the most acclaimed British writers of the 20th century. He is mostly known for his books dedicated to children – like “James and the Giant Peach” or “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” – but also for his adults' literature and his preference for horror or mystery themes.
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