posted by gabby on .
whats the setting for lamb to the slaughter
The setting is a middle class home in England, probably in the 1950s.
The author is British and used at least one phrase that is used primarily by Brits. It's a middle class home because it has a freezer and is described that way. Since Dahl died in 1960, the story must be set earlier than that. In addition, I saw a dramatization of this story on TV in the 50s or 60s.
Dahl died in 1990, not 1960. It was first published in 1953, which moves the setting back to sometime between the end of WWII, say 1947, and 1953.