1964 CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Roald Dahl BCE Hardcover Dust Jacket
Immerse yourself in the whimsical world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a beloved tale of pure imagination written by Roald Dahl. This beautiful hardcover edition, published by Alfred A. Knopf, features a charming dust jacket with a clear archival sleeve for protection and is a Book Club Edition. The dust jacket has a couple small pieces missing and the front end page has an owner's name written inside.
For children, the main message in this novel teaches that good children are rewarded for their deeds and acts and bad children are not.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was originally banned because the depiction of the oompa loompas was viewed as Politically Incorrect. Roald Dahl addressed the concern and changed the description of the oompa loompas in revised versions. The book received further criticism from a Colorado librarian who believed the book “espoused a poor philosophy of life” and said Charlie “had no tremendously positive traits, only an absence of negative ones.” If you are a collector of banned books, this controversial novel is one you will want on your library shelf.