1964 CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Roald Dahl Hardcover Exlib
Copyright 1964 library edition (illustrations 1973) of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY by Roald Dahl. No dust jacket as believed issued. The corners of the cover are bumped. The binding is structurally sound. There aren't any obvious signs of pockets, stamps, marginalization or dog-eared pages.
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.