Karen Strum

1972 CHARLIE AND THE GREAT GLASS ELEVATOR Roald Dahl Hardcover Dust Jacket

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1972 edition of CHARLIE AND THE GREAT GLASS ELEVATOR. By Roald Dahl. It is an Illustrated Hardcover with the dustjacket. There are small tears and chips missing from the dust jacket. The boards are grey with a blue design element and the title and blue on the spine. The Binding is structurally sound. There aren't any obvious signs of inscriptions, marginalization, or dog-eared pages.


This book is the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which was originally banned because the depiction of the oompa loompas was seen as Politically Incorrect. Roald Dahl addressed the concern and changed the description of the oompa loompas in revised versions. The book received further crticism 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 is a series you will want on your library Shelf.


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