Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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ISHI Press, Nov 18, 2020 - Fiction - 182 pages
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 1964 children's novel by British author Roald Dahl.

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Review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket #1)

User Review  - Sujeong Kim - Goodreads

Warning : Contains spoiler! This book is about Charlie's adventure in the Wonka's chocolate factory. Not just Charlie but also other guys like Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Violet Bearegared and Mike ... Read full review

Review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket #1)

User Review  - David - Goodreads

It was a fun story and I noticed that the Tim Burton movie was more like the book than the 1970's movie was. The only thing about it that I didn't like was the rationalizing the exploitation of ... Read full review

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About the author (2020)

Roald (pronounced "Roo-aal") was born in Llandaff, South Wales. He had a relatively uneventful childhood and was educated at Repton School. During World War II he served as a fighter pilot and for a time was stationed in Washington, D.C.. Prompted by an interviewer, he turned an account of one of his war experiences into a short story that was accepted by the Saturday Evening Post, which were eventually collected in Over to You (1946). Dahl's stories are often described as horror tales or fantasies, but neither description does them justice. He has the ability to treat the horrible and ghastly with a light touch, sometimes even with a humorous one. His tales never become merely shocking or gruesome. His purpose is not to shock but to entertain, and much of the entertainment comes from the unusual twists in his plots, rather than from grizzly details. Dahl has also become famous as a writer of children's stories. In some circles, these works have cased great controversy. Critics have charged that Dahl's work is anti-Semitic and degrades women. Nevertheless, his work continues to be read: Charlie and Chocolate Factory (1964) was made into a successful movie, The BFG was made into a movie in July 2017, and his books of rhymes for children continue to be very popular.

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