Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964.

Dahl's beloved children's classic

(Item #5803) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Roald Dahl.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First edition. Originally published in the US three years before being published in the UK. True first issue of this children's classic with the six line colophon on the last page of the book and no isbn number on the dust jacket. A Near Fine copy of the book in like dust jacket. Book with the spine ends a bit pushed, but overall in excellent condition. Jacket unclipped and unfaded, but with a small bookseller's ticket on the rear flap.

Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book about the poor Charlie Bucket winning a ticket to a tour of Willy Wonka’s legendary and mysterious candy factory. The book was inspired by Dahl’s own experiences with chocolate as a young boy and the fierce rivalry between the two principal English chocolate makers, Cadbury and Rowntree. The book was also adapted into the cult classic 1971 film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, with a screenplay written by Dahl and starring a memorable Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #5803)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

“But there was one other thing that the grown-ups also knew, and it was this: that however small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance is there.”