Willy Wonka

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'Charlie' of Chocolate Factory Was Supposed to Be Black

Roald Dahl gave in to 'the American sensibility' when he made hero white

(Newser) - The young hero of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was originally black, but author Roald Dahl changed his race to white, NPR reports. "His first Charlie that he wrote about ... was a little black boy," Dahl's widow, Felicity Dahl, tells the BBC's Radio 4 . Dahl's... More »

Read a Lost Chapter of Dahl's Willy Wonka Book

'Guardian' publishes unused early draft about the famous chocolate factory

(Newser) - An unused chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been released, 50 years after Roald Dahl's much-loved children's novel was first published. (The book may be better known by the title of its movie version, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.) The best part: You can... More »

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