Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl - NEW Audiobook CD
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Each of five kids fortunate enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes benefit of the condition in his own method.
When Charlie Bucket finds himself the proud winner of the Golden Ticket in a chocolate bar, he knows he has the biggest treat in the planet in shop for him. Join Charlie on his great world-famous adventures in Willy Wonka's miraculous chocolate factory, where he sees strawberry-juice water pistols, luminous lollipops, a chocolate river, and rainbow drops - and has the time of his lifetime.
About this Book
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964) is a children's book by British writer Roald Dahl. This story of the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of eccentric candymaker Willy Wonka is frequently considered the most beloved children's stories of the 20th century. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was initially published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. in 1964, and in the United Kingdom by George Allen & Unwin in 1967. The book was adapted into 2 main motion pictures: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in 1971, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 2005. The book's sequel, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, was created by Roald Dahl in 1972.
The book was initially produced into a feature movie as a musical titled Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, guided by Mel Stuart, yielded by David L. Wolper and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, character actor Jack Albertson as Grandpa Joe and Peter Ostrum as Charlie Bucket. Released internationally on June 30, 1971 and distributed by Paramount Pictures, the movie had an estimated budget of M. The film grossed just M and was considered a box-office flop. Stories concerning writer Roald Dahl's huge dissatisfaction with this movie are legendary; the reality is, he was thus unhappy that he refused to ever observe the completed movie in its entirety. Another movie adaptation, entitled Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and guided by Tim Burton, was introduced on July 15, 2005; this variation starred Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka and Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket. The Brad Grey creation was a hit, grossing about 0 M internationally with an estimated budget of 0 M. It was distributed by Warner Bros. this time. The 1971 and 2005 movies are consistent with all the created function to differing degrees. The Burton movie in certain greatly expanded Willy Wonka's individual backstory. Both movies alike heavily expanded the personalities of the 4 "bad" youngsters and their parents within the limited description in the book. It has furthermore been yielded by Swedish Television as nonetheless drawings narrated by Ernst-Hugo Järegård.
Concurrently with all the 1971 movie, a line of candies was introduced in North America and Oceania that utilizes the book's characters and imagery for its advertising. Presently sold in in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, the candies are yielded in the United States, New Zealand, the Czech Republic and Brazil, by Nestlé. In 1985, the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie game was introduced for the ZX Spectrum by programmers Soft Option Ltd and publisher Hill MacGibbon. On July 11, 2005, the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie game was introduced for the Sony PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo's Game Boy Advance, and Windows PC by programmers Backbone and High Voltage Software and publisher 2K Games. On 1 April 2006, the British theme park Alton Towers opened a family boat ride attraction themed around Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. The ride attributes a boat section where guests travel around the chocolate factory in bright pink boats on a chocolate river. In the final stage of the ride, guests might enter 1 of 2 glass elevators where they might join Willy Wonka as they travel the factory, eventually shooting up and out through the glass roof.
About Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, brief story author and screenwriter, born in Wales of Norwegian parents, who rose to prominence in the 1940s with functions for both youngsters and adults, and became among the world's bestselling authors. His most well known books include The Twits, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The Witches and The BFG.
Dahl's children's functions are told within the point of view of the child. They usually include adult villainesses who detest and mistreat kids, and feature at least 1 "good" adult to counteract the villain(s). These stock characters are potentially a reference to the misuse that Dahl reported that he experienced in the boarding universities he attended. They commonly contain a great deal of black humour and grotesque situations, including gruesome violence. The Witches, George's Marvelous Medicine and Matilda are examples of the formula. The BFG follows it in a more analogous means with all the wise giant (the BFG or "Big Friendly Giant") representing the "good adult" archetype and the different leaders being the "bad adults". This formula is furthermore somewhat obvious in Dahl's movie script for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Class-conscious themes – ranging within the thinly veiled to the blatant – moreover surface in functions like Fantastic Mr. Fox and Danny, the Champion of the World. Dahl furthermore attributes in his books characters that are especially fat, normally kids. Augustus Gloop, Bruce Bogtrotter, and Bruno Jenkins are a limited of these characters, although a massive girl called Aunt Sponge is showcased in James and The Giant Peach. All of these characters (with all the possible exception of Bruce Bogtrotter) are either villains or unpleasant gluttons. These are generally normally punished for this: Augustus Gloop drinks from Willy Wonka's chocolate river, disregarding the adults who tell him to not, and falls in, getting sucked up a pipe and almost being turned into fudge. Bruce Bogtrotter steals cake within the wicked headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and is forced to consume a gigantic chocolate cake in front of the school. Bruno Jenkins is turned into a mouse by witches and, it happens to be speculated, potentially disowned or killed by his parents as a result of this. Aunt Sponge is flattened by a giant peach. Dahl's mom utilized to tell him and his sisters stories about trolls and different mythical Norwegian creatures and a few of his children's books contain references or ingredients inspired by these stories, including the leaders in The BFG. Many of his children's books are illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Roald Dahl died in November 1990 at the age of 74 of the uncommon blood condition, myelodysplastic anaemia (occasionally called "pre-leukemia"), at his house, Gipsy Home in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, and was buried in the cemetery at the parish church of Saints Peter and Paul. According to his granddaughter, the family gave him a "sort of Viking funeral". He was buried with his snooker cues, some great burgundy, chocolates, HB pencils along with a force saw. In his honour, the Roald Dahl Children's Gallery was opened at Buckinghamshire County Museum in nearby Aylesbury. In 2002, 1 of Cardiff's contemporary landmarks, the historical Oval Basin plaza, was re-christened "Roald Dahl Plass". "Plass" signifies plaza in Norwegian, a nod to the acclaimed late writer's Norwegian origins. There have equally been calls within the public for a permanent statue of him to be erected in the city. Dahl's charitable commitments in the fields of neurology, haematology and literacy have been continued by his widow since his death, through the Roald Dahl Foundation. In June 2005, the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre opened in Great Missenden to enjoy the function of Roald Dahl and advance his function in literacy. In 2008, the U.K. charity Booktrust and Children's Laureate Michael Rosen inaugurated The Roald Dahl Funny Prize, an yearly honor to authors of humorous children's fiction.
Dahl wedded American actress Patricia Neal on 2 July 1953 at Trinity Church in New York City. Their wedding lasted for 30 years plus they had five children: Olivia (who died of measles encephalitis, aged seven), Tessa, Theo, Ophelia, and Lucy. He dedicated The BFG to Olivia. When he was 4 months aged, Theo Dahl was severely injured when his baby carriage was hit by a taxi in New York City. For a time, he suffered from hydrocephalus, and as a outcome, his dad became included in the development of what became recognised as the "Wade-Dahl-Till" (or WDT) valve, a device to ease the condition. In 1965, Neal suffered 3 burst cerebral aneurysms while expecting with their fifth child, Lucy; Dahl took control of her rehabilitation and she eventually relearned to talk and walk. They were divorced in 1983 following a turbulent wedding, and he subsequently married Felicity ("Liccy") d'Abreu Crosland (born 12 December 1938), who was 22 years his junior. Ophelia Dahl is director and co-founder (with doctor Paul Farmer) of Partners in Health, a non-profit company focused on providing healthcare to a few of the many impoverished communities in the globe. Lucy Dahl is a screenwriter in Los Angeles. Tessa's daughter Sophie Dahl (who was the inspiration for Sophie, the principal character in her grandfather's book The BFG) is a model and writer who remembers Roald Dahl as "a truly difficult guy – pretty strong, surprisingly dominant ... not unlike the dad of the Mitford sisters kind of roaring round the apartment with these really loud opinions, banning certain kinds – foppish guys, you learn – from coming round."