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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Author: Roald Dahl

Year Published: 1964

Description: When a poor boy named Charlie Bucket by happenstance comes to possess one of only five coveted golden tickets granting access to a mysterious chocolate factory, the trajectory of his life changes forever. Within its walls, he and the other winners go on a fantastical adventure led by the factory's eccentric proprietor Willy Wonka. Unbeknownst to them, they are also tested for individual integrity. A film adaptation, titled, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", was released in 1971 and starred Gene Wilder. A 2005 version starring Johnny Depp reverted back to the original title.

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'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. The chance had to be there.'

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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