Missing Chapter Of ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ Found [VIDEOS]

Fond memories of my childhood involve reading all the books by Roahl Dahl. I was surprised to learn that a missing chapter entitled “The Warming Candy Room” was found by his daughter,Ophelia, when she “began organizing his early drafts,” according to Vanity Fair. 

The manuscript was found “in Dahl’s wooden filing cabinet in an anteroom of the writing hut where he wrote his most famous works, in his home in Great Missenden, in Buckinghamshire, England,” states Vanity Fair.

Apparently, at the time the “The Warming Candy Room” chapter was “deemed too wild, subversive and insufficiently moral for the tender minds of British children almost 50 years ago,” reports the Guardian. 

In this chapter, Charlie Bucket, along with his mother and other children “are led into the Vanilla Fudge Room, where they face the sinister prospect of the Pounding and Cutting Room,” confirms the Guardian.

The Warming Candy Room, which was proposed to be chapter five in the original manuscript, was illustrated by Sir Quentin Blake. Although I later learned that Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory during a very traumatice period in his life, I am grateful. It’s through the many pages of this book that children and adults have been able to sense the magic and genius of the inventor Willie Wonka.

He becomes the epitome of possibilities and hope. If you would like to read “The Warming Candy Room” chapter, visit Vanity Fair magazine. On the other hand, you may want to explore the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Center located in the village where Mr. Dahl resided in England.

As originally published on WBSM.com. 

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

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