Charlie and the Content Factory | chronicle

The news reached us as easy to assemble as an Ikea shelf: all components with familiar shapes, no obtuse angles, an invisible instruction manual. O Telegraph revealed last Sunday that future editions of books by Roald Dahl — author of children’s classics such as Matilda It is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — will be published with extensive alterations in order to respect contemporary sensibilities. Characters will go from being “fat” to being “huge”, “cloud men” become “cloud people”, Mrs. Twit is promoted from “beastly ugly” to merely “beast”.

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