Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Encensored e-book "From Here to Eternity" is being published

The Los Angeles Times reports that the uncensored version "From Here to Eternity" is being published by Open Road Media. When the book was published in 1951, editors had pulled back some of the frank language and description in original draft.
Now, a new e-book edition of the novel will include the profanity and mentions of gay sex that were left out of the 1951 version. The uncensored "From Here to Eternity" is being published by Open Road Media and Jones' heirs, including daughter Kaylie Jones.

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In addition to the four-letter words, scenes that explicitly mention gay sex have been restored to the text. In one, Private Maggio (the character played in the film by Sinatra) mentions having oral sex with a man for money -- the kind of detail that must have been very difficult for an author to let go.

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