History Bowdlerise / Literature

8th Apr '17 11:02:59 AM nombretomado
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* The original edition of Book 6 of ''TheRailwaySeries'', ''Henry the Green Engine'' used the phrase "as black as niggers" to describe a group of boys who have been showered with soot for dropping stones on trains. The newer versions use the term "as black as soot."

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* The original edition of Book 6 of ''TheRailwaySeries'', ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'', ''Henry the Green Engine'' used the phrase "as black as niggers" to describe a group of boys who have been showered with soot for dropping stones on trains. The newer versions use the term "as black as soot."
1st Apr '17 2:26:03 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Some variants of ''Literature/TheDiscreetPrincess'' have Rich-Craft beating up the two older princess instead of seducing them like in the original. That creates some UnfortunateImplications by itself, since their punishment in the original might be subject to ValuesDissonance, but this way, it also seems way too disproportionate.

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* Some variants of ''Literature/TheDiscreetPrincess'' have Rich-Craft beating up the two older princess princesses instead of seducing them like in the original. That creates some UnfortunateImplications by itself, since their punishment in the original might be subject to ValuesDissonance, but this way, it also seems way too disproportionate.
1st Apr '17 2:05:33 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* After Creator/KarlMay's death his widow Klara gave the firm that published the books (which renamed itself ''Karl-May-Verlag'' the right to make text alterations as it saw fit, and the publisher made extensive use of this. This took many forms, such as rearranging chapters, replacing foreign loanwords by more German ones, making deletions and additions, changing the names of many supporting and even a few lead characters, and suppressing some of May's more pacifist paragraphs to please the Nazis. As literary scholars and Karl May fans noted, this made the most commonly produced editions of May's works unusable for scholarly analysis. In more recent years new editions based on the original ones have been produced, however.

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* After Creator/KarlMay's death his widow Klara gave the firm that published the books (which renamed itself ''Karl-May-Verlag'' ''Karl-May-Verlag'') the right to make text alterations as it saw fit, and the publisher made extensive use of this. This took many forms, such as rearranging chapters, replacing foreign loanwords by more German ones, making deletions and additions, changing the names of many supporting and even a few lead characters, and suppressing some of May's more pacifist paragraphs to please the Nazis. As literary scholars and Karl May fans noted, this made the most commonly produced editions of May's works unusable for scholarly analysis. In more recent years new editions based on the original ones have been produced, however.
28th Mar '17 7:29:12 PM DustSnitch
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* During Prohibition, there was a move to edit ''Literature/TheBible'' to remove all references to alcohol. Except, of course, the ones that discouraged overindulgence. Yes, they literally wanted {{Jesus}} to turn water into grape juice.

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* During Prohibition, there was a move to edit ''Literature/TheBible'' to remove all references to alcohol. Except, of course, the ones that discouraged overindulgence. Yes, they literally wanted {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} to turn water into grape juice.
11th Nov '16 6:07:59 PM RaisenRhaasen
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* ''Literature/{{Fahrenheit451}}'': Ballantine Books published "Revised Bal-Hi" editions for high school students from 1967-1979, heavily altered and censored until catching Creator/RayBradbury's attention.

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* ''Literature/{{Fahrenheit451}}'': ''[[Literature/{{Fahrenheit451}} Fahrenheit 451]]'': Ballantine Books published "Revised Bal-Hi" editions for high school students from 1967-1979, heavily altered and censored until catching Creator/RayBradbury's attention.
26th Aug '16 8:35:16 PM dsneybuf
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* In the original prints of "Super Fudge," Fudge mentions his favorite TV shows are ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', ''Series/SesameStreet'', and ''TheElectricCompany''. In modern reprints, the line was changed to "cartoons from Nickelodeon and Creator/CartoonNetwork" due to a combination of licensing issues and an attempt at making the story less outdated [[note]] As an aside, the Muppets had new movies in 2011 and 2014, Sesame Street is still on the air, and The Electric Company was revived in 2009 -- though it's not the same as it was back in the 1970s[[/note]].

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* In the original prints of "Super Fudge," Fudge mentions his favorite TV shows are ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', ''Series/SesameStreet'', and ''TheElectricCompany''.''Series/TheElectricCompany1971''. In modern reprints, the line was changed to "cartoons from Nickelodeon and Creator/CartoonNetwork" due to a combination of licensing issues and an attempt at making the story less outdated [[note]] As an aside, the Muppets had new movies in 2011 and 2014, Sesame Street is still on the air, and The Electric Company was revived in 2009 -- though it's not the same as it was back in the 1970s[[/note]].
24th Aug '16 7:12:10 AM Omeganian
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* Some variants of ''Literature/TheDiscreetPrincess'' have Rich-Craft beating up the two older princess instead of seducing them like in the original. That creates some UnfortunateImplications by itself, since their punishment in the original might be subject to ValuesDissonance, but this way, it also seems way too disproportionate.
13th Aug '16 5:41:34 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Discworld}}'':

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7th Aug '16 12:55:06 PM DrFraud
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* In the preface to ''The Brown Fairy Book'' Andrew Lang states that some of the stories were rewritten by his wife "in the hope that white people will like them, skipping the pieces which they will not like."
11th Jul '16 4:34:08 PM Kid
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* OlderThanPrint: Gaius Vallerius Creator/{{Catullus}}' Carmen 16. Written about 50-100 years before the birth of Christ, it was considered so offensive that it wasn't openly published in English until the 20th century, and even then as a paraphrased version. It was written as a response to two poets who'd reffered to his work as soft and as a statement that though a poet is to act decently, he is by no means bound to write politely. The opening line is , roughly translated, "I will sodomize you and skull fuck you".

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* OlderThanPrint: Gaius Vallerius Creator/{{Catullus}}' Carmen 16. Written about 50-100 years before the birth of Christ, it was considered so offensive that it wasn't openly published in English until the 20th century, and even then as a paraphrased version. It was written as a response to two poets who'd reffered to his work as soft and as a statement that though a poet is to act decently, he is by no means bound to write politely. The opening line is , is, roughly translated, "I will sodomize you and skull fuck you".
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