Published March 27, 2023 at 1:46 p.m.
Cultural news. Previously, it has been announced that Roald Dahl's children's books and the James Bond novels are to be rewritten from a politically correct perspective. Now the same is happening to Agatha Christie's classic detective stories.
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Both the detective stories about Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple are to be rewritten so that things considered “offensive” for “modern readers” are removed, writes The Telegraph.
This is happening before the publisher Harper Collins publishes the classic books in new editions.
As an example, a part of the book is taken ” A Caribbean mystery” from 1964 removed, as it describes a man who does not discover a black woman in the dark in a hotel.
In addition, words describing ethnicity, such as “Oriental”, “Nubian” are deleted and “gypsy”, from the Christie books.
Agatha Christie's books have previously been among the first to be subjected to PK censorship. In 2007, Bonnier changed the Swedish title of the British crime writer's perhaps most famous book “Tio små negerpojkar” (Ten Little Niggers) to “And so they were just one”.