Despite the fact, something in the books remained.
The first 007 novel, Casino Royale, has been censored ahead of the 70th anniversary of its publication. Ian Fleming Publications has changed the texts in order to remove racist references from them.
The word "niger," which was actively used by Ian Fleming, was almost completely removed from the texts: it was mostly replaced with words like "dark-skinned." In addition, references to some of the characters' races have been removed from the texts.
A number of explicit scenes have also been edited. For example, the scene from the book Live and Let Die, in which Bond finds himself in a strip club, is no longer a concern.
A more savorable sequence was inserted in the same book, in which Bond talked about black criminals who trade diamonds and gold.
According to The Telegraph, James Bond novels have previously been edited. For example, explicit scenes were corrected in American publications with the permission of Ian Fleming.
Bond novels that have been edited will be accompanied by a special note: "The book was written at a time when words and attitudes that might offend the modern reader were commonplace."
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