James Bond Books Edited To Avoid Offense To Modern Audiences


James Bond is one such franchise that has been praised by the audiences for its action, storyline and characters in all these years.

A report has recently stated that the books of James Bond by Ian Fleming are being rewritten to adjust according to the requirements of the 21st century.

The rewritten books are scheduled to be published in April 2023. Casino Royale and Octopussy are confirmed to be released in spring this year.

The news comes at the time of increased scrutiny in the publishing industry. The Roald Dahl series including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are also going through the same process.

The re-published James Bond books are also confirmed to have a disclaimer stating that it has been written at a time when terms and attitudes could be considered offensive by modern readers were commonplace.

The statement mentioned in the book will add that a number of updates have been made in the edition and they are also keeping it close to the original text and the period where they have been set.

The first book in this series was published in 1953 and the protagonist was Bond who is a British Secret Service agent who is also known by his code name 007.

The latest project in the film franchise titled No Time to Die was released on October 8, 2021 and it marked the final appearance of Daniel Craig as Bond.

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