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April 10, 2011

Uncensored "From Here To Eternity" To Be Published In May

Scribner insisted on removing some four-letter words and a couple of references to homosexuality before it agreed to publish James Jones' twentieth century classic. Now, the uncensored version will be coming out as ebook only, no paper edition. It will be available in Amazon Kindle format as well as other formats.

From the epublisher's website:

James Jones’s epic story of army life in the calm before Pearl Harbor—now with previously censored scenes and dialogue restored

At the Pearl Harbor army base in 1941, Robert E. Lee Prewitt is Uncle Sam’s finest bugler. A career soldier with no patience for army politics, Prewitt becomes incensed when a commander’s favorite wins the title of First Bugler. His indignation results in a transfer to an infantry unit whose commander is less interested in preparing for war than he is in boxing. But when Prewitt refuses to join the company team, the commander and his sergeant decide to make the bugler’s life hell.

An American classic now available with scenes and dialogue considered unfit for publication in the 1950s, From Here to Eternity is a stirring picture of army life in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author’s estate.

Filed under Books | permalink | April 10, 2011 at 04:22 PM

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