Insiders said the publishing house The telegraph that sensitive readers have worked hard to erase the original author’s work. The outlet has seen digital copies of new editions that include many changes to Christie’s works written between 1920-1976.
The edited or erased segments include “descriptions, insults or references to race, particularly to the characters Christie’s protagonists encounter outside the UK”.
One such example is the 1937 Death on the Nile in which Mrs. Allerton complains about a disturbing group of children stating, “They come back and stare, and stare, and their eyes are simply revolting, and so are their noses, and I don’t believe I really like children.” This was changed in the new version to: “They come back and stare and stare. And I don’t think I really like kids.”
References to the Nubian people—an ethnic group that lived in Egypt thousands of years ago—were removed from Poirot’s novel. As a result, the “Nubian Mallah” is now simply referred to as “The Mallah”.
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