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Edward Champion opens his mailbox, and finds that Amazon.com is offering a new version of Joseph Conrad’s classic The N-word of the Narcissus.

Not that this particular expurgation is a new idea for the Age of Sharpton or anything: I read this back in high school, from the Really Old Edition on hand, and it bore the title The Children of the Sea. (It wasn’t, however, this old.)

Still, if you’d just as soon not spend your money for a book with a bowdlerized title, it’s old enough to be out of copyright, and you can download the whole thing if you so desire.


1 comment

  1. Alien Corn »

    28 December 2009 · 10:16 pm


    “..the introduction of “n-word” throughout the text, to remove this offence to modern sensibilities.” Oh dear. I fear the onset of an attack of the vapors just posting about it…

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