This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
Agatha Christie, whose stories "Murder on the Orient Express," "Death on the Nile" and more have been considered classics in the murder-mystery genre for generations, is one of the most published authors ever.
Dozens of book titles, literally hundreds of millions of books, exist because of her imagination.
Now, however, she is being shown to be not good enough – for snowflakes, those in society who are easily offended.
And they are reworking her work.
A report in the Guardian explains that some of those Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot stories have been edited by HarperCollins to remove "potentially offensive language."
The changes have been appearing in various stories since 2020, the report said.
She's just the latest author to be lambasted after the fact by those who are so sensitive they feel obligated to change the words in others' works.
Other authors already changed include Roald Dahl and Ian Fleming.
According to the report the references to ethnicity, the term "Oriental" and a description of a female character's torso being of "black marble" and a judge's "Indian temper" were cut out.
"Natives" is now "local."
Cited is a change to "Death on the Nile."
"The character of Mrs. Allerton complains that a group of children is pestering her, saying that 'they come back and stare, and stare, and their eyes are simply disgusting, and so are their noses, and I don’t believe I really like children."
It's now, "They come back and stare, and stare. And I don’t believe I really like children."
Also removed is a reference to a character's "lovely white teeth."
The report noted Dahl's publisher, Puffin, hired "sensitivity readers" to rewrite parts of the authors' texts. But it gave in to public pressure and also announced it would continue to publish the originals.
Regarding Fleming's work, a new set of the James Bond thrillers is being issued.
"This time, they will contain the disclaimer: 'This book was written at a time when terms and attitudes which might be considered offensive by modern readers were commonplace,'" the report said.
Also, the Daily Caller News Foundation reported children’s book author R.L. Stine accused his publishing company of "sanitizing" his Goosebumps series for re-release without his permission.
Scholastic is the publisher, and "made several changes to the original text by editing portions of the books that discussed mental health and weight, while also changing cultural references like 'Walkman.'"
The author said he "sanitized" without his knowledge to be more "current."