Posted on April 27, 2023 at 10:06 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Evidently new versions of two of P.G. Wodehouse books made a few changes for modern sensibilities.

At least according to Penguin Random House UK's CEO, newspapers were describing the new versions of Thank You, Jeeves and Right Ho, Jeeves as "censored" and "purged."

That CEO, Tom Weldon, has pushed back against that depiction, explaining in an open letter that the publisher — in conjunction with Wodehouse's literary estate — "removed one irrefutably offensive, outdated and racist word."

You can read Weldon's full thoughts on how to handle not-so-modern language in classic novels on the publisher's website.

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