The uncensored original version James Jones’s novel about US soldiers serving in Hawaii in the months before Pearl Harbor will be available online from May 10.
From Here To Eternity that classic 1951 novel is getting a fresh new edition. It will include several scenes of a homosexual nature, as well as vulgar language that was considered too extreme for the novel’s original publisher, Scriber.
Mr Jones, who served in Hawaii before the Second World War, had objected to the cuts but eventually acquiesced.
"My father fought bitterly to hold on to every four-letter word in the manuscript," his daughter Kaylie told the New York Times.
"The publisher was concerned about getting through the censors."