Back in April we told you that James Jones' 1951 classic From Here to Eternity was being rereleased in its fully restored and uncensored glory.
Now you can win your own FREE electronic review copy of the book from Open Road Media, just by leaving a comment below.
As we mentioned in April, Jones' original publisher thought the book — which depicts a group of soldiers living in Hawaii in 1941 — contained a few scenes that were just a little too queer for the Leave It To Beaver world of the 1950s.
The original manuscript was also scrubbed of various profanities to make it more suitable for the then-influential mail-order Book-of-the-Month club.
In conjunction with the new release, Open Road released the video below featuring Jones' daughter, author Kaylie Jones, and Mike Lennon, the former president of the James Jones Literary Society, talking about the importance of releasing the classic novel as Jones had originally intended it to be published.
And since we're big fans of freedom of expression (and From Here to Eternity), TakePart is happy to give away 5 free electronic review copies of the new edition. All you have to do is leave a comment below answering the following question:
Is it ever okay to censor books?
TakePart will choose five commenters at random to receive their free ebook edition of From Here to Eternity.
The restored edition of the James Jones classic, along with six more of the author's titles, are now on sale from Open Road Media.
The contest closes at 5 p.m. PT on Wednesday 6/8.