It has happened more often than you might think. Just do a search for Thomas Bowdler online and you can get quite the education on a past 'editor' who cut things out of classic books for the good of others. Or so he claimed. His name is the basis of the term bowdlerize. He even had the temerity to re-write Shakespeare so as to make it less objectionable. For example according to Wikipedia
Originally Posted by Quexos
How can a book ever be censored to begin with. How can they tell us what we can and cannot read, I am appalled by such a concept.