Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Nanny State Alert: Publisher Plans To Release Mark Twain Novels With ‘Racial Slurs’ Removed

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
It is unfortunate that racial slurs were included in Mark Twain's classic novels, but he was a man of his times. You don't reedit the classics.

(The Australian) – A PUBLISHER is planning to release a new edition of two of Mark Twain’s classic novels that replaces the racial slurs used throughout the books with less offensive language.

NewSouth Books will release a single volume containing both novels, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, overseen by Twain scholar Alan Gribben, Publisher’s Weekly said. In both, the n-word is replaced with the word “slave” and the word “Injun” is removed.

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