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Feb 18, 1885: Twain Publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

On this day in 1885, Mark Twain publishes his famous–and famously controversial–novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain (the pen name of Samuel Clemens) first introduced Huck Finn as the best friend of Tom Sawyer, hero of his tremendously successful

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Censor the Constitution, Too

Source: The Patriot Post – By Paul Greenberg It’s not enough that the professoriate has decided it can improve on Mark Twain‘s “Huckleberry Finn,” which is not only a great American novel but a popular nominee for The Great American

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Feb 13, 1991: Long-lost Twain Manuscript Authenticated

↑ Grab this Headline Animator On this day, Sotheby’s announced the discovery of a long-lost manuscript of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. The manuscript was the first half of Twain’s original version, heavily corrected in his own handwriting, which had

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When Censorship Becomes Ridiculous

Source: Joplin Independent “The N word” isn’t a word (and why “nigger” belongs in Huckleberry Finn) Commentary by Nicholas Ladendorf For the longest time I was in a seemingly endless debate with one of my best friends about racism. My

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Huckleberry Finn: Is the New Edition Censorship or a Modern Update?

“This is not an effort to render Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn colorblind,” Gribben told Publisher’s Weekly, speaking from his office at Auburn University at Montgomery. “Race matters in these books. It’s a matter of how you express that in

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New Edition of ‘Huckleberry Finn’ to Lose The ‘N’ Word

Unsurprisingly, there are already those who are yelling “Censorship!” as well as others with thesauruses yelling “Bowdlerization!” and “Comstockery!” Their position is understandable: Twain’s book has been one of the most often misunderstood novels of all time, continuously being accused

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Banned Books: Multi-National

Books are banned every day. Do you know some of the most famous examples of books that have been censored? Do you know why they’ve been challenged or banned. This list highlights some of the most famous books that have

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Banned Books – U.S.

↑ Grab this Headline Animator BELOW IS A LIST OF FREQUENTLY BANNED BOOKS. YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO CHECK OUT THE BANNED BOOKS LISTS PUBLISHED BY The Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom. THE PDF FILES OF THESE FROM 2004-2010 CAN BE

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