New edition of HUCKLEBERRY FINN coming out

They're going to remove the N-word.

While they're at it, maybe they'll rewrite the last lines: "Aunt Sally wants to adopt me and civilize me, and I welcome it.  Grownups know best."



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I know you're a peace loving guy...

Coaster's picture

But doesn't hearing something like that make you want to slap the snot out of someone?

They go too far with this politically correct crap

Rajah's picture

Next they'll be going after Uncle Remus stories

Many years ago I was buying Doctor Doolittle books for my nephews and discovered the recent reprintings where edited for offensive words. This was done with the permission of the author's family estate. I don't know about the Twain estate but many authors had similiar copyrights. Like for instance you can't use the name "Tarzan" without the Edgar Rice Burrough's estate jumping on your ass and just try and find a Charles Addams cartoon on the internet. Come to think of it the Tarzan books had a bunch of stuff that wasn't so politically correct.

Damn it, Mark Twain is a part of our history and culture! Keep your grumby hands off his works!

So what is Nigger Jim's new name?

Missy-Busty's picture

Or should we just call him Homey

Mademoiselle Bustier,

RidingFool's picture

I am shocked, absolutely shocked by your query regarding any such new moniker for the Nigger Jim. On the other hand, perhaps "The Negro, Nigger Jim" would suffice.

Reminds me of Liza Minnelli

FearlessFreep's picture

In the title song of CABARET she sang "When I go I am going like Elsie!" But after she conquered her real-life substance-abuse problems, she ended up singing a version in concerts that goes, "I'm not going like Elsie!"

Rewritten MOBY-DICK: "Call me MISTER Ishmael!"

Rewritten JANE EYRE: "Reader, I dumped him."


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