New Edition of Mark Twain’s Huck Finn to lose the N-Word (VIDEO)

New Edition of Mark Twain’s Huck Finn to lose the N-Word (VIDEO)

New Edition of Mark Twain’s Huck Finn to lose the N-Word (VIDEO)

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Jan. 4 2011 5:30 PM

New Edition of Mark Twain’s Huck Finn to lose the N-Word (VIDEO)


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"Huck Finn" is trending on news of a potentially controversial reprint of Mark Twain's literary classic. NewSouth Books is releasing a new edition of

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

, without the N-word, which appears in the book 219 times. Twain expert Alan Gribben is behind the effort and insists replacing the N-word with "slave" will help get the often-banned book into more kids' hands. But critics see it as an effort to whitewash, provoking the following barbed gem on Twitter: "Glad to see they are censoring Huckleberry Finn. Hopefully next they'll paint Snuggies onto all these nude people in old European art."