An upcoming edition of Mark Twain’s famed work “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” will remove all instances of the inflammatory word “nigger” and replace it with “slave.”
The NewSouth Books’ edition will also remove the use of “Injun,” but the politically correct changes aren’t censorship, according to Twain expert Alan Gribben, who is overseeing the new version of “Huckleberry Finn,” but rather an attempt to update Twain’s classic.
“Race matters in these books,” Gribben tells Publisher’s Weekly. “It’s a matter of how you express that in the 21st century.”
“Unsurprisingly, there are already those who are yelling “Censorship!” as well as others with thesauruses yelling “Bowdlerization!” and “Comstockery!” writes EW.com.