Huckleberry Finn...new politically correct version to be published...sigh


(Wendy Wise) #1

A new censored version of Mark Twain’s classic is to be published with the N word removed and replaced by “Slave”, Injun, replaced by Indian etc http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12126700 On health and safety grounds they should also remove all references to smoking and messing about on rafts and in rivers in case kids get any crazy ideas about having adventures…!


(Wendy Wise) #2

It would be interesting to hear from a teacher who’s used this as a set text and how they introduced it to a class…


(Catharine Higginson) #3

Ditto Sarah’s point. With knobs on!


(Sarah Hague) #4

I hate it when they do that. Is a novel not worth the same respect as a historical document? It’s a sociological reference to a certain time, so should not be bastardised with pc crap. Are people really that offended by history? I don’t think so.