Why 'censor' Mark Twain's classic, Huckleberry Finn?


A US publisher has reprinted an edited version of Mark Twain's 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' because some original words are deemed offensive.

Alan Gribben has edited the new version. He explains to Peter Allen on BBC Radio 5 live that his edition "is just trying to be helpful."

"I don't know if you've read it lately?" asks Gribben on 5 live Drive.

"You can't open a page of Huckleberry Finn without getting into race."

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