Huckleberry Finn Should Not Be Banned
If Mark Twain was alive today, he would probably be appearing at libraries and in online chat rooms during Banned Books Week to discuss the fate of his own books. He certainly deserves recognition for the number of times his books have been challenged or banned in the past 112 years -- ever since Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published in 1885 and immediately banned by the Concord, Massachusetts, Public Library.
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full of various dialects throughout, the book offended the literary sensibilities of the time. Twain redoubled the insult to the literary
establishment by insisting that his books be sold door to door by subscription instead of through book stores. He appealed to the masses both in his language and by having his books brought directly to their homes. "My books are water; those of the great geniuses is wine," Twain once wrote. "Everybody drinks water."