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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

In March 1885, the Library Committee in Concord, Massachusetts, reached a decision: Mark Twain's new book
--Adventures of Huckleberry Finn--would be banned from the town's public library. The committee was appalled by the author's use of bad grammar and rough language.

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the publication of Huckleberry Finn in the U.S., and the book is still selling--more than 20 million copies worldwide to date--and still generating controversy. Many scholars consider it a classic of American literature. But it's also been one of the most banned books in the U.S, with some critics calling its depiction of Jim, the Missouri slave who befriends Huck, racist.

1 Bilyeu, Suzanne. "MARK TWAIN'S BAD BOY." New York Times Upfront. 01 Mar. 2010: 18. eLibrary. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

Archive, Hulton. Cover Of 'Huckleberry Finn'. Getty Images. 01 Jan. 1884. eLibrary. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

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