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Two Literary Classics

Inspired from an entry in eyelid's journal...



Poll #1665092 Literary Classics

Should the novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer be republished to have the word "nigger" (which appears 219 times in the book) replaced with the word "slave"? (The original version will still remain in print).

Yes
4(6.7%)
No
52(86.7%)
I'm not sure
4(6.7%)

Have you ever read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer?

Yes
40(66.7%)
I'm not sure, I might have
5(8.3%)
No
15(25.0%)

If you read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, what is your opinion of it?

I never read it
13(22.0%)
I don't know, I can't remember it
10(16.9%)
Excellent
10(16.9%)
Good
21(35.6%)
So-so
5(8.5%)
Not that good
0(0.0%)
It sucks
0(0.0%)
Something else (what?)
0(0.0%)

Have you ever read the book Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger?

Yes
39(63.9%)
I'm not sure, I might have
1(1.6%)
No
21(34.4%)

If you read Catcher in the Rye, what is your opinion of it?

I never read it
20(33.3%)
I don't know, I can't remember it
2(3.3%)
Excellent
9(15.0%)
Good
8(13.3%)
So-so
10(16.7%)
Not that good
6(10.0%)
It sucks
5(8.3%)
Something else (what?)
0(0.0%)


Edit: I messed up, it's actually the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that is being edited, not Tom Sawyer.
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