Mark Twain to censors: “I wrote
Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn for
adults exclusively.” After hearing that his books had been censored by the
Brooklyn Public Library’s Children’s Department in 1905, Twain got his sarcasm
on in this one-of-a-kind letter to a librarian there. “The mind that becomes
soiled in youth can never again be washed clean,” he snidely continues. “I know
this by experience.” Read the rest of his delightful scorn, here.
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