Huckleberry Finn for Hipsters (Literally)

Remember this passage from Mark Twain's seminal book?

"Hipsters would come miles to hear Jim tell about it, and he was more looked up to than any hipster in that country. Strange hipsters would stand with their mouths open and look him all over, same as if he was a wonder. Hipsters is always talking about witches in the dark by the kitchen fire; but whenever one was talking and letting on to know all about such things, Jim would happen in and say, "Hm! What you know 'bout witches?" and that hipster was corked up and had to take a back seat."

Something seem off? Well, that's on purpose, silly goose, thanks to Dumbo Books.

Richard Grayson of Brooklyn, New York -- in response to Publishers Weekly's announcement that Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer will be released without the word "nigger" -- has replaced the n-word with "hipster" in The Hipster Huckleberry Finn.

Thus far, no official endorsement or statement of protest has been issued from that hipster kid you know who shops at Urban Outfitters.

You can either pay $18.99 for the epic effort or read the hipster-fied copy in full here.

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