Mark Twain is one of my favorite writers, although I don't always agree with his worldview, and Huck is one of my favorite novels. Twain is under attack because of Huck's use of the N-word, but the novel accurately describes the way a person like Huck and others from that time would speak. Ironically, Twain is most sympathetic to the blight of Black people in the novel. I recently reread Twain's "Roughing It,' which I love, and I think I'm going to reread "The Adventures of Hucklelberry Finn."
As Frank Wilson, my friend and former editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, noted, I meant to write plight, and not blight in the above comment. This is why a writer needs a good editor like Frank.