Both pieces of literature were written in the late 19th century, and times have definitely changed in dramatic ways. However, rewording these great American novels could change their context.
"It's not going to ruin the whole book but it will take away the historical context and a little bit of the interpersonal reactions between the characters," said Rebecca Taylor, Director of the Ector County Library.
Taylor says that they will purchase the new version if they need to but they will not be removing the original version.
"If you don't have access to an original of anything than you don't have ways to judge the revision," said Taylor. "Mark Twain didn't write it that way. Therefore, you're not looking at Mark Twain's work. You're reading the revision."
Another issue is that history notes Mark Twain as an ill tempered man, and tampering with his work might not sit well with the author.
"He would be angry," said Taylor. "He wouldn't like it. He was very much committed to the meaning of words. and he chose words carefully in literature."