The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by: Mark Twain

Notice and Explanatory

1

Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.

2

In this book a number of dialects are used, to wit…The shadings have not been done in a haphazard fashion, or by guesswork; but painstakingly, and with the trustworthy guidance and support of personal familiarity with these several forms of speech.

3

I make this explanation for the reason that without it many readers would suppose that all these characters were trying to talk alike and not succeeding.