Huckleberry Finn Hunting. Public Domain ClipArt Stock Photos and Images.
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Published by , 1884. Original from Oxford University. Digitized Jun 13, 2007.
Huckleberry Finn Hunting, NOTICE. 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 te shot. BY ORDER OF THE AUTHOR. Per G. O., CHIEF OF OKDNANCE.
EXPLANATORY. In this book a number of dialects are used, to wit: the Missouri negro dialect; the extremest form of the backwoods South-Western dialect; the ordinary " Pike-County " dialect; and four modified varieties of this last. The shadings have not been done in a hap-hazard fashion, or by guess-work; but pains-takingly, and with the trustworthy guidance and support of personal familiarity with these several forms of speech.
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. THE AUTHOR.
This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired. This applies to the United States, where Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF from the U.S. Copyright Office.
Works published before 1923 are now in the public domain and also in countries that figure copyright from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris in this case Edward Winsor Kemble January 18, 1861–September 19, 1933) and that most commonly run for a period of 50 to 70 years from that date.