Talk:The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Ummm, is the "Notice" a little illegal?

After all, its saying that someone is going to be shot, and most of all its telling people what to think ""Dont find a moral." isnt that against Wiki Rules?

If you pull out a copy of Huck Finn, you'll see that this Notice is actually in the book. We are not being inappropriate or breaking any wiki rules by adding this; Twain himself wrote this in.—Zhaladshar (Talk) 05:39, 19 December 2005 (UTC)

Adventures or The Adventures?[edit]

From User Talk:Zyephyrus, lst:

Huck Finn[edit]


The original title of the work is Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, without "The". The version of the book I have is this one: Twain, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). Ed. Bernard De Voto. The Portable Mark Twain. New York: Penguin Books, 1977: 193-539.

The following extract is taken from Rasmussen, R. Kent. Mark Twain A to Z. The Essential Reference to His Life and Writings. New York: Facts on File, 1995: "It should be noted that the full title appearing on the title page and cover of the first edition of this book is Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). E.W. Kemble's illustration for the half-title page that opens the first chapter reads The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; however, "The" is not properly part of the book's title, though it has been used more often than not in reprint editions."

Do the wiki guidelines say that the title used in the article should be the same as the title appearing on the written version used as a source? Anyway, I don't really care what title appears, but since you asked if I had a published version, here it is.


[from 15:34, 28 April 2009]

Thank you, I transmit these informations to the Huckleberry Finn Discussion page. --Zyephyrus (talk) 23:03, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

The title has not article 'The'[edit]

Please follow the original Adventures of Huckleberry Finn without article 'The'. The fact is even an object of study, because Twain entitled Tom Sawyer with 'The', but he didn't do the same with Huck. --Albeiror24 (talk) 14:23, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

This version is very different from the scanned book[edit]

The scanned book (from 1885 or before, based on some hand-written notes) is quite different from the version added here in 2005-- the anonymous Wikisource editor apparently used a more modern version as a source for the text. There have been many versions of this book printed over the years.

This version has been online here for a decade and has various links but no clear source. Does anyone have any suggestions about how to deal with different versions of this still-popular book on Wikisource? For now I'm taking the migration tag off, because this version isn't "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" as originally published. - Outlier59 (talk) 16:50, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

How are they different? Can you explain a few of the differences to help us understand.
Can you find the source for this edition. Then we can disambiguate them with titles like 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (xxxx)' and 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885)' or similar. John Vandenberg (chat) 01:11, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
The original book has no chapter titles such as given here, nor does it use all-caps for emphasis (italics were used). Various editors over the past decade have been making grammatical corrections here, so isolating the original text is beyond me. Also, the original version was published as "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", while this version carries the later title of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."
I spent a couple of hours looking for a source for this edition, but saw nothing using chapter titles like this version. That's almost certainly due to the limitations of my search. I have NO doubt this version was originally based on a published version -- I simply don't know which one. There are hundreds, if not thousands, out there.
I don't mean to be rude about this, but I did the best I could with what I know to make a good "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" book for Wikisource from the djvu file. I'm sure what I made is not perfect, but it seems better than what's here now.
I think I'll work on some other stuff for now. I don't really understand this stuff.
I posted that unsigned note a few days ago but forgot to sign. Outlier59 (talk) 01:44, 28 December 2015 (UTC)