On Mon, 21 Aug 1995, Tony Powers wrote:

> Can anyone tell  me the year in which Huck Finn is set (not written)?
The title page states "Forty to Fifty Years Ago".  The University
of California 1985 paperback edition of _Huck Finn_ elaborates in its
endnote on p. 372: "sometime between about 1835 and 1845".  Twain had
changed the date from "forty years ago" in 1884 to agree with the sequel
_H. F. and Tom Sawyer among the Indians_.

Larry Marshburne ([log in to unmask])