Author and scholar Gary Scharnhorst will discuss his latest book, The Life of Mark Twain
The Final Years, 1891–1910, the third volume in his Twain biography series. This entry chronicles the life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, from his family's extended trip to Europe in 1891 to his death in 1910. Despite his worldwide fame during this period, he grappled with bankruptcy, causing him to return to the lecture circuit. These years also saw the death of two daughters and his wife, influencing some of his darkest, most critical works.
Gary Scharnhorst is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico. He is the author or editor of 50 books, including the three volumes in this series and Mark Twain on Potholes and Politics: Letters to the Editor. He now resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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