A New Biography Reveals Mark Twain’s Transformation

REPORTING: MICHAEL EDWARD MILLER

Iconic American author Mark Twain died exactly one hundred years ago this April.  To commemorate that, events are happening all over the nation.  Here in Chattanooga, Roy Morris Jr. will have a book signing on the Delta Queen riverboat on Thursday, April 22nd.

Morris’s book is called Lighting Out For the Territory… how Samuel Clemens Headed Out West, and Became Mark Twain.

Many biographies of Twain have been written, but this one focuses on a lesser-known part of Twain’s life… his six-year journey to the wild West, where young Sam Clemens developed his persona and his literary style, transforming himself into Mark Twain.

Visit Simon and Schuster’s Roy Morris Jr. page.

Listen to Roy Morris Jr. on Around and About, discussing his new biography of Mark Twain.

ROY MORRIS JR. BOOK SIGNING ON THE DELTA QUEEN

Where: The Delta Queen riverboat in downtown Chattanooga

What: Author Roy Morris Jr. will be speaking, taking questions, and signing books.  Morris wrote a new biography of Mark Twain called Lighting Out For the Territory… how Samuel Clemens Headed Out West, and Became Mark Twain.

When: Thurs., April 22 at 5:30pm in the Orleans Room on the Delta Queen.

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