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A new gilded age for Twain scholars

Mar 7, 2011 10:11:28 PM- latimes.com
The surprise success of the famed author's memoirs — published 100 years after his death — puts a spotlight on editors and presses the deadline for the remaining two volumes.

Harriet Elinor Smith was accustomed to anonymity. As lead editor for the "Autobiography of Mark Twain" and other Twain books, she has spent decades holed up with rare documents in a UC Berkeley office, fretting over commas and obscure references to 19th century personalities.