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Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc By Mark Twain
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Published in 1896 by Harper Brothers following serialisation in Harpers Magazine, Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc was Twain's ninth novel and the one he considered his best work. Although the... More > Joan story is essentially true, this account by Twain is fictionalised, with the author – who kept his identity hidden for the serialisation – claiming that it had been 'freely translated' from an original manuscript by one Jean Francois Alden. While the plot is familiar enough – suffice to say that Joan doesn't come out of it in a great condition – the means by which the story is related is novel, with Twain inventing a page as the narrator who manages to be close to Joan from her childhood all the way through to acting as a defendant during her trial. As with A Connecticut Yankee, such a device does create problems with the plotting, but on the whole it works well enough to get Joan's story across on a personal level.< Less
THE STORY OF JOAN OF ARC By ANDREW LANG
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The story of Joan of Arc told beautifully by Andrew Lang. This book is excellent for alternative reading of history for children; elementary reading age; good for homeschooling. Attractive colour... More > plates.< Less
THE STORY OF JOAN OF ARC By ANDREW LANG
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The story of Joan of Arc told beautifully by Andrew Lang. This book is excellent for alternative reading of history for children; elementary reading age; good for homeschooling. Attractive colour... More > plates.< Less
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc By Mark Twain
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Mark Twain's work on Joan of Arc is titled in full Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte who is identified further as Joan's page and secretary. The work is fictionally... More > presented as a translation from the manuscript by Jean Francois Alden, or, in the words of the published book, "Freely Translated out of the Ancient French into Modern English from the Original Unpublished Manuscript in the National Archives of France". De Conte is a fictionalized version of Joan of Arc's page Louis de Contes, and provides narrative unity to the story. He is presented as an individual who was with Joan during the three major phases of her life - as a youth in Domremy, as the commander of Charles' army on military campaign, and as a defendant at the trial in Rouen. The book is presented as a translation by Alden of de Conte's memoirs, written in his later years for the benefit of his descendants.< Less
Jehanne - JOAN of ARC By Eve Goldsmith
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Jehanne - A romantic thriller based on the life of Joan of Arc. Inspired by God, she believes she can save France from the 70 year old war against the English. Carefree months are spent in the... More > châteaux of the Dauphin, during which she falls in love with the Duc d'Alençon. A triumphant commander through many campaigns, she is captured during the battle for Compiègne. Transferred between various prisons, she ends up at Rouen. There is desperate betrayal in her court trial as she is considered a heretic in the eyes of the powerful. Finally she is condemned to the flames.< Less
Jehanne - JOAN of ARC By Eve Goldsmith
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Jehanne - A romantic thriller based on the life of Joan of Arc. Inspired by God, she believes she can save France from the 70 year old war against the English. Carefree months are spent in the... More > châteaux of the Dauphin, during which she falls in love with the Duc d'Alençon. A triumphant commander through many campaigns, she is captured during the battle for Compiègne. Transferred between various prisons, she ends up at Rouen. There is desperate betrayal in her court trial as she is considered a heretic in the eyes of the powerful. Finally she is condemned to the flames.< Less
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc By Mark Twain
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Mark Twain's own favorite among his works, the product of a life-long obsession with the history of the Maid of Orleans, Joan of Arc was a failure in terms of sales and has remained obscure and... More > largely out of print for more than a century since its publication. It is, in reality, a much more lively book than its reputation would indicate, and no reader can claim to understand Twain's canon without having read this novel. The initial offering in the Litrix Library series (see also www.litrix.com).< Less
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc : Volume 1 (Illustrated) By Mark Twain
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Mark Twain's work on Joan of Arc is titled in full Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte who is identified further as Joan's page and secretary. The work is fictionally... More > presented as a translation from the manuscript by Jean Francois Alden. The book is presented as a translation by Alden of de Conte's memoirs, written in his later years for the benefit of his descendants.< Less
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc : Volume 2 (Illustrated) By Mark Twain
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Mark Twain's work on Joan of Arc is titled in full Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte who is identified further as Joan's page and secretary. The work is fictionally... More > presented as a translation from the manuscript by Jean Francois Alden. The book is presented as a translation by Alden of de Conte's memoirs, written in his later years for the benefit of his descendants.< Less
The Second Coming of Joan of Arc and Selected Plays By Carolyn Gage
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Lambda Award National Winner! Collection of seven historical plays by Carolyn Gage, including: The Second Coming of Joan of Arc,The Last Reading of Charlotte Cushman,The Parmachene Belle,Calamity... More > Jane Sends a Message to Her Daughter, Cookin’ with Typhoid Mary,Harriet Tubman Visits A Therapist,and Artemisia and Hildegard.< Less