Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

by Mark Twain
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Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain

Regarded by many as the most luminous example of Twain's work, this historical novel chronicles the French heroine's life, as purportedly told by her longtime friend — Sieur Louis de Conté. A panorama of stirring scenes recount Joan's childhood in Domremy, the story of her voices, the fight for Orleans, the splendid march to Rheims, and much more. An amazing record that disclosed Twain's unrestrained admiration for Joan's nobility of character, the book is matchless in its workmanship — one of Twain's lesser-known novels that will charm and delightfully surprise his admirers and devotees.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486114477
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 08/23/2012
Series: Dover Thrift Editions
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 268,709
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Mark Twain, who was born Samuel L. Clemens in Missouri in 1835, wrote some of the most enduring works of literature in the English language, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc was his last completed book—and, by his own estimate, his best. Its acquisition by Harper & Brothers allowed Twain to stave off bankruptcy. He died in 1910. 

Date of Birth:

November 30, 1835

Date of Death:

April 21, 1910

Place of Birth:

Florida, Missouri

Place of Death:

Redding, Connecticut

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Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
TraditionalCatholic More than 1 year ago
This book was a touching portrait of the great "Maid of Orleans", St. Joan of Arc. It is both inspiring and beautiful, and it is one of the best books I've ever read. It is very accurate in the details of her life, from her life as a peasant in Domremy, to the great warrior that rallied France against England. Great book, and a great saint!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely wonderful. The tale of the miraculous Maid of Orleans changed me. The story is amazingly acurate and yet is so interesting that it is hard to believe that a peasant girl of 17 could really be the savior of France. I can't describe how great this book is. Critics cut down this wonderful work because they say that Twain portrayed Joan more as a 19th century schoolteacher than as a 15th century warrior. I say to these critics that if they had any taste what so ever they'd appreciate this wonderful book and the years of research Twain put into it. I highly recommend this book and when you read it the poor doomed peasant girl will win you over too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After spending 12 yrs of researching original period documents, mark twain set to writing what he considered his greatest book of all. The most accurate rendition of her story in english.
Patricia Hills Cottrell More than 1 year ago
The main fault is with the publisher and the editors---the typos are rampant making it difficult to make out the words at times. Makes for an interesting read--lol.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mark's inspiring novel 'Personal Recol- lections of Joan of Arc' is a must for all readers who want to read something that can change their outlook on thigs and their personal life. His accounts of Joan of Arc is chilling and enjoyble. You will find yourself turning the pages without knowing it, or almost trying to find the power to continue. This book has chanded my life in so many ways and I hope it has this impact on you.
Anonymous 9 months ago
The evil overlord walks in with the hatred in his eyes. You could see he was leader of his old clan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although the story is familiar, Twain provides an engaging version, told from the perspective of a village friend of Joan. It reads like a proper period piece (although there are a few anachronistic linguistic items). This is not one of Twain's humorous works, but he does slip some tongue in cheek observations into even dark moments. The ebook version has a few scan errors, which are a little distracting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never knew Twain did a book like this. We read the popular ones in school. But I came across this and am happy I chose to read it! Especially as it was free! Give it a try. You will be glad you did.
1958MR More than 1 year ago
would have been a five if the keyboarding had been edited. But the book was great. I am surprised.
DustyRoads More than 1 year ago
Try as I might, I CANNOT get this version to load!!! I did load a different version of the same book, and am enthralled!!!
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The leader of Night walked in, glancing at the other cats. "I am here to help the rebbelion!" She announced.
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Anonymous 9 months ago
The Teenage girl walked in. Her long,Blond,Wavy hair out. She wore A short,Red colored dress. She looked around with her blue eyes. When she saw a Gigantic dog. She screamed. "HELP!"
Anonymous 9 months ago
U were both being pinned down when u "left". sry but u r still pinned down in etereal camp. Loozorz.
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The ARose Books version of "Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc" has been carefully edited to present a beautiful book with custom illustrations. It is a wonderful story by Mark Twain and this edition is a keepsake.
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