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Personal Recollections Of Joan Of Arc
     

Personal Recollections Of Joan Of Arc

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by Mark Twain
 

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In 1429, a 17-year-old peasant girl receives a message from Heaven that she is to rescue France from its English oppressors. Within two years this most unlikely of heroines leads a ragtag army to victory, sees the king crowned, and dies at the stake, martyred by traitors.

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In 1429, a 17-year-old peasant girl receives a message from Heaven that she is to rescue France from its English oppressors. Within two years this most unlikely of heroines leads a ragtag army to victory, sees the king crowned, and dies at the stake, martyred by traitors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406571349
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
04/04/2008
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "The Great American Novel". Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. After an apprenticeship with a printer, Twain worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to the newspaper of his older brother, Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before heading west to join Orion in Nevada. He referred humorously to his lack of success at mining, turning to journalism for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise. In 1865, his humorous story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County", was published, based on a story he heard at Angels Hotel in Angels Camp, California, where he had spent some time as a miner. The short story brought international attention and was even translated into classic Greek. His wit and satire, in prose and in speech, earned praise from critics and peers and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists and European royalty. --Wikipedia

Brief Biography

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 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 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 22 days 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!!!
Anonymous 19 days ago
Walks
Anonymous 20 days ago
The leader of Night walked in, glancing at the other cats. "I am here to help the rebbelion!" She announced.
Anonymous 21 days ago
"You don't have to do this. Please reconsider coming back." She said to Fawn, trying to reach out to her friend.
Anonymous 21 days ago
Entered with lavenderclan
Anonymous 22 days 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 22 days ago
Runs after them going to breu res four.
Anonymous 22 days ago
U were both being pinned down when u "left". sry but u r still pinned down in etereal camp. Loozorz.
Anonymous 22 days ago
Pads in
Anonymous 23 days ago
Paced back and forth
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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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