Joan of Arc

A Life Transfigured
Product Number: EB00347251
Released: Oct 28, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780385531221
Publisher: Anchor
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The profoundly inspiring and fully documented saga of Joan of Arc, the young peasant girl whose "voices" moved her to rally the French nation and a reluctant king against British invaders in 1428, has fascinated artistic figures as diverse as William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Voltaire, George Bernard Shaw, Bertolt Brecht, Carl Dreyer, and Robert Bresson. Was she a divinely inspired saint? A schizophrenic? A demonically possessed heretic, as her persecutors and captors tried to prove? Every era must retell and reimagine the Maid of Orleans's extraordinary story in its own way, and in Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured, the superb novelist and memoirist Kathryn Harrison gives us a Joan for our time-a shining exemplar of unshakable faith, extraordinary courage, and self-confidence during a brutally rigged ecclesiastical inquisition and in the face of her death by burning. Deftly weaving historical fact, myth, folklore, artistic representations, and centuries of scholarly and critical interpretation into a compelling narrative, she restores Joan of Arc to her rightful position as one of the greatest heroines in all of human history.

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Author(s): Kathryn Harrison
Original Publish Date: Oct 28, 2014

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Author(s): Kathryn Harrison
Narrator(s): Cassandra Campbell
Product Number Z100077079
Released: Oct 28, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780307876614

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