Joan of Arc

A Life
Product Number: EB00385458
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781440632730
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

"A master of the story form" (The New York Times) offers a fresh, revealing portrait of the legendary saint Celebrated novelist Mary Gordon brings Joan of Arc alive as a complex figure full of contradictions and desires, as well as spiritual devotion. A humble peasant girl, Joan transformed herself into the legendary Maid of Orleans, knight, martyr, and saint. Following the voice of God, she led an army to victory and crowned the king of France, only to be captured and burned at the stake as a heretic-all by the age of nineteen. Gordon does more than tell this gripping story-she explores Joan's mystery and the many facets of her inspiring life.

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Author(s): Mary Gordon
Original Publish Date: Jul 29, 2008

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