Joan of Arc: A Life

Joan of Arc

A Life

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ISBN10: 0143113976 ISBN13: 9780143113973 Publisher: Penguin Group USA Published: Jul 29 2008 Pages: 180 Weight: 0.35lbs. Height: 7.00" Width: 5.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English

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"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 Orl ans, 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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