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Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc - (Dover Thrift Editions: Classic Novels) by Mark Twain (Paperback)

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  • Regarded by many as the most luminous example of Mark Twain's work, this fictional biography of Joan of Arc was purportedly written by Joan's page and secretary -- Sieur Louis de Conté.
  • 352 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Historical
  • Series Name: Dover Thrift Editions: Classic Novels

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About the Book



This historical novel purportedly written by Joan's longtime friend -- Sieur Louis de Conté -- discloses Twain's unrestrained admiration for the French heroine's nobility of character.



Book Synopsis



Regarded by many as the most luminous example of Mark Twain's work, this fictional biography of Joan of Arc was purportedly written by Joan's page and secretary -- Sieur Louis de Conté. (Twain's alter ego even shared the author's same initials -- S. L. C.) Told from the viewpoint of this lifelong friend, the historical novel is a panorama of stirring scenes and marvel of pageantry -- from Joan's early childhood in Domremy and her touching story of the voices, to the fight for Orleans, the taking of Tourelles and Jargeau, and the splendid march to Rheims.
But above all, the work is an amazing record that disclosed Twain's unrestrained admiration of the French heroine's nobility of character. Throughout his life, she remained his favorite historical figure -- "the most innocent, the most lovely, the most adorable child the ages have produced."
Completed when the author was nearly sixty, the book reveals a splendidly expressive side of Twain, who wrote, "I like the Joan of Arc best of all my books; & it is the best; I know it perfectly well. And besides, it furnished me seven times the pleasure afforded me by any of the others: 12 years of preparation & 2 years of writing. The others needed no preparation, & got none."
Matchless in its workmanship, this lesser work will charm -- and delightfully surprise -- admirers and devotees of the great American author.



About the Author



After the Civil War, Samuel Clemens (1835-1910) left his small town to seek work as a riverboat pilot. As Mark Twain, the Missouri native found his place in the world. Author, journalist, lecturer, wit, and sage, Twain created enduring works that have enlightened and amused readers of all ages for generations.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.26 Inches (W) x .82 Inches (D)
Weight: .59 Pounds
Suggested Age: 14 Years
Number of Pages: 352
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Historical
Series Title: Dover Thrift Editions: Classic Novels
Publisher: Dover Publications
Format: Paperback
Author: Mark Twain
Language: English
Street Date: November 7, 2002
TCIN: 78080133
UPC: 9780486424590
Item Number (DPCI): 247-36-4533
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.82 inches length x 5.26 inches width x 8.2 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.59 pounds
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