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Joan of Arc: A Life (Penguin Lives)

ISBN13: 9780143113973
ISBN: 0143113976
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $15.0
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Published Date:
Pages: 208
Average Goodreads rating: 3.47/5 (35 ratings)

"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´┐Żans, 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.