St. Martin's Press, December 1999. Hardcover. Used - Good / Good. Item #276872
In an exquisite English translation by Jeremy duQuesnay Adams from the best-selling French edition, Regine Pernoud and Marie-Veronique Clin's Joan of Arc: Her Story now appears for American readers. As a young girl, Joan heard voices telling her that the Dauphin was God's choice for the throne of France causing her to leave her family, lead an army against the English and defeat them, thereby putting Charles VII on the throne. From the image of an obscure French peasant girl who led an army to the icon of a saint burned at the stake, Joan has been a blank slate on which thousands have written their obsessions, their fears and their hopes. In this biography, Pernoud and Clin clear away the myths so that modern readers can see Joan as she was. They include a portrait glossary of individuals that affected Joan as well as synopses of historical events and interpretations of Joan through the ages. Joan of Arc: Her Story is the affecting and thrilling life of a woman who influences us even to this day.
In this biography of the young, French peasant girl who led an army against the English to put Charles VII on the throne, the authors clear away the myths so modern readers can see Joan as she was. 20 Illustrations. Pencilled notes on front endpapers and within book