Joan Of Arc: A Life

Paperback | July 29, 2008

byMary Gordon

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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 Orléans, 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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? 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 Orléans, ...

Mary Gordon, Professor of English at Barnard College, is the bestselling author of five novels, three collections of short stories, and a memoir. Her books include The Rest of Life, The Other Side and Spending. She lives in New York City.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.1 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:July 29, 2008Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143113976

ISBN - 13:9780143113973

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? [A] compelling life story and a shrewd analysis of the mythical uses to which it has been put.?
?The New York Times

? A large part of the enjoyment here is the highly personal intelligence of Gordon?s prose style.?
?Seattle Post-Intelligencer