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Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 208 Vendor: Penguin Putnam Inc. Dimensions: 5.25 X 8.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0143113976 ISBN-13: 9780143113973 Availability: Available to ship on or about 01/18/14.
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 hereticall by the age of nineteen. Gordon does more than tell this gripping storyshe explores Joans mystery and the many facets of her inspiring life.
Mary Gordon, professor of English at Barnard College, is the bestselling author of six novels, two memoirs, and three short story collections.
[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 Gordons prose style. Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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