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How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated About Personal Recollections Of Joan Of Arc - Volume 2 by Mark Twain Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte is an 1896 novel by Mark Twain that recounts the life of Joan of Arc. It is Twain's last completed novel, published How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated About Personal Recollections Of Joan Of Arc - Volume 2 by Mark Twain Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte is an 1896 novel by Mark Twain that recounts the life of Joan of Arc. It is Twain's last completed novel, published when he was 61 years old.The novel is presented as a translation of memoirs by Louis de Conte, a fictionalized version of Joan of Arc's page, Louis de Contes. The novel is divided into 3 sections according to Joan of Arc's development: a youth in Domrémy, a commander of the army of Charles VII of France, and a defendant at trial in Rouen.Originally, the novel was published as a serialization in Harper's Magazine beginning in April 1895. Twain, aware of his reputation as a comic, asked that each installment appear anonymously so that readers will treat the piece seriously. Regardless, his authorship soon became known, and the book edition published by Harper and Brothers in May 1896 credited Mark Twain.


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How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated About Personal Recollections Of Joan Of Arc - Volume 2 by Mark Twain Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte is an 1896 novel by Mark Twain that recounts the life of Joan of Arc. It is Twain's last completed novel, published How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated About Personal Recollections Of Joan Of Arc - Volume 2 by Mark Twain Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte is an 1896 novel by Mark Twain that recounts the life of Joan of Arc. It is Twain's last completed novel, published when he was 61 years old.The novel is presented as a translation of memoirs by Louis de Conte, a fictionalized version of Joan of Arc's page, Louis de Contes. The novel is divided into 3 sections according to Joan of Arc's development: a youth in Domrémy, a commander of the army of Charles VII of France, and a defendant at trial in Rouen.Originally, the novel was published as a serialization in Harper's Magazine beginning in April 1895. Twain, aware of his reputation as a comic, asked that each installment appear anonymously so that readers will treat the piece seriously. Regardless, his authorship soon became known, and the book edition published by Harper and Brothers in May 1896 credited Mark Twain.

30 review for Personal Recollections Of Joan Of Arc - Volume 2: By Mark Twain - Illustrated

  1. 4 out of 5

    Saman

    Sometimes the writing gets tedious. There is too much emphasis on her innocence and beauty. Otherwise, it's a good read.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ian Cairns

    I was really moved by this account of the magnificent but short life of Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans. Although written as a work of fiction, the story is yet historically accurate. Authored by one of the greats of American literature, Mark Twain spent ten years researching and two years writing the story and claims it as his greatest work. Told from the perspective of one of Joan's close childhood friends who accompanies her throughout her life and career as the Liberatress of France from the I was really moved by this account of the magnificent but short life of Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans. Although written as a work of fiction, the story is yet historically accurate. Authored by one of the greats of American literature, Mark Twain spent ten years researching and two years writing the story and claims it as his greatest work. Told from the perspective of one of Joan's close childhood friends who accompanies her throughout her life and career as the Liberatress of France from the oppressive English occupation, one cannot help but empathize with her plight. Betrayed by her king, whom she loved and supported steadfastly to the end and cruelly tortured and executed by the English and their traitorous allies within the Catholic Church, Joan of Arc remains true to herself and her mission, at all times entirely brave and self-sacrificing. The fact that she was ultimately successful in spite of her destruction only evidences the strength and purity of her aims and her God-given foresight. Mark Twain is truly a master story teller and Joan of Arc was clearly an obsession which he felt compelled to represent in this story of heroisme and extraordinary character. The only drawback in reading this version was the number of typographical errors, particularly in the second part of this kindle file. But it was available free of charge from amazon so I cannot complain, just making this fact known. It does not detract from the story, however and I highly recommend reading it.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Eddie

    The story of Joan of Arc is a great story. Mark Twain's writing however get's a little tedious. It seems that we cover the same material about Joan being innocent, beautiful, forgiving...etc. over and over and over in every chapter again and again. If Twain hadn't belabored the point so badly, I might have enjoyed it more.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Brian Cohen

    Incredibly compelling, even though the battles are over and we’re on to the trial. I don’t know what sources Twain used, but you’d think he was there. Less humor in this half for obvious reasons. More great reasons to love the Catholic Church!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Bernadette

    I love all things Mark Twain, but this book took me by surprise. At first, I didn't know what to do with it. I had to read it twice, but I'm now convinced this is Clemens' masterpiece. (Don't go into it expecting Tom and Huck.)

  6. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    3.5 stars

  7. 5 out of 5

    Zbigniew Zdziarski

    The second part of this book is really good. Surprisingly, it is very historically accurate too. Kudos to Twain for doing very thorough research into this amazing character and staying true to her.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    Twain's style is just not for me. It's so heavy on battle stuff and the men's side of things, as opposed to telling me things about Joan.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Thom Swennes

    What better inspiration for a great storyteller than the most beautiful, modest and controversial French girl general Joan of Arc. Mark Twain’s Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc is a fascinating story of love, faith and innocence. His own love of history adds not only color but humor in a story of danger, turmoil and massive suffering. I feel sure that he fell in love with pure and humble heroine of the Hundred Years War. She is masterfully portrayed as the flowering bud of innocence that sa What better inspiration for a great storyteller than the most beautiful, modest and controversial French girl general Joan of Arc. Mark Twain’s Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc is a fascinating story of love, faith and innocence. His own love of history adds not only color but humor in a story of danger, turmoil and massive suffering. I feel sure that he fell in love with pure and humble heroine of the Hundred Years War. She is masterfully portrayed as the flowering bud of innocence that saved the French, put the crown on a French king and paid the ultimate price. Her matter-of-fact certainty of calling inspired her countrymen to think the unthinkable and do the undoable. That’s why I can’t help but think Mark Twain had a love of this heroine of Orleans. He modeled her as the red rose of femininity with the spirit of a stallion and the heart of a lioness. By loosely using scanty fact, she and her time are presented to the reader in a timeless account of a very short life. The story bristled with nonessential scenes and conversations that are pure Twain. At one point he transmits an argument as to the guilt of a man’s stomach if only the head was evil. Although the argument was complete nonsense Twain presented it beautifully. To my amazement this isn’t one of his better known works as I see a man here at the apex of his art. First published in 1896 this book was acclaimed as a masterpiece but was later sorely criticized after the author’s death. I think all criticisms absurd and this book should take its rightful place in American literature. I highly recommend it to all Twain lovers and anyone that loves to believe in the power of the innocent.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Brent

    First of all, I previously had no idea that Mark Twain had penned a book about Joan of Arc. Secondly, I found the story and details about the ascendance of such a magnificent woman to the point of preservation of her country quite remarkable. I am still working to sort out the author's embellishments and the true, known facts of her short, but incredible life. Twain was also not afraid to shy away from strong spiritual undertones relating to this story, because it is difficult to imagine how she First of all, I previously had no idea that Mark Twain had penned a book about Joan of Arc. Secondly, I found the story and details about the ascendance of such a magnificent woman to the point of preservation of her country quite remarkable. I am still working to sort out the author's embellishments and the true, known facts of her short, but incredible life. Twain was also not afraid to shy away from strong spiritual undertones relating to this story, because it is difficult to imagine how she accomplished what she did without Providence at her helm. It was a great read.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Em

    Joan of Arc is one of the most incredible historical figures ever. I loved this book. Mark Twain paints a beautiful picture of her character and life. Mark Twain considers it his best work and I agree.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jon Ball

    I had to read this after finishing volume 1. Almost cried when they burned her at the stake. Amazing work. I read that Mark Twain considered it his finest work. I can get behind that.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Titus2teen

    Wow. I positively love this book. wow is the only the that can describe it. The last part gave me goosebumps and made me cry. "RESPONSIO MORTIFERA."

  14. 5 out of 5

    Dawn

  15. 4 out of 5

    Joe Macleod

  16. 5 out of 5

    Leonel Richard

  17. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

  18. 4 out of 5

    Cassandra

  19. 5 out of 5

    Danielle Tiley

  20. 5 out of 5

    Frank J Hackl

  21. 5 out of 5

    Susan Cunningham

  22. 4 out of 5

    Darron Hubbard

  23. 4 out of 5

    THOMAS MCKEARN

  24. 5 out of 5

    Christy

  25. 5 out of 5

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  26. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

  27. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lidelsen Stillhet

  29. 5 out of 5

    John Reynolds

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ian Cox

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