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The Complete Life of Joan of Arc (Volumes I and II) Anatole France

The Complete Life of Joan of Arc (Volumes I and II)

Anatole France

Published July 21st 2012
ISBN : 9781781392522
Hardcover
760 pages
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Anatole France, the Nobel prize winning French author, turns to a historical subject for this two-volume Life of Joan of Arc. Thoroughly researched with a wealth of references, he sought to bring a rationalist viewpoint to the legendary FrenchMoreAnatole France, the Nobel prize winning French author, turns to a historical subject for this two-volume Life of Joan of Arc. Thoroughly researched with a wealth of references, he sought to bring a rationalist viewpoint to the legendary French heroine and to examine and, where necessary, overturn the superstitious additions to her history. He also hoped to counteract the Churchs interpretation of her life, as that institution was, in 1908, well on the way to declaring her a saint. The two original volumes of the Winifred Stephens translation are published together as one for the readers convenience, and come complete with the black and white illustrations. Volume I covers Joans early life and visions, and her military career up to the coronation of King Charles at Reims. Volume II deals with Joans later military campaigns, her capture, trial and execution and the events that followed her death.