Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc
Publish date: December 1st 2005
Publisher: North Books
Pages no: 592
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, 19th Century
Let's start off with saying I am a huge Twain fan and have read many of his books. This is the only book out of thousands that I have ever abandoned and never come back to. It is so dull and plodding that I just could not pay attention to it. I tried the audio book and just couldn't concentrate ...
First book I ever read that was written by Mark Twain. It is really hard to believe that Joan of Arc was a once a real-living human being. The more I read the book, the more I believed that she was a myth, a kind of person equal to that of Achilles or Odysseus. Well, putting aside the question wheth...
Starting to read this book, I was a little apprehensive about which style it will turn out to be in, and was even more surprised than pleased. There was no bitter sarcasm which characterizes, e.g., A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. It is a genuine heroic novel in the best style possible; ...
This isn't so much a critical review of the life of Joan of Arc as it is an ode of love. It seems clear that Mark Twain and his narrator are both in love with her. However, the constant praise of her makes her into a rather one dimensional marble goddess rather than fleshing out an entirely intrigui...
I am extremely glad I read this book, but I can give it no more than three stars. I will explain, in the hope that other prospective readers can accurately determine if this book will fit the bill for them.Are you curious about the history of Joan of Arc? Are you interested in an accurate and detail...
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