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Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc (1896)

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Twain himself said, "I like Joan of Arc best among all my books." A serious, impassioned, meticulously researched story about a compelling heroine, the Maid of Orleans, Twain viewed the work both as a bid to be accepted as a serious writer and as a gift of love to his favorite daughter, Susy, who would die tragically three months after Joan of Arc was published. Susy declared to her sister Clara that Joan of Arc was "perhaps even more sweet and beautiful than The Prince and the Pauper," which she had earlier called ...

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Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc (1896)
1997, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195114164


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