CANDLE IN THE SKY by Elizabeth Bleeker Meigs

CANDLE IN THE SKY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This fine reinterpretation of the Joan of Arc story has tenderness and emotion. The author's imagination, while following the line of historical events and political intrigue, has made Joan into an appealingly real girl with fears and temporary weaknesses as well faith and moral strength. From the time of her journey to persuade the Dauphin at Chinon, through the subsequent battles, failure and death at Rouen, she is ever accompanied by the knight, Jean de Metz, whose character is again so well imagined that he comes alive as a staunch friend. His journey to Rouen, disguised as a monk, where he holds the cross at Joan's burning, is especially moving.

Pub Date: April 30th, 1953
Publisher: Dutton