JOAN OF ARC by Nancy Wilson Ross


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A writer of intelligent adult fiction with a feminine appeal (see The Left Hand is the Dreamer- Sloane, 1947) turns to a compelling historical subject. The outcome is a biography of the Maid of Lorraine that easily holds its own with the raft of others written for this age level. Vivid, sketch-like chapters tell of Joan's blazing rise to fame and tremendous accusation- and although short shrift is made of some of the political elements (such as Tremouille's treachery) that lead to her downfall, there are the essentials in the network of human greed and stupidity that led to the burning of a saint.

Publisher: Random House