The career of Jeanne Dare-the name usually is written Jeanne d'Arc or Joan of Arc, an absurd equivalent-was so extraordinary, her personality was so marvellous, that she has been from the very beginning a constant source of interest to biographers and historians. She figures largely in contemporary records, not always trustworthy, but it may be worthier of credence than some critics have been willing to admit. Lives of her appeared in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and the writers of the nineteenth century have been particularly busy with her fame. Every biographer since has owed an enormous debt to Mr. Lang's work. It would be invidious to choose among the recent biographies written by Frenchmen; Mr. Lang cordially acknowledges his own obligations to them.
This book is annotated with a rare extensive biographical sketch of the author, Andrew Lang, written by Sir Edmund Gosse, CB, a contemporary poet and writer.
Introduction - The Maid And Theories About Her
Chapter I - The Task Of Jeanne D'arc. Political Conditions
Chapter Ii - Domremy. Prophecies, Faith, And Fairies
Chapter Iii - The First Voices And Visions
Chapter Iv - Domremy In Time Of War
Chapter V - The Mission Announced. Jeanne At Neufchateau
Chapter Vi - The Siege Of Orleans Begun
Chapter Vii - Jeanne's Second Visit To Vaucouleurs
Chapter Viii - Chinon. The Kings Secret
Chapter Ix - The New St. Catherine At Poitiers
Chapter X - Jeanne At Tours.
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Very interesting book
I have been touched by the life of Joan of Arc since I was about 7 years old and I've read many books on her life as well gone on Joan of Arc pilgrimages in France. This book gives additional insight into her life. I'm glad I read it.