Saturday, April 11, 2015

Joan of Arc (A to Z Challenge)

There is many written stories about Joan of Arc. My favorite is the one by Mark Twain. When we think about Twain we usually think about Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn. Well, this time he wrote about a girl. He spent twelve years doing research and then beautifully set down the story of Joan of Arc in a way that only a master storyteller could. What an amazing young woman she was!  Joan was kind, gentle, true, patriotic, devout, humble, compassionate, courageous. Reading this book made me want to meet her, and more, it made me want to be like her.

So long my friends,


  1. I haven't read the Mark Twain story - I'll have to check and see if it's in my library the next time I go in. I'm loving the variety of heroes you're choosing.

  2. I didn't know that Mark Twain wrote about her.


  3. Strong women always fascinated me as a child - probably because there were never as many stories about them! Loving the A to Z Challenge :)
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  4. Mark Twain wrote a lot of things. Why more isn't mentioned, I don't know. Joan had a lot of conviction.

  5. You make me want to go to the library and check it out! I know the story of Joan only from a movie.
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  6. There will be a sudden surge of interest in Mark Twain's book now! I'm going to look it up too.
    Another great heroine to inspire us all.

  7. She had such a brave and tragic life. I loved the Twain book too! I read it long before I knew who Mark Twain was, and I only realized it later... I also loved the Luc Besson movie of Joan of Ark, it was pretty well done.

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  8. Merçi bon dimanche Marie-Claire

  9. Wow, I didn't know he wrote about Joan of Arc. That'd be an interesting read.

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  10. Hello there.
    If there was one person I could choose be like/imitate, it would be Jesus.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Wow, Joan of Arc is famous here, because I live near ORLEANS. There will be a holiday on next May 8 th for delivering town anniversary with a big parade. Hugs xxx

  12. I love Mark Twain, but I don't believe I've ever heard of that particular book.

    One of the most powerful silent films of all time is Carl Theodor Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928). You have to see it to understand what's so stark and moving about it, and it only gets even more powerful with each successive viewing. There are so many emotional, gut-wrenching moments throughout.


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