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The Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

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The Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

by Mark Twain

Genre: Drama
Setting:
Format of Original Source: Novella
Recommended Adaptation Length: Two Hours

Candidate for Adaptation? Promising

EXCERPT:

Huzza after huzza swept the army from van to rear; and as for Joan of Arc, there where she sat her horse gazing, clothed all in white armor, dreamy, beautiful, and in her face a deep, deep joy, a joy not of earth, oh, she was not flesh, she was a spirit! Her sublime mission was closing–closing in flawless triumph. To-morrow she could say, “It is finished–let me go free.”



COMMENTS:

A novel, rather in the same style as A Connecticut Yankee, in that Twain’s casual prose meets up with a medieval subject matter. Twain’s premise is that the manuscript is authentic Old French, and this is a translation of it into English.


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