Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured

Author(s): Kathryn Harrison


Kathryn Harrison gives us a Joan of Arc for our time a shining exemplar of unshakable faith, extraordinary courage, and self-confidence on the battlefield, in the royal court, during a brutally rigged inquisition and imprisonment, and in the face of her death. In this new take on Joan s story, Harrison deftly weaves historical fact, myth, folklore, scripture, artistic representations, and centuries of scholarly and critical interpretation into a fascinating narrative, revitalizing our sense of Joan as one of the greatest heroines in all of human history."


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KATHRYN HARRISON has written the novels"Thicker Than Water, Exposure, Poison, The Binding Chair, The Seal Wife, and Envy"and"Enchantments."Her autobiographical work includes"The Kiss, Seeking Rapture, The Road to Santiago, "and"The Mother Knot."She has also written a biography, "St. Therese of Lisieux, "and a book of true crime, "While They Slept: An Inquiry Into the Murder of a Family."She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the novelist Colin Harrison, and their three children."

General Fields

  • : 9780767932493
  • : Alfred A. Knopf
  • : Alfred A. Knopf
  • : September 2015
  • : 203mm X 132mm X 23mm
  • : United States
  • : January 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 16 pp colour
  • : 400
  • : 944.026092
  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Kathryn Harrison