Hardcover Blue Cloth. Condition: Fine. First Thus (1995). Silver slipcase with facsimile signature on front in blue. Slight surface signs of wear and rubbing to case, which is bright and tight. Woodcuts by Chris Daunt. Housed in the card slipcase. Overall a Clean tight copy.
The strange story of Joan of Arc, the obscure peasant girl who became the national saint of France, is retold in this celebrated, classic biography. Saint Joan lives for the reader on every page, as a shepherd girl in a remote part of fifteenth-century rural France, visited by visions of saints and angels; as the avenging virgin who regenerated the soul of a torn and wretched France and led her troops to victory; and as a condemned heretic and witch, burned at the stake and, five hundred years later, canonised as a saint.