Joan of Arc by Herself and Her Witnesses

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Joan of Arc By Herself and Her Witnesses (ISBN 0-8128-1260-3) is a translation of a 1962 book about Joan of Arc by Régine Pernoud. The translator, Edward Hyams, won the 1965 Scott Moncrieff Prize for his work on this book.[1] Pernoud was the founder of the Centre Jeanne d'Arc at Orléans, France, and a noted historian.

Consisting largely of excerpts from the original historical accounts, the book has been noted for this unique style. Saturday Review's article gave the view that: "One feels closer to Joan in these pages than in any of the modern biographies where the author's mannerisms and prejudices often obscure her behind a mist of emotion and controversy."

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Wakeman, World Authors 1950-1970 : a companion volume to Twentieth Century Authors. New York : H.W. Wilson Company, 1975. ISBN 0824204190. (pp. 697-99).