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Mark Twain may have liked it...
on 9 August 1999
Mark Twain considered this work to be the best material he ever produced. With almost reverent respect for Twain, I beg to differ. While claiming no great expertise on the historical figure of Joan of Arc, this work falls far short of giving any sort of objective description of her life or accomplishments. This work falls more along the lines of sugar-coated heroine worship suitable for a 10 year old than it does a historical narrative of a live human being.
Mark Twain was a first-rate story teller and humorist. Few have risen to his level. Unfortunately, he mixed his inclination for a good story with historical fact and the result is neither a good story nor historical fact.
There is good reason that this is a little known work of Twain's.