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Blood Red, Sister Rose
For centuries the story of Joan of Arc has held a special fascination for writers all over the world. Each has seen her in a different way. Novelist Thomas Keneally is no exception. For him Joan--or Jehanne--is a rather ordinary young girl, a plain-spoken bewildered adolescent-albeit one who literally saved France for Charles VII. Concentrating largely on the Maid's liftin ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 390 pages
Published August 12th 1976 by Ballantine Books
(first published 1974)
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Aug 15, 2012 Jennifer (aka EM) rated it it was ok · review of another edition
Not the fictionalized treatment of Joan of Arc's life that I was looking for. Focused on Joan as a soldier up to Charles's annointment at Rheims. Close to half of the book was endless, repetitive description of the battles between English (known here as the Goddams - hehe) and French in the lead-up to and liberation of Orleans; most of it focused on Joan's comrades in arms and her various relationships with them. By about p. 300 it became clear that there would be nothing of her capture or remar ...more
Read this book at my high school library when I was growing up. The story of Joan of Arc, her remarkable life, and doing everything she has done, dying at 19. It just makes me wonder about the role models of young girls these days. And how different it was during my time.
Thomas Michael Keneally, AO (born 7 October 1935) is an Australian novelist, playwright and author of non-fiction. He is best known for writing Schindler's Ark, the Booker Prize-winning novel of 1982, which was inspired by the efforts of Poldek Pfefferberg, a Holocaust survivor. The book would later be adapted to Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List (1993), which won the Academy Award for Best Pict ...moreMore about Thomas Keneally...