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Jehanne la Pucelle, 1429-1431

Joan the Heroic Maiden

non-fiction, pub:1842

The story of Joan of Arc.

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    Joan of Arc at the Coronation of Charles VII

From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     A chronicle narrative of Joan of Arc's career, picturesquely told.
     Later, Dumas supplied another article upon her for "Les Étoiles du Monde" (see page 354), in which he uses the present work slightly, but, on the whole, as might be expected, the later work is brighter and better composed.
     Original edition: Paris, Magen et Cormon, 1842, 1 vol., 8vo.. pp. 327 and one blank. It bears the dedication : "À la Mémoire de S.A.R. la Princesse Marie. Hommage de respect à la Fille de France; hommage d'admiration à l'Artiste européenne. Alex. Dumas." ("To the memory of H.R.H. Princesse Marie. The homage of respect to the daughter of France ; the homage of admiration to the artist of European repute. Alex. Dumas.") On the title-page appears this inscription : "II y a trois voix qui crieront éternellement vengeance contre l'Angleterre : c'est celle de Jeanne d'Arc sur son bûcher : celle de Marie Stuart sur son échafaud ; et celle de Napoléon sur son rocher." ("There are three voices which eternally cry for vengeance against England : Joan of Arc from her pyre ; Mary Stuart from her scaffold; and Napoleon from his rock.")
     The work was re-issued by Gosselin, Paris, 1843, with an introduction by Charles Nodier, and an appendix by J. A. Buchon, 12mo. English format.
     With "Praxède" and "Pierre le Cruel," it now forms one volume of the standard Calmann-Lévy edition, and one in the same firm's "Musée Littéraire."
     In Le Vasseur's "Alexandre Dumas Illustré" it is to be read in Vol. VIII.

         References :—
     Quérard : "Supercheries Littéraires Dévoilées," Vol. I., Columns 1101-1102.
     Parran: "Bibliographic d'Alex. Dumas," pp. 46-47.

         English Translations :
     "Joan the Heroic Maiden," London, J. S. Pratt, 1847, pp. 273 with one blank.

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