For more than 500 years, the story of Joan of Arc has been
an inspiration and a mystery. The least likely of heroines, a peasant girl with
no education and no prospects, Joan turned herself into the legendary Maid of
Orleans, knight, martyr, and saint. Following a voice she knew was God’s, she
led an army to victory in battle and crowned the king of France, only to be
captured by her English enemies and burned at the stake as a heretic, all by
the age of 19.
Mary Gordon brings Joan to life with a novelist's rich
understanding of character. She does more than tell Joan’s story, she explores
Joan’s mystery, the contradictions and secret desires that propelled her from
obscurity to glory. Download and start listening now!