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Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain Audio Book Full - he Sieur Louis de Conte, a fictional character invented by Mark Twain, tells the story of Joan of Arc, Louis' childhood friend and an actual figure in history, who fights for French independence from the English in the 15th century. Louis accompanies Joan as her secretary through the battles and witnesses her trial and execution at the hands of the English.

Joan of Arc grows up in Domremy, a small village in the eastern part of France. Armagnacs, or French loyalists, populate her village in an area dominated by Burgundians, or English sympathizers. Her life proceeds normally until she hears voices from saints and angels who urge her to fight for French independence from the English.

She must first convince the governor of Vaucouleurs to provide her with an armed escort to Chinon, where Charles VII resides, the dauphine of France. The governor refuses, but Joan persists until he agrees to provide the armed escort. Only sixteen years old, Joan leaves for Chinon with veteran knights, Louis the narrator and several of her childhood friends.

The issue of Joan hearing voices garners an inquisition from the Roman Catholic Church, presided over by French clergymen. Joan answers all questions satisfactorily, and she is set free to do whatever she can for France.

While at court in Chinon, Joan sees through an imposter substitution ruse and persuades the genuine Charles VII to make her the leader of the entire French army. She leads the army to a successful campaign against the English at Orleans, which is under siege, by using aggressive attack strategies rather than the passive tactics to which the French are accustomed. Afterwards known as the Maid of Orleans, Joan secures the road to Rheims, thereby enabling the coronation of Charles VII as the King of France. She then attempts to take Paris, but is pulled back due to political treachery. During her military career Joan also fights and wins the battle of Patay, a turning point in the Hundred Years' War.

While on a minor campaign to free the town of Compiegne, Joan encounters the English and her personal guard defends her, although surrounded. With all her personal guard killed or wounded, the English capture Joan. She tries to escape twice and fails each time. The English move her to Roen where she defends herself from the Catholic prosecutor, Pierre Cauchon, the Bishop of Beauvais.

Cauchon must obtain a confession from Joan because she thwarts his efforts to trick her during several trials. His purpose is to prove Joan a criminal against the Roman Catholic Church in order not to make her a French martyr. He finally resorts to wearing Joan down physically until she signs a false confession. The English then burn Joan at the stake; however, the goal of not making her a martyr fails.

1 year, 4 months ago

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain's 1885 audio book novel of the pre-Civil War South is among the most celebrated works of American fiction. Twain's story of a runaway boy and an escaped slave's travels on the Mississippi plumbs the essential meaning of freedom. This book has been banned in some schools academia curriculum even though it condemns slavery, but it uses the N-word, not "inclusive" and made students uncomfortable.

1 year, 4 months ago

Lemme know what you guys thought of the Rick and Morty episode! So many references going on it's hard to catch it all! Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland really have something here. Hopefully they aren't too deeply involved with those Holly berries. Excited for Viking assassins? Lemme know of some other good books to read!

1 year, 6 months ago

A 2002 PBS Biography Documentary narrated by Keith David and Kevin Conway as the voice of Mark Twain.

Burns attempted to capture both the public and private persona of Mark Twain from his birth to his death. Some artistic license was taken, resulting in some historical inaccuracies and misrepresentations. For more info see: http://www.twainquotes.com/burnsmistakes.html

1 year, 8 months ago

A 2002 PBS Biography Documentary narrated by Keith David and Kevin Conway as the voice of Mark Twain.

Samuel Clemens rose from a hardscrabble boyhood in the backwoods of Missouri to become, as Mark Twain, America’s best-known and best-loved author. Considered in his time the funniest man on earth, Twain was also an unflinching critic of human nature who used his humor to attack hypocrisy, greed and racism. He created some of the world’s most memorable characters as well as its most quoted sayings. And, in his often-misunderstood novel Huckleberry Finn, he gave the world the masterpiece that Ernest Hemingway would call the true beginning of American literature. Mark Twain tells the story of the writer’s extraordinary life—full of rollicking adventure, stupendous success and crushing defeat, hilarious comedy and almost unbearable tragedy.

Part 2: https://www.bitchute.com/video/6UJokFjHjfpP/

1 year, 8 months ago

Perceptive Readers Podcast 4e – The Prince and The Pauper Chapter 3

Opening Thoughts in Consideration
Mark Twain’s The Prince and The Pauper Chapter 3 Commentary and Reading.
Perceptive Readers podcast is now on

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2 years, 2 months ago

1. Opening: Thoughts in Consideration The Perceptive Readers New Episodes
2. Mark Twain’s The Prince and The Pauper Chapter 2 Commentary and Reading.

2 years, 4 months ago

1. Opening: Thoughts in Consideration The Perceptive Readers New Episodes

2. Mark Twain’s The Prince and The Pauper Chapter 1 Commentary and Reading.

You can find this podcast on Apple Music, and Google Music Play. Or you can just connect directly the the Product of Culture podcast feed! Here is the link .

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2 years, 4 months ago