Literature

There is an immense literature about Jeanne d’Arc

There are so many books written in Different language so it’s almost impossible figure out. There are over twenty thousand books about Jeanne d’Arc in the Bibliothèque nationale de France alone. Some in the temporary bibliography list are stil available. Most books are out of print, and hard to find.

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The Trial of Jeanne d’Arc (1932)
By W. P. Barrett. The first unabridged English translation available.

Jeanne d’Arc, Maid of Orleans (1902)
By Murray T. Douglas

The Trial of Joan of Arc (Orleans manuscript) (1956)
By W. S. Scott

The Life of Joan of Arc (1908)
By Anatole France

The maid of France (1913)
By Andrew Lang

Joan of Arc (1896)
By Francis Cabot Lowell

Personal Recollections of Jeanne d’Arc (1896)
By Mark Twain

Jeanne d’Arc Her Life and Death (1896)
By Mrs. Oliphant

The Mystery of Joan of Arc (1924)
By Léon Denis

A Child’s History of England
Tree chapters from Charles Dickens novel. (1854)

La pucelle d’orleans
Part one. by Voltaire (1762)

Ditie de Jehanne d’Arc.

The first poem to have been composed – in any language – on Jeanne d’Arc, the only major one to have been written while Jeanne was still alive is by Christine de Pisan (1364-1431) – Ditie de Jehanne d’Arc. As the first poem to have been composed – in any language – on Jeanne d’Arc, the only major one to have been written while Jeanne was still alive, and the last from the pen of a distinguished poetess, the Ditié de Jehanne d’Arc has unique claims to fame. The extrinsic value of the Ditié as an historical document is self-evident.

Literature and theater

DateTitleAuthorNotes
2006Rogue Angel SeriesAlex ArcherA series of action/adventure novels, the main character of which is the successor to Joan of Arc.
1937Der Prozeß der Jeanne d'Arc zu Rouen 1431Anna SeghersIn German. Radio play based on the trial records.
1450story of the Siege of OrléansAnonymous (possibly Jacques Millet)First performed in Orléans four years after Joan of Arc's death. The
surviving version appears to be a revision from around 1450. God and
several saints play major roles in this sprawling drama of more than a
hundred speaking parts.
1930Saint Joan of the StockyardsBertolt BrechtTransposes Joan of Arc into working-class Chicago and portrays her as a labor leader. Brecht made Joan of Arc the subject of two other plays, all three with Marxist themes; they are an adaptation of a radio play by Anna Seghers, The Trial of Joan of Arc of Proven, 1431 and The Visions of Simone Machard. ISBN 1-55970-420-9
1993The Second Coming of Joan of ArcCarolyn GageA one woman-lesbian play. Joan returns to share her story with
contemporary women. She tells her experiences with the highest levels of
church, state, and military, and unmasks the brutal misogyny behind
male institutions. ISBN 0-939821-06-0
1912Tapestry of Saint Genevieve and Joan of ArcCharles PéguyPoetry. Péguy also wrote a play in three parts entitled Jeanne d'Arc, (1896).
1429"Song in Honor of Joan of Arc"Christine de PizanAn elegiac poem written during Joan of Arc's own lifetime. The author's final work.
1964The Dead Lady of Clown TownCordwainer SmithA far-future science fiction story with strong parallels to the history of Joan of Arc.
2006Johanna (In German.)Felicitas HoppePostmodern novel rejecting any endeavor to fictionalize Joan of Arc. ISBN 978-3-596-16743-2
1801The Maid of OrléansFriedrich SchillerIn literary rebuttal to Voltaire, Schiller creates a sympathetic Joan of Arc as a Romantic
heroine. A magic helmet renders her invincible until she falls in love,
and she is killed in battle rather than being burned at the stake. This
drama was the basis of Tchaikovsky's opera of the same name.
1923Gilles and JeanneGeorg KaiserExpressionist drama explores Joan of Arc's association with the most notorious criminal of her era, Gilles de Rais.
1923Saint JoanGeorge Bernard ShawThis drama, widely esteemed as Shaw's masterpiece, draws heavily
from trial records. Historians dismiss Shaw's contention that she was an
early Protestant with impartial judges. Subsequent twentieth century plays often mirror Shaw's interest in her trial. ISBN 0-14-043791-6
1953L'Alouette (The Lark)Jean AnouilhAn allegory of Vichy collaboration in the aftermath of World War II. Lillian Hellman's noteworthy English translation adds a critique of McCarthyism and included a score by Leonard Bernstein. ISBN 0-8222-0634-X
1981Joan of Arc: The Image of Female HeroismMarina Warner(University of California Press, 1981 ISBN 0-520-22464-7)
The work is not so much a biography as a book about Joan of Arc or,
more precisely, how she has been perceived by others over the centuries
and how that perception has shaped her image.
1896Personal Recollections of Joan of ArcMark TwainThis novel remains little remembered yet in his own opinion was his
finest work. Twain spent months in France researching newly rediscovered
documents. This reverent fictional biography is Twain's most
uncharacteristic novel. Project Gutenberg text: Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. He published it under a different pseudonym: Jean Francois Alden.
1955Seraphic DialogueMartha GrahamModern-dance work in one act with choreography by Graham, music by Norman Dello Joio, set by Isamu Noguchi, costumes by Graham, and lighting by Jean Rosenthal. It was originally choreographed as a solo (same music, 1950) under the title Triumph of St Joan.
In this revised version, Joan looks back over her life in a series of
danced dialogues with her guiding spirit, St Michael, and with three
figures who represent different aspects of her nature: maid, warrior,
and martyr. At the work's close, the transfigured Joan finally takes her
place among the saints.
1946Joan of LorraineMaxwell AndersonThis play-within-a-play is chiefly memorable as the basis for Ingrid Bergman's screen portrayal. ASIN B0006YOM36
2008"The Magician: Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel"Michael ScottFantasy novel in which Joan of Arc features prominently. She is an immortal living in modern day Paris. It is explained that she was rescued from her execution by the warrior Scathach.
1999Jeanne d'ArcMichel PeyramaureA novel in two parts (in French). ISBN 2-221-08922-7 and ISBN 2-221-08923-5.
1997An Army of AngelsPamela MarcantelA novel which depicts Joan of Arc according to the author's conception of her personality. ISBN 0-312-18042-X
1972"Jeanne d'Arc" (poem)Patti SmithFrom the book Seventh Heaven.
1968The Image of the BeastPhilip José FarmerJoan of Arc is portrayed as an alien sexual predator, still alive in
the 20th century but with her body altered to enable the also-alien
15th-century serial killer Gilles de Rais to live within her vagina dentata as a fang-toothed venomous snake that bites and paralyses men during intercourse.
1821L'OrléanidePhilippe-Alexandre Le Brun de Charmettes(Paris, Ed. Smith, audin, 1821) L'Orléanide, Poème national en vingt-huit chants.
1817Histoire de Jeanne d`Arc (History of Joan of Arc) Tome1 Tome2 Tome3 Tome4Philippe-Alexandre Le Brun de Charmettes(Paris, Ed. Artus Bertrand, 1817) Called the Maid of Orléans, drawn
from her own declarations, of one hundred forty-four depositions of
eyewitnesses, and of the manuscripts of the library of the King and the Tower of London.
1796Joan of Arc (poem)Robert SoutheyAn epic poem
2005Hire, or the Anger of JeanneRégine Deforges(In French). ISBN 2-213-62497-6
2003Monstrous RegimentTerry PratchettPart of the Discworld series, a fictional character styled after Joan of Arc dresses as a man to lead an army. ISBN 0-06-001316-8
1974Blood Red, Sister RoseThomas KeneallyThe novel explores the imagined psychology of Joan and tells her story from Domrémy to the coronation of Charles VII. Significant secondary characters include Charles and Gilles de Rais.
The novel enters into the minds of Joan and Charles but not of Gilles. A
notable feature of the book is the conversations of Joan with her
voices. ISBN 0-00-221087-8
1894The Mission of Joan of ArcThérèse of LisieuxThe first of two 'pious recreations' written by the Saint; "small
theatrical pieces performed by a few nuns for the rest of the community,
on the occasion of certain feast days." Performed at the Carmel on
January 21, 1894, it featured Thérèse herself in the title role. The
script, which focuses more heavily upon Joan's interaction with her
visions than most other pieces about her, has since been widely
circulated with Saint Thérèse's writings, as has that of its sequel.
1895Joan of Arc Accomplishes her MissionThérèse of LisieuxThe sequel to The Mission of Joan of Arc, this play was
performed exactly one year later, on January 21, 1895. Again featuring
Thérèse herself as Joan of Arc, its focus is upon her martyrdom. In the
estimation of one of her biographers, Ida Görres, both of these plays
"are scarcely veiled self-portraits."
1756The Maid of OrangesVoltaire

A mock epic poem that explores typically Voltairean themes deriding mysticism as humbug.

1590Henry VI, Part 1William ShakespeareJoan la Pucelle is the principal villain. Drawn from English sources
of the previous century, this Joan of Arc begins with the appearance of
piety but soon proves to be a cunning witch justly executed.
2013Fate/ApocryphaYuichiro HigashideJoan of Arc is summoned as a Ruler-class Servant by the Grail
1935A Vida de Joana D'Arc (Life of Joan of Arc)Érico VeríssimoA Brazilian historical novel addressed to young people.