Mark Twain’s Novel of Joan of Arc Was His Favorite Work

Catholic World Report,  Dr. Kelly Scott Franklin:To a certain extent, Twain’s novel about the young, fifteenth-century French girl and Saint remains a puzzling act of devotion from a complicated man.

When Mark Twain wrote a novel about St. Joan of Arc, he left us one of the great conundrums of American literature.

Twain knew the book would confuse readers who expected his usual fare: when Harper’s Magazine first released installments of the novel beginning in 1895, he insisted it be published anonymously. Article is here.