Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Maid of Orleans

Cover image for


Language: English
Wordcount: 31,308 / 113 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.8
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 822
Added to site: 2006.10.27 15065
Genre: Drama

Translated by Anna Swanwick.

Show Excerpt

ght? Pray tell me, if you know.

About a one day's march from Vaucouleurs.

Why, what is that to thee? Thou dost inquire
Concerning matters which become thee not.

The foe being now so strong, and from the king
No safety to be hoped, at Vaucouleurs
They have with unanimity resolved
To yield them to the Duke of Burgundy.
Thus we avoid the foreign yoke, and still
Continue by our ancient royal line;
Ay, to the ancient crown we may fall back
Should France and Burgundy be reconciled.

JOHANNA (as if inspired).
Speak not of treaty! Speak not of surrender!
The savior comes, he arms him for the fight.
The fortunes of the foe before the walls
Of Orleans shall be wrecked! His hour is come,
He now is ready for the reaper's hand,
And with her sickle will the maid appear,
And mow to earth the harvest of his pride.
She from the heavens will tear his



Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

login | register

User ID


reset password

Author of the Day

Maria La Serra
Maria La Serra believes in love and serendipity. She also believes in creating novels that are a bit different from the regular, run-of-the-mill books that readers have become accustomed to. As our author of the day, La Serra chats with us about her debut work, The Proverbial Mr. Universe, fashion design and serendipity.
Read full interview...