It's interesting how many fans of Samuel Langhorne Clemens aren't even aware that this book exists. I should know, I was one once too. This is a fictionalized story of the life of Joan of Arc. Although what it lacks in humor which prevails in his other works is more than compensated for by the plot. This is a moving tale, and if you don't know about Joan of Arc here is a great place to find out. I was captivated and amazed at this story. This is truely history comes alive written at its best.