My completed novel “St. Joan’s Architect” won fourth place in the 2001 Heart of the West Contest held by the Utah Chapter of RWA. Of course, I’m hoping an agent or publisher will profess interest. With that aim in mind, I thought the list of the reference books might be a useful ploy. My husband and I visited Mont-Saint-Michel for four days in 1995 to soak up the atmosphere. The novel claims St. Joan might have stayed on the Mont the four months she’s missing from historical accounts before the English captured her. Her ghost haunts a young architect, who knows she wants to live on the Mont and accepts the advances of the owner of her hotel only to find he’s engaged — but his younger cousin is smitten with her. And he has the connections and money to see the pink glass Dome of St. Joan erected on the empty west platform of the Abbey.
Adams, Henry, “Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres,” The Heritage Press, New York, 1957.
Bernard, Ch.-H. Architect in Chief of Historical Monuments, translated by M. Veigneau, “Mont-Saint-Michel,” (Short Monographs of the Great Edifices of France), Henri Laurens, Publisher, 6 Rue de Tournon 6, Paris, 1927.
Challanel, M.-J., Editor, photographs by Joan Roubier, “Le Mont-Saint-Michel,” 40, rue de prony, Paris XVII, reprinted Paris, 1947.
Clemens, Sameuel, “Joan of Arc,” The Complete Works of Mark Twain, Vol. 17, Harper & Brothers, American Artists Editions, New York, 1924.
Federbush, Rohn, Photographs from Personal Four Day Visit in 1995.
Gies, Francis, ‘Joan of Arc, The Legend and the Reality,’ Harper & Row, New York 1981.Madison, Lucky Foster, ‘Joan of Arc,” Penn Publishing Company, Philadelphia, 1918.
Pernoude, Regine, “Jae nom Jeanne la Pucelle,” Kapp, Lahure, Jombart, Evreux, 1994.
Sackville-West, V., “Saint Joan of Arc,” (1412-1431), The Literary Guild, New York, 1936.
Shaw, Bernard, “Saint Joan,” Brentano’s, New York 1926.
Tyson, Brian, ‘The Story of Shaw’s ‘Saint Joan,’ McGill., Queen’s University press, Kingston and Madrid, 1933.
Wagenknecht, Edward, Editor, “Joan of Arc, An Anthology of History and Literature,” Creative Age Press, New York, 1948.
8 Replies to “St. Joan’s Architect References”
Love the story of St. Joan
me, too. Next Wednesday she comes front and center on stage.
You certainly did your research. I visited Mont-Saint-Michel in the 60s and loved the place. I don’t remember anything of it’s history, but I do remember the warnings we received about the tides. We made sure we were on high ground by the time the water started rising.
By 1994 the tides had turned sluggish, just mud got thicker. We stayed for four days. I could almost name every rock in the piled up place.
Rohn, I visited Mont-Saint-Michel in 2007. So much history there. What an interesting concept you’ve used in your book. Congratulations on the contest placement and good luck with its publication.
Next Wednesday, St. Joan has her say.
Congrats on your contest win! I wish you all the best with the story!
Thank you, I’ve pushed it; but haven’t given up.
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