1908. Part One of Two. Anatole France is the pen name of Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault, French novelist, poet, critic and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1921. A history of the French saint and martyr based on the form and substance of ancient documents. France writes in the Introduction that: In the course of my story I have related many incidents which, without having a direct relation to Jeanne, reveal the spirit, the morals, and the beliefs of her time. These incidents are usually of a religious order. They must necessarily be so, for Jeanne's story-and I cannot repeat it too often-is the story of a saint, just like that of Colette of Corbie, or of Catherine of Sienna. The Contents in this volume range from her Childhood through the Rise of the Legend. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing. Other volumes in this set are ISBN(s): 1417907681.