Mark Twain

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Noun1.Mark Twain - United States writer and humorist best known for his novels about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1835-1910)Mark Twain - United States writer and humorist best known for his novels about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1835-1910)
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1) That such an odd consensus arises from critics of a wide variety of hermeneutic persuasions may not be surprising, after all, since the majority more or less identify the author's views with those of Joan's hagiographer, Sieur Louis de Conte, also the novel's narrator, whose initials duplicate those of the "real" person behind the famous pseudonym.
Regarding the "front matter" of Joan of Arc, the chapter reveals that the name of the fictitious Sieur Louis de Conte, who tells the tale, is a corruption or modification of Sieur Louis de Coutes, who was a real-life comrade of Joan.
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte (her page and secretary), freely translated out of the ancient French into modern English from the original unpublished manuscript in the National Archives of France, by Jean Francois Alden.