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by EHB
July 18th, 2009, 3:25 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [HISTORY] Famous Affinities of History by Lyndon Orr - ks
Replies: 299
Views: 26829

For the author's Wikipedia page, is it OK if I enter Peck's page? Perhaps the simplest solution to the problem would be to catalog the author for LV purposes as Lyndon Orr (Harry Thurston Peck, 1856-1914). That would explain the situation instantly. Otherwise, if an author named Orr was linked to t...
by EHB
July 18th, 2009, 10:33 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: When did the author of Famous Affinities of History die?
Replies: 14
Views: 1618

I often feel that we are better off not knowing writers' identities. Alas, the abovequoted practical advice from "Men Who Marry and Men Who Do Not" becomes very sad indeed once we know what lay in store for its author less than a decade later. According to Wikipedia : Peck was dismissed from Columbi...
by EHB
July 18th, 2009, 10:14 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: When did the author of Famous Affinities of History die?
Replies: 14
Views: 1618

The truth is revealed by the Marion Daily Star for 13 April 1911:
It developed in a lawsuit that “Lyndon Orr,” who writes so entertainingly, and perhaps truthfully, about “the great affinities of history,” is really Professor Harry Thurston Peck.
Peck was born in 1856 and died in 1914.
by EHB
July 18th, 2009, 1:55 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: When did the author of Famous Affinities of History die?
Replies: 14
Views: 1618

A recent article refers to Lyndon Orr as a pseudonym: In 1905… a Cosmopolitan essay, entitled "Men Who Marry and Men Who Do Not," appeared, describing the new type of bachelor on the American scene…. Its author, Lyndon Orr, is a conflation of the feminized Ora and the masculinized Orrin, or perhaps ...
by EHB
July 17th, 2009, 11:10 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: audio books for language learning project
Replies: 7
Views: 1386

Another possibility might be the World English Bible ( Old Testament and New Testament ). The form read on LibriVox was translated by Michael Paul Johnson (with some assistants) between 1997 and 2005, so its English is more recent than almost anything on the LibriVox website. Johnson's translation s...
by EHB
July 15th, 2009, 9:28 pm
Forum: Readers Wanted: Dramatic Works
Topic: Play Suggestions
Replies: 710
Views: 75355

Yes, Charley's Aunt was first published in 1892 (NY & London: Samuel French) and went through many reprints before 1923. It ought to be on the Internet somewhere. But I've searched repeatedly for some months (ever since seeing it mentioned in another LV thread), and I've never been able to find it. ...
by EHB
July 14th, 2009, 5:13 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE - Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare - ic
Replies: 310
Views: 36987

Might I venture to suggest some modifications to the Wikipedia summary? For instance, how about this: The Taming of the Shrew is an early comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written between 1590 and 1594. The play begins with an Induction in which a drunken tinker named Sly is tricke...
by EHB
July 14th, 2009, 7:47 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE]Pippa Passes by Rbt Browning - arb
Replies: 149
Views: 27133

Yes, it does seem a crazy thing to do, doesn't it? But when you have time to look at the text, you'll see there's no problem. 4th Girl has only one speech, not adjacent to 3rd Girl, & the two roles are similar in style & character. 1st Girl couldn't be combined with 2nd, or 2nd with 3rd. But combini...
by EHB
July 13th, 2009, 10:51 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE]Pippa Passes by Rbt Browning - arb
Replies: 149
Views: 27133

Here's the third girl part PL (3rd Girl) OK Length: 02:49 I'd like to claim the fourth girl part too? actually, after i did the third girl, i realized how short the part was, and i got a bit overexcited and went ahead and recorded it. Perfectly natural reaction, in my personal view! (Even on stage,...
by EHB
July 13th, 2009, 10:30 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Anyone for Classics?
Replies: 158
Views: 26362

George Baker's dates are 1781-1851. (Curiously, there was a famous British historian called George Baker who also lived 1781-1851. I wonder how often that happens.)
by EHB
July 10th, 2009, 11:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best dog names?
Replies: 40
Views: 13006

The 1938 film Merrily We Live has a matching pair of dogs named

Get Off The Rug

and

You Too.
by EHB
July 10th, 2009, 11:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Odd habits of speech from PD books
Replies: 25
Views: 2420

Worse still, I've gradually slipped from "I won't" through "I shan't" to the point where I'm now most likely to say "I shall not" or even "I should be inclined not to..." You need to remember that for many years I've spent much more time with old books than with live humans (apart from my wife, who ...
by EHB
July 8th, 2009, 1:09 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Summaries
Replies: 36
Views: 6077

I've thought long and hard about this thread. Yes, I can appreciate that sometimes an "outside" summary-writer may be necessary. At the same time, I have two sorts of uneasiness about the idea. I'm concerned, not by anything that has been posted in this thread, but by some possible side-effects that...
by EHB
July 5th, 2009, 9:37 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope - mla
Replies: 121
Views: 8711

I'm delighted to see this wonderful project going ahead. Ayala's Angel has always been one of my very favourite Trollope novels... it's the kind of book that keeps coming down off the shelf for re-reading. And I know other people who feel the same way about it. Thank you so much for doing it!