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Post by msfry » December 6th, 2017, 9:25 am

Lady Byron Vindicated, by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 - 1896).
In 1869, the Atlantic published Stowe's article, The True Story Of Lady Byron's Life, a brief exposé of the famous poet Lord Byron's violent outbursts of temper, abusiveness, abandonment, lascivious living, and an adulterous intrigue with his half-sister, that soon led to a separation from his wife and drove him out of England, and which he blamed his wife for.

Stowe wrote this article in defense of her dear friend, Annabella Milbanke, Byron's wife, after her death, when her impeccable reputation was being smeared across Europe by Byron's influential literary friends, by Byron's own letters and poems, and by a book written by Byron's last mistress, the Countess Teresa Guiccioli, after his early death at age 36. Just a few years before her own death years later, Lady Byron confided the whole truth to Stowe, but she had said nothing in public that might defame her husband in Parlaiment or embarrass their child, thus said nothing to defend herself. But after her death, with the increasing popularity of Lord Byron's poetry, and the increasing gossip branding Lady Byron as the vilest of criminals, Stowe decided the time had come for the truth to be told.

Stowe's article was widely read, but ended up causing serious damage to the Atlantic's circulation. Criticism against Stowe raged in the press, but she remained confident. The following year, she expanded her article into this full-length expose entitled Lady Byron Vindicated, A History Of The Byron Controversy. Sprinkled throughout with Byron's biting poetry and Stowe's outrage at the way women were belittled and treated as property during the Victorian period, the invectives in this book are, even by modern standards, intense!
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Post by philchenevert » December 6th, 2017, 7:54 pm

Hi Michele. I would be glad to MC this. Has anyone already asked for the honor?
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Post by msfry » December 6th, 2017, 10:52 pm

philchenevert wrote:Hi Michele. I would be glad to MC this. Has anyone already asked for the honor?
Thanks, Mr. Phil. That would be awesome.
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Post by msfry » December 7th, 2017, 9:11 am

When setting up the MW, please include a 00 section for the Publisher's Note. I hadn't seen that before. Thanks.
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Post by philchenevert » December 7th, 2017, 11:59 am

OK, Magic Window is up! :thumbs:
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Post by msfry » December 7th, 2017, 1:05 pm

msfry wrote:When setting up the MW, please include a 00 section for the Publisher's Note. I hadn't seen that before. Thanks.
Thanks, Phil. I sent this note earlier today asking you to include another section, 00. Apparently you didn't see it.
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Post by philchenevert » December 7th, 2017, 1:35 pm

msfry wrote:
msfry wrote:When setting up the MW, please include a 00 section for the Publisher's Note. I hadn't seen that before. Thanks.
Thanks, Phil. I sent this note earlier today asking you to include another section, 00. Apparently you didn't see it.
Yep, missed it. will do so tonight.
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Post by philchenevert » December 7th, 2017, 10:17 pm

The 00 section is added. Please fix the spelling, my ;' does not work right now.
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Post by msfry » December 10th, 2017, 11:23 pm

The MW is filled in and I have begun recording. This solo will tuck in and around others projects I am also working on, so I am not in a particular rush to finish it. I won't let it drag on too long, just not at breakneck speed. :)
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Post by msfry » December 13th, 2017, 8:59 am

Phil, I have decided to combine the short Publisher's Preface with Chapter 1, thus I must ask you to remove Section 00 from the MW. At your convenience, of course.
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Post by msfry » December 13th, 2017, 9:43 am

Sections 1 and 2 have been uploaded. Pretty scandalous stuff for its day . . . reads kind of like an Inquirer Magazine!

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https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenev ... _128kb.mp3 40:16
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Post by msfry » December 17th, 2017, 1:15 pm

Section 3 is uploaded

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenev ... _128kb.mp3 40:54

I never realized what an intense and flamboyant character Byron was. As his publishers destroyed his autobiography after his death as too scandalous, I am most curious to find out if any of the 5 copies that were supposedly made are still in existence and/or have ever been published.

Until a DPL comes along, I guess I'm just talking to you Mr. Phil. Hope you don't mind. I like to talk to someone!
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Post by silverquill » December 18th, 2017, 11:17 pm

Hi, Michele!

Hey, I'd be glad to sign on as DPL.

I should be able to listen to the sections you have posted soon.

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Post by philchenevert » December 19th, 2017, 8:43 am

You can talk to me anytime, Michele. Your comments are always fun to read. And welcome Silverquill! Image
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Post by msfry » December 19th, 2017, 8:52 am

philchenevert wrote:You can talk to me anytime, Michele. Your comments are always fun to read. And welcome Silverquill! Image
Thanks, Mr. Phil. Please tell me where you get your adorable emoticons! I gotta have some.
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