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Post Posted:: December 6th, 2017, 9:25 am 

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Lady Byron Vindicated, by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 - 1896).
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In 1869, the Atlantic published Stowe's article, The True Story Of Lady Byron's Life. It was a brief exposé of George Gordon, Lord Byron's violent outbursts of temper, abusiveness, abandonment, and an adulterous intrigue with his half-sister, that eventually led to a separation from his wife and drove him out of England, and that he tried to keep secret from the world of strict Victorian morals of his day.

Stowe wrote this article in defense of her dear friend, Annabella Milbanke, Byron's wife, whose impeccable reputation in Victorian England as well as France, was being smeared across Europe by Byron's mistress, the Countess Teresa Guiccioli, and by Lord Byron himself. Just a few years before her death, Lady Byron had confided in Stowe, including proofs of his infidelities and lies, as shown through her collected correspondence, 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, especially his own shockingly loose morals and ridicule of propriety portrayed in Don Juan, and with increased 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 irreparable damage to the Atlantic's relationship with its straight laced Victorian audience, with a drastic drop in its circulation. Criticism against Stowe raged in the press, but she remained confident. The following year, she expanded her article into this defiant, fact-filled, full-length expose entitled Lady Byron Vindicated, A History Of The Byron Controversy. Sprinkled throughout with Byron's biting poetry and Stowe's outrage, the invectives in this book are, even by modern standards, intense!
(Summary by Michele Fry, Soloist)

  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44791?msg=welcome_stranger#Page_304
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): Special, DPL please follow along with the text and point out any discrepancies that strike you (mispronunciations, significant changes of meaning, etc.) I will really appreciate your help.

    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

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    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.


    • Project Code: nXgTZ01x
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Harriet Beecher Stowe) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Beecher_Stowe

    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Byron
    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 23
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    • Original publication date (if known): 1870
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Biography & Autobiography
    Keywords that describe the book: Scandal, infidelity, lord byron, don juan
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  • I will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    Between 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!

    INTRO, first section only:
    • "Part #, Chapter # of Lady Byron Vindicated, A History of the Byron Controversy (first section only add "from it's beginning in 1816 to the present time"), by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Published in 1870 by
      SAMPSON LOW, SON, AND MARSTON, in 1870. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org". Read by Michele Fry, Baton Rouge, Louisiana". Lady Byron Vindicated, Publisher's Note and Chapter One, Introduction

    INTRO: second and all subsequent sections:
    Part #, Chapter #, Part x of y (if applicable) of Lady Byron Vindicated, A History of the Byron Controversy, by Harriet Beecher Stowe, This Librivox recording is in the public domain". Read by Michele Fry, Baton Rouge, Louisiana". Chapter#, Title, Part x of y (if applicable)[/i]

    OUTRO, end of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter #, Chapter Title]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Lady Byron Vindicated, by Harriet Beecher Stowe. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of each recording.
  • Example filename ladybyronvindicated_##_hbstowe128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. ladybyronvindicated_01_hbstowe_128kb.mp3)
  • Example ID3 V2 tags
    Artist: Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: Lady Byron Vindicated, A History Of The Byron Controversy

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Post Posted:: December 6th, 2017, 7:54 pm 
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Hi Michele. I would be glad to MC this. Has anyone already asked for the honor?

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Post Posted:: December 6th, 2017, 10:52 pm 

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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 Posted:: December 7th, 2017, 9:11 am 

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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 Posted:: December 7th, 2017, 11:59 am 
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OK, Magic Window is up! :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: December 7th, 2017, 1:05 pm 

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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 Posted:: December 7th, 2017, 1:35 pm 
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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 Posted:: December 7th, 2017, 10:17 pm 
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The 00 section is added. Please fix the spelling, my ;' does not work right now.

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Post Posted:: December 10th, 2017, 11:23 pm 

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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 Posted:: December 13th, 2017, 8:59 am 

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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 Posted:: December 13th, 2017, 9:43 am 

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

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/ladybyronvindicated_hbstowe_01_128kb.mp3 10:22

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/ladybyronvindicated_hbstowe_02_128kb.mp3 40:16

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