COMPLETE: Mme de La Tour du Pin: Recollections -choc

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barbara2
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Post by barbara2 » April 24th, 2017, 5:41 pm

Part 1 Chapter 3, Visits to Languedoc:


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20:11


Perhaps some clues as to how Mme de Staël travelled? Or, as to how her travels were made tolerable.


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Post by pnagami » April 24th, 2017, 7:42 pm

Hi Barbara,

Section 3 is PL OK.

I realize now what I need when I travel (and at home). I need a staff of servants.

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » April 25th, 2017, 4:49 pm

Part 1 Chapter 4: Marriage Projects.


https://librivox.org/uploads/chocoholic/recollections_04_latourdupin_128kb.mp3
M:S
12:46


This project is doing wonders for my geography. France is such a large and varied country.


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Barbara

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Post by pnagami » April 25th, 2017, 5:30 pm

Hi Barbara,

Section 4 is PL OK.

Delightful!

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » April 29th, 2017, 5:14 am

Part 1, Chapter 5: The Marriage Preliminaries

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8:34

How nice of M. de G. to give Lucie books as a wedding present!

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Post by pnagami » April 29th, 2017, 11:20 am

Hide Barbara,

Section 5 is PL OK.

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » May 4th, 2017, 5:18 am

Part 1 Chapter 6, Pam - Marriage and Presentation at Court:

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17:13


I'll bet you know what "the privilege of the tabouret" was. Such strange customs and tabus arise in intensely hierarchical societies - as in the Pacific Islands when first visited by Cook, and in the courts of the Chinese Emperors...

Philosophically,

Barbara

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Post by pnagami » May 4th, 2017, 12:34 pm

Hi Barbara,

Section 6 is PL OK.

What a wedding. She must have been very important!

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » May 9th, 2017, 5:48 am

Section 7 - First Season in Society 1787 - 1788:

https://librivox.org/uploads/chocoholic/recollections_07_latourdupin_128kb.mp3
M:S
15:40

The first section seems to take place where the Battles of the Somme were horribly waged. The names of villages in this area are on our War Memorials - familiar in our mouths as household words (or they were once). When I looked up Hénencourt, I discovered that Madame de Lameth's château was just behind the British lines - the I ANZAC Corps had its headquarters there. Later German shelling destroyed half of it.

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Post by pnagami » May 9th, 2017, 8:43 am

Hi Barbara,

Section 7 is PL OK.

Yes, I am reading Holger Herwig's book on the Marne, 1914 right now and it was the new advanced artillery which made WWI so lethal (that and the machine guns, of course). The village names are haunting. But it's also cool about all those Rousseau manuscripts!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » May 13th, 2017, 8:56 pm

Hi Barbara,

I am sorry for neglecting to update the Magic Window.

Fixed now,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » May 16th, 2017, 6:48 am

And now, Chapter 8 - Eve of the Revolution:

https://librivox.org/uploads/chocoholic/recollections_08_latourdupin_128kb.mp3

M:S
21:43

Marie Antoinette needed a PR consultant to massage her public image. Or perhaps if she'd tweeted?

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Post by pnagami » May 16th, 2017, 1:48 pm

This was an interesting section, I thought.

I don't know what would have helped Marie Antoinette. Maybe not bringing her Austrian staff with her?

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » May 27th, 2017, 10:17 pm

Now for The Fall of the Bastille (Chapter 9):

https://librivox.org/uploads/chocoholic/recollections_09_latourdupin_128kb.mp3
M:S
19:06

Some say M. Necker's speech, which bored our author "to death", lasted 2 hours, some say 3 hours. Wikipedia says of it:
his address at the Estates-General was terribly miscalculated: it lasted for hours, and while those present expected a reforming policy to save the nation, he gave them financial data. This approach had serious repercussions on Necker's reputation; he appeared to consider the Estates-General to be a facility designed to help the administration rather than to reform government.
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Post by pnagami » May 28th, 2017, 10:19 am

Hi Barbara,

Section 9 is PL OK.

Shades of Madame de Staël.

Revolutions are very sneaky, I guess, if one is an aristo!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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