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ChuckW
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Post by ChuckW » July 4th, 2018, 1:31 pm

The Garden God: A Tale of Two Boys by Forrest Reid (1875 - 1947).


The Garden God: A Tale of Two Boys is Forrest Reid’s tender, bracingly tragic reflection on adolescence, pantheism, Platonism, and homoerotic desire. A classic of “Uranian” literature, it tells the story of Graham Iddesleigh, a fifteen year old boy whose early childhood is spent in cloistered seclusion. He idles his time roaming his family’s idyllic country estate, fantasizing about an imagined friendship with an ancient Greek God. But all this changes when his father sends him off to boarding school. Once there, Graham soon meets the ethereal Harold Brocklehurst, a fellow schoolboy who is an exact double of Graham’s imaginary friend. Thus begins an unforgettable love and friendship that shapes and reinvigorates both boys—but can their bond withstand the sudden and inexplicable strike of tragedy? ( ChuckW)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/gardengodatalet00reidgoog
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    Genres for the project:

    Keywords that describe the book: childhood, homosexuality, boarding school, paganism, pantheism, lgbt, boyhood, platonism, lgbt literature, gay fiction, gay interest

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Last edited by ChuckW on July 5th, 2018, 9:53 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by ChuckW » July 4th, 2018, 1:33 pm

So I was going to wait until after the holiday weekend to launch this... but hey, I just finished two major projects! I'm feeling feisty!

This is a much, much, MUCH shorter project than my last solo. I've also recorded the first chapter already, but won't be able to edit it until Sunday. But this should be an easier book to record than my last one.
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Post by craigdav1 » July 4th, 2018, 3:27 pm

MW coming up.


edit: Let me know if any changes are needed.

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Post by ChuckW » July 4th, 2018, 7:18 pm

craigdav1 wrote:
July 4th, 2018, 3:27 pm
MW coming up.


edit: Let me know if any changes are needed.
Woohoo! Thanks Dave! I’ll set the MW up in the morning.
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Post by silverquill » July 4th, 2018, 8:19 pm

And, if seekest thou a DPL, prithee considerest thou me. Elsewhile I am well content.

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Post by ChuckW » July 5th, 2018, 7:47 am

silverquill wrote:
July 4th, 2018, 8:19 pm
And, if seekest thou a DPL, prithee considerest thou me. Elsewhile I am well content.
I tried to write my response in the same style, but it just came out as gibberish. So I’ll just say thank you. :-) I appreciate the help.
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Post by craigdav1 » July 5th, 2018, 9:44 am

We're off to the Going Solo forum.

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Post by ChuckW » July 5th, 2018, 9:53 am

craigdav1 wrote:
July 5th, 2018, 9:44 am
We're off to the Going Solo forum.
Thanks!

I went ahead and filled out the MW, but won't be able to post the first chapter until the weekend. Looking forward to working on this project. It'll be a nice palette cleanser after The Golden Book.
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Post by ChuckW » July 8th, 2018, 1:19 pm

Help Us Finish These Projects:
The Dream (Joanna Baillie): 1 medium-sized role, 8 very small roles
The Book of American Negro Poetry (multiple authors): Numerous sections available

MAJOR MICROPHONE PROBLEMS. MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RECORD FOR A WHILE.

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Post by craigdav1 » July 8th, 2018, 1:55 pm

Chuck,
The file names say 129kb not 128kb. Just upload the files with the corrected names and then change the links in the MW.
Dave

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Post by ChuckW » July 8th, 2018, 2:08 pm

craigdav1 wrote:
July 8th, 2018, 1:55 pm
Chuck,
The file names say 129kb not 128kb. Just upload the files with the corrected names and then change the links in the MW.
Dave
Oh crap. What a dumb typo. Sorry about that. I went ahead and fixed it.

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/gardengod_01_reid_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/gardengod_02_reid_128kb.mp3
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Post by craigdav1 » July 8th, 2018, 2:27 pm

Thanks, Chuck.

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Post by silverquill » July 8th, 2018, 9:52 pm

Wow, I didn't even notice that typo. Good pick up!

You're off to a good start with first two sections PL OK :thumbs:

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Post by ChuckW » July 9th, 2018, 7:30 pm

silverquill wrote:
July 8th, 2018, 9:52 pm
Wow, I didn't even notice that typo. Good pick up!

You're off to a good start with first two sections PL OK :thumbs:
Thanks Larry!
Help Us Finish These Projects:
The Dream (Joanna Baillie): 1 medium-sized role, 8 very small roles
The Book of American Negro Poetry (multiple authors): Numerous sections available

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