COMPLETE Short stories (Early works 1837-1852) - Gaskell-mas

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Post by eggs4ears » October 11th, 2018, 11:56 pm

Short stories (Early works 1837-1852) by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (1810 - 1865).


This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/short-stories-by-elizabeth-cleghorn-gaskell/


A collection of Elizabeth Gaskell's early short stories. Following the publication of Mary Barton in 1848, Gaskell published many of her short works for Charles Dickens's Household Words magazine. Her earlier works appeared in a variety of publications including Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine (Sketches among the Poor), William Howitt's Visits to Remarkable Places (Clopton Hall), Howitt’s Journal of Literature and Popular Progress (Libbie Marsh, The Sexton's Hero, Christmas Storms and Sunshine), the Sunday School Penny Magazine (Hand and Heart, Bessy’s Troubles at Home), Sartain’s Union Magazine (The Last Generation in England, Martha Preston) and Fraser's Magazine (The Deserted Mansion). ( Phil Benson)
  1. Text source (only read from this text!):

    Sketches among the Poor No. 1 https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/g/gaskell/elizabeth/sketches/
    Description of Clopton Hall https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/g/gaskell/elizabeth/clopton/
    Life in Manchester: Libbie Marsh’s Three Eras https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/g/gaskell/elizabeth/libbie/
    The Sexton’s Hero https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/g/gaskell/elizabeth/sexton/
    Christmas Storms and Sunshine https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/g/gaskell/elizabeth/christmas/
    Hand and Heart https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/g/gaskell/elizabeth/hand/
    The Last Generation in England https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/g/gaskell/elizabeth/generation/
    Martha Preston https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/g/gaskell/elizabeth/martha/
    The deserted mansion https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/g/gaskell/elizabeth/deserted/
    Bessy’s troubles at home https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/g/gaskell/elizabeth/bessy/
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  3. The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Section [number] of Short stories (Early works 1837-1852). This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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Last edited by eggs4ears on August 11th, 2019, 1:50 am, edited 6 times in total.

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Post by eggs4ears » October 11th, 2018, 11:57 pm

MaryAnn will MC & PL this one.

We already have a solo of Mrs. Harrison's Confessions in the catalogue and I may count it as a novel and leave it out of this collections. I've left it in for now, so I can decide later.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » October 12th, 2018, 2:33 pm

Phil,

Your MW is set up. I've set this up as a compilation. When you get into the MW, you should see a magnifying glass next to each section. I think you can click on that and enter the text source for each section.

If it doesn't work for you, I can do it.

Looking forward to another batch of Lizzie Gaskell's wonderful stories!

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Post by eggs4ears » October 12th, 2018, 10:53 pm

Thanks, MaryAnn! I have uploaded Sections 1 & 2, Ready for PL and added the metadata

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/shortstories_01_gaskell_128kps.mp3 - 8:37
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/shortstories_02_gaskell_128kps.mp3 - 8:04

There is also a small change in the first post. I see no point in duplicating Mrs. Harrison's Confession, so I'll leave that out. But I have also discovered another short one that should be in this collection - The Deserted Mansion.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » October 22nd, 2018, 6:38 pm

Phil,
Sections 1 and 2 are PL OK. That sketch was amazing. I listened to it twice.
MaryAnn

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Post by eggs4ears » November 17th, 2018, 7:34 pm

Hi Mary Ann, Libby Marsh ready for PL! It's a long one - you won't listen to this one twice!

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/shortstories_03_gaskell_128kps.mp3 - 67:05

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Post by eggs4ears » September 29th, 2019, 4:48 am

Hi Mary Ann,

It's almost a year since I have been on this thread. Are you still up for DPL on this one? Please, let me know if you are too busy.

I've uploaded Section 4 for PL and Section 3 is there from a while back. I have all the other sections recorded, and I am working through the editing over the next few weeks.

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/shortstories_04_gaskell.mp3 - 24:25

All the best,

Phil

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » September 30th, 2019, 6:07 pm

Phil,

As much as I would love to PL this book for you, I think I had better let someone else take over, especially if you have the sections read. I've gone back to school (to study for a Masters degree in TESOL and Intercultural Studies) and my PLing time seems to be very limited at this point.

I've added a tilde to the project title. Should I also advertise for a DPL or would you feel comfortable doing that? Instructions are here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/ProofListening_Template

MaryAnn

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Post by eggs4ears » October 3rd, 2019, 3:32 pm

Thanks for letting me know and no problem at all!

Erin - newgatenovelist - will take over the PLing. Could you give her access to the MW?

Where are you studying? I teach on the MA TESOL at Macquarie.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » October 4th, 2019, 2:05 am

It's hard to keep my hands (ears?) off Gaskell chapters!

I noticed two very small things with the sections that have already been PLed. Both have the '_kps' at the end whereas the other files don't. I'm assuming it's not a problem, but as DPL it's my job to note anything and everything that might make life easier when it comes to cataloguing!

Section 1's title in the MW is 'Sketches of the Poor No. 1’.

In the outro of section 4 I heard ‘The Sexton’s Story’.

Erin

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » October 4th, 2019, 9:10 am

Erin,
I've added you to the MW.

Dr. Benson,
I'm studying at Wheaton College here in the Chicago area. We have a 36 hour program, which I'll finish in 3 semesters and a summer ... so far it's been a great mix of theory and practice. We had a field trip last night to participate in an adult ESL course for refugees/immigrants. Had a wonderful time and it was great to see how the articles we've been reading on adult language learners relate to actual experience for some of those learners.

Great to know I have TESOL role models here at LV!

MaryAnn

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Post by Newgatenovelist » October 5th, 2019, 10:21 am

MaryAnn - thank you, I'm all logged in and everything is groovy!

Phil - I've taken the liberty of changing 'of' to 'among' in the MW, section 1 title.

I have one note for section 5:

7.29, self-correction
…to apuse to abuse a poor dumb animal, ma’am...

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Post by Newgatenovelist » October 7th, 2019, 12:04 pm

I've marked section 7 with a note because I think there might be a typo in the text. Here's what I came up with:

8.13-8.20
…it was considered a delicate attention to have the shutters dosed, the curtains drawn, and the candles lighted.
I’m questioning if ‘dosed’ ought to be ‘closed’ to go along with an otherwise darkened and artificially illuminated room. I’m also not quite clear what they would be dosed with, if indeed it is supposed to be ‘dosed’. Any ideas?

You were right, this is a dry run for Cranford, down to the cow in pyjamas and the cat eating the lace!

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Post by eggs4ears » October 8th, 2019, 4:33 am

Thanks for these, Erin! I think you are right on 'dosed' vs. 'closed'. Generally, these Adelaide scans are very good, but they got that one wrong!

I can't record at the moment, due to roadworks nearby that are causing late night commuters to blast their horns every thirty seconds. I hope they won't be there for too long. Meanwhile, back to editing....

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