[Solo] Robert Kimberly by Frank Spearman-mas

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Post by craigdav1 » June 11th, 2020, 3:15 pm

12 PL OK.

Bad people...Booo!

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Post by craigdav1 » June 11th, 2020, 4:51 pm

13-14 PL OK.

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Post by craigdav1 » June 11th, 2020, 5:57 pm

15-16 PL OK.

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Post by BobR » June 27th, 2020, 11:54 am

Chapter 17 has been uploaded.
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/robertkimberly_17_spearman_128kb.mp3
25:55.76

Thanks.
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Post by craigdav1 » June 27th, 2020, 2:31 pm

17 PL OK.

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Post by craigdav1 » July 8th, 2020, 11:18 am

18-19 PL OK.

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Post by BobR » July 26th, 2020, 11:48 am

Chapter 20 has been uploaded.
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/robertkimberly_20_spearman_128kb.mp3
19:54.37
I need to upload a narrative description of this book. Do you know where I am to post it? (haven't be able to get private message to MAS)

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Post by craigdav1 » July 26th, 2020, 12:40 pm

Bob,
Feel free to post the book description in this thread. MaryAnn can then add it to the Project Screen page.
Dave

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Post by craigdav1 » July 26th, 2020, 1:04 pm

20 PL OK.

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Post by craigdav1 » July 30th, 2020, 2:33 pm

21-22 PL OK.

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Post by BobR » August 1st, 2020, 10:57 am

Here is my description of "Robert Kimberly"

The novel is set among the wealthy of the Northeast in the USA of the early 1900's. A close knit group of about ten couples in high society visit each others homes for dance, drink, conversation and partying. The male members are mostly affiliated with a closely held conglomerate controlling the sugar refinery industry. Robert Kimberly and his brother Charles are the top executives. Robert Kimberly is very highly respected and is seen as the leader; unlike most of the group, he is not married. He cares for his very decrepit oldest brother, with the help of a hired Catholic monk. Alice McBirney and her husband have recently moved from the Midwest to join the group. He has just sold his refinery to the Kimberlys, and is now an officer. Robert Kimberly is soon very attracted to Alice. She tries to avoid any such improprieties; she wants him only as a friend.
The novel has some serious themes, like the sanctity of marriage, the Catholic Church, the relationship of classes in society, labor vs. management, divorce, etc. Robert has the highest of values in most regards, but falls hopelessly in love with Alice. The idea of adultery is a horror to Alice, though her marriage is an unhappy one. She will not consider divorce. The resolutions in the story are not happy ones.
It is most interesting that Frank Spearman should write this novel. He is known for his Westerns; they always concerned the early days of the railroads. He preceded this romance novel with two Westerns; after "Robert Kimberly", all were Westerns. This reader thinks "Robert Kimberly" was this best work. (By Bob Rollins)

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » August 2nd, 2020, 3:10 pm

That's a great summary Bob. Makes me want to listen!

I've added it to the catalog record, so it will be there when this is cataloged.

MaryAnn

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