[SOLO] The Beckoning Fair One by Oliver Onions - rap

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Post by maxgal » August 10th, 2020, 6:15 pm

[SOLO] The Beckoning Fair One by Oliver Onions (1873 - 1961).


"The Beckoning Fair One" is the most famous, and most widely anthologized, work by British author Oliver Onions. This novella, along with eight other stories, appeared in the collection Widdershins, published in 1911.
As a contemporary reviewer in the London literary magazine The Athenaeum (March 11, 1911) noted: "To write a good ghost-story is a test of several qualities in union... imagination, a sense of horror, a certain elusiveness, a vagueness, as it were, and not too close a definition.... Mr. Onions...certainly has all the qualities required to write a ghost-story. ... 'The Beckoning Fair One' is...a very successful example of what a ghost-story should be, without improper definition or ruthless explanation -- only atmosphere."
Indeed, the elusive "Fair One" may or may not be real; the protagonist Oleron may or may not be losing his grip on reality; and the dilapidated old house that is the setting for Oleron's disintegration may or may not have a malevolent will of its own. A dripping water tap, the hushed sound of a woman brushing her hair, fleeting shadows, a growing obsession... it all could be manifestations of a fevered imagination, or of a deadly supernatural haunting.
(summary by Louise J. Belle)
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Louise
"every little breeze..."

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Post by maxgal » August 10th, 2020, 6:16 pm

The Fair Rapunzelina has graciously offered to be both MC and DPL. :9:
Louise
"every little breeze..."

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Post by Rapunzelina » August 11th, 2020, 7:23 am

Ready! :D

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Post by Rapunzelina » August 11th, 2020, 10:46 am

Moved to Going Solo!

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Post by maxgal » August 11th, 2020, 11:29 am

:clap:
Louise
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Post by maxgal » August 11th, 2020, 3:38 pm

MW filled in.
I put approximate word counts for each section.
Is this OK?
If not, I can adjust them.
...LJB 8-)
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Post by Rapunzelina » August 11th, 2020, 3:43 pm

It's ok! :thumbs:

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Post by maxgal » August 11th, 2020, 3:47 pm

:clap:
My goodness, you're always toiling away!
Louise
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Post by maxgal » August 11th, 2020, 4:44 pm

Here's a weird & irritating little thing:

So far I have come across many "authoritative" statements regarding how the author pronounced his name, generally grouped into 3 categories:

(1) UN-YUNZ (like the vegetable)
(2) OH-NY-UNZ
(3) OH-NEE-ONNZ

For many years I thought it was (1).
Then I came across (2) in some hifalutin sources and was mortified at my youthful ignorance.
Then I read in a number of other sources that his family always pronounced it as (1).
And now I find (3), which is just too annoying.

I'll make an executive decision and pronounce it as (1).
I figure if I'm wrong, it's an understandable error because it's widely committed.
And it's better than using (2) and finding out it's wrong, because then I'll have been hoodwinked into sounding ignorant and pretentious. :roll:
Louise
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Post by Rapunzelina » August 12th, 2020, 3:01 am

I would go for (1), too. If it helps any, you can check how other librivox readers have pronounced it, if you haven't already https://librivox.org/author/1260

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Post by maxgal » August 12th, 2020, 6:52 am

Yup, including the Britified readers ... they say the vegetable, so I'm in good company.
So long as I don't have to say "pomfrits," I'm happy. :P
Louise
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Post by maxgal » September 19th, 2020, 4:03 pm

Here is Part 1!

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/beckoningfairone_01_onions_128kb.mp3

Duration 14:44

The trap is laid... :shock:
Louise
"every little breeze..."

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 22nd, 2020, 1:02 am

Part 1 is PL OK!

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Post by maxgal » September 23rd, 2020, 4:30 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 1:02 am
Part 1 is PL OK!

:clap:
:clap: :9:
Louise
"every little breeze..."

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Post by maxgal » September 26th, 2020, 3:36 pm

Here is Part II:

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/beckoningfairone_02_onions_128kb.mp3

Duration 20:44

The spell is cast.... :shock:

N.B.:
At about 12:53, I say, "...after which it broke off into notes and jottings."
The text says, "...after which it broke on into notes and jottings."
That doesn't make sense, and more than one other source for the text says "off" instead of "on," so I changed it.
Louise
"every little breeze..."

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