[SOLO] A Daughter of Today by Sara Jeannette Duncan - dc

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Post by beeber » October 1st, 2020, 7:06 am

A Daughter of Today by Sara Jeannette Duncan (1861 - 1922).


The Canadian author Sara Jeannette Duncan (aka Mrs. Everard Cotes) is today best known for her 1904 novel of Ontario life, “The Imperialist” (also available as a LibriVox recording), but in Duncan’s own time readers were impressed more by her other works, including “A Daughter of Today,” published in 1894.

“A Daughter of Today” follows the story of Elfrida Bell, a young woman who escapes the American Midwest to pursue first an artistic education in Paris, and then a novice career in journalism in London. As the novel’s title indicates, Elfrida is a product “of today,” i.e., of her day — the 1890s. She is swept up in the heady notions of that period: Aestheticism (“art for art’s sake”), fin-de-siècle Decadence, and ideas about the “New Woman” who breaks free of bourgeois conventions. With the self-absorption of youth, Elfrida sets about constructing herself along these lines. She pursues this project with bracing energy, mixed with pretension and affectation: “In nothing that she said or did, admired or condemned, was there any trace of the commonplace, except, perhaps, the desire to avoid it.” Early reviewers debated whether the character of Elfrida was “fresh and original,” or simply “ill-bred.”

This novel explores clashes between convention and originality, cultural differences (American /French /British), and rivalry between friends. (Summary by Bruce Pirie)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14490
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    BC Admin ===========================================

    Genres for the project: Literary Fiction; General Fiction/Published 1800 -1900

    Keywords that describe the book: art, Decadence, bildungsroman, journalism, kunstlerroman, egoism, fin de siecle, 1890s, Aestheticism, non-conformity, feminism, New Woman

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  • 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):
    • "Chapter [number] of A Daughter of Today. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "A Daughter of Today, by Sara Jeannette Duncan. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of A Daughter of Today by Sara Jeannette Duncan. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
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      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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      "[Chapter title]"
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      "End of A Daughter of Today, by Sara Jeannette Duncan. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename daughteroftoday_##_duncan_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. daughteroftoday_01_duncan_128kb.mp3)

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craigdav1
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Post by craigdav1 » October 1st, 2020, 7:26 am

MW coming up.

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Post by beeber » October 1st, 2020, 7:34 am

Thanks, Dave!

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Post by craigdav1 » October 1st, 2020, 7:36 am

Let me know if any changes are needed. Sounds like an interesting story.

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Post by beeber » October 1st, 2020, 7:39 am

Dave, for some reason the "BC Admin" link isn't letting me in to the MW (or, at least, I get "in" but there's no window there).

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Post by craigdav1 » October 1st, 2020, 7:52 am

The usual reason for that issue is because you are using a password associated with you as a "reader" and not with you as a "bc." If in doubt just change your password per the instructions below.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxWB83bbALTQYjlENGZ0SVJUWWs/edit

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Post by beeber » October 1st, 2020, 8:13 am

OK, so I've done the password change, but there's still no access to the window. However, in the list of projects associated with my name, I notice that the "Status" for this project is listed as "Complete." Surely that's not right, and is perhaps the problem?

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Post by craigdav1 » October 1st, 2020, 8:14 am

Oops! Try now.

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Post by beeber » October 1st, 2020, 8:18 am

Yes, that's good. Thanks.

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Post by Sunrise2020 » October 3rd, 2020, 5:54 am

Hi,
may I be DPL for this project?
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Susanne

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Post by craigdav1 » October 3rd, 2020, 6:08 am

Just waiting for reader to see your offer and respond.

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Post by beeber » October 3rd, 2020, 7:29 am

Sunrise2020 wrote:
October 3rd, 2020, 5:54 am
Hi, may I be DPL for this project?
Sure, that would be great! I hope you enjoy it: this should be good.
Bruce

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Post by craigdav1 » October 3rd, 2020, 7:42 am

Now that the team is complete moving us over to the Going Solo forum.

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Post by beeber » October 3rd, 2020, 8:36 am

So let's get started. Chapter 1 is ready for PL.
Bruce

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Post by Sunrise2020 » October 3rd, 2020, 9:39 am

beeber wrote:
October 3rd, 2020, 8:36 am
So let's get started. Chapter 1 is ready for PL.
Bruce
I don’t know the book and look forward to discovering it. The first chapter is PL‘ed and was very enjoyable.
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Susanne

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