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Post by eggs4ears » December 6th, 2020, 4:34 am

Short Stories (Household Words, 1854-1858) by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (1810 - 1865).


Elizabeth Gaskell published 18 short works in Charles Dickens' Household Words between 1850 and 1858. This collection follows a Librivox collection of the 1850-1853 works, with recordings of 7 Household Words pieces published between 1854 and 1858. ( Phil Benson)
  • Text source (only read from this text!):
    Modern Greek Songs - https://archive.org/details/householdwordswechar/page/24/mode/1up
    Company Manners - https://archive.org/details/householdwordswechar/page/323/mode/1up
    An Accursed Race -
    Half a Lifetime Ago -
    The Poor Clare -
    The Sin of a Father -
    The Manchester Marriage -
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    Genres for the project: Short Stories

    Keywords that describe the book: Lancashire, Manchester

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Post by eggs4ears » December 6th, 2020, 4:35 am

Annise will MC, newgatenovelist DPL - one section ready to go.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » December 6th, 2020, 7:14 am

Here I am! Gaskell is great, and this is going to be so good.
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Post by eggs4ears » December 6th, 2020, 6:58 pm

Great! I only have Modern Greek Songs ready for this one, so I'll have to set up a new 'All the Year Round' project for Lois the Witch and the Gray Woman. They will keep me occupied for a while - Lois is around 4-5 hours and Gray Woman is 3. It seems like Gaskell wrote pieces of every conceivable length!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » December 7th, 2020, 9:43 am

ECG was a very versatile writer!

I don't know if this will be your cup of tea, but we've found a podcast that you might (or might not!) like to dip into as you're thinking about Lois the Witch. There is a campaign to have pardoned and memorialised people accused of witchcraft in Scotland under the Witchcraft Act of 1563-1736, though they mention and talk to people focusing on this approximate period in other European countries and colonies and say that they are interested in global stories. Some of the episodes have been interesting, but I can understand if you already have a lot of things to listen to!
https://www.witchesofscotland.com/

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Post by eggs4ears » December 8th, 2020, 3:34 am

Thanks for the podcast link. I'll listen while I'm editing Lois - it will get me in the mood!

Meanwhile, here comes Modern Greek Songs

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/shortstories3_01_gaskell.mp3 - 46:32

I'll number the files sequentially, but do the spoken intros and outros as if each piece is a standalone. This is how it was done in the earlier collections.

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Post by annise » December 8th, 2020, 3:58 am

Soon as I catch up I'll check the title etc matches the first one - I haven't forgotten the cataloguing project either - just needs a bit of finishing off

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Post by eggs4ears » December 8th, 2020, 11:58 pm

No rush! Everything will be done when it's done...
annise wrote:
December 8th, 2020, 3:58 am
Soon as I catch up I'll check the title etc matches the first one - I haven't forgotten the cataloguing project either - just needs a bit of finishing off

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Post by Newgatenovelist » December 10th, 2020, 5:08 am

Notes for section 1 below. She really could turn her hand to anything! It was nice to hear you cut loose with some Lancashire dialogue, and I'm looking forward to bits of that in other sections.

It's lovely to be reading from Household Words, but I had to enlarge it (and still squint) to see what was going on...


38.39-38.45, p31 top first column, repetition
Some of the Klephts made pilgrimages to Jerus- to Jerusalem on foot...

45.05-45.09, bottom p31
...who comes to summon the living to leave [heard live] the light of day.

45.10-45.11, bottom p31
He is called Charon…
https://www.lexico.com/definition/charon
https://howjsay.com/how-to-pronounce-charon

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Post by eggs4ears » December 13th, 2020, 4:08 pm

Thanks, Erin! I'll get these done later this week.

Meanwhile, I've launched a new project for ATYR - viewtopic.php?f=28&t=84195&p=1821203#p1821203 - and the first part of Lois is waiting there.

Is it too troublesome to PL from HW and ATYR scans? I do want to read from the journals, but I guess it would be okay to PL from other sources and if you spot inconsistencies I can go back and check the originals?

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Post by Newgatenovelist » December 14th, 2020, 3:44 am

Thanks for the notice - I'll go sign in on the other thread!

No, it's not too troublesome at all to read from the scans of HW or ATYR. I applaud you for taking the trouble to use the original periodical publication instead of saying 'any old version will do'. My statement was meant something as a combination of gratitude for being able to enlarge it sufficiently and a lament in the change in my eyesight!

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Post by eggs4ears » December 16th, 2020, 5:01 am

Modern Greek Songs corrected and ready for spot PL!

To be honest, I no longer remember exactly why I decided to read directly from the journals. But I like the idea of reading these pieces as they originally appeared. Also we have recordings of a lot of these pieces in the catalogue from various book collections that were published in the 19th century, but we don't have them all and this seems a nice way to collect them as her 'complete short works'.

Incidentally, the only Gaskell novel I have read is Mary Barton, so I'm in danger of becoming an expert on her short stories who knows almost nothing about her more well known work!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » December 16th, 2020, 11:26 am

Modern Greek Songs is spot PL OK.

Reading these as a collected ECG project is a really good idea. It gives a clearer sense of the development of her work, and her versatility. In fact, in a very roundabout way you've pushed me into recording a project that was first published in parts in a journal. It's nothing like Gaskell's work, but when I launch it'll be something different for the catalogue. And the recording experience is so different! It's one thing to read from a downloaded, complete pdf, and quite another to sit waiting for each page to load and to come across 'To be continued.' at the end of each part.

Gaskell's other novels and novellas will always be there for you to read. And because of what you're doing more people will get to know her short fiction and non-fiction too!

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