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Post by eggs4ears » December 12th, 2020, 4:44 am

Short Stories (All the Year Round, 1859-1863) by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (1810 - 1865).


In 1859 Charles Dickens incorporated Household Worlds into a new weekly journal, All the Year Round, for which Elizabeth Gaskell remained a prolific contributor until 1863. Her contributions included a serialised novel, A Dark Night's Work, and the shorter pieces in this collection. Among these, Lois the Witch is one of Gaskell's strongest works - a heartfelt story of a young English girl who becomes of a victim of the Salem witch trials.... ( Phil Benson)

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Post by eggs4ears » December 12th, 2020, 4:57 am

Annise will MC and Newgatenovelist DPL - This is a new collection, in addition to the Household Words collection I set up last week. I am editing Lois the Witch and the Gray Woman now.

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Post by annise » December 12th, 2020, 7:56 pm

MW set up.

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Post by eggs4ears » December 13th, 2020, 4:01 pm

Thanks Anne!

Part the first of Lois the Witch ready for PL!

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/shortstories4_01_gaskell.mp3 - 50:41

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Post by Newgatenovelist » December 14th, 2020, 3:46 am

Checking in!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » December 16th, 2020, 11:19 am

Notes for Part the First. Thanks for having me along for the ride. It's been too long since I last read this, and I can't believe how much I'd forgotten!

1.18, p 564 first column first para
is this clipped or truncated, possibly through editing?
...in shape of outline to those which Lois Barclay [this is where I had the query] knew well in her old home in Warwickshire.

10.23, p 565 second column first para, omission
“Poor wench! [poor wench!] It is a strange land to her...

22.10-22.13, p 567, last full para
...every gun loaded, and every ear [heard car, but I think it’s ear] on the watch...

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Post by eggs4ears » December 23rd, 2020, 5:15 am

Part the first is corrected and uploaded. I am struggling through Part the second which should come in at just under 80 minutes, while Part the third is around two and half hours! Dickens must have had more space to give her than he did in Household Words. I'll take them away with me and hopefully get them done by the end of the year.

Seasons greetings to both of you and have a great Xmas and New Year!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » December 23rd, 2020, 11:03 am

Lois the Witch 1 is spot PL OK.

If you need to split Parts II and III into more sections, by all means do. As a reader those sound like monster sections to record and edit, but as a listener it's quite exciting to have more Gaskell to listen to!

I have no idea if this is any good, but there's a BBC radio adaptation of The Good Soldier (an hour - how did they squash it into an hour?), if you fancy some FMF as you cook or do chores.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000plwp

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Post by eggs4ears » January 6th, 2021, 5:24 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/shortstories4_02_gaskell.mp3 - 71:37

Lois, Part the Second ready for PL! I'm afraid 70 minute recordings are going to be par for the course for this project.

Planning ahead, I've decided to consider A Dark Night's Work a novel (it was published over 8 issues) and leave it out. I have already recorded The Grey Woman, which means that there is not too much left to record. So the plan is to stick with this collection until it is finished.

I've updated the MW with all of the links. Lois part 3 and Crowley Crowley will be split in two, but Im not sure exactly where yet.

Thanks for the Good Soldier link - I also wonder how they can do justice it in an hour. I am loving the Witches of Scotland podcasts - the perfect accompaniment to Lois the Witch!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » January 9th, 2021, 9:28 am

Notes for Part the Second are below. Gaskell does a great job of building the ominous atmosphere. Just as well I'm not listening to this on Halloween!

No problem at all that the sections are bout 70 minutes. That will take me a little bit longer to PL, but it's great that you're doing these Gaskell pieces. Split the upcoming sections wherever you need to.

I'm glad you're getting into the Witches of Scotland! Some of that has been in the back of my mind as I listen, I'll admit.



8.39-8.45, p 588 bottom half first column
...but our English ancestors entertained superstitions [heard suspicions] of much the same character at the same period…

15.29-15.34, p 589 first column last full para, omission
...why Faith had lost all care about [father or mother, brother and sister,] about household work and daily occupation…

34.28, p 592 first column top half, omission
“Cousin Manasseh! [Cousin Manasseh!]” cried Lois after him…

39.12-39.16, p 592 second column second para, omission
Evening was coming on, and the wood fire was [more cheerful than any of the human beings] surrounding it...

41.05, top third p 593 first column, omission
...as if to himself. [“But all submission-] all submission.”

52.08-52.15, top third p 594 second column, stumble
“I come back to ask if perchance I may- I may call this evening to inquire how young Mistress Hickson finds herself?”

55.11, p 595 first column first para, omission
[Lois, my cousin,] I have seen it in a vision…

57.35-57.38, p 595 first column last full para
...and not a prelatist and a stranger like this girl.
https://howjsay.com/how-to-pronounce-prelatist
I don’t think this one is a big deal, but I’ve noted it in case you want to change anything.

1.01.10, bottom p 595 second column, omission
[“He cares not for me,” said Faith.] “He cares more…

1.06.41, bottom half p 596 second column, omission
[Faith,] lay straws across on the doorsill.”

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Post by Newgatenovelist » January 11th, 2021, 12:46 pm

I think I'm now seeing Manchester everywhere! Did you see this story? Part of a bathhouse that opened in 1857 has been rediscovered. It looks gorgeous (and incredibly well preserved, what's left of it), and it's hard to believe it opened a year or two before Lois the Witch was published.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/jan/10/victorian-mayfield-bathhouse-uncovered-archaeologist-beneath-manchester-car-park

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Post by eggs4ears » January 14th, 2021, 3:38 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/shortstories4_03_gaskell.mp3 - 59:11

This is the first part of part the third, ready for PL! The second and final part will follow in a day or two.

Thanks for the PL notes on Part 2. So many omissions! I remember that this recording was quite tiring on the eyes - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

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Post by eggs4ears » January 14th, 2021, 3:44 am

That is interesting! I know that housing conditions were especially bad in the 1840s, so maybe that was a sign of things getting a little bit better. Nice to see they are making a park there as well. I don't think much has happened in that part of town since the second world war.
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January 11th, 2021, 12:46 pm
I think I'm now seeing Manchester everywhere! Did you see this story? Part of a bathhouse that opened in 1857 has been rediscovered. It looks gorgeous (and incredibly well preserved, what's left of it), and it's hard to believe it opened a year or two before Lois the Witch was published.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/jan/10/victorian-mayfield-bathhouse-uncovered-archaeologist-beneath-manchester-car-park

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Post by eggs4ears » January 15th, 2021, 3:50 am

Part 2 corrected and uploaded and Part 2 of Part 3 ready for PL.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/shortstories4_04_gaskell.mp3

Could I ask to look out for 'prelatist' in 04 - it is in there somewhere but just realised I didn't correct it. Also I have chosen Ha as in HaHa! for the pronunciation of Justice Hathorn. I'm not sure whether that is right or not (it could be Hawthorn?), but I was inconsistent and also said 'Haythorn'. I think I caught them all, but may have missed one or two.

Listening back, this is a really powerful story, one of her best!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » January 16th, 2021, 12:11 pm

eggs4ears wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 3:38 am
I remember that this recording was quite tiring on the eyes - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!
Ha! No problem at all. Working from these scans is slower for PLing and spot checking. That's not a complaint, just an observation. I think it's an excellent thing that you're working from the original publication regardless of finicky-ness. And I'm not even doing the hard part, the actual reading!

I have two notes for Part the Second. Neither requires re-recording. I think they just hid among the tiny type in the double columns!

15.29-15.34, p 589 first column last full para, omission
...why Faith had lost all care about [father or mother, brother and sister,] about household work and daily occupation…
The missing bit has been added, but there is now repetition of ‘household work’ – just delete one and this will be okay!

52.08-52.15, top third p 594 second column, stumble
“I come back to ask if perchance I may- I may call this evening to inquire how young Mistress Hickson finds herself?”
I think this one might have been overlooked!



I've only just seen this - a radio drama of Neil Gaiman's The Sleeper and the Spindle. I've not listened to it yet, but I'm going to try to get to it in the next couple of days. It's up for just over a week and is an hour long, in case you're interested:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000qm49

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