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Post by miss stav » April 28th, 2011, 12:29 pm

Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark by Mary Wollstonecraft

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/letters-written-during-a-short-residence-in-sweden-norway-and-denmark-by-mary-wollstonecraft/

Note: JillianPress will bc this project with me.

Published in 1796, Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark is a personal travel narrative by the eighteenth-century British feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft. The twenty-five letters cover a wide range of topics, from sociological reflections on Scandinavia and its peoples to philosophical questions regarding identity. Published by Wollstonecraft's career-long publisher, Joseph Johnson, it was the last work issued during her lifetime.

Wollstonecraft undertook her tour of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark in order to retrieve a stolen treasure ship for her lover, Gilbert Imlay. Believing that the journey would restore their strained relationship, she eagerly set off. However, over the course of the three months she spent in Scandinavia, she realized that Imlay had no intention of renewing the relationship. The letters, which constitute the text, drawn from her journal and from missives she sent to Imlay, reflect her anger and melancholy over his repeated betrayals. Letters Written in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark is therefore both a travel narrative and an autobiographical memoir.

Using the rhetoric of the sublime, Wollstonecraft explores the relationship between self and society in the text. She values subjective experience, particularly in relation to nature; champions the liberation and education of women; and illustrates the detrimental effects of commerce on society.

Letters Written in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark was Wollstonecraft's most popular book in the 1790s—it sold well and was reviewed favorably by most critics.
Wollstonecraft's future husband, philosopher William Godwin, wrote: "If ever there was a book calculated to make a man in love with its author, this appears to me to be the book."
The book also influenced Romantic poets such as William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who drew on its themes and its aesthetic. While the book initially inspired readers to travel to Scandinavia, it failed to retain its popularity after
the publication of Godwin's Memoirs of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman in 1798, which revealed Wollstonecraft's unorthodox private life."
Summary from Wikipedia, revised a little by Stav Nisser.
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Last edited by miss stav on May 2nd, 2011, 12:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by neckertb » April 28th, 2011, 1:07 pm

Thanks for the pm, stav, the magic window is ready!
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Post by miss stav » April 28th, 2011, 11:25 pm

Thanks to Jill, the wordcounts for all the chapters are now in the mw. So we are opened for readers. I also hope a dpl would come along.
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Post by neckertb » April 29th, 2011, 2:14 am

Stav, it would be good to have section titles in the window too.
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Post by miss stav » April 29th, 2011, 4:44 am

It's a problem, since there are non in the text. It's letter I, letter II, and so on.
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Post by neckertb » April 29th, 2011, 4:51 am

As far as I can see, section 0 is the introduction, and section 26 is the appendix? So there are 2 that are not letters and we might as well fill in the rest to avoid confusion:

00 - Introduction
01 - Letter 1
...
26 - Appendix
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Post by miss stav » April 29th, 2011, 5:19 am

If you wish, I have no objections.
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Post by Jessi » May 2nd, 2011, 12:11 pm

Can I be the DPL for this project?

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Post by miss stav » May 2nd, 2011, 12:46 pm

sure, Jessi. I am very glad to work with you again.  
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Post by neckertb » May 2nd, 2011, 12:52 pm

Thanks, Jessi, you have access to the window now.
We'll move to readers wanted as soon as there are titles (smile)
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Post by neckertb » May 7th, 2011, 9:20 am

Sorry, I had not seen the MW was ready.
We are now in readers wanted!
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Post by alg1001 » May 18th, 2011, 4:52 am

Hi Stav!

If you don't mind me claiming a lot of it, I would like to start with the short ones. May I have 4, 12, 14, 15, 21, 24, 25, and 26?

Thanks,
Amy :)

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Post by miss stav » May 18th, 2011, 10:01 am

Thank you very much, Amy. They are all yours. I'll put you in the window in a few minutes (finaly learning how to use it, with the great help of Annise). But it might take some time, because I am new at this. But you can start to record as soon as you want.
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Post by alg1001 » May 22nd, 2011, 6:47 pm


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Post by miss stav » May 22nd, 2011, 8:18 pm

Thank you, Amy.
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