Is anyone doing Dickens' "Bleak House"?
I would like to try this as a solo project.
Please get back to me on this as this would be a massive effort and will take several months I anticipate. I would like some suggestions as to how to vary my voice for the myriad characters, and I would welcome tons of other suggestions before I start this.
Bleak House is the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, published in 20 monthly parts between March 1852 and September 1853. It is widely held to be one of Dickens' finest and most complete novels, containing one of the most vast, complex and engaging arrays of minor characters and sub-plots in his entire canon. Dickens tells all of these both through the narrative of the novel's heroine, Esther Summerson, and as an omniscient narrator. Memorable characters include the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn, the friendly but depressive John Jarndyce and the childish Harold Skimpole. The plot concerns a long-running legal dispute (Jarndyce and Jarndyce) which has far-reaching consequences for all involved.
(Summary from Wikipedia)
Link to PD text source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1023
filename/id3 tag scheme:
Title: Chapter ## - [name of chapter]
Album: Bleak House
Artist: Charles Dickens
1. Full title: Bleak House
2. Full name of author(s): Charles Dickens
3. Full name of translator (if applicable, and if available):
4. Link to PD text source: http://www.gutenburg.org/etext/1023
5. Link to author on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens
6. Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleak_House
7. Target completion date (an estimate which can be changed): April, 07
8. Short description (can be a paragraph copied from Wikipedia. If you write this yourself, please be aware that your summary will be in the PD. Please state who wrote the description):
9. Number of sections (files) this project will have: 67
10. Does the project have an introduction that will be separate from the first chapter? [y/n]: n
11. Original publication date (if known): 20 monthly parts between March 1852 and September 1853