COMPLETE Books Fatal to Their Authors by PH Ditchfield - ck

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Post by wib66 » May 2nd, 2013, 9:33 am

Books Fatal to Their Authors by Peter Hempson Ditchfield (1854 - 1930) .

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on the catalog page for this project: http://librivox.org/books-fatal-to-their-authors-by-peter-hempson-ditchfield/
This is a collection of stories of authors who have lost their fortunes and sometimes their lives after writing a book. The liberty of a person's conscience was unknown in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; Why should a man be drawn and quartered for writing what we know is the truth? What must it have been like to have lived in that era. At the time it was dangerous to say that the earth went around the sun and many other theories were treated in the same way. (Summary by Michele Eaton)
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    Theology; Fanatics and free-thinkers; Astrology; alchemy; magic; Science; philosophy; History; Politics; Satire; Poetry; Drama; romance
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Last edited by wib66 on May 30th, 2014, 6:28 am, edited 2 times in total.
Michele

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Post by Carolin » May 2nd, 2013, 9:38 am

hi michele, i can mc this for you :)
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Post by Carolin » May 2nd, 2013, 9:42 am

done! :) let me know if you need anything else.
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Post by wib66 » May 2nd, 2013, 9:43 am

I am also going to be DPL on this project thanks
Michele

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Post by wib66 » May 2nd, 2013, 9:43 am

Wow that was quick. Thanks :9:
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Post by wib66 » May 2nd, 2013, 12:28 pm

Hi Carolin
Please could I have an extra two sections as I have decided to split some of the longer chapters. Thanks :D
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Post by Carolin » May 2nd, 2013, 12:42 pm

done :thumbs:
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Post by lezer » May 2nd, 2013, 1:11 pm

Thank you for setting this up!!

Can I be greedy and immediately claim a section, even though you haven't even finished the MW? I'd like to read section 7, the chapter on Science & Philosophy, please.

Anna
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Post by wib66 » May 2nd, 2013, 1:54 pm

Carolin wrote:done :thumbs:
thanks :9:
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Post by wib66 » May 2nd, 2013, 1:54 pm

lezer wrote:Thank you for setting this up!!

Can I be greedy and immediately claim a section, even though you haven't even finished the MW? I'd like to read section 7, the chapter on Science & Philosophy, please.

Anna
Of course you can Anna. Please feel free to claim as many as you would like. :mrgreen:
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Post by Carolin » May 7th, 2013, 1:51 am

moving us to readers wanted!
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Post by Lynnet » May 11th, 2013, 9:51 pm

Please may I claim chapters 5 and 14?
Thank you.
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Post by wib66 » May 12th, 2013, 1:40 am

Lynnet wrote:Please may I claim chapters 5 and 14?
Thank you.
Lynne
Hi Lynne yes you may I will sign you up thanks
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Post by Lynnet » May 15th, 2013, 7:36 am

Here is section 5:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ck/booksfataltotheirauthors_05_ditchfield.mp3

23:37

There were quite a few German and Latin book titles, which I struggled with - the Latin ones I'm not too concerned about, as no one really knows how to say them (right?) but the German ones may need to be re-recorded if I mangled them too much :roll: It has been about 35 years since I spoke German, and I wasn't very good, even then :oops:
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Post by hamptongray23 » May 15th, 2013, 2:27 pm

I would like to read sections 0, 6, 8, and 9.

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