COMPLETE [LEGENDS]Epics and Romances of the Middle Ages by Wilhelm Wägner-Leni

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Post by Leni » November 10th, 2019, 7:44 pm

This project is now complete! All files can be found at https://librivox.org/epics-and-romances-of-the-middle-ages-by-wilhelm-waegner/


Epics and Romances of the Middle Ages by Wilhelm Wägner (1800 - 1886).
This volume contains the principal hero-lays of the six great epic cycles of the Teutonic Middle Ages: The Langobardian Legends, the Amelung and Kindred Legends; Dietrich of Bern's Adventures; the Nibelung Legends; the Hegeling Legends; and Beowulf. To them, the author has added the great mythical Carolingian cycle, which centred round the persons of Charlemagne and his heroes, and the Breton ones of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, as well as the legend of the Holy Grail. Therefore, this one book tells all of the great epic and romances of the Middle Ages in accessible language for the general public. (Summary by Leni)
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Post by Leni » November 10th, 2019, 8:14 pm

The small amount of Holy Grail legends in our catalog made me find this book, that I thought could be of interest to more people. I will be DPLing as well. Looking for readers. :mrgreen:
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Post by LCaulkins » November 10th, 2019, 11:25 pm

Ooo! Fun book. Could I do 19 and 34?
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Post by Leni » November 11th, 2019, 6:38 am

LCaulkins wrote:
November 10th, 2019, 11:25 pm
Ooo! Fun book. Could I do 19 and 34?
Thanks for claiming!
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Post by thestorygirl » November 11th, 2019, 8:08 pm

This looks wonderful! Could I do 0/27/28/29?

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Post by LCaulkins » November 12th, 2019, 12:29 pm

~Lynette in Colorado, USA (pushing through a post-funeral funk)
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Post by Leni » November 12th, 2019, 2:35 pm

thestorygirl wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 8:08 pm
This looks wonderful! Could I do 0/27/28/29?
Thanks for claiming!
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Post by Leni » November 12th, 2019, 2:36 pm

LCaulkins wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 12:29 pm
19 is uploaded :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/epicsandromances_19_wagner_128kb.mp3 (14:10)
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Post by TwoRavens » November 18th, 2019, 11:50 am

Could I claim 30 & 31, please?
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Post by Leni » November 18th, 2019, 4:42 pm

TwoRavens wrote:
November 18th, 2019, 11:50 am
Could I claim 30 & 31, please?
Cheers,
Stephen
Thanks for claiming!
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Post by APeterson » November 18th, 2019, 8:30 pm

May I claim sections 1 and 2, please?

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Post by Leni » November 18th, 2019, 8:39 pm

APeterson wrote:
November 18th, 2019, 8:30 pm
May I claim sections 1 and 2, please?

Lincoln
Sections assigned, thanks for claiming.
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Post by TwoRavens » November 27th, 2019, 4:31 pm

Greetings:
I have recorded Sections 30 & 31 and am preparing to edit, but I wanted to make sure of something.
(and I hope I can put this clearly)
At the end of each recording, we are asked to say Section #, Part# and Chapter#.
Section 30 & 31 fall under the chapter heading "Beowulf" which is the 4th chapter in Part 2 (although it isn't numbered as such).
This chapter is then divided into 5 parts.
So at the end should I say Section 30 (31), Part 2, Chapter 4, Part 1 (2)?
Or just Section 30 (31), Part 2, Chapter 4 ?

Hope this isn't confusing things - or perhaps it's just me that's confused.
Cheers,
Stephen

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Post by Leni » November 28th, 2019, 6:13 am

Thanks for asking, Stephen. Actually, for the end, it is enough to say "End of Section", the section being what is in the window. So, in your case, "End of section 30" and "End of Section 31". The Part, and chapter are said in the beginning already.

I forgot to change from the template, so the first post said "Chapter" only which would be confusing, I agree. So, I just fixed to just "Section". Hope this made sense. :mrgreen:
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Post by TwoRavens » November 28th, 2019, 12:36 pm

Thanks, that clears up the end part for me. Is it still okay that I have said "Part 2, Chapter 4" at the beginning, even thought the Beowulf section isn't designated that way in the book?
cheers,
Stephen

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