Complete - Antoinette Romances, Vol 3: Queen's Necklace [Dumas] - lt

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Post by jvanstan » June 10th, 2020, 7:57 am

The Marie Antoinette Romances, Vol 3: The Queen's Necklace by Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870). Translated by Henry L. Williams (1842 - )

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This 3rd volume of the Marie Antoinette Romances begins a decade after the close of "The Mesmerist’s Victim” and is based on a real scandal in Louis XVI’s court, commonly called “The Diamond Necklace Affair.” In this volume, the plotting of a powerful occultist, Count Cogliostro (or “Balsamo”), collides with the long-festering resentments of a previous royal house, Jeanne de Valois (de la Motte), a growing popular movement for sociopolitical reform, and a shrinking supply of bread. It is easy to see how converging sociopolitical challenges can threaten the monarchy, but how can the court of Louis XVI overcome these challenges amidst a famine? After all, in the words of his economic advisor, Turgot de l'Aulnes, “Ne vous mêlez pas du pain” (One must not meddle with bread)! (jvanstan)
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Keywords that describe the book: magic, french revolution, supernatural, Marie Antoinette, hypnotism, reign of terror, sorcery, balsamo, bourbon, jeanne de la motte, valois, cogliostro

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Post by Lynnet » June 11th, 2020, 9:16 am

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Post by jvanstan » July 1st, 2020, 2:20 pm

Thanks Lynne! Alright, Patty Marie, I've got the first 10 sections ready for PL :)

Hope all is well,
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Post by pattymarie » July 1st, 2020, 3:04 pm

Wow! I had just found this and book marked it a few minutes before these came. However, sections 1, 2, and 3 have some how not uploaded properly; I get a message saying "not found on this server." :roll:
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Post by jvanstan » July 4th, 2020, 11:22 am

Whoops! :oops: I re-uploaded them and the links for the first 3 sections appear to work now :)

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Post by pattymarie » July 10th, 2020, 6:56 am

Section 9 pl notes:

12:38 taking/talking

17:33 This one is entirely optional. Hearth should rhyme with earth, but, perversely, it doesn't. It's pronounced harth. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hearth

Sections 1 - 8 and section 10 are pl ok. I'll mark them later.
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Post by jvanstan » July 12th, 2020, 7:33 am

Thanks much, Patty Marie! Section 9 has been revised and is ready for a spot PL :) I've also added 10 more sections.

Hope all is well,
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Post by jvanstan » July 19th, 2020, 12:41 pm

Hey Patty Marie - I completed another 10 sections this weekend :clap: they are uploaded and ready for some PL-ing.

Thanks so much and hope all is well,
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Post by pattymarie » July 20th, 2020, 9:32 am

Thanks, John. Things are o.k. with me, just busy. Sections 11 through 28 are PL OK unless you want me locate the places where you've done your thing of using Spanish pronunciation on the French name "de Lamballe" [de lahm 'bahl le] https://www.howtopronounce.com/french/de-lamballe . I'm pretty sure we pronounce it more or less like that in English, too, though without the authentic French accent and positioning of our oral musculature. I'll mark the files in the mw later.

I just saw that you've uploaded a new song I'll listen to later. I'm Tricianienna at YouTube. I haven't managed to get a photo uploaded there though I've tried. I might ask you to help with that sometime since you've succeeded.
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Post by pattymarie » July 20th, 2020, 3:43 pm

Sections 21, 22, and 23 are PL OK.
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Post by pattymarie » July 22nd, 2020, 1:47 pm

Sections 21 through 30 are PL OK.
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Post by jvanstan » August 9th, 2020, 12:23 pm

Thanks so much, Patty Marie! Thanks so much for following my channel on YouTube :) I've challenged myself to write 1 song every month for a year - so far so good! 8 months straight and I'm almost done this month's song. It will be a tribute to the Hungarian power metal band, Wisdom, which wrote songs based on quotes. The quote I'm using is Joachim Murat's final words from Dumas' celebrated crimes!

I'm definitely up for helping you get your channel situated. Feel free to send any questions my way :)

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pattymarie wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 9:32 am
I just saw that you've uploaded a new song I'll listen to later. I'm Tricianienna at YouTube. I haven't managed to get a photo uploaded there though I've tried. I might ask you to help with that sometime since you've succeeded.

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Post by jvanstan » August 9th, 2020, 12:23 pm

Oh yeah, and I uploaded 10 more sections for PL :clap:

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Post by jvanstan » August 16th, 2020, 11:52 am

Hi Patty Marie - I've finished another 10 sections :) I'm hoping to knock the rest of this volume out before the end of the month :shock:

Hope all is well,
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Post by pattymarie » August 16th, 2020, 5:46 pm

The previous 10 you uploaded are all pl ok. I'll mark them later.

Yes, everything is o.k., hope they are with your family. At least I don't think you need to worry much about serious illness from the virus at your ages. I'm in the age range considered vulnerable to serious illness, maybe death, if we catch it, but I'm considerably below the average age of those who have died of it. I haven't been sick a day since long before the pandemic started, but I wear a mask out of doors to reduce the speed and trajectory of breath droplets towards others just in case I might have the virus without symptoms, and it's the law here. Our heavy lock down with only essential stores and such open was lifted in June, but I never let it stop me from going out to shop for myself and a couple of friends who can't for reasons totally unrelated to covid, and to feed the street cats normally fed by my friend Hilary who's laid up from a surgeon's mistake in her hip replacement.
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