[Complete] Antoinette Romances, Vol 4: Taking the Bastile [Dumas] - lt

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Post by jvanstan » October 7th, 2020, 10:12 am

The Marie Antoinette Romances, Vol 4: Taking the Bastile by Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870). Translated by Henry L. Williams (1842 - )

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This 4th volume of the Marie Antoinette Romances begins several years after the close of "The Queen’s Necklace.” It describes the events leading up to and including the storming of the Bastile. Past plots of Count Balsamo (aka, Cogliostro) to destroy the French monarchy are resurrected by the mysterious Dr. Gilbert – a student of Balsamo’s occult arts and the Enlightenment philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Considered by many critics to be a highlight of the Marie Antoinette Romances, Dumas tells this quintessential story of the French Revolution through the lens of the people. As Dumas writes, “The Bastile was the seal of feudalism on the brow of Paris … the monument which had for five centuries weighed like an incubus on the breast of France—a rock of Sisyphus. Less confident than the Titan in her power, France had never thought to throw it off.” Here, history shows us the Titanic power that a people can wield! (jvanstan)
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Keywords that describe the book: magic, french revolution, supernatural, Marie Antoinette, hypnotism, reign of terror, sorcery, balsamo, bourbon, cogliostro

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Post by Lynnet » October 7th, 2020, 12:55 pm

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Post by jvanstan » October 25th, 2020, 1:03 pm

Thanks, Lynne and Patty Marie! Alrighty, I'm ready to jump back into this series :9:

I've uploaded the first 5 chapters - ready for PL :D

Hope all is well,
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Post by pattymarie » October 26th, 2020, 10:11 am

I've seen the uploads, John, but I need to run off right now to see about a street cat that might need rescuing. I'll get them later. :roll:
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Post by pattymarie » October 30th, 2020, 3:02 pm

I've marked sections 1, 2, and 3 PL OK because they all are by LV rules. It's entirely optional if you want to correct "hearth" at 0:18 in section 2 to rhyme with Darth in Darth Vader https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hearth .

I'm listening to sections 4 and 5 again because there was something I noted in one of them but can't remember what. Second listenings always help me solidify my comprehension of the plot and knowledge of the characters. :)
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Post by jvanstan » November 4th, 2020, 3:29 pm

Thanks, Patty Marie! Yeah, the whole h-earth v h-arth pronunciation thing always gets me. Everyone down this way says "h-earth" and its just stuck to me :shock: I think I'm ok with it as is, though.

I've also added the next five chapters :D This is a pretty good storyline, so far, I think :9:

Hope all is well,
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Post by jvanstan » November 14th, 2020, 2:08 pm

Hi Patty Marie - I've added 5 more sections :) It brings us through the event itself (the Bastile falling) :shock:

Hope all is well,
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Post by pattymarie » November 15th, 2020, 2:02 pm

Got them. I've been kind of distracted over the election and threats of new corona lock downs both in the US and where I live--I'm very much opposed; think they're more harmful to most of the people than is the virus.

Sections 4 and 5 seem to be pl ok, unless you want to correct the pronunciation of "benignant" in section 5 at 8:32: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/benignant .

Sections 6 and 7 are PL OK.
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Post by pattymarie » November 23rd, 2020, 8:22 am

PL notes:

Section 8
5:26 Calvary/cavalry https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/pronunciation/english/cavalry

Section 9
7:36 corpse/corps (pronounced "core") https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/pronunciation/english/corps

Sections 10 through 13 are PL OK.
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Post by jvanstan » November 29th, 2020, 2:53 pm

pattymarie wrote:
November 15th, 2020, 2:02 pm
I've been kind of distracted over the election and threats of new corona lock downs both in the US and where I live--I'm very much opposed; think they're more harmful to most of the people than is the virus.
Thanks Patty Marie :) Yeah, the election is quite worthy of being distracting! As is the uptick in coronavirus. I agree that the lockdowns are more harmful to communities than the virus - suicides, drug abuse, family issues, etc... The lockdowns have become inhumane. So, I understand and sympathize.

I've got a few more sections uploaded and I will revise the others soon.

I might have all the sections done soon :)
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Post by pattymarie » November 30th, 2020, 9:56 am

Section 14 PL notes. 5:48 nineteenth/ninetieth. This should be making you laugh if you remember the context. If not you'll laugh when you hear or read it again.

Section 15 is PL OK.

I've been taking total breaks of at least 24 hours at a time from news and the internet to keep from going crazy over all that's going on. :roll:
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Post by pattymarie » December 3rd, 2020, 10:44 am

Sections 16 through 20 are PL OK. :)
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Post by jvanstan » December 6th, 2020, 1:33 pm

Thanks much, Patty Marie! I addressed the spots in the previous sections and added the rest of the sections :clap: Soon, I'll get the next volume up and ready.
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November 30th, 2020, 9:56 am
I've been taking total breaks of at least 24 hours at a time from news and the internet to keep from going crazy over all that's going on. :roll:
Yeah, me too. I take longer breaks though ;) Its interesting as I started just taking a day or two off from news a few years ago, then, over the past few years, I've (for better or worse) pretty much eliminated news from my life... and replaced it with librivox, lol!

All the best,
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Post by pattymarie » December 9th, 2020, 3:52 am

Sections 7, 8, 14 and 21 through 26 are PL OK. I guess this is ready for the catalogue. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Did Dumas go on to write another volume as he promises at the end of this one?

edit: I've found "The Countess of Charny" at Gutenberg.org. Are we on to that next? I'm ready to dpl it.
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Post by Lynnet » December 9th, 2020, 7:36 am

I’ll get on this later this morning
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