[COMPLETE] Short Stories 1859-63 by Elizabeth Gaskell - ans

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Post by eggs4ears » March 22nd, 2021, 2:40 am

The Cage at Cranford - ready for PL!

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/shortstories4_13_gaskell.mp3 - 29:38

Almost there, just one more epic edit to go!

Thanks for the Jewsbury link, I need to spend some time looking around!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » March 22nd, 2021, 3:26 pm

Two notes for the Cage at Cranford below. I'd forgotten how deftly the story was told. This collection really does showcase Gaskell's range as a writer!

Good luck rummaging about in the corners of Jewsbury's history!

15.43-15.47, bottom third second column p 334, repetition
Don’t hurry him Don’t hurry him in making up his mind.”
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.32106014328485&view=1up&seq=968

20.51-20.55, p 335 second column top third -ish
Miss [heard Mrs] Pole’s good manners, and desire of making the best of things in my presence...
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.32106014328485&view=1up&seq=969

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Post by eggs4ears » March 28th, 2021, 3:24 am

Thanks for the PL notes - the Cage at Cranford all corrected and reuploaded. I'm still struggling with editing the last piece, which I foolishly decided to read in a female London accent :(

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Post by Newgatenovelist » March 28th, 2021, 10:17 am

The Cage at Cranford is spot PL OK. Good luck with the editing!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » April 3rd, 2021, 5:27 am

You might be interested in the free life of the day from the Dictionary of National Biography. The one posted on Saturday was for Thomas Walker, a Mancunian political reformer:
https://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-63603

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Post by eggs4ears » April 7th, 2021, 2:14 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/shortstories4_14_gaskell.mp3 - 56:00

Part one of Crowley Castle ready for PL, and Part Two won't be too far behind... There is no break in the text so Part Two will just start again at the top of p. 20.

There are a couple of errors I'm aware of.

00:40 - In my readers note there is an omission '[Mrs Lirriper is the] landlady of a lodging house...' (I think the note is needed, or people will not understand why I suddenly start using a strange voice!)

29:02 - I have read 'send her daughter', which should be 'send her darling'.

The Thomas Walker bio is interesting. I didn't know much about him (or that period of Manchester history), although I think his name cropped up in the Peterloo project and at the time I look for his writings and William Hone's memoir without success (I still can't find them).

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Post by Newgatenovelist » April 7th, 2021, 9:51 am

Thanks for the heads up on the PL notes - it's appreciated!

You really, really can't tempt me with book diving like that, because if I have ten minutes to spare I'll go off searching! If you fancy a bit of reading from the period, it looks like google have digitised Thomas Walker:
https://books.google.nl/books?id=-vJbAAAAQAAJ&dq=editions:Wcoaa2mNDBEC&source=gbs_navlinks_s
If that link doesn't display, try searching google books for A Review of Some of the Political Events which Have Occurred in Manchester During the Last Five Years and see if that does that trick. It's not as convenient as the downloadable buffet that is IA, but you should be able to read it if you want some pre-Peterloo history.

If wikipedia is to be believed, the bio William Hone: His Life and Times was written from original source material and published in 1912, that is, Hone didn't write an autobiography but things he dictated found their way into this later book. Does that have any account of Manchester in the early 19th century? I've found three scans of it on IA, I'm giving you all the links in case you prefer a less contrast-y scan or one is missing a page:

UC Berkeley (I find this one easiest to read!)
https://archive.org/details/williamhonehisli00hackrich/page/n7/mode/2up

U Toronto
https://archive.org/details/williamhonehisli00hackuoft/page/n7/mode/2up

Cornell
https://archive.org/details/cu31924013483569

Is any of that of any use to you? Not that you really need to add anything to your already large pile of reading...

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Post by eggs4ears » April 7th, 2021, 3:46 pm

And here is Part 2 ready for PL! This is really vintage Mrs G. - eight deaths in one short story!

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/shortstories4_15_gaskell.mp3 - 44:15

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Post by eggs4ears » April 7th, 2021, 3:50 pm

Thanks for the Thomas Walker book link! This has happened to me before: I couldn't find a title by searching on Google, but I could access it when I got the direct link - I don't if it is because I'm in Australia, or just my poor Internet skills :(

But the Wm Hone book is not a memoir of himself. It is 'Thomas Walker: A Memoir'. I don't know the book, it is a source at the end of the Oxford bio.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » April 8th, 2021, 6:01 am

I wouldn't blame your search skills. These books are not in *that* many libraries globally to begin with, and google books can be surprisingly tricky to use considering the dominance of their search engine.

My mistake about the William Hone book - I thought you meant an account of his life, which sounds pretty interesting. On more Manchester-related ground I'm seeing his Biographical Memoirs of Thomas Walker at two university libraries in the world, Melbourne and Adelphi (New York), so you're definitely picking hard-to-find titles! It looks like it's in Adelphi's spec coll, which has a Hone collection. It's pretty short if that info in the catalogue is right; if you're really keen it might be possible to contact a spec coll librarian to have it photographed. I haven't looked at Melbourne's catalogue, I'm assuming you're more familiar with it than I am and would be quicker!

I'll PL the Gaskell soon!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » April 9th, 2021, 2:55 pm

Notes for Part 1 are below. I've incorporated yours into mine so that they all follow the time stamps.

Two deaths down, six to go, I take it (I thought my memory was hazy of some of the others, but I don't remember this story at all). You've probably heard about Dickens being grousing about her stories, saying, I wish to heaven that her characters would keep a little steadier on their feet. Of course, he bumped off characters with notable frequency, so I'm not sure what he was complaining about!


00:40 - In my readers note there is an omission '[Mrs Lirriper is the] landlady of a lodging house...' (I think the note is needed, or people will not understand why I suddenly start using a strange voice!)

6.28-6.33, p 13 first column beginning last para
This disfigurement put a stop to much unfounded [heard unconfounded] scandal...
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.32106014328485&view=1up&seq=1219

17.37-17.41, p 14 second column last full para
...if her [heard his] father had revealed his thoughts and wishes to his nephew...
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.32106014328485&view=1up&seq=1220

21.02-21.05, p 15 first column beginning last full para, extra word
...as soon as [the] Duke and his suite were out of sight.
Slightly fussy, but it makes it sound like his title rather than his name
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.32106014328485&view=1up&seq=1221

29:02 - I have read 'send her daughter', which should be 'send her darling'.
Bottom p 16 first column
It was Victorine’s delight to send her darling out arrayed for conquest…
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.32106014328485&view=1up&seq=1222

39.12, p 17 second column beginning last para, omission
And so [-and so-] gradually, imperceptibly, at last his heart...
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.32106014328485&view=1up&seq=1223

51.47, p 19 top second column, omission
...and there she mixed a draught, [which she made her mistress take.] Whatever its nature was, it was soothing.
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.32106014328485&view=1up&seq=1225

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Post by eggs4ears » April 9th, 2021, 11:38 pm

Thanks! I'll wait for Part 2 before doing these corrections.

Meanwhile, I have launched Geraldine Jewsbury - viewtopic.php?f=28&t=86750 - no hurry for the MW, I am still editing the first file.

Erin, I think I can get the William Hone book from Melbourne, though at one time they were worried about transporting viruses on book covers and suspended it. I'll give it a try.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » April 10th, 2021, 7:06 am

Thanks for the notice about the Jewsbury project. It ought to be good!

One note below for Part II.

I meant to say that I've recently finished a collection of supernatural stories by Isabella Banks called Through the Night: Tales of Shades and Shadows. It was published by Abel Heywood & Son, and at the end there's the usual promotional material about other books they publish - but I thought you might be interested because this is a Manchester publisher. You're probably aware of some of these titles already, but I mention it in case this snapshot of 1884 Northern books has anything to add to your reading list.

It would be dead exciting if you could get the William Hone book from Melbourne. I will keep my fingers crossed!


2.33-2.37, p 20 first column last para
...or whether she only soothed [think I heard served] the tears he shed on seeing her again...
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.32106014328485&view=1up&seq=1226

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Post by eggs4ears » April 13th, 2021, 6:03 am

Parts 14 and 15 corrected and ready for spot PL

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Post by eggs4ears » April 13th, 2021, 6:05 am

Yes, I'd be very interested to see what they published! Did you mean to include a link, or have you been reading a 'real' book made of paper?
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April 10th, 2021, 7:06 am
I meant to say that I've recently finished a collection of supernatural stories by Isabella Banks called Through the Night: Tales of Shades and Shadows. It was published by Abel Heywood & Son, and at the end there's the usual promotional material about other books they publish - but I thought you might be interested because this is a Manchester publisher. You're probably aware of some of these titles already, but I mention it in case this snapshot of 1884 Northern books has anything to add to your reading list.

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