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Post by CarlManchester » July 8th, 2007, 7:09 am

Zadig or the Book of Fate by Voltaire.

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Zadig, ou La Destinée, ("Zadig, or The Book of Fate") (1747) is a famous novel written by Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire. It tells the story of Zadig, a philosopher in ancient Babylonia. The author does not attempt any historical accuracy, and some of the problems Zadig faces are thinly disguised references to social and political problems of Voltaire's own day.

The book is philosophical in nature, and presents human life as in the hands of a destiny beyond human control. It is a story of religious and metaphysical orthodoxy, both of which Voltaire challenges with his presentation of the moral revolution taking place in Zadig himself. Voltaire's skillful use of the literary devices of contradiction and juxtaposition are shown in beautiful form in this prose. Behind Candide, it is considered one of his most celebrated works. (Wikipedia entry for Zadig)

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Last edited by CarlManchester on January 31st, 2008, 1:26 pm, edited 5 times in total.
American Psychology 1922-1947. It's the nearest thing to American Psycho that we are allowed to record.

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Post by Nicholas19 » July 8th, 2007, 8:33 am

I'll do Section 05. :)

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Post by Nicholas19 » July 8th, 2007, 10:11 am

Here's Chapter V.

Link: http://download.yousendit.com/D9590D5708A65862
Size of Recording: 6.01 MB
Duration: 06:34

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Post by CarlManchester » July 8th, 2007, 10:25 am

Gadzooks, Nicholas!

And thank you.
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Post by incurable_hippie » July 10th, 2007, 5:53 am

Please could I take Chapter VI, The Judgements?
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Post by CarlManchester » July 10th, 2007, 6:46 am

It's all yours.

Somethings going wrong with the links to Gutenberg though. They were working fine last time I checked...will look into it.

Thanks,
Carl.
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Post by incurable_hippie » July 10th, 2007, 6:56 am

incurable_hippie wrote:Please could I take Chapter VI, The Judgements?
9 minutes 50 seconds.

Size 9.01 MB

http://download.yousendit.com/350D4E8A4060CBB7
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Post by incurable_hippie » July 10th, 2007, 6:57 am

CarlManchester wrote:It's all yours.

Somethings going wrong with the links to Gutenberg though. They were working fine last time I checked...will look into it.

Thanks,
Carl.
Thanks - recording posted. I got on fine with Gutenberg too.

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Post by CarlManchester » July 10th, 2007, 12:08 pm

Another fast worker. I like it!

Thank you.

Have now fixed the links by pointing to a mirror.

(A mirror website that is...I'm not some kind of wizard).
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Post by incurable_hippie » July 10th, 2007, 12:40 pm

CarlManchester wrote:Another fast worker. I like it!

Thank you.

Have now fixed the links by pointing to a mirror.

(A mirror website that is...I'm not some kind of wizard).
Ah, admit it, you're getting all excited about the new Harry Potter!!
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Post by luciburg » July 10th, 2007, 3:00 pm

I can do 03 & 04 if that's okay.

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Post by CarlManchester » July 10th, 2007, 3:11 pm

Oh, go on then.
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Post by Nicholas19 » July 10th, 2007, 4:02 pm

I'll do Chapters 7 & 8. :)

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Post by Nicholas19 » July 10th, 2007, 5:06 pm

Here's Chapter 7:

http://download.yousendit.com/D475FDB7390E9BEF
Length: 13:48
Size: 12.6 MB

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Post by Nicholas19 » July 10th, 2007, 5:13 pm

Here's Chapter 8:

http://download.yousendit.com/913E5A484BBA6156
Length: 9:17
Size: 8.51 MB

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