[CHILD-GRP]English Lit for Boys & Girls - H. E. Marshall - pc

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cadastra
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Post by cadastra » December 23rd, 2020, 10:37 am

English Literature for Boys and Girls by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall (1867 - 1941).
"Has there ever been a time when no stories were told? Has there ever been a people who did not care to listen? I think not."

Thus begins a journey through the history of English literature, from the early middle ages to the Victorian era. The young person will experience the most well-loved characters of all time, from Beowulf, the warrior who dares to challenge a terrifying and bloodthirsty monster, to virtuous Una of The Faerie Queene, faithful to the end. H. E. Marshall masterfully weaves selections from the stories into her own retellings, leaving the reader with a keen appreciation for the great books that have become the foundation of Western culture. (Summary by cadastra)
  1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here. To find a section to record, simply look at the "Magic Window" below point 5. All the section without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6 to 8 below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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  4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5725. PL Level: Standard
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    BC Admin

    Project Code: YheRlSjN
    Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henrietta_Elizabeth_Marshall
    Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    Number of sections (files) this project will have: 85
    Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    Original publication date (if known): 1909

    Genres for the project: Children's Non-fiction/General

    Keywords that describe the book: medieval literature, classic literature, ambleside, retelling, charlotte mason
  6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

    Set your recording software to:
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  7. DURING recording:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
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    • "Section [number] of English Literature for Boys and Girls. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
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    END of recording
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      "End of Section [number]"
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      "End of English Literature for Boys and Girls, by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall."

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Last edited by cadastra on December 26th, 2020, 8:54 am, edited 16 times in total.

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Post by cadastra » December 23rd, 2020, 10:39 am

I will BC and DPL for this group recording of English Literature for Boys and Girls. As far as I know, this will be the first version of the book in the catalog.

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Post by philchenevert » December 23rd, 2020, 10:10 pm

Hi. I will set this up for you. A big project but well worth doing.
EDIT: and there you go! :D
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Post by thestorygirl » December 24th, 2020, 5:48 pm

Hiya, and Merry Christmas! May I read Ch 1, 4, 16, 55, 59, and 78?

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Post by mleigh » December 24th, 2020, 6:37 pm

Could I have the following section please?

Chapter XXXIII HOW THE SHEPHERDS WATCHED THEIR FLOCKS

Thanks,

M

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Post by alanmapstone » December 24th, 2020, 7:19 pm

Chapter 79 (Byron - Childe Harold's Pilgrimage) please.
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Post by Nedge » December 24th, 2020, 9:49 pm

I told myself not another claim -- not a smidge, not a chapter, until Little Women is done.

BUT I'm a fast typist and if you want me to, and if you let me into the Magic Window, I will finish the chapters for you.

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Post by cadastra » December 26th, 2020, 8:43 am

thestorygirl wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 5:48 pm
Hiya, and Merry Christmas! May I read Ch 1, 4, 16, 55, 59, and 78?
Merry Christmas to you as well! Yes, you may. Enjoy!

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Post by cadastra » December 26th, 2020, 8:46 am

mleigh wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 6:37 pm
Could I have the following section please?

Chapter XXXIII HOW THE SHEPHERDS WATCHED THEIR FLOCKS

Thanks,

M
Yes, thank you!

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Post by cadastra » December 26th, 2020, 8:46 am

alanmapstone wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 7:19 pm
Chapter 79 (Byron - Childe Harold's Pilgrimage) please.
Enjoy, Alan!

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Post by cadastra » December 26th, 2020, 9:02 am

Nedge wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 9:49 pm
I told myself not another claim -- not a smidge, not a chapter, until Little Women is done.

BUT I'm a fast typist and if you want me to, and if you let me into the Magic Window, I will finish the chapters for you.

Nan
Why thank you, Nan! I am all set, as I just have to fill in the word count for each section, but I appreciate the offer just the same!

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Post by CynCee » December 29th, 2020, 6:35 am

Hello!
Could I claim Chapter 10- X-The Adventures of An Old English Book please?
This is my first read, I may have a few questions along the way.
Thanks
Cyn

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Post by cadastra » December 29th, 2020, 5:06 pm

CynCee wrote:
December 29th, 2020, 6:35 am
Hello!
Could I claim Chapter 10- X-The Adventures of An Old English Book please?
This is my first read, I may have a few questions along the way.
Thanks
Cyn
Yes, feel free to ask any questions you have! What name do you wish to be published under in the catalog? You can use your real name, forum name, a pseudonym, anything you’d like. We can also link a website on your reader page.

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Post by CynCee » December 29th, 2020, 8:32 pm

Thanks! I'm excited! :thumbs:
I will use Faerie Book Mama. Don't have a link I would like just yet.
Thank you so much! Getting started ASAP!
Cyn

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Post by alixsquish » December 30th, 2020, 4:24 am

Hi,

Please could I claim section 11 Beowulf and 22 Chaucer: bread and milk?

Thanks!
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