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Post by aravis » September 25th, 2009, 12:19 pm

Nobody's Boy by Hector Malot (1830- 1907)
Translated by Florence Crewe-Jones (1878 - 1940)


This is an abandoned solo, brought back as a group project. Carolin is acting as BC.
One day, French mason Jerome Barberin finds an abandoned baby boy. As the boy is wearing fine clothes, Barberin hopes that he is the son of rich parents who will reclaim him soon and offer a reward to Barberin for taking care of him. He therefore brings the boy home to his wife, and gives him the name Remi.

'However, no rich parents ever turn up to reclaim Remi. Instead, the family falls on hard times and Barberin wants to get rid of the boy. When Remi is eight years old, Barberin sees his chance in the travelling artist Signor Vitalis, who is travelling through France with his three dogs and a monkey. Vitalis offers to take care of Remi, and they travel on together. While Vitalis is a kind master and teaches Remi lots of useful skills, the two also suffer poverty, and Remi still lacks knowledge of his true heritage. Summary by Carolin, with help from Wikipedia.
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Post by miss stav » September 25th, 2009, 12:42 pm

Hi Elli,
here I am as promessed. 2 little comments:
1. Number of sections (files) this project will have: 33.
Does the project have an introduction: Yes, a short introduction- to be recorded in the first section with chapter 1.
2. Date of first publication: 1878.
Note: the english translation from which I'll read has been published in 1916.
Year of author's death: 1907.
Year of translater's death: unknown.
We will write a better summary later, if you want.
These things are so minor, but in my own projects- I insist to write them correctly and acuretly. Yu can choose not to change them as I propose. I am sure we will enjoy working together, but tell me if my insistance on little changes annoys you.
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Post by aravis » September 25th, 2009, 12:54 pm

Hi Stav!

Great to have you here! Thanks again for suggesting the book and for DPLing! :D

All changes are made! 8-)

Elli
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Post by miss stav » September 25th, 2009, 12:58 pm

Hi Elli,
now the templet looks wonderful. Thank you for choosing to read this wonderful book. Enjoy and good luck.
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Post by Hokuspokus » September 27th, 2009, 11:14 am

Hi Elli,

I'm your MC for this project.
(Ich hoffe, Du kannst mich noch ertragen :wink: )

Off to prepare the MW ...

EDIT: MW up and running. We move to Going Solo as soon as you have seen this.

Happy recording :D

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Post by aravis » September 27th, 2009, 11:38 am

Hi Hokupokus!

Thanks so much for MCing this!!! :D
Hokuspokus wrote: ...(Ich hoffe, Du kannst mich noch ertragen :wink: )...
Natürlich!!!! :9: (Arbeite unglaublich gern mit dir zusammen... bin wirklich froh, dass du mein 3. Solo auch betreust!)

Lg. Elli :D
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Post by Hokuspokus » September 27th, 2009, 11:42 am

aravis wrote:
Natürlich!!!! :9: (Arbeite unglaublich gern mit dir zusammen... bin wirklich froh, dass du mein 3. Solo auch betreust!)

Lg. Elli :D
:9: Danke, ebenso :D

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Post by aravis » September 28th, 2009, 1:59 pm

Hi!

Chapter 1 is uploading! (Feedback is very welcome!) :D

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Post by aravis » September 28th, 2009, 3:32 pm

Hi!

Chapter 2 is on it's way too!

Elli :D
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Post by miss stav » September 28th, 2009, 3:35 pm

Hi Elli,
section 1 is great. This book is so lovely, and your reading is very nice. Both of you know german, remember that I don't. Just translate to english everything you say in this thread in german, I want to join the conversation. Also, please add something before the title in the topic of the first post. How about something like [Romance] Nobody's Boy... It would make it less confusing at least for me.
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Post by miss stav » September 28th, 2009, 3:46 pm

CHapter 2 is great.
Looking for an easy read? Try Mollie's Prince and Nature And Art. Want to read a civil war novel? Try Order Number 11. Like feminist fiction? Try The Heavenly Twins.

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Post by aravis » September 28th, 2009, 3:58 pm

Whoops... sorry about the German!

Thanks for PLing, Stav! (MW updated to say PL:OK)

I'm not really sure about the genre yet... I guess sth. like fiction or childrens or so might fit!

Elli :D
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Post by Hokuspokus » September 28th, 2009, 10:39 pm

Gutenberg has Adventure as subject/genre.

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Post by aravis » September 29th, 2009, 11:20 am

Hokuspokus wrote:Gutenberg has Adventure as subject/genre.
Thanks, Hokuspokus! Never thought to look there! :roll:

Elli :D
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Post by aravis » September 29th, 2009, 2:06 pm

Chapter 3 is uploading! :D

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