[COMPLETE]History of Kings of Britain, Geoffrey of Monmouth - kd

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Post by SkyRider » February 20th, 2014, 10:08 am

History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth (1100 - 1155). Translated by J. A. Giles (1808 - 1884) and others

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/history-of-the-kings-of-britain-by-geoffrey-of-monmouth/
More medieval romance than history, Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae represents the oldest versions we have of many enduring legends of Britain, populated by such characters as Leir, Cymbeline, Uther and Arthur Pendragon and Cadwallader. This is Giles' 1848 revision of Thompson's 1718 edition. ( SkyRider)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://books.google.ca/books?id=FUoMAAAAIAAJ
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    Genres for the project: Fantastic Fiction/Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales; *Non-fiction/History /Antiquity

    Keywords that describe the book: history, kings, Arthur, uther, leir, bladud, lud, cadwallader, brutus, geoffrey of monmouth, merlin, roman britain

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    • I've tinkered with the intros and outros a little to represent the translators in the order they're cited on the manuscript and to change "chapter x" to "book x part x" - there are twelve books each of which I was envisaging dividing into two parts. Are my versions still acceptable?
Last edited by SkyRider on February 20th, 2014, 11:06 am, edited 3 times in total.

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Post by TriciaG » February 20th, 2014, 10:32 am

Yes, the intros and outros are acceptable as you've worded them.

Wikisource throws a Creative Commons license on their texts, and thus make them not usable for us. Would you be willing to read from the scan here? http://books.google.ca/books?id=FUoMAAAAIAAJ

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Post by SkyRider » February 20th, 2014, 10:41 am

Sorry - I should have spotted that. I've no problem reading from the scans - in fact my last read was plagued with proofreading errors so there's part of me that will be quite glad of having the orginal image to hand! It's a slightly different (and far shorter!) introduction in the Google Books edition but I guess people's interest would be in the main text anyway.

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Post by TriciaG » February 20th, 2014, 11:03 am

Great! Feel free to change the link in your first post.

I'm going to not snatch this up as MC just yet - I'll let others have the opportunity. But if it's not started by Saturday, I'll MC it for you. You can probably start recording if you like, since the intros and all that is worked out. Then you can upload them when you have an MC.
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Post by craigdav1 » February 21st, 2014, 6:59 am

If one is still needed I would enjoy being the dpl on this book.
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Post by SkyRider » February 21st, 2014, 7:26 am

Hi Dave...

I'll be glad to have you on board again.

Cheers,
Paul

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Post by KiltedDragon » February 21st, 2014, 10:28 am

Ok, all set up to go. :)
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Post by SkyRider » February 21st, 2014, 10:39 am

Thanks for picking this up Barry. :D Now to figure out sensible headings for the sections...

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Post by craigdav1 » February 25th, 2014, 5:58 pm

0 PL OK.

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Post by SkyRider » March 28th, 2014, 3:02 pm

Section 1 is up, comprising Book 1 Chapter 1 to Book 1 Chapter 9: https://librivox.org/uploads/kilteddragon/kingsofbritain_01_monmouth_128kb.mp3
24m19s
22.3Mb

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Post by craigdav1 » March 28th, 2014, 5:10 pm

1 PL OK.

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Post by SkyRider » April 26th, 2014, 6:18 am

Hi Dave...

Section 2 now up and waiting for you:
https://librivox.org/uploads/kilteddragon/kingsofbritain_02_monmouth_128kb.mp3
36m02s
33Mb

The combination of a quiet weekend and a very short third section might mean you have a shorter wait for the next part...

Cheers,
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Post by craigdav1 » April 26th, 2014, 7:50 am

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17:59-18:02 delete repeated phrase, "and with his..."

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Post by SkyRider » April 26th, 2014, 2:31 pm

Thanks Dave. Corrected version uploaded with a new length of 36m0s.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kilteddragon/kingsofbritain_02_monmouth_128kb.mp3

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