COMPLETE[FANTASY FIC] A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells-ag

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Post by hdcn » June 29th, 2018, 6:28 pm

A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells (1837 - 1920).

Set in the early 1890s, at a fashionable summer resort somewhere on the East Coast of the United States, this book tells the story of Mr. Twelvemough, an author who has been selected to function as host to a visitor from the faraway island of Altruria. The visitor, Mr. Homos, has come all the way to the United States, a country which prides itself on democracy and equality, to experience everyday life in America firsthand, and to see for himself how the principle that "All men are created equal" is being put into practice. Due to Altruria's secluded existence, very little is known about the island, and Twelvemough and his circle of acquaintances seem more eager to learn about Altruria than to explain American life and institutions. To their dismay, it gradually becomes clear that the United States is greatly lagging behind Altruria in practically every aspect of life, be it political, economic, cultural or moral.

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Last edited by hdcn on October 7th, 2019, 11:15 pm, edited 3 times in total.

alg1001
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Post by alg1001 » June 30th, 2018, 5:51 am

Hi Jeff,
I will MC this for you. I sent you instructions on obtaining MW access.
I will keep you on the launchpad for a while for prospective proof-listeners to take a look.
Cheers,
Amy

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Post by chrismdavis » June 30th, 2018, 9:03 pm

I would like to claim Chapter 1, please... If that would be acceptable?

Best,
Chris

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Post by hdcn » July 2nd, 2018, 6:53 am

chrismdavis wrote:
June 30th, 2018, 9:03 pm
I would like to claim Chapter 1, please... If that would be acceptable?

Best,
Chris
Hi Chris - You're in! Thanks for claiming...

Jeff B.

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Post by alg1001 » July 3rd, 2018, 5:27 am

I moved you Readers Wanted now.

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Post by hdcn » July 4th, 2018, 11:34 pm

Thanks, Amy! Please also add me in as DPL in the Magic Window. Hope you enjoyed the holiday!

Jeff

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Post by alg1001 » July 5th, 2018, 5:33 am

Hi Jeff,
You are in as DPL now. It slipped my mind.
The 4th was fun. I hope yours was.
Amy

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Post by chrismdavis » July 25th, 2018, 7:26 pm

Just wanted to update. Chapter 1 is read, I"m just editing and re-reading portions that I don't like. :)

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Post by hdcn » July 26th, 2018, 5:35 pm

Sounds good, thanks!

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Post by EmmaHatton » December 17th, 2018, 4:20 pm

may I read chapter 2? :D

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Post by hdcn » December 17th, 2018, 7:45 pm

EmmaHatton wrote:
December 17th, 2018, 4:20 pm
may I read chapter 2? :D
Yes, absolutely! Although please note as well that Chapter 1 was just orphaned and is available, so you're welcome to volunteer for either or both. I currently have you down for Chapter 2.

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Post by EmmaHatton » December 18th, 2018, 6:22 am

I'll take chapter one then, I can do them when I get home from school.

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Post by hdcn » December 18th, 2018, 7:44 am

EmmaHatton wrote:
December 18th, 2018, 6:22 am
I'll take chapter one then, I can do them when I get home from school.
Okay, the first two chapters are now assigned to you. Thanks for claiming!

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Post by EmmaHatton » December 20th, 2018, 9:02 am


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Post by hdcn » December 24th, 2018, 9:11 pm

EmmaHatton wrote:
December 20th, 2018, 9:02 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/altruria_01_howells_128kb.mp3 finally finished chapter 1 :D
Thanks Emma, and sorry for the delayed reply. I will put this in for PL right away. Hope you're enjoying the holidays!!

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