[feminism+satire] A Battle of the Books by Gail Hamilton -ck/lt

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Post by Carolin » December 6th, 2018, 12:11 am

A Battle of the Books by Gail Hamilton (1833 - 1896).
The papers comprising the following narrative, called “A Battle of the Books,” were found in my state-room after a violent storm, during a long and dangerous sea-voyage which I was once forced to undertake. They were much stained with salt-water, but were for the most part legible. The name of the author or compiler is not given; but I judge, somewhat from the chirography, chiefly from incontestable internal evidence, that the writer is a woman. As this evidence will unfold itself to the reader in the course of the narrative, I shall not dwell upon it; nor is it, indeed, a matter of importance, except as it bears upon the question of the participation in the government by both sexes. Viewed from that point, it shows with great force the inability of women to understand affairs, and the groundlessness of the 2 present clamor for a change of status. It proves beyond question that all that women need do is to trust, and all that men care to do is to protect. ( Mary Abigail Dodge)
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Post by Carolin » December 26th, 2018, 3:33 am

Chapter Division

Renewal of Hostilities
part 1, please read until
And nothing can be more friendly and helpful than your whole course towards me has been. I shall never cease to hold it in grateful remembrance until you offend me, and then it will crisp up like flax in the flames, and I shall bear down on you just as heavily as if you had never done me a good turn in your life. Such, alas! is human nature.”

part 2, please start at
M. N. TO B. & H., SEPTEMBER 11.
“I have received your letter of the 8th inst., declining arbitration.

Battle of Gog and Magog
part 1, please read until
“Your ‘My Garden,’ is a hit number one. Crowds of inquiries for the author's name beseech me, but I cry ‘mum’ to the myriads.”

part 2, please start at
M. N. TO MR. HUNT, MAY 1, 1762.
“Can't you read figures, dear? Don't you know a five when you see it? Aren't you able to tell a two from a four unless they are labelled?
and read until
As soon as it resolves itself into a well-defined hole, I am coming to Athens to get a new pair. I have nothing in the world to say to you, and I shall not come to see you. Still, if you should say, ‘Hadn't 196 you better?’ perhaps I might be induced to rasp my knuckles against No. 7—.”

part 3, please start at
MR. HUNT TO M. N., SEPTEMBER 23.
“I am glad you like the costume into which we put your first-born. It is a handsome baby and will go alone uncommonly early.”
and read until
“From the inquiries which Mr. Dane has made among other publishers, I believe that the sum which Messrs. Brummell & Hunt allege that they have made on all my books represents much more nearly the profits which they made on a single one of them, ‘City Lights,’ and that the profits which accrued to themselves from the rise in the prices of books are much larger than they represent them.

part 4, please start at
“It was for the purpose of elucidating this matter, also, that the questions were sent to Messrs. Hunt, 224 Parry, & Co. some days before the reference began. Had I known the profits of their firm, the number and sales of their books, and the profits of their periodicals, I should have been in a position to judge of the correctness of their statements regarding the cost and profits of my books.

Sober Second and Third Thoughts
part 1, please read until
And when we reflect that not only do they bestow upon us these large sums of money, but, as sundry extracts in other parts of this volume show, they first manufacture for us the fame which brings the money, we are, in the language of the hymn, lost in wonder, love, and praise. It must be heart-rending to fashion your graven image and then have that image turn upon you and demand a share of the profits!

part 2, start at
Unhappily a dense ignorance upon this subject broods over the community, and there should be added to our literature an
AUTHOR'S CATECHISM.
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Post by Carolin » December 27th, 2018, 3:02 am

this project is now ready to go! all readers and a dpl are most welcome :D
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Post by Carolin » December 28th, 2018, 12:47 am

Lets move out to readers wanted :thumbs:
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Post by BurgundyGrace » December 29th, 2018, 3:59 am

Hello, My Dear.
Again, thank you for what's sure to be a great project here.
Yes, let us tell the history of *Publishers Behaving Badly!* *GRIN*

I would like four sections, please.

3 Rise and Progress of Suspicion in the Soul
4 Declaration of War

and then, because your wonderful selection for the Chapter Notes amuse me, thereby tempting me *GRIN*

Sections:
7 Renewal of Hostilities, part 1
8 Renewal of Hostilities, part 2.

I must say, Caroline, that because of your notes, "Sober Second and Third Thoughts" also makes me laugh.

I'll get these four sections completed before requesting them (if still available), but ... lady, you know how to choose books and highlight them well.

For which I thank you.
~Angelique

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Post by Carolin » December 29th, 2018, 5:18 am

:D :mrgreen: :D

thats great, thank you!
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Post by BurgundyGrace » January 1st, 2019, 1:35 pm

Battle of the Books, Section 4: Declaration of War

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/battleofthebooks_04_hamilton_128kb.mp3 28.36

Thank you.
Of course. *Smile*
~Angelique

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Post by BluScriptz » January 1st, 2019, 5:13 pm

Hello, Carolin. I'm brand new to LibriVox (just passed the 1-minute test) and I would like to humbly contribute to Sections 1 and 2: the Editor's and Author's note. The name I would like to be cataloged is "BluScriptz."

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Post by Carolin » January 2nd, 2019, 2:01 am

Thank you angelique! :D
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Post by Carolin » January 2nd, 2019, 2:02 am

BluScriptz wrote:
January 1st, 2019, 5:13 pm
Hello, Carolin. I'm brand new to LibriVox (just passed the 1-minute test) and I would like to humbly contribute to Sections 1 and 2: the Editor's and Author's note. The name I would like to be cataloged is "BluScriptz."
Hi and welcome to librivox and to this project!

You are welcome to read those sections. I have signed you up, your personal catalog page is here https://librivox.org/reader/13011 :thumbs:

You can get started right away! Have fun and please let us know if you have any questions :D
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Post by BurgundyGrace » January 2nd, 2019, 6:24 am

Here is section 3 of A Battle of the Books: Rise and Progess of Suspicion in the SOUL!

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/battleofthebooks_03_hamilton_128kb.mp3 35.34

Thank you kindly,
~Angelique

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Post by Carolin » January 2nd, 2019, 9:22 am

Thank you :thumbs:
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Post by BurgundyGrace » January 7th, 2019, 3:23 pm

Section 7: RENEWAL of Hostilities, Part 1

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/battleofthebooks_07_hamilton_128kb.mp3 36.49

I have to say ... there are some VERY odd phrasings throughout this book. *Laugh*
I had to go through and research and still look *PUZZLED!* because I've no real clue, even now, as to what
"Fritzez being good at 'figgures'" means!
If anyone does know, kindly illuminate me. HaHaHa!

Also, Dear DPL, (when we find your kind self!) WELCOME to this Project! *LAUGH*
I TRULY appreciate your listening to these long sections. I know it's A LOT!

Please note that I did NOT stumble, stutter and then lisp on the line "the—the—the—kurrssee."

I used the closest Latin pronunciation I could come to on "If they assent, the Troja may be comprehended in a nuce."
I was terribly tempted to simply say "nutshell" ... but of course, I did the responsible thing, and read as written. (I hope.)

Sincere Thanks to all involved!

One more section to go!
~Angelique

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Post by Carolin » January 7th, 2019, 11:50 pm

Thank you :thumbs:
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Post by BurgundyGrace » January 13th, 2019, 2:30 am

Here is Section 8: Renewal of Hostilities, Part II

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/battleofthebooks_08_hamilton_128kb.mp3 at 41:13

I enjoyed adding a touch of rat to the exploitative publishers.
They shall not prevail.
~Angelique

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