[Non-Fiction] History of England In Words of One Syllable by Helen Pierson - m8b1

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Post by KevinS » August 26th, 2019, 5:42 pm

History of England, in words of one syllable by Helen W Pierson ( - 0).

A simple history of England written principally with words of one syllable. Books of these kind, I understand, are helpful for both beginning and remedial reading students. (KevinS)
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Post by KevinS » August 26th, 2019, 5:44 pm

I have not yet found a death date for the author. That being the case, I assume this reading will be confined to those under US copyright laws. (The book is PD.)

I hope I am wrong in this assumption, as I suspect some British volunteers and others will enjoy contributing.
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Post by KevinS » August 26th, 2019, 5:48 pm

As an aside, should this project prove popular, I will try to continue with History of France in Words of One Syllable by Helen Pierson;
History of Germany in Words of One Syllable by Helen Pierson; and History of Russia in Words of One Syllable by Helen Ainslie Smith.

Of course, others are invited to BC these other books if they wish.
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Post by KevinS » August 26th, 2019, 9:11 pm

I've recorded Chapter One for my contribution and to test myself. I will determine tomorrow at about what rate I have read. This should give others an idea of what we might hope for in terms of pace.
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Post by KevinS » August 27th, 2019, 5:24 am

Somewhat contrary to my expectations, my 'thoughtful' pace gives a word per minute rate of about 140-50. I was puzzled at first, but now realize, or assume, that more short words---like these---fit into a minute than multisyllabic texts.
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Post by KevinS » August 27th, 2019, 8:15 pm

Here are the 23 chapter titles:

CHAPTER I.
En-gland in the Old Times, 9

CHAPTER II.
When the Sax-ons Came, 18

1,850 words

CHAPTER III.
Al-fred the Great, 27

1,870 words

CHAPTER IV.
The Six Boy Kings, 35

2,000 words

CHAPTER V.
Can-ute and the Dan-ish Kings, 44

CHAPTER VI.
WiL-LiAM The Con-quer-or, 52

CHAPTER VII.
Hen-ry I, 59

CHAPTER VIII.
RiCH-ARD I, Li-on Heart, 69

CHAPTER IX.
Ed-ward I, 82

CHAPTER X.
Ed-ward H, 87

CHAPTER XI.
Hard Times, 95

CHAPTER XII.
HeN-RY V, of MON-MOUTH, 100

CHAPTER XIII.
War of the Ros-es, 112

CHAPTER XIV.
Hen-ry VIII, 122

CHAPTER XV.
Ma-ry, 131

CHAPTER XVI.
E-liz-a-beth, 140

CHAPTER XVII.
James I, 156

CHAPTER XVIII.
Charles I, 160

CHAPTER XIX.
James II, 180

CHAPTER XX.
Queen Anne and the Geor-ges, 186

CHAPTER XXI.
George III, 195

CHAPTER XXII.
George IV, 208

CHAPTER XXIII.
ViC-TO-RI-A, 214


You can see the page numbers here, too. I'll try to get the rough words counts soon.

(It's interesting that Charles I gets 20 pages, isn't it?)
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Post by KevinS » August 28th, 2019, 6:38 pm

I've started to put in the estimated word counts for each chapter. Hope to get them all done by tomorrow night.
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Post by m8b1 » August 30th, 2019, 12:05 pm

I'll MC, Kevin. The MW is ready. Please note that I shortened the file name to make it more manageable.

I was not able to find a death date either, but considering she was writing books in 1861, pretty good chance she has been dead long enough to make it PD for everyone. :-)

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Post by KevinS » August 30th, 2019, 12:22 pm

m8b1 wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 12:05 pm
I'll MC, Kevin. The MW is ready. Please note that I shortened the file name to make it more manageable.

I was not able to find a death date either, but considering she was writing books in 1861, pretty good chance she has been dead long enough to make it PD for everyone. :-)
Thank you! I'll get to work filling in the MW.

If the author was ten when she wrote this book, then she'd be 168 today. I imagine she was a bit older than ten, so that puts her as ancient.
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Post by KevinS » August 30th, 2019, 12:39 pm

I must have made a mistake when I submitted this launch. We only need 23 sections.
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Post by m8b1 » August 30th, 2019, 12:55 pm

Section deleted. :-)

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Post by KevinS » August 30th, 2019, 12:56 pm

m8b1 wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Section deleted. :-)
Thank you!
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Post by KevinS » August 30th, 2019, 1:25 pm

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Post by KevinS » August 30th, 2019, 5:26 pm

Rough word counts done. There are two or three relatively brief chapters.
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