[FICTION]Self-Control: A Novel by Brunton - thw

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Post by ToddHW » July 3rd, 2020, 8:00 am

Self-Control: A Novel by Mary Brunton (1778 - 1818).

The author: "This little tale was begun at first merely for my own amusement. It is published that I may reconcile my conscience to the time which it has employed, by making it in some degree useful. Let not the term so implied provoke a smile! If my book is read, its uses to the author are obvious. Nor is a work of fiction necessarily unprofitable to the readers."

Jane Austen comments about this novel in a letter to her sister: “I am looking over Self Control again, & my opinion is confirmed of its’ being an excellently-meant, elegantly-written Work…” ( Author and Jane Austen)
  • I am taking a class on Jane Austen and this work was cited as one that Jane read and appreciated. "I will redeem my credit... by writing a close imitation of 'Self Control' as soon as I can. I will improve upon it. My heroine shall not only be wafted down an American river in a boat by herself. She shall cross the Atlantic in the same way, and never stop till she reaches Gravesend."

    I'd appreciate a DPL if anyone is interested.

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      • Project Code: aEcD1wJx
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Mary Brunton) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Brunton
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-Control_(novel)
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      Keywords that describe the book: financial independence

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    Thanks, Todd

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Post by cimt » July 3rd, 2020, 9:02 am

I can be the DPL.
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Post by ToddHW » July 3rd, 2020, 9:03 am

Great. We'll be using standard PL here - not the more demanding word perfect.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Scarbo » July 4th, 2020, 9:37 am

I'd like to sign up for section 3.

I'm happy this project is in the works! I remember really enjoying this book when I read it.

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Post by ToddHW » July 4th, 2020, 12:23 pm

Thank you.

Todd

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Post by Mayah92 » July 8th, 2020, 3:41 pm

Hi,
I would like to read section 1.
:lol: is the magical spice you add in your life!

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Post by ToddHW » July 8th, 2020, 5:43 pm

Thank you.

Todd

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Post by dsilvad » July 8th, 2020, 5:56 pm

Hi, this is my first recording submission, but I'd love to sign up for chapter 2. Thanks!

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Post by ToddHW » July 8th, 2020, 6:32 pm

dsilvad wrote:
July 8th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Hi, this is my first recording submission, but I'd love to sign up for chapter 2. Thanks!
Welcome. I will hold the chapter for you.

It would be best if you first complete and submit the One Minute Test, and get approval that your equipment is set up properly to give us the format we need: it is not a vocal audition. This chapter is going to be maybe 15 minutes long, and you don't want to find out that something is not set properly after that much effort.

If you have any questions, just post them here.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Scarbo » July 9th, 2020, 5:17 pm

Here's section 3: https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/selfcontrol_03_brunton_128kb.mp3
File length: 10:18

Thank you!

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Post by ToddHW » July 9th, 2020, 5:50 pm

Thank you.

Todd

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Post by Scarbo » July 9th, 2020, 6:07 pm

May I take on section 5 next?

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Post by ToddHW » July 9th, 2020, 6:14 pm

Yes. Glad you are enjoying this.

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Post by cimt » July 10th, 2020, 4:25 pm

Scarbo wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Here's section 3: https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/selfcontrol_03_brunton_128kb.mp3
File length: 10:18

Thank you!
Section 3 PL OK!
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Post by DJDarren » July 14th, 2020, 1:33 am

I’m also new here, but I’d like to sign up for section four.

I guess I need to do the equipment test, so I’ll have a look for that in a bit.

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