Book Recommendations for Listening

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Maddie
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Post by Maddie » October 17th, 2019, 3:52 pm

Any book recommendations, particularly Gothic or Bildungsroman pieces? On or off LibriVox is fine! Thanks in advance!

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Post by ej400 » October 18th, 2019, 9:08 am

Maddie wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Any book recommendations, particularly Gothic or Bildungsroman pieces? On or off LibriVox is fine! Thanks in advance!
We do have a forum called Book Suggestions, which is below the LV faq, and above the new projects launch pad. If your looking for projects you wish to do or need suggestions on, then you may want to post this there. :D <smile>

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Post by TriciaG » October 18th, 2019, 9:27 am

I think this is for listening, not for recording. :) I'll change the topic title to reflect that.

While usually Book Suggestions is a good place for such a topic, since the OP is asking for LV and non-LV works, I think it fits best here. :hmm:

I assume you've done Jane Eyre?

The Chartreuse of Parma might be a good one. The LV version has a review at Archive: https://archive.org/details/chartreuse_parma_1307_librivox

Jacob's Room is tagged as a bildungsroman story. Two versions: https://librivox.org/search?q=jacob%20room&search_form=advanced

Better Angel is also labeled as such, and appears to be a LGBTQ story: https://archive.org/details/better_angel_1002_librivox

Final suggestion from a search on the term: Demian. https://librivox.org/demian-the-story-of-emil-sinclairs-youth-by-hermann-hesse/

Hope this helps!
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Post by Peter Why » October 18th, 2019, 11:06 am

I was curious about Bildungsroman, and did a little searching. There's a page on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bildungsroman

I went through their list of titles and found that we have recorded nearly all those that are available to us.
Peter
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Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (Fanny Hill), by John Cleland (1748)
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, by Henry Fielding (1749)[23]
Candide, by Voltaire (1759)
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, by Laurence Sterne (1759)[23]
Emile, or On Education, by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1763)
Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship by Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1795–96)[24]

19th century

Emma, by Jane Austen (1815)
Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley (1818)
The Red and The Black, by Stendhal (1830)
The Captain's Daughter, by Alexander Pushkin (1836)
[? the same as The Daughter of the Commandant, for which there is a LV reading]
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë (1847)[25]
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (1847)
Pendennis, by William Makepeace Thackeray (1848–1850)
[LV recording titled The History of Pendennis]
David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens (1850)
Phantastes, by George MacDonald (1858)
Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens (1861)
Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott (1869)
Sentimental Education, by Gustave Flaubert (1869)
[LV recording "in progress"]
The Adventures of Pinocchio, by Carlo Collodi (1883)
The Story of an African Farm, by Olive Schreiner (1883)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain (1884)
O Ateneu(The Athenaeum), by Raul Pompéia (1888)
Pharaoh, by Bolesław Prus (1895)
[LV recording titled Faraon]
What Maisie Knew, by Henry James (1897)
Captains Courageous, by Rudyard Kipling (1897)
Kim, by Rudyard Kipling (1901)
Martin Eden, by Jack London (1909)
Sons and Lovers, by D. H. Lawrence (1913)
"Araby" by James Joyce (1914)
[in LV Short Story Collection 006]
Of Human Bondage, by W. Somerset Maugham (1915)
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce (1916)[19]
Demian: The Story of Emil Sinclair's Youth by Hermann Hesse (1919)
Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson (1919)
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1920)
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Post by Maddie » October 18th, 2019, 11:35 am

Oh wow!!! Who knew Wikipedia could be so helpful? :lol: Thank y'all! Tricia G, your assumption was correct! I am not-so-secretly hoping that one of these works will at least vaguely resemble Jane Eyre, if only by genre.

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