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Post by jeanny » May 9th, 2011, 9:24 am

The House of the Wolfings by William Morris (1834-1896).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page:
http://librivox.org/the-house-of-the-wolfings-by-william-morris/



The House of the Wolfings
A Tale of the House of the Wolfings and All the Kindreds of the Mark
Written in Prose and in Verse
by William Morris
William Morris (1834-1896) was a writer, illustrator and medievalist from the Romantic period and associated with other renowned authors of the time such as Dante Rossetti. His fascination with ancient Germanic and Norse people dominated his writings, the first to be set in an entirely invented fantasy world and which helped to establish the fantasy genre.

The House of Wolfings (1890), some argue, is a demonstration of Morris' socialism as the society described, though not an utopia, is clan-based, elects leaders and makes decisions in clan tribal meetings. Notwithstanding, it tells the story of how Thiodolf and his clan - the Wolfings - fight and vanquish the Roman invaders. The book is built with Morris' knowledge of the historical period and his own idealistic views, which allow him to combine facts and mythical elements. Thiodolf is protected by a dwarfish coat of mail, given to him by his lover Wood Sun, herself one of the Vala, the immortals. But things are not what they seem and what is meant to protect him, is also a curse... (Summary by Sailormoon)

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Post by gloriana » May 9th, 2011, 11:50 am

This sounds great - I love Morris! I'm sorry I can't offer to MC right now (I'm about to go out of town), but will be happy to contribute a chapter or two if there are still any open when I get back. :)

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Post by Availle » May 10th, 2011, 12:41 am

Well, it seems this is as close to Tolkien as we can get? I'll take it on... :D

ETA: All set up! I removed the first the from the filename, it's not needed. The rest looks fine...
I put in Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Myths/Legends as genres (and Fiction overall).

Good luck with it!
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Post by jeanny » May 10th, 2011, 7:46 am

Availle wrote:Well, it seems this is as close to Tolkien as we can get? I'll take it on... :D

ETA: All set up! I removed the first the from the filename, it's not needed. The rest looks fine...
I put in Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Myths/Legends as genres (and Fiction overall).

Good luck with it!
Great! Thanks for MCing this project. :D

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Post by jeanny » May 10th, 2011, 10:05 am

The title fields are almost complete.
Which title should be used for the "introduction"? It has no heading in the book, it's just a short verse above chapter 1.

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Post by Availle » May 10th, 2011, 10:31 am

How short is it? If it's very short you may want to include it into the first chapter (remember that it will get the full disclaimer...) Otherwise, we can use Introduction or Preface or Poem or... ?
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Post by jeanny » May 11th, 2011, 5:16 am

Well, it's only this short passage:
"THE HOUSE OF THE WOLFINGS
A TALE OF THE HOUSE OF THE WOLFINGS AND ALL THE KINDREDS OF THE MARK
WRITTEN IN PROSE AND IN VERSE
by William Morris


Whiles in the early Winter eve
We pass amid the gathering night
Some homestead that we had to leave
Years past; and see its candles bright
Shine in the room beside the door
Where we were merry years agone
But now must never enter more,
As still the dark road drives us on.
E'en so the world of men may turn
At even of some hurried day
And see the ancient glimmer burn
Across the waste that hath no way;
Then with that faint light in its eyes
A while I bid it linger near
And nurse in wavering memories
The bitter-sweet of days that were."

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Post by Availle » May 11th, 2011, 7:37 am

Personally I'd include that in the first chapter. Read the poem, leave some break, say "chapter 1".

But, this is your project, so... It's not a big deal to delete the first section (in this case, because it's a 00)... :wink:
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Post by BumbleVee » May 12th, 2011, 6:43 am

Squee. Huge Morris fan... (though I have to admit I haven't read this one...) can i DPL? :D

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Post by jeanny » May 12th, 2011, 9:58 am

Availle wrote:Personally I'd include that in the first chapter. Read the poem, leave some break, say "chapter 1".

But, this is your project, so... It's not a big deal to delete the first section (in this case, because it's a 00)... :wink:
Ok, then we'll include it in the first chapter. :)

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Post by jeanny » May 12th, 2011, 9:59 am

BumbleVee wrote:Squee. Huge Morris fan... (though I have to admit I haven't read this one...) can i DPL? :D
Sure. Welcome to this project! :D

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Post by gloriana » May 12th, 2011, 10:22 am

I can't resist... I'll take the first two chapters. Although I may not get to them until next month... I hope that's okay.

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Post by jeanny » May 12th, 2011, 11:01 am

Hi Elizabeth,
Thanks for taking the first two sections and getting us started. :D

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Post by BumbleVee » May 12th, 2011, 11:13 am

Yay thanks! So exciting :o

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Post by gloriana » May 12th, 2011, 7:57 pm

Here is Ch. 1:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ava/houseofthewolfings_01_morris.mp3
(15:51)

I read the little poem at the beginning of the file, before saying "Chapter 1" etc.

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