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Post by Kitty » November 21st, 2017, 5:25 am

The World’s Story, Volume I: China, Japan and the Islands of the Pacific, edited by Eva March Tappan.
This is the first volume of the 15-volume series of <i>The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art.</i>, edited by Eva March Tappan. Each book is a compilation of selections from prose literature, poetry and pictures and offers a comprehensive presentation of the world's history, art and culture, from the early times till the beginning of the 20th century.

Topics in Part I include China, Korea, Japan and the Islands of the Pacific. (Sonia)
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      Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/History ; Poetry; Historical Fiction; *Non-fiction/Essays & Short Works; *Non-fiction/Philosophy

      Keywords that describe the book: Japan, China, Korea, Pacific islands, historical essays

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Post by Kitty » November 21st, 2017, 5:28 am

This is the first book in a 15-volume series about the entire World History. Many sections here are very short, so I think it would be a great start for beginners, but there are also longer sections for our seasoned readers. This is not a dry history book but the excerpts that illustrate the World’s history, art and culture are all taken from literature, so I expect it will be fun.

We will start with the first volume and I seriously plan on doing them all. (fingers crossed I survive that long :mrgreen: )

Special notes for this project:

1) There are two stage plays (Sections 31 & 100) in this Volume which we will act out with a full cast. See MW for details and roles.

2) I would like to have the editor’s footnotes included, as they are very interesting in itself. Just put them after the sentence of the footnote marker, wherever you think it fits well. Say: “Footnote - [read footnote] - End of Footnote”.

3) Section 56 has some musical notes as example for Chinese music. I would like this section to be claimed by someone who reads music and could hum or “la-la” the tune where it appears.

4) I also decided to include the explanations to the illustrations, as they also present interesting facts about the history or culture of the country. Interested listeners can always check in the book to see the illustrations. Please check MW for details, how to read the title. (include the line "photograph, page xx")

5) As there are many very small sections, I will use the abbreviated disclaimer for those, like in the poetry projects, otherwise the intro is longer than the text proper. I'll note down in the MW where to read the long disclaimer. All sections under 3 pages long can use the short disclaimer.

This should be all. I will DPL this myself, as I am very interested to learn all about some of those countries I am not that familiar with so far.

As soon as I have my Magic Window complete, the project will be open for interested readers. :)

Sonia

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Post by SaraHale » November 23rd, 2017, 3:45 am

Yay! :9:

I would love to claim section 47, The tiger and the monkey, by Unknown. I will claim more sections later. :thumbs:
Feel free to correct my pronunciation and give me constructive feedbacks. Thanks! :D

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Post by Kitty » November 23rd, 2017, 3:47 am

SaraHale wrote:I would love to claim section 47, The tiger and the monkey, by Unknown. I will claim more sections later. :thumbs:
hi Sarah :D welcome aboard. Yes, I thought you might like these short legends :9: I'll sign you up, thanks !

Sonia

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Post by neecheelok70 » November 23rd, 2017, 5:13 am

May I sign up for 6-20? Glad to be back in touch. Jim

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Post by Kitty » November 23rd, 2017, 5:24 am

neecheelok70 wrote:May I sign up for 6-20? Glad to be back in touch. Jim
wow thanks so much Jim :9: I'll sign you up right away. Looking forward to hearing all these interesting tid-bits.

Sonia

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Post by adonis » November 23rd, 2017, 5:42 am

Hello there, Sonia! Might I claim 50 The Soul of the Great Bell, please? Thank you.

Tony.

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Post by Kitty » November 23rd, 2017, 5:44 am

adonis wrote:Hello there, Sonia! Might I claim 50 The Soul of the Great Bell, please? Thank you.
Tony.
hey Tony :) nice to hear from you. Are you back from Paradise ? :mrgreen:

Of course, you may have Section 50, thanks so much for joining the project. The more the merrier.

Sonia

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Post by NemoR » November 23rd, 2017, 8:23 am

Hi Sonia, what a cool project!

May I claim the following please:

In section 31, the role of the Emperor
Section 90
Section 93
In section 100, the role of the Rector

Thanks!

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Post by adonis » November 23rd, 2017, 8:47 am

I have been to Hell and back and I have the librivox catalogue to prove it.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume01_050_tappan.mp3

Length: 14:53

Sincerely,
Tony Addison.

P. S. Winter's Tale going well.

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Post by Kitty » November 23rd, 2017, 8:59 am

ah another one of my drama group has arrived :9: Hi Nemo ! glad to see you in here.
NemoR wrote:Hi Sonia, what a cool project!
you can't believe how happy I was when I found this gem. And the great news is, this is only the first of 15 volumes !!!! This will take us some time. So looking forward to that.
May I claim the following please:
In section 31, the role of the Emperor
Section 90
Section 93
In section 100, the role of the Rector
the Emperor, eh :wink: not starting small here, I see.

All right, I sign you up for all of those sections. Thanks, and have fun

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » November 23rd, 2017, 9:06 am

adonis wrote:I have been to Hell and back and I have the librivox catalogue to prove it.
:shock: that was quite a feat :thumbs: glad you can relax in here a bit now :)
thank you, you're the first contribution in here :9:
P. S. Winter's Tale going well.
I'm glad to hear that. Haven't checked it out in a long time... (but did we expect anything less ? :mrgreen: )

Sonia

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Post by bluechien » November 23rd, 2017, 10:37 am

Here's another of yours, Kitty. :) Can I please take Lady in 31, and Curate in 100?
Eva Davis

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Post by Kitty » November 23rd, 2017, 11:09 am

bluechien wrote:Here's another of yours, Kitty. :) Can I please take Lady in 31, and Curate in 100?
I was hoping you'd show up soon Eva :9: Thanks !

Oops, Eva, I just read the play more in detail, and I notice that the Lady and the Princess must be one and the same. Is it ok for you to play the entire role ?

Sonia

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Post by catharmaiden » November 23rd, 2017, 11:33 am

I'd like to visit the head-hunters of Borneo :mrgreen:

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