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Post by miss stav » January 17th, 2020, 9:30 am

The Sylph by Georgianna Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757 - 1806).

Georgianna Cavendish, duchess of Devonshire was one of the leading ladies of her time. There for, her novel, which contains many autobiographical elements, has been published anonymously. The author was thought to have been Sophia Briscoe, a contemporary novelist, or Fanny Burney, author of Evelina which was published at about the same time. However her knowledge of the tun soon gave her away and, privately, the duchess admitted she is in deed the author. This is the story of Julia Grenville, a welsh beauty who marries an older man. She very quickly discovers her husband is a libertine and a rake, and that she has no idea how to behave in London society. Yet she has a sylph, a man who watches over her and gives her advice. The novel shows London society in a scathing manner, and teaches us that even in the darkest times there are good people along the way. ( Stav Nisser.)
• This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-sylph-by-georgiana-cavendish-duchess-of-devonshire/



A few notes: this is a novel in letters. There for, you do not sign up for a chapter, but for a role. From past experience, please read all your role before signing up because some parts may be challenging. There are wonderful similar readings of Evelina by Fanny Burney and the History Of Lady Barton by Elizabeth Grifith.

Roles:
Sir William Stanley: a libertine and a rake. Considered a fashionable man in London society.---claimed by Algy Pug
Julia, lady Stanley: an innocent country beauty. She marries sir William. Thus, we learn about London society from her.---claimed by MamaGeek
Lord Bidolph: a friend of sir William's and the villain of the story.---claimed by silverquill
Miss Grenville: Julia's younger unmarried sister.---claimed by Mighty Felix
Mr. Grendville, Julia's concerned father.---kirk202
Henry Woodley: Julia's childhood friend who is in love with her for years.---claimed by KevinS
James Spencer: a friend of Henry Woodley's who is an honorable man.---claimed by ToddHW
Edward Stanley: sir William's uncle.---adrianstephens
Sir George Brudenell: an honorable man who is cheated by sir William Stanley.
Miss Maria finch, later lady Brudenell: a friend of lady Stanley's.---JtotheP716
The Sylph: Julia's secret gardian in London. Although we learn who he is at the end, he has a separate role so that the mystery wouldn't be ruined.---claimed by neecheelok70

    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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      Keywords that describe the book: Mystery, love story, social novel, epistolary fiction

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Last edited by miss stav on February 6th, 2020, 4:58 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Post by alg1001 » January 18th, 2020, 2:43 pm

Hi Stav,
I would like to MC this. The magic window is up. You are finding interesting women authors.
Let me know if you need anything.
Cheers,
-Amy

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Post by miss stav » January 18th, 2020, 2:52 pm

Hi Amy,
what a nice surprise. Thank you so much. Yes, I make it a point to find forgotten women authors. I think it is my contribution to the world to get their books recorded. I will divide the sections tomorrow, very late here. Then we will see about wordcounts. Perhaps I can do them. I will let you know tomorrow evening. Good night,
Stav.
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Post by mightyfelix » January 18th, 2020, 10:58 pm

I will keep an eye on this one. I enjoyed reading for Lady Barton. I may like to take part in this, too. And I agree, you are finding some very cool books!

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Post by miss stav » January 19th, 2020, 1:08 am

I can bett which part you are going to take (smile). Will work on the parts this evening, I already started, and post here. And I am actively looking for them. If other people want suggestions I am very willing to share.
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Post by miss stav » January 20th, 2020, 5:00 am

I divided the sections. We have 48 sections in total. I also listed the roles so that you can choose. Amy, if you want, you can enter the wordcounts, I didn't succeeed.
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Post by alg1001 » January 20th, 2020, 7:57 am

Sure. I will enter the wordcounts today when I have a chance.
The extra sections have been removed.
Cheers,
-Amy

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Post by alg1001 » January 20th, 2020, 8:45 pm

Hi Stav,
The word counts are in the MW now. Section 8 may need to be divided. That letter is 10180 words. Let me know.
-Amt

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Post by silverquill » January 20th, 2020, 9:40 pm

I don't think I've read for one of your projects before, but be glad to take the letters from Lord Bidolph - quite a character!

I've at least skimmed through his letters, so I know what I'm getting into.

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Post by mightyfelix » January 20th, 2020, 10:13 pm

And I will take Miss Grenville please. :)

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Post by miss stav » January 21st, 2020, 1:28 am

Thanks a lot for the wordcounts, amy.
Larry, I am happy to work with you. I saw you around quite a lot. Sure, you may have lord Bidolph. (Smile).
Devorah, I knew from the beginning you are going to take miss Grenville. She is all yours.
Have fun,
Stav.
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Post by alg1001 » January 21st, 2020, 8:25 pm

I will move this to Readers Wanted: Dramatic Works.

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Post by KevinS » January 23rd, 2020, 5:54 pm

I would be happy to take on Henry's role, though is he a young man still? (I don't think I sound young in the least bit.)

Would you want to suggest someone else?

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Post by KevinS » January 23rd, 2020, 5:55 pm

Larry as a villain! Haha! I CANNOT WAIT!

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Post by miss stav » January 23rd, 2020, 6:28 pm

Henry Woodley is a lovely man. Good choice, Kevin. All yours.
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