[FICTION] Ormond by Maria Edgeworth -jo

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Post by beeber » March 29th, 2020, 3:58 pm

Ormond by Maria Edgeworth (1768 - 1849).


Maria Edgeworth was one of the most popular writers of her time, a sharp and witty observer of society manners, and a favorite author for Jane Austen.

“Ormond,” published in 1817, is a “coming-of-age” novel, tracing a young man’s development as he approaches the age of majority. When we meet him, Harry Ormond has his “heart in the right place,” but is unsettled of character, naïve and impulsive. The central issue is: “What kind of man will he become?”

In part, Harry is influenced by the books he reads: Fielding’s “Tom Jones,” Richardson’s “Sir Charles Grandison,” and works of the French Enlightenment. More important, however, are influences from the company he keeps, much as Prince Hal in Shakespeare’s “Henry IV” takes shape in relation to the people around him. As an orphan, Harry had been adopted by Sir Ulick O’Shane, a man of society, full of subtlety and strategies, who exploits his public trust for private advantage (a practice known at that time as “jobbing”). Harry also spends time with Sir Ulick’s cousin Cornelius, a Falstaffian figure of hearty good cheer and eccentric rural lifestyle. (He enthrones himself on a tiny island in an Irish lake, calls himself “King of the Black Islands” and nicknames Ormond “Prince Harry.”) Later, Harry follows Cornelius’s daughter to Paris, where he witnesses the glamorous dissipation of French society in the years before the Revolution.

This novel explores the challenges of bringing together apparent oppositions: reconciling loyalty promised to others with assertion of self, Anglo-Irish landlords with their Irish tenants, Catholics with Protestants, and, above all, the impulsive heart with the rational head.

“Ormond” is named in the reference list “1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die.” (Summary by Bruce Pirie)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/9107
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    Genres for the project: Literary Fiction; General Fiction/Published 1800–1900

    Keywords that describe the book: 18th century, social class, Ireland, bildungsroman, coming-of-age, comedy of manners, France

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » March 29th, 2020, 8:38 pm

Hi Bruce,

I'll MC this for you. MW will be up shortly.
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Post by beeber » March 30th, 2020, 4:01 am

Great! Thanks very much.
Bruce

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Post by Gavenport » April 1st, 2020, 10:14 am

Looking for a DPL? Maybe me? :-)

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Post by beeber » April 1st, 2020, 3:47 pm

Gavenport wrote:
April 1st, 2020, 10:14 am
Looking for a DPL? Maybe me?
Sure, that would be great. And, to get us started, Chapter 1 is ready for PL.
Bruce

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Post by Gavenport » April 2nd, 2020, 11:34 am

beeber wrote:
April 1st, 2020, 3:47 pm
Gavenport wrote:
April 1st, 2020, 10:14 am
Looking for a DPL? Maybe me?
Sure, that would be great. And, to get us started, Chapter 1 is ready for PL.
Bruce
No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
But less than 0,5 sec is also not this good... ;-)
Some players will cut off the first words if there is not enough space.

But otherwise it's PL:OK :thumbs:

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Post by beeber » April 2nd, 2020, 12:07 pm

...But less than 0,5 sec is also not this good...
Some players will cut off the first words if there is not enough space.
Danke sehr, Bernd! I admit, I've always been careless about that initial .5 second silence, but I've now re-uploaded Chapter 1 with a full half second of silence.

Bruce

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Post by Gavenport » April 2nd, 2020, 3:13 pm

Great - thanks! :D :clap:

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Post by beeber » April 2nd, 2020, 6:30 pm

Chapter 2 is ready for PL.
Bruce

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Post by Gavenport » April 3rd, 2020, 1:01 pm

beeber wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 6:30 pm
Chapter 2 is ready for PL.
Bruce
PL:OK :thumbs:

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Post by beeber » April 3rd, 2020, 4:55 pm

Chapter 3 is ready for PL.

At a few spots, I've noticed that the Gutenberg text has little errors. When I suspect this, I always check and confirm it by going to the photo-scanned version of the text at archive.org.

This chapter has just a tiny flaw. Around 15:24, the Gutenberg text reads, "the patient sunk into a sound sleep." As I suspected, that should be, "the patient sank into a sound sleep."

Bruce

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Post by Gavenport » April 4th, 2020, 5:17 am

Ok - but if there are no strange meanings while listening I wouldn't recognize this. With standard PL I'm primary listening and read only some parts while listening. But if you want me to recognize text errors then I'll read always while listening (= word perfect PL).

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Post by beeber » April 4th, 2020, 5:26 am

Gavenport wrote:
April 4th, 2020, 5:17 am
But if you want me to recognize text errors then I'll read always while listening.
No, it's fine to do standard proofing. I do a careful final listen myself, so there shouldn't be any total misreadings.

I've just become fastidious about the little errors because I've done a few books that were badly corrupt, and anyone who was trying to follow along would have had a rough ride, trying to compare what I was saying with the text in Gutenberg. (I keep a record of all the little errors, and at the end I send a complete list to Gutenberg.org, so they can correct the file.) This book is pretty good, although there are going to be a couple of places where the scanning process simply missed several lines.

So continue with the standard proofing, and I hope you enjoy.

Thanks,
Bruce

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Post by Gavenport » April 6th, 2020, 2:24 pm

beeber wrote:
April 3rd, 2020, 4:55 pm
Chapter 3 is ready for PL.

At a few spots, I've noticed that the Gutenberg text has little errors. When I suspect this, I always check and confirm it by going to the photo-scanned version of the text at archive.org.

This chapter has just a tiny flaw. Around 15:24, the Gutenberg text reads, "the patient sunk into a sound sleep." As I suspected, that should be, "the patient sank into a sound sleep."

Bruce
PL:OK :thumbs:

Shame on me - as non-native I wouldn't had recognized the difference of sunk or sank. Both are past forms and would fit to the text in my ears. So I'm no help in 'grammar perfect listening' :-)
The photo scanned version says 'sank' and maybe it's just a misprinting in the tales-collection.

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Post by beeber » April 6th, 2020, 2:40 pm

Gavenport wrote:
April 6th, 2020, 2:24 pm
The photo scanned version says 'sank' and maybe it's just a misprinting in the tales-collection.
Well, of course, the Gutenberg text was generated by Optical Character Recognition, which always has some glitches. I guess the OCR was done straight off that photoscan, because there are a few places where 2 or 3 lines from the photo version have just disappeared, neatly sheared off exactly where the lines break in that version.

To spot things like that I have to pay close attention to the text, think about it, and notice when there's something that doesn't quite make sense. Then I check the photo version. For example, sometimes a conversation sounds wrong, as if someone's line of dialogue has gone missing. Of course, I may be missing other errors that slip by because they don't look wrong.

Bruce

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