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Post by LCaulkins » September 19th, 2021, 3:05 pm

Figaro: The Life of Beaumarchais, by John Rivers

This project is now complete. All files can be found on this librivox catalog page:
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Beaumarchais – Watchmaker, music teacher, politician, opportunist, publisher, secret agent for Louis XVI, yet fomentor of revolution in both France and America – and yet again imprisoned for being an enemy of the Revolution. . . friend of Voltaire, libertarian, arms dealer, and dramatist whose famous Figaro trio of satirical plays reflects the dissolution of Medieval society and torturous emergence of a new democratic era. This biography by John Rivers was originally published in 1922. (Summary by Lynette Caulkins)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.b4525386 (Skip the footnotes.)
How to pronounce Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

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Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Biography & Autobiography
Keywords that describe the book: biography, french revolution, american revolution, Voltaire, figaro, beaumarchais, barber of seville, playwrite, dramatist, revolutionaries
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"Chapter # of Figaro: The Life of Beaumarchais. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Figaro: The Life of Beaumarchais, by John Rivers. Section Title."
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Last edited by LCaulkins on October 4th, 2021, 9:44 am, edited 4 times in total.
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Post by Availle » September 20th, 2021, 4:29 pm

Sounds interesting - I'll MC this for you!

Later: Okay, all good! Have fun!

I forsee quite a few problems with the filenames - please make sure to note them in the MW so I know to fix during cataloging. :wink:
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Post by LCaulkins » September 20th, 2021, 4:33 pm

Super! Thanks :) I don't have DPL lined up, yet, so hopefully someone will see the tilde soon.
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Post by pnagami » September 20th, 2021, 4:49 pm

Hi LCaulkins,

May I please read Section 1?

My best,

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Post by LCaulkins » September 20th, 2021, 5:17 pm

Sure, Pam - you're in!
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Post by LCaulkins » September 20th, 2021, 5:24 pm

OK, Ava - I have the MW set up. Just hoping for a DPL to spot us. :)
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Post by pnagami » September 20th, 2021, 5:26 pm

Thank you, Lynette!

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Post by Availle » September 20th, 2021, 5:26 pm

I find this secret service stuff very intriguing - could I read chapter/section 16 please? :)
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Post by LCaulkins » September 20th, 2021, 5:27 pm

Yay! Of course!
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Post by pnagami » September 20th, 2021, 6:29 pm

Hi Lynette,

Footnotes or no footnotes?

Pam
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Post by LCaulkins » September 20th, 2021, 7:58 pm

pnagami wrote:
September 20th, 2021, 6:29 pm
Hi Lynette,

Footnotes or no footnotes?

Pam
Thanks for the reminder - no footnotes
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Post by pnagami » September 21st, 2021, 12:17 am

Thanks, Lynette.

Pam
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Post by pnagami » September 21st, 2021, 7:16 am

"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by LCaulkins » September 21st, 2021, 7:24 am

Thanks, Pam! Your file is loaded, and if we don't get a DPL in the next few days I'll make sure it gets PL'd. :)
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Post by pnagami » September 21st, 2021, 7:33 am

Thank you, Lynette.

Great book!

Pam
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