[COMPLETE] The New Republic by William H Mallock - icequeen

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Post by hdcn » February 14th, 2019, 10:26 pm

It sounds great! I have marked the section as PL OK. So now, I guess it's over to Ann. I really enjoyed working with you on this project! I'd be happy to collaborate with you any time, so please feel free to message me for any reason! Thanks again,

Jeff B.

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Post by Foon » February 15th, 2019, 1:31 am

Thanks so much Jeff! Your help was amazing, I really appreciate all the effort you put into helping me navigate the mysteries of English pronunciation! It didn't just make the recordings of this book better, but also future ones.

Many, many thanks!
Foon - Please correct my pronunciation!


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Post by icequeen » February 15th, 2019, 12:01 pm

Foon, are you happy with your summary? It says at the bottom that it will be updated later, so I thought I would check before I start cataloging.
Ann

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Post by Foon » February 15th, 2019, 12:28 pm

A group of upper class men and women gather together in an English country house to discuss their ideas for a utopia (their "New Republic"). The novel is a satire mocking most of the important figures at Oxford University at the time of publication, with regards to aestheticism and Hellenism. Some of the famous characters that are depicted are Violet Fane/Lady Mary Montgomery Currie (Mrs. Sinclair), Thomas Huxley (Mr. Storks), William Money Hardinge (Mr. Leslie), Thomas Carlyle (Donald Gordon), and Walter Pater (Mr. Rose). The latter is of particular interest, as his characterisation in this novel helped ruin his reputation as well as his career at Oxford University.
The book became a best seller in its time and retains much of its humour and satirical bite today. As author David Daiches wrote in 1951, "If we can read through The New Republic without at one point or another being made to feel a little foolish, we are wise indeed.

Thanks for the reminder! Could you use the above as the summary instead? :)
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Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Dialogues: Dialogues of the Gods
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

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Post by icequeen » February 15th, 2019, 6:35 pm

Of course! Thanks Foon! Off we go to the catalog!
Ann

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Post by icequeen » February 16th, 2019, 9:20 pm

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-new-republic-or-culture-faith-and-philosophy-in-an-english-country-house-by-william-hurrell-mallock/



Great job, Foon and Jeff! :clap: :clap:
Ann

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