(COMPLETE) Fifty Years Ago by Walter Besant - dc

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Post by neecheelok70 » March 9th, 2019, 10:32 am

Fifty Years Ago by Walter Besant.

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Sir Walter Besant (1836 – 1901) was a prolific novelist and historian. He wrote Fifty Years Ago to present a picture of a picture of life, manners, and society in Great Britain as it was when Queen Victoria ascended to the throne. In 1837, the seeds of new technology and new ideas were present and monumental changes from the ways of the 1700's were about to be felt throughout everyday life in the British Isles, starting in London and progressing outward to the country towns over several decades. ( Gary Clayton)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/59020
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/History /Modern (19th C)

    Keywords that describe the book: Great Britain, Victorian era, england, 19th century life

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Post by pnagami » March 10th, 2019, 7:11 am

Gary,
Walter Besant always wrote in English, I think.
Perhaps your translator is the editor?
Pam
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Post by garybclayton » March 10th, 2019, 7:55 am

pnagami » 40 minutes ago
Gary,
Walter Besant always wrote in English, I think.
Perhaps your translator is the editor?
Pam
Pam, I thought I left the Translator box blank. I am not aware of any editor other than Besant, himself. And, yes, it is in English, which is the language I checked.

Sorry, but I am not as experienced at this (just one solo so far) as I would like to become.
Gary

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Post by craigdav1 » March 10th, 2019, 8:03 am

MW coming up.

edit: I removed the translator and made a few minor editorial changes. I also reduced the number of sections to 20 as there is a preface and 19 chapters and we can always add more sections if we need them. Without the numerous illustrations the chapters do not seem that long. Let me know if you have any additional questions.

Do you have someone in mind as the DPL or should we advertise for one?

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Post by pnagami » March 10th, 2019, 8:29 am

Gary,

At Librivox we are here to help each other up the learning curve,

Pam
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Post by garybclayton » March 10th, 2019, 8:59 am

craigdav1 » 49 minutes ago
MW coming up.

edit: I removed the translator and made a few minor editorial changes. I also reduced the number of sections to 20 as there is a preface and 19 chapters and we can always add more sections if we need them. Without the numerous illustrations the chapters do not seem that long. Let me know if you have any additional questions.

Do you have someone in mind as the DPL or should we advertise for one?

Craigdav1,

Thanks for the corrections! As far as DPL is concerned, I am open to anyone, but I did just work with aniroo on Memories of Old Montana. I don't know if she would be interested in this one, but I enjoyed working with her.

I will insert the section titles in a short while.

Gary

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Post by craigdav1 » March 10th, 2019, 9:27 am

I just added a ~ before the book title in the subject line of the first post. That makes everyone aware that we are looking for a dpl. You could also contact aniroo by PM to see if she is interested.

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Post by smike » March 10th, 2019, 9:32 am

I'd like to DPL, if you'll have me. :)
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Post by garybclayton » March 10th, 2019, 11:12 am

smike » Today, 12:32 pm
I'd like to DPL, if you'll have me.
Hi, Claudia,


I did extended a feeler toward aniroo and will give her 48 hours to reply as to whether she has an interest in being DPL. If she chooses not to - or does not respond in that time, I would be honored to accept your offer!

Gary

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Post by smike » March 10th, 2019, 11:58 am

Hi Gary, that's fine. :) I'll just watch for replies here. :)
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Post by craigdav1 » March 10th, 2019, 3:14 pm

Now that aniroo has said yes, the team is complete and we can move to the Going Solo forum. Thanks for the offer Claudia.

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Post by smike » March 11th, 2019, 2:11 pm

You're welcome. :) Have fun, y'all. :D
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Post by garybclayton » March 19th, 2019, 2:50 pm

Sections 00 and 01 are ready for PL.

aniroo,
I'm going to try to post one or two sections here each week (depends on the length), but I currently have quite a bit going on in my part time work and a narration I am doing for someone that will take a couple of months for me to complete.

Gary

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Post by aniroo » March 20th, 2019, 5:09 pm

garybclayton wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Sections 00 and 01 are ready for PL.

aniroo,
I'm going to try to post one or two sections here each week (depends on the length), but I currently have quite a bit going on in my part time work and a narration I am doing for someone that will take a couple of months for me to complete.

Gary
Hi Gary,

I don't mean to be ignoring you, but I'm not getting email notifications that any sections have been posted. Maybe you need to post in the project so that I get the notification? I'll try to remember to check frequently, but just know that I'm not getting any email notifications. :D

thanks,
aniroo
aniroo :wink:

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Post by aniroo » March 20th, 2019, 5:11 pm

aniroo wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 5:09 pm
garybclayton wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Sections 00 and 01 are ready for PL.

aniroo,
I'm going to try to post one or two sections here each week (depends on the length), but I currently have quite a bit going on in my part time work and a narration I am doing for someone that will take a couple of months for me to complete.

Gary
Hi Gary,

I don't mean to be ignoring you, but I'm not getting email notifications that any sections have been posted. Maybe you need to post in the project so that I get the notification? I'll try to remember to check frequently, but just know that I'm not getting any email notifications. :D

thanks,
aniroo
I found the two you've posted when I was just looking at my bookmarked sections.
aniroo :wink:

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