(Complete) - Antoinette Romances, Vol 1: Balsamo [Dumas] - lt

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Post by jvanstan » March 26th, 2020, 8:14 am

The Marie Antoinette Romances, Vol 1: Balsamo, The Magician by Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870). Translated by Henry L. Williams (1842 - )

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This is the first volume of Dumas' Marie Antoinette Romances (also called "The Memoirs of a Physician"). This historical fiction chronicles the strange events surrounding the fall of the French monarchy (starting ~1770) and rise of revolutionaries so terrifying that the period is still called "The Reign of Terrors" (1793-1794). In this volume, a renowned magician, Count Alessandro di Cagliostro (Balsamo), employs various occult tactics, like hypnotism and necromancy, to gain state secrets. Balsamo claims to be plotting against the Bourbons, but one must wonder whether this 3000 year old sorcerer has an ulterior motive... (jvanstan)
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Genres for the project: Historical Fiction; Suspense, Espionage, Political & Thrillers; Fantastic Fiction/Horror & Supernatural Fiction; General Fiction/Published 1800 -1900; Crime & Mystery Fiction

Keywords that describe the book: magic, french revolution, supernatural, Marie Antoinette, hypnotism, reign of terror, sorcery, balsamo, bourbon, cagliostro

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Post by Lynnet » March 26th, 2020, 8:37 am

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Post by jvanstan » March 30th, 2020, 11:58 am

Thanks, Lynne!

Also, Patty Marie, I've started uploading some files :) The first nine chapters are ready.

Hope all is well,
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Post by pattymarie » March 30th, 2020, 1:17 pm

Got them. These should liven up having to shelter in place during the pandemic. I hope you and your family are all safe and bearing with this.
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Post by Lynnet » March 30th, 2020, 1:32 pm

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Post by pattymarie » April 3rd, 2020, 3:20 am

Sections 1 through 4 are PL OK. :D
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Post by jvanstan » April 5th, 2020, 12:53 pm

Thanks Patty Marie! I've added a few more sections :) As far as the pandemic, we're doing ok. My wife is a nurse who is part of the 'critical staff,' so she has to go to work. My university has gone all online, but its crazy finding time to do online teaching while watching two kids full time (because school's closed)... Phew! :shock: I'll just "keep calm and [make time to] librivox" ;)

Hope all is well with you and yours,
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Post by pattymarie » April 5th, 2020, 2:20 pm

Prayers that your wife is well protected if her hospital has any patients with covid-19. My sister Tory is a nurse in Washington state where I think there are more cases than in Georgia, if there are any in Georgia.
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Post by pattymarie » April 7th, 2020, 9:33 pm

Sections 10 through 14 are PL OK. I'll catch up with marking everything in the the magic window later.
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Post by pattymarie » April 8th, 2020, 10:45 am

Sections 15 and 16 are PL OK.
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Post by jvanstan » April 11th, 2020, 2:18 pm

Thanks for the well wishes, Patty Marie! I've got a few more sections ready :)

Yeah, my wife does have to work with covid-19 patients and some Georgia cities have experienced such a large surge in cases (Atlanta and Albany, for example), that they must fly the patients to the next biggest hospital (here in Savannah). But, she's staying as safe as possible, and so things are odd these days, but fine so far. :/

Of course, best wishes for the safety of your sister (and you)!
John
pattymarie wrote:
April 5th, 2020, 2:20 pm
Prayers that your wife is well protected if her hospital has any patients with covid-19. My sister Tory is a nurse in Washington state where I think there are more cases than in Georgia, if there are any in Georgia.

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Post by jvanstan » April 19th, 2020, 1:00 pm

Hi Patty Marie - Hope all is well! I've added sections up to 36 :clap: I think I should have enough time next week to get to the remaining 10 sections :9:

This book is just ok so far, though. The whole sorcery thing sometimes comes off a little crutch-like.

All the best wishes,
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Post by pattymarie » April 25th, 2020, 12:46 pm

Sections 17 through 31 are PL OK.

I hope you and your family are all safe.
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Post by pattymarie » May 3rd, 2020, 3:50 pm

Sections 31 through 36 are PL OK.
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Post by jvanstan » May 8th, 2020, 1:23 pm

Thanks for the well wishes, Patty Marie :) We're all doing well enough considering the circumstances. Still homeschooling the kids and online-schooling the college students! At least the online classes for my University end this week and I can focus more on daddy duties :9: (and librivoxing, lol).

All the remaining sections are ready! Woohoo! I'll start up the next volume in the meantime :clap:

Hope all is well,
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pattymarie wrote:
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I hope you and your family are all safe.

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