[Feminist Fiction] Falkner by Mary Shelley-ans

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Post by miss stav » May 8th, 2020, 10:23 pm

Falkner by Mary Shelley (1797 - 1851).

Falkner is the last novel by Mary Shelley, best known as the author of Frankenstein and The Last Man. It tells the impossible love story between Elizabeth Raby and Gerald Neville. She is an orphan, raised by a tyrannical father figure. The man who raised her drove Gerald Neville's mother to her death years before. Can these men reconcile for the woman both love and start anew? Or would Elizabeth have to give up her happiness? Mary Shelley considered this her best novel. You may read it and see what you think. ( Stav Nisser and Wikipedia.)
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      [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Mary Shelley ) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Shelley
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      [*]Original publication date (if known): 1837
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Love gothic novels? Try Children Of The Abbey. Interested in legents? Try Legents Of Saints And Sinners. Interested in femenist fiction? Try Falkner.

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Post by annise » May 9th, 2020, 12:52 am

I can MC this for you now the Devil has been catalogued. Back soon.

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Post by annise » May 9th, 2020, 1:03 am

OK - all yours Stav :D

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Post by Kudrna » May 9th, 2020, 7:27 am

Hello,
this looks quite interesting; I can be DPL :)

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Post by miss stav » May 9th, 2020, 8:07 am

Hello Anne and
Kudrna, welcome aboard. Great to work with you. I hope it would be fun.
Stav.
Love gothic novels? Try Children Of The Abbey. Interested in legents? Try Legents Of Saints And Sinners. Interested in femenist fiction? Try Falkner.

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Post by miss stav » May 11th, 2020, 11:24 am

I added the chapter titles, not the wordcounts because the etext was accessible. We can try to manage without that. If not, I will ask someone else to do that.
Love gothic novels? Try Children Of The Abbey. Interested in legents? Try Legents Of Saints And Sinners. Interested in femenist fiction? Try Falkner.

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Post by annise » May 11th, 2020, 3:43 pm

Moving us to readers wanted.

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Post by weezer » May 12th, 2020, 1:46 pm

Section Title Reader Notes Listen Url Status
1 Chapter 1 Open
2 Chapter 2 Open
3 Chapter 3 Open
I would like to narrate the first 3 chapters of "Falkner" by Mary Shelley.
Thank you. Weezer :D

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Post by weezer » May 12th, 2020, 4:37 pm


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Post by Kudrna » May 12th, 2020, 9:42 pm

weezer wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 4:37 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/falkner_01_shelley_.mp3
I have finished chapter one. Weezer :wink:
Hi Weezer,
a really nice recording! It's amazing how you can change your voice when the girl is speaking – I really hear her! :D
However, there are a few things that need to be changed before it can be marked OK:
1. the filename should end with falkner_##_shelley_128kb, which is missing
2. the silence on the begining lasts a second and a half, while it should be no more than a second
3. at 5:08 there is slight repetition: "grave of a.. a lately lost child"

And there's one thing I'm not sure about – in the begining it should be said "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]", but I hear "Narration by ..."; and the same in the end, where I hear "narrated by" instead of "recording by". It actually doesn't change the meaning, however it's a part of the standardized disclaimer... I'm not sure about the necessity to change that – what do you think, Anne or Stav?

Thanks again for this recording, Weezer; looking forward for the other two :D

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Post by weezer » May 12th, 2020, 9:47 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/falkner_02_128kb.mp3
I have finished chapter 2. Thank you. We :thumbs: ezer

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Post by Kudrna » May 12th, 2020, 9:49 pm

weezer wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 9:47 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/falkner_02_128kb.mp3
I have finished chapter 2. Thank you. We :thumbs: ezer
Thank you, I'll PL it later today :)
I forgot to mention one thing – could you also please post the duration with your recording? It saves time for the BC when updating the Magic Window.
Thanks! :D

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Post by miss stav » May 12th, 2020, 10:04 pm

Wow. Thank you both. This was so fast. Ezer, without the duration of your recordings, I cannot enter them to the magic window as complete. So please send them. In addition, I heard readers say "narrated" and not "recorded", I heard readers not saying naything at all, this is not compolsary. It is totally up to you and every choice is fine. Seeing that you complete your chapters so fast, would you like to continue with 4-6?
Love gothic novels? Try Children Of The Abbey. Interested in legents? Try Legents Of Saints And Sinners. Interested in femenist fiction? Try Falkner.

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Post by Kudrna » May 13th, 2020, 5:37 am

weezer wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 9:47 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/falkner_02_128kb.mp3
I have finished chapter 2. Thank you. We :thumbs: ezer
Nice recording again :) Only a few errors to fix:
  • same as with Chapter 1, there should be no more than a second of silence at the begining of the recording
  • 2:47 – the text says "raise the poor trembler" but I hear "raise the proper trembler"
  • 4:20 – the text says "the spirit that had caused" but I hear "hadn't". I'm not sure about this one though, it may be my mistake because I'm non-native speaker and I might just hear something that's not there. Please listen to it yourself and if it's "had", there's no need to correct it.
  • 6:48 – the text says "her life would at once" and the word "would" is missing
  • 13:33 – the text says "for her part" and the word "part" is missing
  • 18:52 – the text says "but she never took..", you jumped over one line in the text
  • at the end of the chapter, "end of Chapter Two" should be said
  • 9:40 – the text says "too good for this bad world" but I hear "this sad world". However, it's nothing serious and if you want to leave it as it is, it's ok :)
When you correct the mistakes, please include the new duration with the new link as well; it'll probably change with the corrections.
Thanks again! :)

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Post by weezer » May 14th, 2020, 6:59 am

Thank you for your kind words. Yes, I would be more than happy to record chps. 4-6.
I will endeavor to make the corrections to chp. 2 and to more closely follow protocol.
I am still relatively new to this and still learning.
Thank you. Weezer

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