COMPLETE: [SOLO] Maud, and Other Poems by Alfred Tennyson - lny

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MichaelMaggs
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Post by MichaelMaggs » May 31st, 2020, 10:42 am

Maud, and Other Poems by Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892).
All audio file can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/maud-and-other-poems-by-alfred-tennyson/
Surely everyone knows “Maud”? Isn’t that the Victorian love song, where the man waits by the garden gate for his lover to appear for a secret rendezvous? Well, that may be the song, but Tennyson’s poem is longer and very much darker. It deals not with love but with the obsession of an unstable young man with the seventeen-year-old Maud, and his gradual descent into madness.

The poem’s narrator has been excluded from an evening ball being held at Maud’s home, The Hall, and has climbed into her garden uninvited, convincing himself by a misreading the Language of Flowers that she has sent him a love-token in the form of a rose blossom. After the guests have left, Maud and her brother step out into the dawn, and soon the brother is lying mortally wounded at the narrator’s hand. He flees abroad, and later loses his reason after hearing of Maud’s own death. Finally, the narrator insists that he has at last recovered from his “old hysterical mock-disease” and has awakened to a better mind, fighting for his country in the Crimean War. But can he be believed? Many early reviewers took the narrator as stating the poet's own views on war, but Tennyson himself responded that he would hardly have chosen a narrator with an "hereditary vein of insanity" to represent his personal opinions.

The collection includes several other well-known Tennyson poems, including “The Brook, an Idyl”, and “The Charge of the Light Brigade”. (Michael Maggs)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56913
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      Genres for the project: Poetry/Single author

      Keywords that describe the book:
      Brook
      Charge
      Light Brigade
      Wellington
      Will
      Letters
      Daisy
      Maurice

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      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      START of recording (Intro):
      • "[Poem title] from Maud, and Other Poems. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
        "Recording by Michael Maggs
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        "Maud, and Other Poems, by Alfred Tennyson. [Poem title]"


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      • "[Poem title] from Maud, and Other Poems by Alfred Tennyson. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
      • "Recording by Michael Maggs"
      • "[Poem title]"
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        "End of [Poem title]"
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        "End of Maud, and Other Poems, by Alfred Tennyson. "

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    • Example filename maudandotherpoems_##_tennyson_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. maudandotherpoems_01_tennyson_128kb.mp3)
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      Artist: Alfred Tennyson
      Title: ## - [Section title]
      Album: Maud, and Other Poems


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Last edited by MichaelMaggs on June 15th, 2020, 6:23 am, edited 7 times in total.

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Post by MichaelMaggs » May 31st, 2020, 10:44 am

I recently asked about reading selections from this, but have now decided to read all of it.

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Post by KevinS » May 31st, 2020, 11:23 am

Mark me down as DPL if you can trust me to get the job done in a reasonable time period.
What? What's that? Why are you shouting?

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Post by MichaelMaggs » May 31st, 2020, 11:26 am

Fantastic. Thanks very much (again).

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Post by silverquill » May 31st, 2020, 11:52 am

Just to let you know that this was just recently done by a trio of readers:

https://librivox.org/maud-and-other-poems-by-alfred-lord-tennyson/

Your a perfectly free to offer your own solo of this, of course.
~ Larry

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Post by MichaelMaggs » May 31st, 2020, 11:54 am

Yes I did see that. Thanks for letting me know, though.

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Post by linny » May 31st, 2020, 12:08 pm

Hi Michael,
I can MC this for you. I'll be back in a moment with your MW.

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Post by MichaelMaggs » May 31st, 2020, 12:09 pm

Many thanks!

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Post by linny » May 31st, 2020, 12:14 pm

Let me know if you have any problems getting into the MW. I see you have already completed a solo. Once I know you are in, I'll move you over to Going Solo. Enjoy! :D

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Post by MichaelMaggs » May 31st, 2020, 12:33 pm

Thanks. All ready!

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Post by linny » May 31st, 2020, 12:41 pm

...and we're there! Enjoy the project. Let me know anytime before cataloging about the description and any key words you want to add.

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Post by MichaelMaggs » June 3rd, 2020, 7:41 am

Poems 4, 5 and 7-9 ready for PL!

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Post by KevinS » June 5th, 2020, 5:49 pm

MichaelMaggs wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 7:41 am
Poems 4, 5 and 7-9 ready for PL!
Really well done!

All PL OK!
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Post by MichaelMaggs » June 21st, 2020, 9:17 am

No 3, "The Brook; an Idyl" is ready for PL

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Post by MichaelMaggs » June 22nd, 2020, 3:22 am

No 5, "Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington" is also ready

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