[COMPLETE] Geraldine Jewsbury in Jerrold's Shilling Magazine-ans

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Post by annise » April 27th, 2021, 3:12 am

I was in a taxi last week (unusual for me but I had to get my 11 year old granddaughter on a plane home as an unaccompanied minor and I thought it would be easier as I had to hang around with her until she actually boarded the plane ).
I noticed he had rechargeable earplugs - 2 pairs - and he was listening to the taxi radio with one ear and I assume music with the other so he was listening in a car but not using the speakers. :D


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Post by eggs4ears » April 27th, 2021, 6:02 am

Now I know why we record in mono :lol:
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he was listening to the taxi radio with one ear and I assume music with the other. :D
Things of Importance, ready for PL!

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/jerrold_02_jewsbury.mp3 - 15:24

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Post by Newgatenovelist » April 27th, 2021, 6:42 am

eggs4ears wrote:
April 25th, 2021, 7:35 pm
Could you try it now? I think I must have uploaded the wrong version yesterday :oops:

The car stereo part was not intentional, in fact. Actually, I asked my son if he could make me sound like Ian McKellen (as if!) and this was the result. But it does sound best in a car, which I guess makes sense in terms of target audiences.

This was the sample - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irJe30hF8JA - the Wolf Brother is a great trilogy that we listened to years ago - I think the audio version was given away free with the Guardian.
Ian McKellen is a great model to aim for, in the reading or in the editing!

Section 1 is spot PL OK.

That link is really interesting. I couldn't help but notice that it said that 'The average audiobook users are affluent men', but the 'affluent' wouldn't be surprising if a lot of the data were drawn from big publishers' usage stats where their listeners would automatically have to be affluent to be listeners. If anything, it opens up more questions about listeners whose habits aren't being tracked by Audible and the like!

For the record, I don't assume I'm a typical listener, as I don't have a car or smart speaker...

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Post by Newgatenovelist » April 27th, 2021, 11:53 am

Section 2 is PL OK!

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Post by eggs4ears » May 2nd, 2021, 8:49 pm

Part 3 ready for PL. Strong stuff!

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/jerrold_02_jewsbury.mp3 - 28:29

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Post by Newgatenovelist » May 3rd, 2021, 2:48 am

One note for section 3:

18.20, bottom p 467, omission
[Masters and mistresses have themselves to thank;-] they have behaved as though...
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.b5241182&view=1up&seq=485

You might want to immerse yourself in Gaskell, or you might have read some of these and want a change of pace! If you're interested, there are some radio dramas of some of her shorter, darker stories on the BBC, including The Crooked Branch:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00txlqc/episodes/player

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Post by eggs4ears » May 7th, 2021, 9:37 pm

Part 3 corrected and uploaded. A bit of delay on this project as couple of the original recordings have been eaten by the Audacity gremlin (including the original for Part 3, so the correction is not perfect). :evil: :evil:
Newgatenovelist wrote:
May 3rd, 2021, 2:48 am
One note for section 3:
18.20, bottom p 467, omission
[Masters and mistresses have themselves to thank;-] they have behaved as though...
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.b5241182&view=1up&seq=485
These were very interesting to listen to, having recorded both myself. Both work very well as abridged versions, which makes me wonder whether the originals were not longer than they needed to be. I'm not sure how BBC sounds works, but presumably they will put up more next week? Looking around the site, I also found Muriel Spark's A far cry from Kensington, which was fun!
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May 3rd, 2021, 2:48 am
You might want to immerse yourself in Gaskell, or you might have read some of these and want a change of pace! If you're interested, there are some radio dramas of some of her shorter, darker stories on the BBC, including The Crooked Branch:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00txlqc/episodes/player

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Post by Newgatenovelist » May 8th, 2021, 12:43 am

Part 3 is spot PL OK. As for Audacity eating your work, I'm sorry. It's rough when that happens, especially if it's a longer section and/or took a lot of prep with a lot of difficult pronunciations.

The Gaskell dramas from the vault will be going up at weekly intervals (that's often, but not always, the case). The Poor Clare is up next, followed by Lois the Witch a week later (Sunday early evening BST), and the last one is The Grey Woman a week after that. The link I gave was on the 'Available now' tab, but there's another tab that lets you have a sneak peek - it's just to the right, 'Next on'. If you're all fired up for more Gaskell! BBC Sounds is not always the easiest site to navigate, but that's kind of a minor quibble when there's so much free stuff!

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Post by eggs4ears » May 12th, 2021, 2:29 am

Part 4 ready for PL! The two Agnes Worrall's are not exactly parts 1 and 2. So I've added that little note at the end because Jewsbury's ending suggests only that there might be a continuation, not that it is coming up on the next track.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/jerrold_04_jewsbury.mp3 - 24:56

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Post by Newgatenovelist » May 12th, 2021, 1:26 pm

Section 4 is PL OK. The sympathy for Agnes seems to pick up where the sympathy for servants in the previous section left off!

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Post by eggs4ears » May 21st, 2021, 11:39 pm

Section 5, ready for PL!

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/jerrold_05_jewsbury.mp3 - https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/jerrold_05_jewsbury.mp3

The argument at the end that children bear the consequences of their parents' loveless marriages is a bit ironic, as Agnes's mother abandoned her because she loved her husband so much. But I guess GJ was really just against marriage, full stop!

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Post by eggs4ears » May 21st, 2021, 11:39 pm

eggs4ears wrote:
May 21st, 2021, 11:39 pm
Section 5, ready for PL!

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/jerrold_05_jewsbury.mp3 - 58:38

The argument at the end that children bear the consequences of their parents' loveless marriages is a bit ironic, as Agnes's mother abandoned her because she loved her husband so much. But I guess GJ was really just against marriage, full stop!

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Post by annise » May 22nd, 2021, 12:54 am

Tell me about "the little note" I can't listen at the moment but it does sound like you are "improving" the author's work :hmm:

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Post by Newgatenovelist » May 22nd, 2021, 10:55 am

A couple of notes for section 5. This ended up being darker than I was expecting. Not that that's a bad thing, I just assumed Agnes might have a happier ending!

16.57, omission, p 252 mid-page or little below
“My dear, [my dear,”] cried the old man...
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015066530547&view=1up&seq=262

34.49, omission, p 258, bottom para
...the reflex of their own minds and opinions, [reproduced and exaggerated;] they get nothing fresh in...
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015066530547&view=1up&seq=268

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Post by eggs4ears » May 22nd, 2021, 7:24 pm

It just says that the story will be continued in the next section. It was because at the end she says that she may continue it sometime, so the listener may not be expecting a continuation straight away. It's easy enough to delete if it is a problem.
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May 22nd, 2021, 12:54 am
Tell me about "the little note" I can't listen at the moment but it does sound like you are "improving" the author's work :hmm:

Anne

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