[FAMILY NOVEL] The Caxtons, by Edward Bulwer-Lytton - tg

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Post by TheBanjo » February 2nd, 2021, 11:27 pm

Yes, I did too. It's quite a "curate's egg", this novel (judging from what little I've read of it): good in parts.

I've uploaded section 13: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/caxtons_13_bulwer-lytton_128kb.mp3 (14:26)
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Post by TriciaG » February 3rd, 2021, 8:20 am

Section 13 PL OK!
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Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Psychological Warfare: HERE
Thrift, by Samuel Smiles HERE

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Post by TheBanjo » February 5th, 2021, 12:37 am

Have uploaded section 14: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/caxtons_14_bulwer-lytton_128kb.mp3 (14:32)

Some of the sentiments of The Captain, laid out here, would make a fine epigraph for any contemporary novel addressing the dilemmas of the post-truth epoch that we are currently enjoying/suffering (depending on one's point of view). This chapter could just about be a skit from Saturday Night Live. Great fun to read.
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But to wallow in your own phrases, to be rejoiced by the savour of your own shrewd pawkiness, to feel your rhythm balanced and yet sober — that is a pleasure beyond most  — Ford Madox Ford, "Some Do Not..."

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Post by TriciaG » February 5th, 2021, 8:00 am

Ha! It was very amusing! :) PL OK. thanks!
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Psychological Warfare: HERE
Thrift, by Samuel Smiles HERE

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Post by TheBanjo » February 6th, 2021, 7:00 pm

Have uploaded https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/caxtons_15_bulwer-lytton_128kb.mp3 (13:58)

Coffee, "that exciting beverage"!
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But to wallow in your own phrases, to be rejoiced by the savour of your own shrewd pawkiness, to feel your rhythm balanced and yet sober — that is a pleasure beyond most  — Ford Madox Ford, "Some Do Not..."

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Post by TriciaG » February 6th, 2021, 7:08 pm

Hmmm... :idea:

Thanks! I'll listen tomorrow (in about 16 hours). :)
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Psychological Warfare: HERE
Thrift, by Samuel Smiles HERE

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Post by dhandiR » February 6th, 2021, 7:09 pm

Hello, I'd like to claim track 31. Also, if I get the track, what am I supposed to say at the beginning? After saying that it's a Librivox recording, am I supposed to say "Chapter number 5 of part 7 of the Caxtons...", or do I need to say something else? Thanks for reading this.
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Post by TriciaG » February 6th, 2021, 7:13 pm

Thanks! You're in for section 31.

The intro would be:

"Part [7], Chapter [5] of The Caxtons. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city]"
Say:
"The Caxtons: A Family Picture, by Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Part [7]. Chapter [5]"

Then at the end, "End of chapter 5."
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Psychological Warfare: HERE
Thrift, by Samuel Smiles HERE

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Post by johnb2 » February 6th, 2021, 8:12 pm

Hi Tricia

Sections 24/25/26 please.

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Post by TriciaG » February 7th, 2021, 6:56 am

Thank you, John!
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Psychological Warfare: HERE
Thrift, by Samuel Smiles HERE

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Post by TriciaG » February 7th, 2021, 11:47 am

Section 15:

It's PL OK, but in future, I think you can treat the chapter breaks differently. Drop the "End of" stuff and simply say "Chapter 8" after a slight pause. (We don't need the part number in here since we're deep in the middle of the file rather than starting a new file. The more detail needs to be at the start of files so those with sight impairment can know they're on the right file.)

We can leave this one as-is, or if you want to change it, you may. It's around the 8:00 mark.
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Psychological Warfare: HERE
Thrift, by Samuel Smiles HERE

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Post by TheBanjo » February 8th, 2021, 12:24 am

Section 15.

Thanks for your advice. Have amended as per your suggestion and uploaded amended version: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/caxtons_15_bulwer-lytton_128kb.mp3 (13:53)
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But to wallow in your own phrases, to be rejoiced by the savour of your own shrewd pawkiness, to feel your rhythm balanced and yet sober — that is a pleasure beyond most  — Ford Madox Ford, "Some Do Not..."

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Post by TriciaG » February 8th, 2021, 6:59 am

Thank you - PL OK!
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Psychological Warfare: HERE
Thrift, by Samuel Smiles HERE

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Post by numbrel » February 8th, 2021, 12:41 pm

Hi, I wanted to follow-up and say that I am working on Sections 6 & 7 and will have them ready for you by the end of the week. Sorry about the delay.

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Post by TriciaG » February 8th, 2021, 1:11 pm

Thanks for the update. That's fine; as long as I know you're still around and interested, I'll keep you in those sections. (This project is nowhere close to completion; I get more impatient as it gets closer to being done.) ;)
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Psychological Warfare: HERE
Thrift, by Samuel Smiles HERE

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