[SOLO] ZADIG; Or, The Book of Fate, by Voltaire (1694 - 1778) - lt

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Post by GraceBuchanan » January 19th, 2021, 8:31 am

ZADIG; OR, THE Book of Fate (1694 - 1778).


"there is no Evil under the Sun, but some Good proceeds from it:" -- this quote from this novel sums it up.

"The author does not attempt any historical accuracy, and some of the problems Zadig faces are thinly disguised references to social and political problems of Voltaire's own day...Zadig is one of Voltaire's most celebrated works" -- from Wikipedia

We continue to make tough decisions about how to respond to betrayal, injustice and bigotry. ***summary to be completed later*** (various)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://gutenberg.org/ebooks/18972
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  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Voltaine) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voltaire
  • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zadig
  • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 19
  • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
  • Original publication date (if known): 1747
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Genres for the project: General Fiction/Published before 1800; Literary Fiction

Keywords that describe the book: fiction, novella, French literature, philosophical fiction, action, adventure, crime, mystery, culture, heritage, fictional memoir, detective fiction, humorous, historical fiction, political fiction, philosophy, social criticism

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  • "Chapter [number] of ZADIG; OR, THE Book of Fate, by Voltaire. 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 Grace Buchanan. ZADIG; OR, THE Book of Fate, by Voltaire. Chapter [number, title]"


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Post by GraceBuchanan » January 19th, 2021, 8:31 am

I am making the cover for this audiobook.
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Post by Lynnet » January 19th, 2021, 9:54 am

I'll set this up.

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Post by Lynnet » January 19th, 2021, 10:00 am

All set. Do you have a DPL arranged?
Let me know if you need anything else.
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Post by GraceBuchanan » January 19th, 2021, 10:53 am

Wow Lynne! I'm glad to have you on board! Thanks!

The DPL role is still open...
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Post by Lynnet » January 19th, 2021, 11:29 am

GraceBuchanan wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 10:53 am
Wow Lynne! I'm glad to have you on board! Thanks!

The DPL role is still open...
I have added a tilde to the subject line to try and attract a DPL - but don’t worry, I have a habit of PLing if no one offers in a timely manner :lol:

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Post by GraceBuchanan » January 19th, 2021, 12:17 pm

Lynnet wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 11:29 am
I have a habit of PLing if no one offers in a timely manner :lol:
That's marvelous! Thank you!
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Post by Lynnet » January 23rd, 2021, 8:52 am

Moved to Going Solo

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Post by GraceBuchanan » January 26th, 2021, 10:22 am

I recall coming across something in a forum here that advised keeping the number of genre categories to a short list, maybe 3 at most. I'm having trouble narrowing down the number of genres for this book. I will keep this task in mind as I record it, and will let you know which ones I'd like to move to Keywords. Do you have any suggestions in the meantime? Thanks.
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Post by Lynnet » January 26th, 2021, 10:35 am

GraceBuchanan wrote:
January 26th, 2021, 10:22 am
I recall coming across something in a forum here that advised keeping the number of genre categories to a short list, maybe 3 at most. I'm having trouble narrowing down the number of genres for this book. I will keep this task in mind as I record it, and will let you know which ones I'd like to move to Keywords. Do you have any suggestions in the meantime? Thanks.
I’m not familiar with the book... so failing all else, literary fiction? General fiction?

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Post by GraceBuchanan » January 26th, 2021, 10:52 am

Lynnet wrote:
January 26th, 2021, 10:35 am
GraceBuchanan wrote:
January 26th, 2021, 10:22 am
I recall coming across something in a forum here that advised keeping the number of genre categories to a short list, maybe 3 at most. I'm having trouble narrowing down the number of genres for this book. I will keep this task in mind as I record it, and will let you know which ones I'd like to move to Keywords. Do you have any suggestions in the meantime? Thanks.
I’m not familiar with the book... so failing all else, literary fiction? General fiction?
Thanks for the suggestions. Those genres certainly make sense. So you recommend that we go with more general genres rather than specific ones?

I'm not familiar with this book either -- yet (I've only read it once) -- but I understand that the Sherlock Holmes character was inspired by a chapter or two, the sub title implies that it is fictional history, it's written as a fictitious memoir, it expresses the author's expertise in philosophy, it reflects the culture of France in the mid 1700s...
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Post by Lynnet » January 26th, 2021, 11:40 am

GraceBuchanan wrote:
January 26th, 2021, 10:52 am
Lynnet wrote:
January 26th, 2021, 10:35 am
GraceBuchanan wrote:
January 26th, 2021, 10:22 am
I recall coming across something in a forum here that advised keeping the number of genre categories to a short list, maybe 3 at most. I'm having trouble narrowing down the number of genres for this book. I will keep this task in mind as I record it, and will let you know which ones I'd like to move to Keywords. Do you have any suggestions in the meantime? Thanks.
I’m not familiar with the book... so failing all else, literary fiction? General fiction?
Thanks for the suggestions. Those genres certainly make sense. So you recommend that we go with more general genres rather than specific ones?

I'm not familiar with this book either -- yet (I've only read it once) -- but I understand that the Sherlock Holmes character was inspired by a chapter or two, the sub title implies that it is fictional history, it's written as a fictitious memoir, it expresses the author's expertise in philosophy, it reflects the culture of France in the mid 1700s...
Id go with literary fiction. But ultimately it’s up to you

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Post by GraceBuchanan » January 26th, 2021, 12:48 pm

Lynnet wrote:
January 26th, 2021, 11:40 am
GraceBuchanan wrote:
January 26th, 2021, 10:52 am
Lynnet wrote:
January 26th, 2021, 10:35 am


I’m not familiar with the book... so failing all else, literary fiction? General fiction?
Thanks for the suggestions. Those genres certainly make sense. So you recommend that we go with more general genres rather than specific ones?

I'm not familiar with this book either -- yet (I've only read it once) -- but I understand that the Sherlock Holmes character was inspired by a chapter or two, the sub title implies that it is fictional history, it's written as a fictitious memoir, it expresses the author's expertise in philosophy, it reflects the culture of France in the mid 1700s...
Id go with literary fiction. But ultimately it’s up to you
I appreciate your suggestion. Thank you.
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Post by GraceBuchanan » February 21st, 2021, 5:23 pm

lomond wrote:
February 21st, 2021, 3:51 pm
DPL?

Sure, sign me up.

Lomond
! We have a DPL! :clap:

Can I remove the tilde in the title? How?
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Post by Lynnet » February 22nd, 2021, 8:15 am

GraceBuchanan wrote:
February 21st, 2021, 5:23 pm
lomond wrote:
February 21st, 2021, 3:51 pm
DPL?

Sure, sign me up.

Lomond
! We have a DPL! :clap:

Can I remove the tilde in the title? How?
I will add him as DPL!
To delete the tilde, use the stubby little pencil icon (just above the bold title... to the right, although, depending on your browser it maybe more central) and you can edit the first post, including the title, which appears in its own box.

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