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solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik

Post by RobMarland » Wed 1. Jan 2020, 02:40

Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis (*1891 - † 1949) and Henry Justin Smith (*1875 - † 1936)[**TRANSLATORTXT**]
In 1882, Oscar Wilde toured North America from New York to San Francisco and Montreal to New Orleans, lecturing on art and home decoration. The American public, familiar with the newspaper cartoons that mocked Wilde and his fellow aesthetes, was more eager to see the young poet's long hair and knee breeches than hear him talk. Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] was the first full account of Wilde's tour to be published. Lewis and Smith paint a picture of Wilde at the very beginning of his career, and vividly conjure the cultural milieu of America towards the end of the 19th century.
(Summary by Rob Marland)
Text source: https://upload.legamus.eu/simple/files/ ... a-1882.pdf (please only read from this text!)

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Post by Newgatenovelist » Wed 1. Jan 2020, 14:22

Hi Rob,

Would you like me to DPL again? And if so, what level of PLing would you like?

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Re: ~solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith

Post by RobMarland » Thu 2. Jan 2020, 11:42

Thanks, Erin!

This one is a lot longer than the last (probably 20+ hours), so thanks for stepping in. Much appreciated.

If you could catch any repeated lines (and, if you choose to read along, any missing lines), plus any substituted words that change the meaning, that would be great.

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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith

Post by Newgatenovelist » Thu 2. Jan 2020, 11:55

Well, you'd mentioned it in the project that's just wrapped up, so I thought I'd take a look.

No problem about the length. I'm just happy for there to be more audiobooks in the world.

That's fine about the PLing. Onward!

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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik

Post by Viktor » Fri 3. Jan 2020, 01:08

Happy new year!

My pleasure to be your MC again. The MW is set up, the password is in a PM, we move to Readers Found.

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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik

Post by RobMarland » Fri 3. Jan 2020, 02:50

Thanks, Viktor!

Erin, here is sec 7 for PL
https://upload.legamus.eu/simple/files/ ... ssmith.mp3

Absolutely no rush to PL these. I will slow down a bit once my Christmas holidays are over.

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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik

Post by Newgatenovelist » Fri 3. Jan 2020, 18:03

It's always nice to have a clear run at some recording/editing time, so please do carry on. I want to hear this, but I'll be slow. Another project I'm PLing has been uploaded to the end of the book, so I'll be spending more time on that than with Wilde for the time being.

These illustrations are brilliant. I knew a couple of them, but not all. The text is good, but those illustrations are the icing on the cake.

I have two notes for section 1. I wouldn't have noticed them if I hadn't been following along, but you've included them elsewhere, so it's up to you what you'd like to do.

22.41, top p. 12 [33/510], section number ‘4’ omitted

30.36, bottom half p. 15 [36], section number ‘5’ omitted


PS It's a day late, but happy Constance Lloyd's birthday, if you're feeling very Wildean.

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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik

Post by RobMarland » Sat 4. Jan 2020, 18:33

Newgatenovelist wrote:
Fri 3. Jan 2020, 18:03
I have two notes for section 1. I wouldn't have noticed them if I hadn't been following along, but you've included them elsewhere, so it's up to you what you'd like to do.

22.41, top p. 12 [33/510], section number ‘4’ omitted

30.36, bottom half p. 15 [36], section number ‘5’ omitted
Yes, there are really some good illustrations in this book. The one coming up of people crowding to get Guiteau's autograph is pretty weird.

Thanks for catching the omissions. I think I sometimes edit out the numbers accidentally because they are really short and therefore look a bit like a cough or something in the audio file. I have added them back in.

section 1 for spot PL
https://upload.legamus.eu/simple/files/ ... ssmith.mp3

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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik

Post by Newgatenovelist » Sat 4. Jan 2020, 20:43

I'm not sure what was going on with LV earlier when I couldn't access it, other than that it was having one of its periodic funny fits, but it's meant that I've PLed another chapter.

The background on this is really nice - it'll be good for listeners who aren't steeped in Ruskin, the Pre-Raphaelites or the culture of Punch cartoons, without over-explainig things for listeners more familiar with the era. It's a nice choice for a project.

Section 1 is spot PL OK. One note for section 2, which is of the same stripe as before:

20.12, top third p. 25 [48/510], section number ‘4’ omitted

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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik

Post by RobMarland » Fri 10. Jan 2020, 13:00

Newgatenovelist wrote:
Sat 4. Jan 2020, 20:43
One note for section 2, which is of the same stripe as before:

20.12, top third p. 25 [48/510], section number ‘4’ omitted
Thanks, Erin.

Section 2, for spot PL
https://upload.legamus.eu/simple/files/ ... ssmith.mp3

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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik

Post by Newgatenovelist » Tue 14. Jan 2020, 23:22

Section 2 is spot PL OK.

There are four notes for section 3:

23.24-23.31, p. 39, penultimate para of sect 4, omission
Sarony took him first in his seal-skin cap, [then bareheaded in his long trousers,] then bareheaded in his knee breeches.

24.00, p. 39, section ‘5’ omitted

32.55-33.03, start second para p. 43
Outcries [heard outeries (?)] were being heard against the secret arrangements by which the railroads were assisting Andrew Carnegie…

35.03-35.05, bottom p. 43
In 1881 [heard 1882]…


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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik

Post by Newgatenovelist » Thu 16. Jan 2020, 00:24

Section 3 is spot PL OK. I'm not moving very quickly, but I am enjoying this. The next section has a pretty good title, too.

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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik

Post by Newgatenovelist » Thu 16. Jan 2020, 22:53

One note for section 4:

5.31, top p. 46, section ‘2’ omitted

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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik

Post by Newgatenovelist » Fri 17. Jan 2020, 23:38

Section 5 is PL OK. It feels like gossip, hearing about Stoddart and Lippincott at that dinner party more than 130 years ago, but I like it even if it is.


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Re: solo [ENGLISH] Oscar Wilde Discovers America [1882] by Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith - vik

Post by Newgatenovelist » Sun 19. Jan 2020, 20:31

Section 7 is PL OK.

I'm not sure if you were thinking of uploading the pdf at some future date, but a couple of pages were omitted at the end of the chapter. It's not a big deal, but I thought I'd mention it.

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