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solo [ENGLISH] The Autobiography of Lord Alfred Douglas - vik

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The Autobiography of Lord Alfred Douglas by Lord Alfred Douglas (*1870 - † 1945)[**TRANSLATORTXT**]
Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas wrote his autobiography in his late fifties, five years after serving a six month sentence at Wormwood Scrubs for libelling Winston Churchill. Since the publication of his first memoir, the vitriolic “Oscar Wilde and Myself” (1914), Douglas’s anger at Wilde had cooled somewhat, but he still took the opportunity in his autobiography to strike back at his many other perceived enemies.
(Summary by Rob Marland)
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Re: solo [ENGLISH] The Autobiography of Lord Alfred Douglas

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Hi Rob,

Are you looking for a DPL for this project?

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Re: solo [ENGLISH] The Autobiography of Lord Alfred Douglas

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You've been busy! It's nice to see Legamus getting a bit more in the way of projects.

Chapters 1 and 2 are PL OK.
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Re: solo [ENGLISH] The Autobiography of Lord Alfred Douglas

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One note for chapter 3:

Please add track/chapter numbers in the tags
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Chapters 5 and 6 are PL OK. One possible note for chapter 4, depending on your preferences:

0.48-0.51, p 21 third line indented quotation
And where the Devil’s grace, [head glance] to counterfeit,
I don’t know if you want word-perfect for poetry.

He really isn't holding back, is he?
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Chapter 7 is PL OK.
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Chapters 8, 9 and 10 are PL OK.

Are Robert Ross's stories any good? I've not read them.
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Re: solo [ENGLISH] The Autobiography of Lord Alfred Douglas

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Chapters 11, 12 and 13 are PL OK.
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Re: solo [ENGLISH] The Autobiography of Lord Alfred Douglas

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Newgatenovelist wrote: Sat 19. Jun 2021, 11:57 Chapters 8, 9 and 10 are PL OK.

Are Robert Ross's stories any good? I've not read them.
Me neither. I don't know how easily available they are.

Thanks for all the PLing. I'm not getting email notifications again for some reason, hence why I've been slow to respond, but I'll get it sorted.
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No worries about the notifications. In my experience sometimes the Legamus ones are delayed, though they come through in the end. This isn't a short book to record, so no rush.

Masques & Phases is available from IA:
https://archive.org/details/masquesphases00rossuoft
Ross seems like an interesting person, but I have no idea if this collection in and of itself is worth bumping to the front of my ever-lengthening reading queue. I thought if anybody might have read it, it would be you!
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Re: solo [ENGLISH] The Autobiography of Lord Alfred Douglas - vik

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I think I have heard of the title of that collection, but never looked it up. Ever-lengthening queue is right!

For [spot] PL
3 https://upload.legamus.eu/simple/files/ ... ouglas.mp3
14 https://upload.legamus.eu/simple/files/ ... ouglas.mp3
15 https://upload.legamus.eu/simple/files/ ... ouglas.mp3

Edit: Viktor has set up the MW so I have now updated it.
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Excellent! A flying visit - chapter 3 is spot PL OK.
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Chapters 14 and 15 are PL OK.
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Chapters 16 and 17 are PL OK.
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Re: solo [ENGLISH] The Autobiography of Lord Alfred Douglas - vik

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Chapters 18 and 20 are PL OK. For chapter 19, one note, though the reading itself is fine:

Small mistake in the tags – I see the chapter number as IXX rather than XIX
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