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    Chapter listings for reading groups?

    Postby SandChigger » 12 Feb 2008 00:26

    Freak, do you have a list of chapters for each book?

    On the concordance wiki, I started setting up something of the sort for use in listing page numbers across different editions. A numbered list with the title (when given) or the first three or four words of the chapter epigraph is what I have in mind.

    If you don't have something like this already, how about a few of us divvy up the books and do it?
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    Postby Freakzilla » 12 Feb 2008 00:39

    No, that's why I was posting the epigraphs for each.

    Might want to settle on an edition though, some have prologues and some don't.
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    Postby Omphalos » 12 Feb 2008 01:16

    That is not going to work too well. People bought these books sometimes decades ago and have hung on to them. Pagination is all different between the editions now. Maybe we could list the big four or five?
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    Postby inhuien » 12 Feb 2008 05:21

    And also if the edition is UK or USA if that helps, no forget it I need more coffee.
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    Postby SandChigger » 12 Feb 2008 06:08

    I didn't mean to include page information HERE initially; that was just a mention of something I started working on on the wiki.

    Here's what I was thinking, with or without links to the appropriate threads here:

    Book I - Dune

    Ch 1 A beginning is the time
    Ch 2 To attempt an understanding
    Ch 3 Thus spoke St Alia-of-the-Knife
    Ch 4 You have read that Muad'Dib
    Ch 5 YUEH (yü'?), Wellington
    Ch 6 How do we approach
    Ch 7 With the Lady Jessica
    Ch 8 Yueh! Yueh! Yueh!
    Ch 9 Many have marked the speed
    Ch 10 What had the Lady Jessica
    Ch 11 It is said that the Duke Leto
    Ch 12 Over the exit of the Arrakeen
    Ch 13 On that first day
    Ch 14 There is probably no more
    Ch 15 My father, the Padishah Emperor
    Ch 16 Greatness is a transitory experience
    Ch 17 There is no escape
    Ch 18 Do you wrestle with dreams?
    Ch 19 There should be a science
    Ch 20 Arrakis teaches the attitude
    Ch 21 There is a legend
    Ch 22 O Seas of Caladan

    Book II - Muad'Dib

    Ch 23 When my father the Padishah
    Ch 24 My father once told me
    Ch 25 Muad'Dib could indeed
    Ch 26 What do you despise?
    Ch 27 At the age of fifteen
    Ch 28 We came from Caladan
    Ch 29 Family life of the Royal
    Ch 30 This Fremen religious
    Ch 31 Prophecy and prescience
    Ch 32 The Fremen were supreme
    Ch 33 My father, the Padishah
    Ch 34 God created Arrakis to
    Ch 35 The concept of progress
    Ch 36 Muad'Dib tells us
    Ch 37 The hands move, the lips move

    Book III - The Prophet

    Ch 38 No woman, no man, no child ever
    Ch 39 Deep in the human unconsciousness
    Ch 40 There is in all things a pattern
    Ch 41 Control the coinage and the courts
    Ch 42 You cannot avoid the interplay
    Ch 43 When law and duty are one, united
    Ch 44 How often it is that the angry man
    Ch 45 And it came to pass in the third year
    Ch 46 And that day dawned when Arrakis lay
    Ch 47 And Muad'Dib stood before them
    Ch 48 He was warrior and mystic

    Appendices

    Appendix I - The Ecology of Dune
    Appendix II - The Religion of Dune
    Appendix III - Report on Bene Gesserit Motives and Purposes
    Appendix IV - The Almanak en-Ashraf (Selected Excerpts of the Noble Houses)

    Terminology of the Imperium
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    Postby Freakzilla » 12 Feb 2008 18:48

    Would y'all consider the "Death Cell Interview with Bronso of Ix" in DM to be a prologue or Chapter 1?
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    Postby Omphalos » 12 Feb 2008 19:15

    Prologue. Makes it easier because, IIRC, that is not in the UK edition. Or maybe its the early American edition its not in. Hmmmmm.
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    Postby Tleilax Master B » 12 Feb 2008 19:18

    I agree, Prologue.
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    Postby Freakzilla » 12 Feb 2008 19:20

    OK, prologues will be "Chapter 00".
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    Postby Freakzilla » 08 Mar 2008 12:11

    Would anyone be willing to go through the reading group summaries and make sure the chapters are numbered correctly?

    I started copying CH:D from T(A)U and found that I had skipped chapters two and three and all the following chapters were missnumbered.

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    Postby Omphalos » 08 Mar 2008 12:40

    Freakzilla wrote:Would anyone be willing to go through the reading group summaries and make sure the chapters are numbered correctly?

    I started copying CH:D from T(A)U and found that I had skipped chapters two and three and all the following chapters were missnumbered.

    Thanks


    Not sure what you are asking here, Freak. Are you asking someone to make sure that the chapter numbers you have assigned to CH:D are correct? They may be off in your list? Or all books?
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    Postby Freakzilla » 08 Mar 2008 13:13

    Omphalos wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:Would anyone be willing to go through the reading group summaries and make sure the chapters are numbered correctly?

    I started copying CH:D from T(A)U and found that I had skipped chapters two and three and all the following chapters were missnumbered.

    Thanks


    Not sure what you are asking here, Freak. Are you asking someone to make sure that the chapter numbers you have assigned to CH:D are correct? They may be off in your list? Or all books?




    All of them need to be checked. I haven't noticed any errors in the other book but it would be good to make sure.

    What did Frank have against chapter numbers? :x
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    Postby Omphalos » 08 Mar 2008 14:22

    Ill do one or two tomorrow.
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    Postby Freakzilla » 08 Mar 2008 15:11

    I'd like to use 'Chigger's idea for a chapter index sticky for each book but I've got to be sure their correct.

    Maybe we can get a few more to volunteer to do one book each?
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    Postby SandChigger » 09 Mar 2008 21:33

    I never rechecked my list above, sorry.

    I prepared it by going through a New English Library paperback copy and jotting down each section (chapter) beginning with an epigraph.

    I might try to do some of the other books this week, if no one else gets froggy....
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