Sunday, December 04, 2011

Sunday Scrolls

Written upon the scrolls this Sunday are the works of my own Inklings and we shall start a list of public domain titles from mainly female writers, though they are hard to find I will include any treasure in the public domain.

It would be so sweet to find the best of authors as far back as the early 1200's and actually publish a compilation of their works. I've recently discovered Debra Conrad's Public Domain Treasure Hunters. She indeed has inspired me to go hunting as I love the ancient manuscripts, their book-cover artwork, and illustrations. It shall, no doubt, be a fascinating journey on Sunday Scrolls.

Liza Doolittle
 I assume that women writers have always cornered the market for romance novels. Once in a while I'm drawn to them especially if they have a paranormal feel to it. Christmas I also tend to read some sappy Christmas romance. There, I said it.

But what I love reading are those old manuscripts, not updated versions, of something like A Christmas Carol, or Alice's Adventures Underground. 

But speaking of the here and now our very own Inklings are working on their own unusual/unique manuscripts. Pat Stockett Johnston has put together a collection of articles on Chrysanthemums for beginners. The photographs are stunning. Her latest article will help you get published with Chicken Soup for the Soul. You can do it.

Marilyn Woody is working on unfinished or almost completed manuscripts willed to her by the late Arleta Richardson (a list of her books included at the end of this post). Some of which was still handwritten on yellow pads or typed on an old typewriter and saved on floppy disks. I think Marilyn should blog about it. One day, my friend, you'll see the usefulness of the internet.

The minutes of the Inklings meeting would have been nice to publish here but our Minute Keeper from California Breeze was trapped in her castle--power outage in her neighborhood due to that crazy Southern Cal weather, trees down around her house and all sort of chaos.

In any case, let us begin this list of writers from ages past. And perhaps we can find those priceless images to go along with their masterpieces. I will pick my favorites and publish them in The Watchers' public domain page. Here is a list to get us started from Knowledge Rush dot com.

From the Baldwin Project
The Scrolls of these PD files are in no particular order

John Bunyon's Pilgrim's Progress
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Charlotte M. Yonge's The Frog and the Page

Charlotte M Yonge lived from 1823-1901. She wrote a ton of books. Here's her list from the Gutenberg Project.

George A. Henty's The Dragon and the Raven
His list of books: Lived between 1832-1902

Though not an extensive list as such, nonetheless, a more impressive list will accumulate on our public domain page.

Debby A.


Sharon Lynne said...

What a nice subject. I like old writings too, especially journals. And I did love your "Mechthild of Magdeburg".
Yes, the truth cannot be burned!

The castle is up and running again.

The Gatekeeper said...

Oh I knew the torches would burn bright again. Aren't you glad that's all over? Does make one wonder if any of us could survive without power for a week or so. Oh MY!

Pat Stockett Johnston said...

This is wild. When I click on your link in my email my server changes from Firefox to Internet Explorer. I have no comments using IE.

But when I sign into using Firefox first and then sign in to your blog via my blog, I get the leave your comment message. So here I am.

You have something wrong with one of your boxes. Let me go check it out.