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Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:38 am
Fishr says...



I'm having a hard time finding decent info on him, believe it or not. The only site I found was http://www.paulreverehouse.com that had decent info. However, I need more. Most of the links I'm getting are about his famouse ride, and there's very little on his bio.

So if anyone knows any books or other links, could you post them please?

Also, there's very little information on his famous quotes. The purpose of the quotes is so I can master his dilect but there's so little information, that it's making it hard.

If anyone knows links that relate to Revere's speech, could you post those too?

Overall, anything that anyone can help me with would be great. Thank you.
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Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:33 pm
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Did you try Wikipedia? If not, here's the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Revere

You mentioned about mastering his dialect. Well, even if you can't find quotes I wouldn't worry too much. There's historical accuracy and then there's insanity. Not many readers will mind how you portray his voice as long as it fits the times.

Besides, you have to make the character your own, whether he was a historical figure or not.

However, if you want good information, I would go and get out some books. Amazon gives you this list: List of Books

Unfortunately, most of them are about his ride.

This book, however, covers his life and appears to have primary sources included (letters, etc.) which might be helpful in finding his voice: In Their Own Words : Paul Revere

Also, supposedly this is thought of as the most useful account of Revere: And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?

That link also lets you look inside the book. One description of the work says "Describes some of the well-known as well as the lesser-known details of Paul Revere's life and exciting ride." So I reckon that could be of some use to you.

I hope that helped, good luck with your story!
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Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:41 pm
Fishr says...



WOW! That was more help than I expected. Thank you, Firestarter!! :D

And this made me laugh:
Well, even if you can't find quotes I wouldn't worry too much. There's historical accuracy and then there's insanity. Not many readers will mind how you portray his voice as long as it fits the times.

Besides, you have to make the character your own, whether he was a historical figure or not.
You're right, and I value my sanity, lmao. That's good advice and now I feel better, lol.
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