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Post by fae » December 14th, 2006, 8:03 am

kri, to explain why some projects might be abandoned, wrote:... We understand that life intervenes and is far far more important than helping us out at LibriVox. At the very least, I do, and I'm sure I'm not stepping too far to say the rest of us running around behind the scenes understand as well. All we ask for is a little notice if you've got projects that you're responsible for, and no guilt is necessary. Even if you decide that you're just not enjoying things anymore and don't really want to participate, we really won't think badly of it. It's important to have fun, enjoy yourself, and if you're no longer doing those things, let us know and we'll be glad to wish you well and find other people to take things over for you.
Sometimes a soloist or closed group will not be able to finish their project and opens that project for others to work on. When this happens, their MC will add the book to the list below, and move the project thread into storage. This thread is to advertise for either a soloist to complete the book using the existing files, or for an experienced book coordinator to convert it into a group project.

If you would like to pick up any of these projects, and use the existing chapter file/s please create a NEW THREAD in the Launch Pad, including all the regular information. You should use the solo/group template as appropriate, and post that you are adopting an abandoned project. You will need to wait for a new MC to sign up to the project, then they will be able to recreate the old Magic Window, including the links to existing files.

If you would like to read the original project thread before deciding, please post below, and any MC will be able to move it out of storage to Book Suggestions for review. You could also ask there if others are interested in helping! If you decide to go ahead with it, please create a NEW THREAD in the Launch Pad as described above.

If you decide to begin a brand new project, not using any of the old files, you do not need to post in this thread at all. Proceed to the Launch Pad and begin the new project.

Once an adopted project is underway, please check that your MC has removed the posts from this thread, just to keep things tidy.

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If you cannot see the project thread, it is because it has been moved off the general forum. Post here to ask for an admin to move it back so you can see it.

ENGLISH:
Fiction

The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle Volume II by Tobias Smollett (abandoned July 2018)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4084
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=44640
Total # of sections: 67
Sections completed: 34 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/carolin

The Mabinogion Vol. 2 (abandoned October 2018)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19973
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=69858
Total # of sections: 12
Sections completed: 1 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned

The Life and Sayings Of Mrs. Partington and Others Of the Family by B.P. Shillaber (abandoned July 2018)
Text: http://www.archive.org/details/lifeandsayingsof00shilrich
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=28420
Total # of sections: 17
Sections completed: 4 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/lifeandsayings

The Pride of Jennico by Egerton Castle (abandoned June 2018)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/51238
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=70619
Total # sections: 21
Sections completed: 16 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/prideofjennico


Nonfiction


The Anti-Coup by Gene Sharp (1928 - 2018) (abandoned July 2018)
Text: http://www.aeinstein.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/TAC-1.pdf (direct PDF link) or https://archive.org/details/TheAnti-coup
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=47016
Total no. of sections: 37
Sections completed: 19 (need PL)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/anti-coup

The Autobiography of Ben Franklin (abandoned July 2018)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20203
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=68346
Total no. of sections: 20
Sections completed: 2
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/benfranklin

Critique of Dogmatic Theology, by Leo Tolstoy (abandoned January 2018)
Text: https://archive.org/details/myconfessioncrit00tols
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=65353
Total no. of sections: 29
Sections completed: 4 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/critiquedogmatictheology

Essays and Addresses on the Philosophy of Religion by Friedrich von Hugel (abandoned November 2017)
Text: https://archive.org/details/essaysaddresses00hggoog
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=64900
Total # of sections: 23
Sections completed: 2 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/philosophyofreligion/

Homecraft Rugs: Their Historic Background, Romance of Stitchery and Method of Making by Lydia Le Baron Walker (d.1958) (abandoned June 2018)
Text: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.$b32171;view=1up;seq=11
Project thread: viewtopic.php?t=67092
Total # of sections: 34
Sections completed: 4 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/homecraftrugs/

J.S. Bach, Volume 2 by Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965). Translated by Ernest Newman (1868 - 1959) (abandoned November 2018)
This is a complicated project, with vocal and/or instrumental music excerpts in each chapter which are in the Magic Window separately.
Text: https://archive.org/details/jsbach00widogoog
Project thread: viewtopic.php?t=66869
Total # of sections: 96 (but Magic Window not completed)
Sections completed: 9 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/jsbach2/

The Journal of John Woolman by John Woolman (1720 - 1772) (abandoned July 2018)
Text: http://archive.org/stream/Harvard-Classics/001_Harvard_Classics#page/n173/mode/1up
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=43453
Total # of sections: 14
Sections completed: 7 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/journal_johnwoolman/

The Juvenile Bible by Anonymous (abandoned July 2018)
Text: www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/52146
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=61237
Total # of sections: 67
Sections completed: 3 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/juvenilebible/

The Life and Letters of Elizabeth Prentiss by George Prentiss (abandoned July 2018)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11549
Project thread: viewtopic.php?t=42089
Total # of sections: 50-ish
Sections completed: 18 (PL OK)
File location: ~/uploads/annise/

The Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven, Vol. 1 by Alexander Wheelock Thayer (abandoned April 2018)
Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/43591
Project thread: viewtopic.php?t=67582
Total # of sections: 37
Sections completed: 1 (PL OK)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/lifeofludwigvanbeethovenvol1/

Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry by Albert Pike (File from 2008)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19447
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=14425
Total # of sections: 33? No database entry; we just have the one file and the old thread
Sections completed: 1 - never PL'd. Volume low in Checker, and needs DC offset removed
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/morals_dogma[NK]

Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman (abandoned May 2018)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34406
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=62764
Total # of sections: 58
Completed: 19 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/prison_memoirs_11403

[OLD ENGLISH] Bible (West Saxon Gospels) NT 02: Mark (abandoned 2011)
Text: http://www.google.com/books?id=l_AzAAAAMAAJ
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=25021
Total # of sections: 16
Sections completed: 1 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/mark_01_westsaxongospels_128kb.mp3

The Frontier in American History by Frederick Jackson Turner (1861 - 1932) (abandoned november 2018)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22994
Project Thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=50772
Total # of sections: 44
Sections completed: 27 (all pl ok)
File location: Carolin's folder, to be moved.


Poetry


Jingle Bells by James Lord Pierpont (1822 - 1893) (abandoned January 2018)
Text: https://archive.org/stream/collegesongs00rose#page/48/mode/2up
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=67911
Total # of sections: 15
Completed: 2 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/jinglebells_pierpont

The Complaint; or Night Thoughts by Edward Young (abandoned May 2017)
Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/33156
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=63264
Total # of sections: 9
Completed: 3 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/nightthoughts

[ENGLISH] Hindustani Lyrics (abandoned March 2018)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17711
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=55501
Total # of sections: 51
Completed: 16 (13 PL OK; 3 need change to intro wording)
File location: ~uploads/alg1001

FRENCH:

[FRENCH] Carmilla par Sheridan Le Fanu (abandoned May 2016)
Text: https://www.ebooksgratuits.com/details.php?book=412
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=38859
Total # of sections: 17
Sections completed: 2
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/Carmilla 2

[FRENCH] Essais (Livre I) par Michel de Montaigne (Abandoned Sept 2014)
Text: http://www.bribes.org/trismegiste/montable.htm possibly http://jclvtxt.blogspot.com/2008/11/essais-par-montaigne-index.html
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=16255
Total # of sections: 60-ish (MW not totally filled in)
Sections completed: 21 (to be PLed)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/essais/

[FRENCH] Histoire curieuse et pittoresque des sorciers, devins, magiciens, astrologues, voyants, revenants, âmes en peine, vampires, spectres, fantômes, apparitions, visions, gnomes, lutins, esprits malins, sorts jetés, exorcismes, etc., etc., etc. Depuis l’antiquité jusqu’à nos jours par Mathias de Giraldo (abandoned April 2016)
Text: https://archive.org/details/histoirecurieus00forngoog
Project thread: viewtopic.php?t=51865
Total # of sections: 30
Sections completed: 8 (PL OK)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/histoire curieuse

[FRENCH] Introduction à la Vie Dévote par Saint François de Sales (abandoned October 2016)
Text: http://books.google.fr/books?id=yuUUAAAAQAAJ
Project thread: viewtopic.php?t=37664
Total # of sections: 122
Sections completed: 29 (1 PL OK, 16 ready for spot PL, 12 ready for PL)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/intro_vie_devote

[FRENCH] La royale maison de Savoie par Grégoire Hudry-Menos (abandoned May 2016)
Text: https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_xDbK5tRSE_wC
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=54136
Total # of sections: 5
Sections completed: 3 (2 PL OK, 1 needs edits)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/royalemaisondesavoie

[FRENCH] Les Mystères de Paris, Tome 3 par Eugène Sue (abandoned July 2018)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18923
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=43121
Total # of sections: 28
Sections completed: 16 (14 PL OK, 2 need edits)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/Mysteres Paris 3

[FRENCH] Claude Gueux de Victor Hugo (abandoned Jan 2017)
Text: https://books.google.com/books?id=BelTAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA287#v=onepage&q&f=false (can possibly read from http://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Claude_Gueux if it's the same text)
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=56779
Total # of sections: 3
Sections completed: 1 (with optional edit)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/claudegueux


GERMAN:

[GERMAN] Die Abenteuer Tom Sawyers von Mark Twain (abandoned August 2017)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30165
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=29979
Total # of sections: 36
Sections completed: 6 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/AbenteuerTomSawyers/

[GERMAN] Memoiren einer Sozialistin - Lehrjahre von Lily Braun (1865-1916) (abandoned May 2014)
Text: http://gutenberg.spiegel.de/buch/1571/1
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=24056
Total # of sections: 30
Sections completed: 7: 2 PL OK, 1 needs edits, 4 need PL
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/memoiren/

[GERMAN] Rousseau von Paul Hensel (1860-1930) (abandoned April 2014)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44474
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=50164
Total # of sections: 8
Sections completed: 3 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/russeau/

[MIDDLE GERMAN] Daß Narrenschyff ad Narragoniam von Sebastian Brant (solo abandoned May 2011)
Text: http://de.wikisource.org/wiki/Doctor_Brants_Narrenschiff
Project thread: viewtopic.php?t=30308
Total # of sections: 39
Sections completed: 2 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/narrenschiff_ad_narragoniam/

[GERMAN] Der Trotzkopf by Emmy von Rhoden (abandoned March 2017)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/31309
Project thread: viewtopic.php?t=30308
Total # of sections: 30
Sections completed: 9 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/trotzkopf/


SPANISH:

[SPANISH] El Infierno De Dante (solo abandoned October 2009)
Text: http://www.biblioteca.clarin.com/pbda/poesia/infierno/poesia.htm
Project thread: viewtopic.php?t=17645
Total # of sections: 33
Sections completed: 6 (possibly PL'd in thread, not in MW)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/infierno/

[SPANISH] El Escuadrón del Brigante by Pío Baroja (abandoned Aug 2016)
Text: https://archive.org/stream/elescuadrndelbri00baro#page/n9/mode/2up
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=54651
Total # of sections: 51
Sections completed: 14 (13 PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/escuadron/

[SPANISH] Los Cuatro Jinetes del Apocalipsis by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (abandoned Sept 2016)
Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24536
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=58043
Total # of sections: 30
Sections completed: 3 (all PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/jinetes/


OTHER NON-ENGLISH:

[CHINESE] - 兒女英雄傳 Er Nu Ying Xiong Zhuan by Kang, Wen 文康
Text: text link
Project Thread: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=233643
Total # of sections: 42
Sections completed: 19
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/ernuyingxionzh/

[CHINESE] - Wandering (彷徨) by Xun Lu (1881 - 1936)
Text: text link
Project Thread: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=39205
Total # of sections: 11
Sections completed: 5 (4 PL OK, 1 Ready to PL)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/wandering/

[DANISH] - Takt og Tone by Emma Gad (abandoned October 2014)
Text: http://www.weirdspace.info/DanskeTekster/EmmaGad/Gad_DA.htm
Project Thread: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=50050
Total # of sections: 11
Sections completed: 1
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/

[DUTCH] - Een coquette vrouw van Carry Van Bruggen (1881 - 1932).
Text: http://www.dbnl.org/titels/titel.php?id=brug004coqu01
Project Thread: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=50563
Total # of sections: 23
Sections completed: 7
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/coquettevrouw/

[ESPERANTO] - Vivo de Zamenhof by Edmond Privat (1889 - 1962) - Not PD for Life+70
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/26359
Project Thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=57184
Total # of sections: 13
Sections completed: 9 (6 PL OK, 3 Ready to PL)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/vivo_de_zamenhof/

[INDONESIAN] Mengelilingi Doenia Dalam 80 Hari
Text: https://id.wikisource.org/wiki/Mengelilingi_Doenia_Dalam_80_Hari
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=16359
Total # of sections: 37
Sections completed: 16 PL OK; 8 need edits; 4 ready for PL/spot PL; 9 open/unrecorded
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/mengelilingi/

[ITALIAN] Dialogo dei Massimi Sistemi by Galileo Galilei (started Dec 2009, abandoned Apr. 2010)
Text: http://www.archive.org/details/idialoghidigalil00galiuoft
Project thread: http://forum.librivox.org/viewtopic.php?t=23117
Total sections: 30
Sections completed: 3 (PL OK)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/dialogo_sistemi/

[LATIN] Homeri Odyssea by Homer, trans. Samuel Clark (collab started in 2010; abandoned December 2011)
Text: http://www.archive.org/details/operaomnia03home
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=25330
Total # of sections: 24
Sections completed : 6 (PLed)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/homeriodyssea/

[LATIN] Mostellaria, by Plautus (Solo project, abandoned November 2013)
Text: http://archive.org/stream/mostellariaplau01ramsgoog#page/n6/mode/2up
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=45590&p=946656#p946656
Total # of sections: 20
Sections completed: 2(1 PL OK; 1 to be PLed)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/mostellaria/

[Tagalog] Noli Me Tangere ni José Rizal (abandoned May 2014)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20228
Project thread: viewtopic.php?t=40005
Total # of sections: 65
Sections completed: 7 (2 PL OK, 1 easy edit, 2 other edits needed, 2 need PL)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/noli_me_tangere_tagalog

[TAMIL/ENGLISH] Thirukkural by Thiruvalluvar (Translated by G. U. Pope) (abandoned January 2012)
Text: http://www.scribd.com/doc/3452399/The-Sacred-Kural-by-RevGUPope
Project thread: viewtopic.php?t=24152
Total # of sections: 26
Sections completed: 1 (Needs PL)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/thirukkural/

[YIDDISH] Songs from the Ghetto by Morris Rosenfeld (abandoned November 2013)
Text: http://www.archive.org/details/songsfromghettow00roseuoft
Project thread: viewtopic.php?t=15508
Total # of sections: 4
Sections completed: 2 (Need edits)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned/songsfromtheghetto/


2ND OR MORE VERSION:

Ulysses by James Joyce (abandoned January 2018)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4300
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=60770
Total # of sections: 90
Sections completed: 35 (30 PL OK, 5 edits needed)
File location: ~uploads/philchenevert/
Since there are already two versions of this in the catalog, this project will be removed and the files deleted on January 1, 2019 unless it is adopted.

The Portent by George MacDonald (abandoned March 2018)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8913
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=46089
Total # of sections: 28
Sections completed: 5 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/portent
Since there is already one version of this in the catalog, this project will be removed and the files deleted on March 1, 2019 unless it is adopted.

Dubliners by James Joyce (abandoned March 2018)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2814
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=38932
Total # of sections: 17
Sections completed: 3 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/dubliners
Since there is already one version of this in the catalog, this project will be removed and the files deleted on March 1, 2019 unless it is adopted.

The Meaning of the Glorious Koran by Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall (abandoned April 2018)
Text: https://archive.org/details/Three_Translations_Of_The_Koran_Al_Quran_Side_By_Side_Pg16955
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=67438
Total # of sections: 69
Sections completed: 1 (PL OK)
File location: ~/uploads/abandoned
Since there is already one version of this in the catalog, this project will be removed and the files deleted on May 1, 2019 unless it is adopted.

Cock-House at Fellsgarth by Talbot Reed (1852 - 1893) (abandoned Dec 2016)
Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21037
Project Thread: viewtopic.php?t=69141
Total # of sections: 26
Sections completed: 3 (PL'd with comments)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/fellsgarth/
Another version of this used this DB entry - viewtopic.php?t=60932
Since there is already one version of this in the catalog, this project will be removed and the files deleted on June 1, 2019 unless it is adopted.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (abandoned late 2017)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/120
Project Thread: viewtopic.php?t=63140
Total # of sections: 17
Sections completed: 7 (PL OK)
File location: ~uploads/kilteddragon/
Since there are multiple versions of this in the catalog, this project will be removed and the files deleted on July 1, 2019 unless it is adopted.
Last edited by TriciaG on January 9th, 2018, 6:25 pm, edited 7 times in total.

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Post by miss stav » December 6th, 2018, 12:37 pm

Surprise surprise. I can return earlyer then expected, and I am glad because I missed you all terebly. I think there cannot be a nicer way for me to return then adopting
The Life and Sayings Of Mrs. Partington and Others Of the Family by B.P. Shillaber. Would anyone like to move it to the lonch pad for me?
Looking for an easy read? Try Mollie's Prince and Nature And Art. Want to read a civil war novel? Try Order Number 11. Like feminist fiction? Try The Heavenly Twins.

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Post by JayKitty76 » Yesterday, 11:49 am

I was interested in adopting The Juvenile Bible by Anonymous, but I am not authorized to read the project in its thread. Can an admin please change this for me? And also, is this a Solo, or a Group project?
Thanks!

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Post by TriciaG » Yesterday, 2:04 pm

JayKitty76 wrote:
Yesterday, 11:49 am
I was interested in adopting The Juvenile Bible by Anonymous, but I am not authorized to read the project in its thread. Can an admin please change this for me? And also, is this a Solo, or a Group project?
Thanks!
Moved it to book suggestions for you to look at. Let us know either way, whether you're adopting it or throwing it back into the pile.

You can either finish it off yourself and include the 3 PL OK sections, or you could make it a group project. Either way it's technically a group project because there's more than one reader.

If you want to do the entire thing yourself without using the existing files, then this project would have nothing to do with you. You'd start the new project as if this one never existed.

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