Madame de Mauves by Henry James

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Post by podon01 » October 5th, 2020, 9:53 am

Madame de Mauves by Henry James (1843 - 1916).

One of James's best short stories, focused on a troubled marriage and developing the international theme prevalent in James's work ( Patrick O'Donnell)
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    • Project Code: h8GR9yCN
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Henry James) :
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    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 9
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    • Original publication date (if known): 1874
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    Genres for the project: Literary Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: international theme marriage

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Post by shreyasethi » October 6th, 2020, 3:40 am

I could DPL once you find an MC

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Post by TriciaG » October 6th, 2020, 6:48 am

Welcome! I see this is your very first post.

We do STRONGLY encourage a one-minute test (LINK) to check your technical settings. It's not an audition, but to make sure you're exporting at the correct bit rate, have your recording in mono, etc. It would be a shame to record a whole section, only to have to scrap it and redo it because of some simple setting that is incorrect.

We also highly recommend that you claim, record, and get OK'd at least one section in a group project. This is to make sure you know what you're getting into. Recording a whole book isn't as easy as it seems - even one this short. It isn't simply sitting down and recording. There's editing to do - and that often can take up to 5 times as long as recording does. In my experience, a ballpark estimate of 95% of brand new readers who start with a solo end up quitting before finishing. Please test the waters first before jumping in. :)

I'm moving this to Book Suggestions until you've done the test, and (I hope) a little in a group project. When you're ready to do the solo, post in the thread, and an admin will move it back to the Launch Pad for you. :)
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