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Post Posted:: October 16th, 2014, 2:42 pm 

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The Life of Oscar Wilde by Robert Sherard (1861 - 1943).

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Robert Sherard was Oscar Wilde's friend of 20 years and first biographer. The Life of Oscar Wilde was the second of his four biographies of the Irish playwright and wit. ( Rob Board)



  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/lifeofoscarwilde00sher
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard

    IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).
    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!


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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of The Life of Oscar Wilde. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "The Life of Oscar Wilde, by Robert Sherard. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of The Life of Oscar Wilde by Robert Sherard. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"

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    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Life of Oscar Wilde, by Robert Sherard. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
  • Example filename lifeofoscarwilde_##_sherard_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. lifeofoscarwilde_01_sherard_128kb.mp3)
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    Artist: Robert Sherard
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: The Life of Oscar Wilde

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    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
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    Any questions?
    Please post below

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Post Posted:: October 16th, 2014, 2:43 pm 

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Seeing as I just finished recording the first of Robert Sherard's four (!) biographies of Oscar Wilde, I thought I might as well get stuck into the second. And what better day to start than Wilde's 160th birthday? :birthday:

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Amends for Ladies by Nathan Field. New! A bawdy Jacobean comedy.
Cupid's Whirligig by Edward Sharpham. Another bawdy Jacobean comedy.
The Parson's Wedding by Thomas Killigrew. The 1st English play with an all-female cast.


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Post Posted:: October 17th, 2014, 1:00 am 
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hi rob, i can mc this for you. ill go get us a magic window...

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Post Posted:: October 17th, 2014, 1:06 am 
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done!

have fun with it and let me know if you need anything :)

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Post Posted:: October 17th, 2014, 1:57 am 

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Thanks, Carolin!

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Amends for Ladies by Nathan Field. New! A bawdy Jacobean comedy.
Cupid's Whirligig by Edward Sharpham. Another bawdy Jacobean comedy.
The Parson's Wedding by Thomas Killigrew. The 1st English play with an all-female cast.


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Post Posted:: October 18th, 2014, 1:55 am 
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im moving us out to going solo!

if no dpl comes along, you can also advertise for one in listeners and editors wanted. do you know how to do that?

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Post Posted:: October 18th, 2014, 2:09 am 

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Yes thanks, Carolin. I think I will leave it for a while, until I have a few more chapters uploaded. And if someone comes along in the meantime, that's great too!

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Amends for Ladies by Nathan Field. New! A bawdy Jacobean comedy.
Cupid's Whirligig by Edward Sharpham. Another bawdy Jacobean comedy.
The Parson's Wedding by Thomas Killigrew. The 1st English play with an all-female cast.


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Post Posted:: October 22nd, 2014, 12:48 pm 

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Ready for PL

Preface, 10.13 https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/lifeofoscarwilde_00_sherard_128kb.mp3
Chapter 1, 39.54 https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/lifeofoscarwilde_01_sherard_128kb.mp3

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Amends for Ladies by Nathan Field. New! A bawdy Jacobean comedy.
Cupid's Whirligig by Edward Sharpham. Another bawdy Jacobean comedy.
The Parson's Wedding by Thomas Killigrew. The 1st English play with an all-female cast.


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Post Posted:: October 22nd, 2014, 2:27 pm 
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I would enjoy being the dpl for this book.
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Post Posted:: October 22nd, 2014, 2:50 pm 

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Thanks, Dave! Good to have you on board.

I'm going to try to get through this as fast as I can, but, realistically, it's going to take me at least 8 months. Sherard's often confusing prose and long sentences (not to mention the French and German he chucks in there) means it takes me a while to stumble through a recording. Anyway, fair warning! I'll try not to leave too long an interval between chapters. And, by the same token, no worries if you can't PL right away.

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Amends for Ladies by Nathan Field. New! A bawdy Jacobean comedy.
Cupid's Whirligig by Edward Sharpham. Another bawdy Jacobean comedy.
The Parson's Wedding by Thomas Killigrew. The 1st English play with an all-female cast.


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Post Posted:: October 22nd, 2014, 2:53 pm 
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0-1 PL OK. Will update MW once I'm added to the project. Nice reads!


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Post Posted:: October 23rd, 2014, 12:47 am 
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welcome to this project, dave!

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Post Posted:: November 1st, 2014, 8:27 am 

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I just finished listening to Oscar Wilde: The Story of an Unhappy Friendship. I think you did a fabulous job reading the book, Rob, and I look forward to listening to this one. If you need any help with DPL'ing, I'd be happy to be Dave's second.

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Post Posted:: November 1st, 2014, 4:45 pm 

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Thanks, Michele!

In due course I will get around to recording the next volume of Sherard's Wilde biogs, and will probably start another Wilde project before long. Will PM you when I am good to go.

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Amends for Ladies by Nathan Field. New! A bawdy Jacobean comedy.
Cupid's Whirligig by Edward Sharpham. Another bawdy Jacobean comedy.
The Parson's Wedding by Thomas Killigrew. The 1st English play with an all-female cast.


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Post Posted:: November 1st, 2014, 5:25 pm 

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Very good! Thank you. I'm looking at maybe solo-ing one mentioned in the previous book: The White Slaves Of England. I do like Robert Sherard's writing style, and the subject interests me, as I'm so tired of my young college friends saying things like "Life is just getting harder and harder, people worse and worse off", as they lounge about staring at their smart phones and sipping their Star Bucks or slurping their Smoothie Kings. They need to be made aware of how things were in "the good old days". :)

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