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nealaa
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Post by nealaa » April 23rd, 2017, 9:27 pm

The History of Sir Charles Grandison by Samuel Richardson (1689 - 1761).


The beautiful and witty Harriet Byron writes to her family about her new acquaintances in London, including the odious Sir Hargrave Pollexfen who attempts to carry her off against her will. Harriet and her rescuer, the titular hero, fall in love, but he is already engaged to another woman. The text is also available at https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/r/richardson/samuel/grandison/complete.html ( Neala)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001398912
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    BC Admin ===========================================
    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
    • Project Code: 7NpiyPyY
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Samuel Richardson) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Richardson
    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_History_of_Sir_Charles_Grandison
    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 319
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
    • Original publication date (if known): 1753
    • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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    Genres for the project: Epistolary Fiction; General Fiction/Published before 1800

    Keywords that describe the book: romance, epistolary, sentimental

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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 History of Sir Charles Grandison. 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 History of Sir Charles Grandison, by Samuel Richardson. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of The History of Sir Charles Grandison by Samuel Richardson. 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]"
    END of recording:
    • 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 History of Sir Charles Grandison, by Samuel Richardson. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
  • Example filename sircharlesgrandison_##_richardson_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. sircharlesgrandison_01_richardson_128kb.mp3)

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Last edited by nealaa on April 24th, 2017, 10:14 am, edited 1 time in total.

annise
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Post by annise » April 23rd, 2017, 11:20 pm

He's a longwinded author to attemp as a first Solo :D .
The first post is missing the title - you can edit it by clicking on the edit button

I notice you have over 300 sections. It is not possible for us to have more than 255 sections - it is impossible to catalogue it as Archive will not handle that number.

This best thing to do would be to combine some chapters - they don't appear very long, but you'll need to do a bit of page counting /word counting to find out if that will be possible

Anne
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Post by Availle » April 24th, 2017, 1:02 am

Hi there - well done with the template! :D

I see the book has 7 volumes, the first one contains 39 letters on some 300 pages. Maybe it's a better idea to read one volume at a time and have it catalogued instead of looking at a whole Mount Richardson?

Then we wouldn't have a problem with the number of sections either :wink:

Clarissa Harlowe has been done like this:
https://librivox.org/author/3579
Cheers,
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nealaa
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Post by nealaa » April 24th, 2017, 10:22 am

Hello,

Thank you both for the advice! I know Mt. Richardson is an undertaking, but I'd love to have this book on my comps list a year or two down the road and what better way to get intimately acquainted with Sir Charles Grandison? Hopefully Harriet and Clementina won't be too jealous, though honestly, I'm most interested in Charlotte.

If this will work, I'd like to break up the novel into sections of about 4500-6000 words and do it as one audiobook. I listen to a lot of Librivox during my commute and I've found that it is most convenient when the sections are longer and multivolume works are together in just one audiobook. Sometimes the next section doesn't begin automatically, which can be a hassle on the highway.

Will that work? I've begun breaking up the novel. Do I just need to edit the code in the original post when I know precisely how many sections there will be?

Thank you!
Neala

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 24th, 2017, 12:38 pm

Nealaa,
It would be easiest to know how many sections you need when the project is set up. We can add and delete sections, but it must be done one at a time, so it's much quicker for everyone to get close from the get go.
MaryAnn

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Post by nealaa » April 24th, 2017, 1:59 pm

Hello,
I have the text, including the preface and concluding note, broken up into 126 sections. I tried to stay between 4500-6000 words, but some sections are longer and just a few are shorter. I think I should be able to keep the sections below the maximum file size. :)
Best,
Neala

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Post by Availle » April 24th, 2017, 3:44 pm

Neala,

I understand that you're very enthusiastic about this book - which is a good thing! :D

However, a very quick calculation according to your numbers shows that the book will be at least 80 hours of completed recording. That will take you at least 320 hours of work. :shock:

And with 126 sections and a time horizon of 2 years, that means you will have to do one section - 3 hours - per week. I know that doesn't sound much, but it means each and every week for two years - no matter whether you're sick, on vacation, whether the extended family is over, or whether there's noisy roadwork outside. :?

Even very, very experienced readers would think several times before starting something enormous like this.
We usually recommed newbies to start a solo that's significantly smaller than this. But since you are so invested in the project, I would suggest to at least break the project up in the volumes that are there - because that's how the author has written the book, and also because it will give you some nice milestones to work towards and look back at.
Cheers,
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Post by nealaa » April 24th, 2017, 4:03 pm

Hi, Ava.

Can I do it like this then? Should I do a template for each of the volumes?
Vol. I = 46 sections
Vol. II = 38 sections
Vol. III = 33 sections
Vol. IV = 41 sections
Vol. V = 46 sections
Vol. VI = 55 sections
Vol. VII = 61 sections

Neala

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Post by miss stav » April 24th, 2017, 9:26 pm

Hi,
I am talking from personal expirience. The first project I managed had 107 sections. Like you, I refused to divide it to volumes, and for exactly the same reasons. I still adamently refuse to divide works into volumes. My advice to you is this: give yourself a deadline of three years from now, not two. Give yourself some space. And record a few sections in group projects before you begin to gain expirience, know interesting books, and have a more acurate estimated recording time. Yes, it is rather donting. But it can be done if you stick to it.
Eddit, I do not mean to step on anyone's toes.
Want to read a delightful Victorian romance? Try Mrs. Dymond. Like feminist fiction? Try The Hevenly Twins. Or how about a revolutionary essay? Try Life In the Sickroom.

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Post by annise » April 24th, 2017, 9:45 pm

Hi
No one wants to discourage you, and everything said so far is just advice even that from admins. You've sucessfully and rapidly read a few chapters so you do know what's involved, if you go ahead with the whole book. It's better to be doing something how you want to, which will give a finished result you want.

Anne
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Post by nealaa » April 24th, 2017, 10:29 pm

Hello,


I'm not feeling discouraged and I do appreciate all the feedback from more experienced readers. :D

Several of my classmates also commute to UI listening to LV, so I'd like to stay commuter friendly. I'd like to do one volume with 225 sections. Some days it will be easier to find time to record shorter sections. Why don't we extend the deadline to three years? I should have a lot of time to record during my summer breaks, but a more distant deadline will relieve some pressure.

Best,

Neala

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Post by annise » April 24th, 2017, 11:43 pm

OK , I'll set it up,

Anne
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Post by annise » April 25th, 2017, 12:00 am

Now that you are a soloist, you will be your own BC (book coordinator). That means that you will enter the links to your recordings into the Magic Window (MW) (the scrolling window in the first post). Here is a document that explains how to get into the MW the first time:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxWB83bbALTQYjlENGZ0SVJUWWs

And here is another document that explains how to keep the MW up to date etc:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kVj409nG_E0XJ5UrrcL7EVx7Qyx-2UQ7dbw4mINi3XQ

Just set up 3 or 4 sections till we are both it's OK

Anne
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Post by nealaa » April 25th, 2017, 4:37 am

Thank you!

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Post by annise » April 27th, 2017, 3:21 pm

OK - I see you've uploaded a section so I've added a ~ to the header as a symbol we would like a PL - let's see if one drops in.

Anne
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