The Crock of Gold is a comic novel written by Irish author James Stephens (1880 - 1950), a popular poet and quick-witted storyteller whose pantheistic philosophy is revealed in his more or less adult Irish fairy tales. His first novel, The Charwoman's Daughter appeared in 1911. The Crock of Gold, his second book in 1913, again showcases his unique style -- quick wit, cleverness of phrase, irony, astute observation, and rhythmic prose. In it we encounter a Philosopher, his revengeful wife, superstitious villagers, children being lured down leprechaun holes, a young woman seduced by Pan, the god of lust and carefree living; Angus Og the god of youth, love and beauty; also the many useful tips and tricks for dealing with fairies, goblins and Gods. We learn that no good comes of stealing a leprechaun's crock of gold! ~Summary by Michele Fry
Thank you THynes, for helping me with pronunciation of the Irish words.
- Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1605
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- Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (James Stephens) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Stephens_(author)
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- Number of sections (files) this project will have: 20
- Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
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Genres for the project: Culture & Heritage Fiction
Keywords that describe the book: satire, irish fairy tale, irish legend, comic fiction, Pan,
[*]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 # of The Crock of Gold, by James Stephens. This Librivox recording is in the Public Domain, read by Michele Fry, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on date (optional) . . . Book x, Title, Chapter x"
END of recording:
- At the end of the section, say:
"End of [Chapter #]", and end of book #/Title if it ends it.
- At the end of the book, say (in addition):
"End of The Crock of Gold, by James Stephens. "
There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
[*]Example filename crockofgold_##_stephens_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. crockofgold_01_stephens_128kb.mp3)
[*]Example ID3 V2 tags
Artist: James Stephens
Title: Chapter # (as shown in MW)
Album: The Crock of Gold
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BC/Soloist: Michele Fry (msfry)
MC: Lynne T (lynnet)
Cover: Michele Fry