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heatherausten
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Post by heatherausten » March 14th, 2006, 6:37 pm

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/villette-by-charlotte-bronte

Collaborative Project: Please read this post carefully if you would like to read a chapter (or more) of

Villette by Charlotte Bronte.

This is a wonderful classic (and a personal favorite of mine) by Charlotte Bronte!

Plot summary: After a tragedy in her family, Lucy Snow leaves her home to become a teacher at a French boarding school. But soon her "struggle for independence is overshadowed by both her freindship with a worldly English doctor and her feelings for an autocratic schoolmaster" (summarized from The Literature Network, http://www.online-literature.com/brontec/villette/").
  1. How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
    To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below. All the ones without names beside them are ?up for grabs.? Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you?d like to read (include the blue number, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.

    Note: Some of the chapters in this book contain some from French in varying degrees. If you don't speak French (like myself), please review your chapter(s) before claiming them to make sure you're comfortable with them. You're also welcome to make a post in this thread if there are words you need help pronouncing-- I'll make sure you get the help you need. The early consensus was to pronounce the title, "Villette" as VEE-yet; however, our French experts :) , say that "Vil-ette" is more correct. I'll take chapters either way you'd like at this point.
  2. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline?
    Target completion date of this project: October 31, 2006, but try to send your recordings as soon as you can. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it?ll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we?re all volunteers and things happen.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Gutenberg e-text: http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext05/7vill10.txt
  5. Please claim chapters (the blue numbers)!
    Reader list last updated: December 21, 2006 -- 7:29 PM, MST
    Chapters claimed: 42 of 42 (100%)
    Chapters done: 42 of 42 (100%)


    * Please note: I've indicated the chapter number in roman numerals for your convenience only-- please use standard numbering whenever referencing your chapter(s).


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  6. BEFORE recording:
    Please check the Recording Notes:
    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Sample rate
    1. 44.1KHz is the default sample rate in lots of software. We like getting files at this rate.
    2. Some know-it-all told us that 32KHz sounds better. If you know how, try to use this rate.
    3. We want to make this easy, so we'll take any rate from 22 to 44.1KHz, if you need us to.
    4. Please don't use 48KHz or anything under 22KHz. If you accidentally send us something at these rates, our uploaders will resample it for you and advise you on how to record at a sample rate we can use. Don't worry, your work will never be wasted!
  7. DURING recording:
    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "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:
      "Villette, by Charlotte Bronte. Chapter [Chapter Number, Chapter Name]"

    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      ?End of Chapter [Chapter Number]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Villette, by Charlotte Bronte."

    Please include the following amount of silence at the end of your recording: 5s for recordings under 30 mins, 10s if more than 30 mins.
    Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    villette_##_bronte.mp3 , all lower-case, where ## is your chapter number.

    ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/WhatIsID3)
    Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use ? if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!

    Title: [Chapter number - Title]
    Artist: Charlotte Bronte
    Album: Villette
    Comment: (If you want) Recorded by [your name]

    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Files can either be posted here in the forum (link to your webspace) or emailed via http://yousendit.com to: heather_reader@hotmail.com (if you use yousendit, please post the resulting link in this thread)

    I'll need the following information from you when you submit a recording:
    - Your name and URL added to this page: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/ListOfReadersCatalogNames If you're not sure how to do this, ask and we'll gladly help
    - the runtime of the recording in format hh:mm:ss


Any questions?
Please post below or PM me.
Last edited by heatherausten on December 21st, 2006, 7:28 pm, edited 112 times in total.
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Post by kri » March 14th, 2006, 6:48 pm

I'll be your MC for this project Heather :)

To make things easier on you, I changed the last bit to link to this page instead: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/ListOfReadersCatalogNames It's less work for you and for me in the end. Those that aren't on that list already, can easily be added.

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Post by heatherausten » March 14th, 2006, 6:51 pm

Great, thanks! :D
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Post by Gesine » March 15th, 2006, 1:53 am

Another great project, Heather! I was wondering when we'd get round to the Brontes...

It was the first Charlotte Bronte novel I read and I really liked it. It's not as well-known as Jane Eyre or some of the others, so I'm glad you're doing this one!

I'm just here to lend moral support at this stage, but I'm sure readers will be pouring in very soon! :)
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Post by jimmowatt » March 15th, 2006, 6:34 am

heatherausten wrote:Collaborative Project: Please read this post carefully if you would like to read a chapter (or more) of

Villette by Charlotte Bronte.
Greetings Heather.
May I claim the honour of reciting chapter 2?

Kind regards

Jim

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Post by heatherausten » March 15th, 2006, 10:28 am

jimmowatt wrote:Greetings Heather.
May I claim the honour of reciting chapter 2?

Kind regards

Jim
Chapter two is all yours, Jim. Thanks for claiming it! If you haven't done so, please read through the post at the top of this page. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions.
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Post by heatherausten » March 15th, 2006, 10:33 am

Gesine wrote:Another great project, Heather! I was wondering when we'd get round to the Brontes...

It was the first Charlotte Bronte novel I read and I really liked it. It's not as well-known as Jane Eyre or some of the others, so I'm glad you're doing this one!
Thanks for the support, Gesine. :D
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Post by ChipDoc » March 15th, 2006, 3:37 pm

I can't believe that nobody's signed up for this one yet; may I have it please?

Chapter 01 (I) - Bretton
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Post by heatherausten » March 15th, 2006, 6:37 pm

Yep, Chip, Chapter 1 is yours!

I'm a bit suprised, too, but hopefully things will pick up. :D
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Post by ChipDoc » March 15th, 2006, 11:11 pm

Well here you go; we're on our way!

Chapter 01 - Bretton
http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/villette_01_bronte.mp3
16.8MB/18:28
Chip - http://ChipDoc.com/
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Post by jimmowatt » March 16th, 2006, 5:02 am

Just wondering
Is Villette pronounced vill ett or vee yet ?
I'm going to go with vee yett for now I reckon but please let me know if it's any different.

Rather than cluttering the place up with extra posts I shall edit this one for now.
I've recorded part 2 - Paulina and am uploading it to my web space now.
http://www.umor.co.uk/villette_02_bronte.mp3
Please let me know when you've got it as I've only got 50 meg of web space so will need to delete that file off the web space soon.

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Post by ChipDoc » March 16th, 2006, 6:46 am

Well look at the name of the town. It struck me that with a name like Bretton that the name of the novel should be pronounced in the French manner - VEE-yet

But I don't really know for certain...
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Post by jimmowatt » March 16th, 2006, 8:20 am

ChipDoc wrote:Well look at the name of the town. It struck me that with a name like Bretton that the name of the novel should be pronounced in the French manner - VEE-yet

But I don't really know for certain...
Yes, I agree
The possibility of pronouncing it any other way was only a passing thought but then it passed again and this time it stopped and started waving at me, trying to attract my attention.
Thought process went like this:

1.It's pronounced VEE yet

2.but they're plain Yorkshire girls from a little parsonage up on the moors. What would they be doing talking French.

3.But they'd be educated as gentlewomen so of course they'd know some French.

4.Isn't there something about one of them going to finishing school (or some such thing) in France - or was it Holland, oh I don't know.

I used to live only about 20 miles away from Haworth but know so very little about the Brontes.
I went to the parsonage and was delighted by its atmosphere and the large flocks of crows croaking out their malevolent presence in the churchyard but I didn't really learn much in the way of detail.
Anyway, back to the thought process. The nagging doubt came from thought number 2 and e'en though it was so heavily outnumbered, it would not go gently into oblivion.

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Post by heatherausten » March 16th, 2006, 4:50 pm

Wonderful, Chip, thanks for getting to chapter 1 so quickly. Feel free to claim another chapter.
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Post by heatherausten » March 16th, 2006, 4:54 pm

Jim,

For some reason the link isn't working for me. Would you verify the file's status or, if you want, send it through this link:

http://www.yousendit.com/?recipient=heather_reader@hotmail.com

Thanks!
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