This project is now complete and can be found at http://librivox.org/candide01/
I was so shocked that Project Gutenberg didn't have this book in English Translation that I got a PD-aged English version and started scanning. PG gave me a copyright clearance on it, and these scans will be going through their Distributed Proofreaders---but you all get them even a little sooner!
Each chapter will have a link by it for a zip of the scanned pages, which are b/w 300dpi pngs. Just download your section and go! The chapters average 4-6 pages in a small-format book and should be pretty quick. The Introduction and Chapter 1 zips have some extra pages of padding included, title page and such---if you DL all the zips you'll have the full sequence of pages.
Eventually there will be 30 chapters, but I decided to go ahead and start early. ^_~ Also, when I submit this to PGDP, I'll try to coordinate with them. Hopefully we can have our audio version included in the PG release!
- How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones marked "OPEN" 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.
- New to recording?
Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
- Is there a deadline?
Target completion date of this project: 31-August-2006
We can be pretty relaxed about deadlines, but we're all in it together wanting to see more finished books, so 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.
- Where do I find the text?
Click the link to the zip file by each chapter.
- Please claim chapters (the blue numbers)!
Reader list last updated: 3rd September-2006
Chapters claimed: 31 / 31
Chapters done: 30 / 31
DONE, Fox in the Stars - 00 - Introduction by Philip Littell.
DONE, DSayers - 01 - How Candide was brought up in a Magnificent Castle, and how he was expelled thence
DONE, DSayers - 02 - What became of Candide among the Bulgarians
DONE, Dragoness - 03 - How Candide made his escape from the Bulgarians and what afterwards became of him
DONE, Dragoness - 04 - How Candide found his old Master Pangloss and what happened to them
DONE, Dragoness - 05 - Tempest, Shipwreck, Earthquake, and what became of Doctor Pangloss, Candide, and James the Anabaptist
DONE, EdwardT - 06 - How the Portuguese made a Beautiful Auto-da-f鬠to prevent any further Earthquakes: and how Candide was publicly whipped
DONE, EdwardT - 07 - How the Old Woman took care of Candide and how he found the Object he loved
DONE, featherheadfop - 08 - The History of Cunegonde
DONE, featherheadfop - 09 - What became of Cunegonde, Dandide, the Grand Inquisitor, and the Jew
DONE, featherheadfop - 10 - In what distress Candide, Cunegonde, and the Old Woman arrived at Cadiz; and of their Embarkation
DONE, featherheadfop - 11 - History of the Old Woman
DONE, EdwardT - 12 - The Adventures of the Old Woman continued
DONE - Featherheadfop - - 13 - How Candide was forced away from fair Cunegonde and the Old Woman
DONE - Featherheadfop - - 14 - How Candide and Cacambo were received by the Jesuits of Paraguay
DONE - Featherheadfop - - 15 - How Candide killed the brother of his dear Cunegonde
DONE, Yakumo - 16 - Adventures of the Two Travellers, with Two Girls, Two Monkeys, and the Savages called Oreillons
Done, DSayers - 17 - Arrival of Candide and his Valet at El Dorado, and what they saw there
Done, DSayers - 18 - What they saw in the Country of El Dorado
DONE, Reluctant Penguin - 19 - What happened to them at Surinam and how Candide got acquainted with Martin
DONE, Reluctant Penguin - 20 - What happened at Sea to Candide and Martin
DONE, Reluctant Penguin - 21 - Candide and Martin, reasoning, draw near the Coast of France
DONE, Reluctant Penguin - 22 - What happened in France to Candide and Martin
DONE, Reluctant Penguin - 23 - Candid and Martin touched upon the Coast of England, and what they saw there
DONE, Reluctant Penguin - 24 - Of Paquette and Friar Girofl饍
DONE, Reluctant Penguin - 25 - The Visit to Lord Pococurante, a Noble Venetian
DONE, Fox in the Stars - 26 - Of a Supper which Candide and Martin took with Six Strangers, and who they were
DONE, Fox in the Stars - 27 - Candide's Voyage to Constantinople
DONE, Fox in the Stars - 28 - What happened to Candide, Cunegonde, Pangloss, Martin, etc.
DONE, Fox in the Stars - 29 - How Candide found Cunegonde and the Old Woman again
DONE, Fox in the Stars - 30 - The Conclusion
- BEFORE recording:
Please check the Recording Notes:
Set your recording software to:
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44100 kHzs
- DURING recording:
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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]"
"Candide, by Voltaire.
[Chapter Number: Chapter Title]"
- At the end of the section, say:
?End of [Chapter]"
- At the end of the book, say (in addition):
"End of Candide"
Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
- AFTER recording:
Save files as
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candide_##_voltaire.mp3 , all lower-case, where ## is your chapter number. (It should match the name of your text zip.)
ID3 V2 tags
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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 Title, abbreviated as necessary]
Track Number: ##
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Thanks and hope you enjoy it!