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Post by Fox in the Stars » April 30th, 2006, 9:22 pm

Candide by Voltaire.

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!
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  4. Where do I find the text?
    Click the link to the zip file by each chapter.
  5. 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.
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_00_voltaire.zip

    DONE, DSayers - 01 - How Candide was brought up in a Magnificent Castle, and how he was expelled thence
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_01_voltaire.zip

    DONE, DSayers - 02 - What became of Candide among the Bulgarians
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_02_voltaire.zip

    DONE, Dragoness - 03 - How Candide made his escape from the Bulgarians and what afterwards became of him
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_03_voltaire.zip

    DONE, Dragoness - 04 - How Candide found his old Master Pangloss and what happened to them
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_04_voltaire.zip

    DONE, Dragoness - 05 - Tempest, Shipwreck, Earthquake, and what became of Doctor Pangloss, Candide, and James the Anabaptist
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_05_voltaire.zip

    DONE, EdwardT - 06 - How the Portuguese made a Beautiful Auto-da-f鬠to prevent any further Earthquakes: and how Candide was publicly whipped
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_06_voltaire.zip

    DONE, EdwardT - 07 - How the Old Woman took care of Candide and how he found the Object he loved
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_07_voltaire.zip

    DONE, featherheadfop - 08 - The History of Cunegonde
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_08_voltaire.zip

    DONE, featherheadfop - 09 - What became of Cunegonde, Dandide, the Grand Inquisitor, and the Jew
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_09_voltaire.zip

    DONE, featherheadfop - 10 - In what distress Candide, Cunegonde, and the Old Woman arrived at Cadiz; and of their Embarkation
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_10_voltaire.zip

    DONE, featherheadfop - 11 - History of the Old Woman
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_11_voltaire.zip

    DONE, EdwardT - 12 - The Adventures of the Old Woman continued
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_12_voltaire.zip

    DONE - Featherheadfop - - 13 - How Candide was forced away from fair Cunegonde and the Old Woman
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_13_voltaire.zip

    DONE - Featherheadfop - - 14 - How Candide and Cacambo were received by the Jesuits of Paraguay
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_14_voltaire.zip

    DONE - Featherheadfop - - 15 - How Candide killed the brother of his dear Cunegonde
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_15_voltaire.zip

    DONE, Yakumo - 16 - Adventures of the Two Travellers, with Two Girls, Two Monkeys, and the Savages called Oreillons
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_16_voltaire.zip

    Done, DSayers - 17 - Arrival of Candide and his Valet at El Dorado, and what they saw there
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_17_voltaire.zip

    Done, DSayers - 18 - What they saw in the Country of El Dorado
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_18_voltaire.zip

    DONE, Reluctant Penguin - 19 - What happened to them at Surinam and how Candide got acquainted with Martin
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_19_voltaire.zip

    DONE, Reluctant Penguin - 20 - What happened at Sea to Candide and Martin
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_20_voltaire.zip

    DONE, Reluctant Penguin - 21 - Candide and Martin, reasoning, draw near the Coast of France
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_21_voltaire.zip

    DONE, Reluctant Penguin - 22 - What happened in France to Candide and Martin
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_22_voltaire.zip

    DONE, Reluctant Penguin - 23 - Candid and Martin touched upon the Coast of England, and what they saw there
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_23_voltaire.zip

    DONE, Reluctant Penguin - 24 - Of Paquette and Friar Girofl饍
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_24_voltaire.zip

    DONE, Reluctant Penguin - 25 - The Visit to Lord Pococurante, a Noble Venetian
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_25_voltaire.zip

    DONE, Fox in the Stars - 26 - Of a Supper which Candide and Martin took with Six Strangers, and who they were
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_26_voltaire.zip

    DONE, Fox in the Stars - 27 - Candide's Voyage to Constantinople
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_27_voltaire.zip

    DONE, Fox in the Stars - 28 - What happened to Candide, Cunegonde, Pangloss, Martin, etc.
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_28_voltaire.zip

    DONE, Fox in the Stars - 29 - How Candide found Cunegonde and the Old Woman again
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_29_voltaire.zip

    DONE, Fox in the Stars - 30 - The Conclusion
    Text: http://librivox.greenkri.com/candide/candide_30_voltaire.zip


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Post by Fox in the Stars » April 30th, 2006, 9:23 pm

To start things off, I claimed the Introduction myself.
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Post by DSayers » April 30th, 2006, 9:37 pm

I like it when people in my projects take two chapters in a row, so I will take 01 and 02.

-Denny
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Post by Fox in the Stars » April 30th, 2006, 9:42 pm

Done and done! :)
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Post by raynr » May 1st, 2006, 4:07 am

Hello Fox,

I will MC you. I presume you know the process... :wink:

This novel satirizes the philosophy of Leibniz and I immediately thought of this old joke:
the optimist thinks with Leibniz that we live in "the best of all possible worlds", the pessimist fears that this is exactly the case... :D

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Post by Dragoness » May 1st, 2006, 8:02 am

These are very short chapters. I'll take the next three, which should be 03-05. Thanks!

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Post by Fox in the Stars » May 1st, 2006, 8:15 am

03 - 05 are yours, Dragoness. Thanks! :)
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Post by Fox in the Stars » May 1st, 2006, 10:53 am

Pages are now available for Chapters 16-20. :)
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Post by Fox in the Stars » May 1st, 2006, 8:10 pm

Pages now up for 21-25.

Also, just remembered, please skip the endnotes.
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Post by Fox in the Stars » May 2nd, 2006, 9:24 pm

Read the introduction:
http://www.shininghalf.com/sharepics/candide_00_voltaire.mp3

I know, I should have been scanning the last quarter of the book...
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Post by Fox in the Stars » May 3rd, 2006, 10:25 am

Okay, all chapter pages are now scanned and uploaded!

...And I claimed the conclusion.

The book will soon be winging its way to PGDP as well; I'll keep you posted on its progress over there.
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Post by Fox in the Stars » May 4th, 2006, 9:01 am

PGDP Update:

Our own cbgrf also does OCR at PGDP and has taken up Candide. He says it should go into the P1 proofing queue sometime today!

You can help out at:
http://www.pgdp.net/

(I wouldn't expect this to stay in P1 for very long, though! :wink: )
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Post by EdwardT » May 7th, 2006, 11:56 am

Hello Fox in the Stars!

I'm a total newbie to LibriVox. I find the whole thing realy exciting having been an audiobook adict since I was a child. I've spent a lot of time recently working on a bunch of podcasts and have enjoyed the recording process. So it seemed like a good idea to get involved with LibriVox. Then I find Candide has not been completely recorded...since I really like the book I thought I should 'claim' a couple of chapters.

So if I could claim 06 and 07 that would be really good!

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Post by Dragoness » May 7th, 2006, 12:59 pm

Hey Fox, I've recorded, but I just thought I should ask before editing. Do you want all three chapters in separate files, or can I make it one file? All three together should be 20 minutes or so, probably less. If so, would cadide_03-05_voltaire.mp3 be the way to do that?

Thanks!

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Post by Fox in the Stars » May 7th, 2006, 5:39 pm

Edward - Welcome to Librivox! Great to have you aboard! :D

06 and 07 are all yours! Be sure to read the first post thoroughly; it should tell you or link to what you need to know about our procedures and everything. If you still have questions or need any assistance, just let us know!


Dragoness - I would prefer all three chapters in separate files. Thanks for asking!
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