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Post by neerajanagarajan » November 27th, 2009, 10:16 am

Deerbrook by Harriet Martineau (1802-1876).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/deerbrook-by-harriet-martineau/
A three volume novel, Deerbrook (1839) is a story of middle class country life with a surgeon hero.

Like the later and more famous novel Middlemarch, Deerbrook describes the life of country people in a fictional English town. The Grey family live in one of the loveliest houses in Deerbrook, but a change in their lives is going to take place... The Ibbotson sisters, Hester and Margaret, orphaned distant cousins of Mr. Grey are coming to live with them. Like in Jane Austen's novels, we see how the sisters are trying to advance themselves. In Victorian England, the chief way for women to "advance themselves" is to marry well. But will they succeed? And if they succeed, will they be happy?
(Summary by Stav Nisser and Wikipedia)
Thank you very much for suggesting this book, Stav. This one's for you. :)
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  6. BEFORE recording:
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    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:

    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
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    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "[Part [number] of] Chapter [number] of Deerbrook. - 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:
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    • Say:
      "Deerbrook, by Harriet Martineau.
      [Chapter] [Part]"

    End of recording
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      End of [[Part] of][Chapter]"
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    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    deerbrook_##_martineau.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. deerbrook_01_martineau.mp3)

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    PLEASE COPY ID TAG - TITLE FROM THE MAGIC WINDOW.

    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Artist: Harriet Martineau
    Album: Deerbrook

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Last edited by neerajanagarajan on December 8th, 2009, 11:24 am, edited 4 times in total.

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Post by dii » November 27th, 2009, 10:21 am

Hi Neeru!

I'd like to PL this, please :D
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Post by neerajanagarajan » November 27th, 2009, 10:24 am

YAY, super! Thank you very much, Dii :D

*hi5* ;)

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Post by miss stav » November 27th, 2009, 10:25 am

Oh, Neeru, I am so glad you started it. What a nice gift. Aspeshally for my birthday. If you wish, I can get a good summary for you (though I don't think it's in the public domain). I'll give it to you and request that before cataloguing, it will be revised.
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Post by dii » November 27th, 2009, 10:27 am

Thanks! Image
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Post by neerajanagarajan » November 27th, 2009, 10:31 am

Yay, Stav, I'm glad you like the gift ;) Sure, thanks, a good summary will be very useful :D

Happy Birthday, once again :birthday:

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Post by miss stav » November 27th, 2009, 11:22 am

"Like the later and more famous novel Middlemarch, Deerbrook discribes the life of country people in a fictional english town. The grey family live in one of the lovelyest houses in Deerbrook, but a change in their lives is going to take place... The Ibbotson sisters, Hester and Margaret, orphaned distant cousins of Mr. Grey. Like in Jane Austen's novels, we see how the sisters are trying to advance themselves. In victorian England, the chief way for women to "advance themselves" is to marry well. But will they succeed? And if they succeed, will they be happy?"
Summary by Stav Nisser.
I read a lot of summarys of this bok and combined them into one pd summary for you. One that you have no need to change. I am quite proud of what I wrote, but if you don't like it- just let me know.
Stav.
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Post by Kikisaulite » November 27th, 2009, 11:26 am

Hi, everyone! I will be glad to MC this one. Will set things up shortly!

Kristine. :D
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Post by neerajanagarajan » November 27th, 2009, 11:28 am

It's PERFECT, Stav! I've put it on the first post :D Thank you so much!

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Post by neerajanagarajan » November 27th, 2009, 11:29 am

THANK YOU, KRISTINE! :9:

It was a pleasure working with you Famous Affinities! Happy to work with you again :D

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Post by miss stav » November 27th, 2009, 11:40 am

Let's complete this sentence "orphaned cousens of Mr. Grey are coming to live with them". Please eddet this.
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Post by neerajanagarajan » November 27th, 2009, 11:43 am

:thumbs: Done, Stav!

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Post by dii » November 27th, 2009, 11:47 am

Yaay, hi again, Kristine! :D It's been an hour since we finished a project and here we go again! :D I'm glad working with you :D
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Post by Kikisaulite » November 27th, 2009, 12:18 pm

All set up! :D
And I am happy to work with you, folks. Seeing all of you gathered in this project I couldn't just walk by. :mrgreen:
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Post by neerajanagarajan » November 27th, 2009, 10:52 pm

Thanks, Kristine!

And now, we're open for business 8-)

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