COMPLETE: [HIST FICTION] Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz-le

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Post by NoDecaf » March 14th, 2010, 8:16 pm

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/quo-vadis-by-henryk-sienkiewicz/

Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846-1916) . [Translated by S.A. Binion (1853-1914) and S. Malevsky].

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Sienkiewicz’s epic novel of ancient Rome finds the Empire at the height of her power and splendor, but struggling with the madness and cruelty of the Emperor Nero. A new religion is sweeping across the world, causing many Romans to wonder and leading many others to sacrifice everything for it. Yet, even as a great city burns and darkness threatens to overwhelm the age, hope is found in the love of the Roman tribune Marcus Vinicius for the beautiful Christian maiden Lygia, and in his journey toward his life’s true purpose (Introduction by D. Leeson).
  • Target completion date: September 1, 2011
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.archive.org/details/quovadisataleti00siengoog
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » March 15th, 2010, 7:47 am

May I DPL this for you?

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Post by Leni » March 15th, 2010, 9:21 am

I was going to set this up myself as soon as I had some time, so I might as well Mc it. :D

I'll be back soon with the MW.
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Post by Leni » March 15th, 2010, 9:41 am

It's set up, MaryAnn is added as a DPLer.

Just to make sure: you're using an archive scan instead of Gutenberg because of preference in translation, right?

When the MW is complete and the project is ready for claims, I will move this to Readers Wanted. :thumbs:
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Post by NoDecaf » March 15th, 2010, 10:31 am

Mary Ann - glad to have you on board as DPL! I'll try to get the first section out soon.

Leni - thanks for setting this up for me. As you noted, I've linked to a particular edition on archive.org rather than Gutenberg (it's also available on Google Books if there's a problem). I had to decide whether to use this translation or the more well-known translation by Jeremiah Curtin. In the end, I felt like Curtin's phrasing was more stilted and old-fashioned, and might not be as easy for the listener as Binion's translation. Not an easy decision - Sienkiewicz himself felt like Curtin should be his exclusive English translator!

I'm a huge Sienkiewicz fan, and getting Quo Vadis into our catalog has been a longtime goal. Hope I can do it justice.

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Post by Leni » March 15th, 2010, 10:46 am

And, silly me, thought all the time this was a Collab. :oops: Probably because I was thinking of opening it as a collab? Who knows...

Yes, I imagined you chose the archive over gutenberg due to being a different translation. I added your name to the MW.

Sorry for the duh moment... >.< Moving this to Going Solo. Happy recording!
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » March 20th, 2010, 3:33 pm

Section 1 is PL OK

You really float over the names - I'm impressed 8-)

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » March 28th, 2010, 7:38 am

Sections 2 and 3 are PL OK.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » March 29th, 2010, 6:39 am

Section 4 is PL OK.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 3rd, 2010, 2:54 pm

I see a couple more sections are up. Just so you know, I am leaving Thursday for a 16 day trip. Its a bit crazy at work getting ready to go (longest vacation I've taken whilst employed, now I understand why I don't do it more often). I won't have internet access during the trip, but I will catch up with the PLing when I return.

This is not a book that I would read if I had to read the words on the page, but having you tell me the story is great! That's one of the things I love about Librivox - I have listened to a great many books that I would never manage to read.

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