COMPLETE: The Italian by Ann Radcliffe- law

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miss stav
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Post by miss stav » January 11th, 2011, 3:48 am

The Italian, by Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823].

Note: Ashley (ashleighjane) will bc this project with me.

This project is complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-italian-by-ann-radcliffe/
"The love story between a nobleman and a beautiful lady whom he meets in church leads both of them to unexpected places, as many people would not put up with their love. This novel is considered to be one of the best gothic novels ever written, by one of the first (and best) wrighters of the genre. How does an "indecent" love story become a gothic tail? What is the outcome of this love story? If you want to know, read this book."
Summary by Stav Nisser.
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    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/r/radcliffe/ann/italian/
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    http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/neb/ITALIAN_WORDS.txt
    http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/neb/italianwords.mp3

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    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:

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    Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording!

    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Chapter [number] of The Italian. - 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]"
    • Say:
      "The Italian, by Ann Radcliffe. [Translated by [translator]]. [Chapter]"

    End of recording
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      End of [Chapter]"
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      "End of The Italian, by Ann Radcliffe."

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    8. AFTER recording:[/b]
    Need noise-cleaning?
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    Save files as
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    mind upper and lower case!

    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Artist: Ann Radcliffe
    Album: The Italian

    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically
    at the cataloguing stage.

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Please post below or PM me. :)
Last edited by miss stav on March 22nd, 2011, 1:53 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by neckertb » January 11th, 2011, 4:18 am

Not quite done with the first post yet, but the MW is there.
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Post by neckertb » January 11th, 2011, 6:25 am

All right, I'm done. We will wait here for a bit see if we can catch a DPL and some readers.
Nadine

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miss stav
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Post by miss stav » January 11th, 2011, 7:02 am

Thank you very very much, Nadine. I will send the wordcounts now.
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Post by ashleighjane » January 11th, 2011, 11:19 am

Now the MW is filled :)

-Ashleigh
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Post by ashleighjane » January 11th, 2011, 11:20 am

Not too keen on the word count of section 18 though :wink:
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Post by neckertb » January 11th, 2011, 11:26 am

It should be fine, I think. If not we can always split these in 2 later on.
Thanks Ashley :D
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Post by miss stav » January 11th, 2011, 11:26 am

Hi Ashley,
thank you so much for filling the window. There is another (strange) way to look at section 18: the author found the chapter so interesting, so she couldn't stop it. That can hopefuly means that a reader would not be able to stop reading it.
stav.
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Post by ashleighjane » January 11th, 2011, 11:38 am

I was referring to the '666' being the sign of the devil. :twisted: :lol: I hadn't really noticed quite how long that was :roll:
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Post by neckertb » January 11th, 2011, 11:40 am

Aaahh... It also surprised me that you should mention this one, since there are a few that are longer! :D
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Post by miss stav » January 11th, 2011, 11:53 am

The sighn of the devvel in a gothic novel! Sounds like a perfect match...
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Post by neckertb » January 11th, 2011, 1:59 pm

Yes it does, Stav *smile*
have you considered having some pronunciation guidelines for the names?
Like the C of Vincentio should be SH
the CH in Marchesa and in Schedoni is K?
Not sure what other names come that could make people wonder, but they are likely to ask how to pronounce them anyway, maybe you could just add it to the first post?
Nadine

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Post by miss stav » January 11th, 2011, 2:14 pm

neckertb wrote:Yes it does, Stav *smile*
have you considered having some pronunciation guidelines for the names?
Like the C of Vincentio should be SH
the CH in Marchesa and in Schedoni is K?
Not sure what other names come that could make people wonder, but they are likely to ask how to pronounce them anyway, maybe you could just add it to the first post?
I shall try. But am likely to ask more questions. Thank you for the wonderful idea.
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Post by neckertb » January 11th, 2011, 2:23 pm

I have two Italian students in my lab these days, so if you have a list of names, I can ask them.
Nadine

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Post by miss stav » January 11th, 2011, 2:30 pm

Thank you so much. Actually, we have some Italian people here in Librivox. Do you think they would like to help with that?
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