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Post by justbob » May 28th, 2013, 12:21 pm

The Exploits and Triumphs, in Europe, of Paul Morphy, the Chess Champion, by Frederick Milnes Edge (N/A - N/A) .

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page:
https://librivox.org/paul-morphy-the-chess-champion-by-frederick-milnes-edge/


This is an abandoned Solo, resurrected as a group project.
A look at the travels and matches in Europe of the 19th century by the American Paul Morphy written by his traveling secretary is provided in this intriguing biography. The New Orleans native Morphy astounded all with his dominant play against all and amazed the crowds with his simultaneous blindfold exhibitions. The work includes many stories of the personalities and chess greats that attended the 19th century chess clubs of London and Paris. Also included are a series of interesting correspondences detailing the avoidance of British Champion Howard Staunton to Morphy's match requests. (Summary by Bob Rotruck)
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Post by justbob » May 28th, 2013, 12:24 pm

Hello, I have recorded most of this book already and all seems to be going fine. A completed product should not be long away. Still doing some editing and fine-tuning. Will get a couple of chapters up there in short order once I get the go-ahead.

I'm sure I will still have some questions along the way but I've read up around here and think I have an okay hold of most of it.

Thanks.

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Post by annise » May 28th, 2013, 2:43 pm

Hi
Can I suggest you upload a 1 minute sample as a test file in listeners wanted , just to be sure you have the technical bits right ? It would be easier than having to fix all the files if we couldn't use them as you have them. Instructions about uploading tests are in the wiki

Anne

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Post by justbob » May 28th, 2013, 5:12 pm

Indeed. Good idea.

I posted the test here:

viewtopic.php?f=21&t=46704&p=885531#p885531

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Post by justbob » May 28th, 2013, 6:45 pm

My 1-minute test over there was approved by Tricia so ready to move forward with the next steps. Thanks.

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Post by philchenevert » May 29th, 2013, 8:19 pm

Hi JustBob and welcome to LibriVox. I will MC this for you. Would you mind reading from the Gutenberg text and using that as the source? It is probably exactly the same but I would feel more confident that it is PD coming from there.

More later. And ask if anything is unclear. :D
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Post by philchenevert » May 29th, 2013, 8:23 pm

I will make the Magic Window with 10 sections as you have indicated but I see that the book has 17 chapters. If you want to increase this number let me know.

EDIT: I have added a tilde ~ to the title. This advertises that we want a DPL. Normally the Book Coordinator does this as you will see from the video. If someone does volunteer, they will post in the project thread and you will coordinate with them on any special proof listening you desire.
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Post by justbob » May 30th, 2013, 6:54 am

Thanks.

I'm estimating 10 sections. The chapter length is inconsistent. One chapter will be 30 pages and the next chapter 4 pages. So some of the chapters will be combined into the same section and my goal is to keep the length of the sections somewhat uniform around 40 minutes. I may indeed require more than the 10 sections though. We'll see.

I have indeed been reading from the gutenberg text...ipads are awesome!

Yes, a DPL would be fine. Thought that was automatic for some reason. Thanks for arranging that. Thanks as well for the video link to straighten me out regarding such aspects.

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Post by philchenevert » May 30th, 2013, 7:15 am

Great. I will change the link to the Gutenberg text.

Concerning section length, they cannot be over a certain length, about 70 minutes. A project is broken into 'sections' within which can be multiple chapters of a book. You should name the sections so that the appropriate chapters are indicated and listeners will know what chapters are included; for example, "01 - Chapters 1 through 5."

The decision is yours of course, but I would probably stick with making each chapter a section for ease of numbering and stuff especially if the author has named each chapter. But that is just me. Let me know your thoughts on this.

I will leave this in the launch pad for a few days to see if we can snag a DPL.
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Post by justbob » May 30th, 2013, 10:04 am

Each chapter does have a name. But it feels strange to me to have one section that is 40 minutes and another section that is 4 minutes....which is what would happen if I did each chapter in its own section. That's why I thought that combining the shorter chapters would work better.

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Post by philchenevert » May 30th, 2013, 10:30 am

justbob wrote:Each chapter does have a name. But it feels strange to me to have one section that is 40 minutes and another section that is 4 minutes....which is what would happen if I did each chapter in its own section. That's why I thought that combining the shorter chapters would work better.
It is your choice of course since this is your project. and you have probably already recorded and edited them that way of course. Have fun. ! I am here to support you. :thumbs:
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Post by silverquill » May 30th, 2013, 12:03 pm

I'll consider myself snagged.
I'd love to be DPL for this book. Fascinating story.

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Post by justbob » May 30th, 2013, 2:17 pm

Cool. Thanks to both of you.

have read all of it. Just need to get around to editing and including the intro for each section and all the formal stuff. Should hopefully get the first few sections up there in next couple days.

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Post by philchenevert » May 30th, 2013, 2:25 pm

silverquill wrote:I'll consider myself snagged.
I'd love to be DPL for this book. Fascinating story.

Larry Wilson (silverquill)
That is great Silverquill. I see that justbob has already said 'cool' so I will take that as an affirmative and put you in as DPL. Have you been a DPL before? If not I will need to send you a secret password to get into the magic window. let me know. :thumbs:
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Post by silverquill » May 30th, 2013, 6:33 pm

Right, Phil. This will be my first DPL gig. Such and interesting book, too!

Thanks for the great videos, too! I've watched quite a few of them, and continue to refer to them.

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