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Post by barbara2 » October 15th, 2013, 7:58 pm

The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. I by James Boswell (1740 - 1795).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on the catalog page for this project: http://librivox.org/the-life-of-samuel-johnson-vol-i-by-james-boswell-version-2/
This is the first of four volumes of a what was a new, intimate, type of biography when it was first published in 1791 and which has been annotated by numerous editors . Boswell took many notes of Johnson's conversations during the time when he knew one of England's most influential men of letters and he also gives us frequent glimpses of other famous personalities who were part of Johnson's circle in eighteenth century London.
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  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8918
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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
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    • "Chapter [number] of The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. I. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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Post by Carolin » October 16th, 2013, 12:03 am

barbara, i got you covered...
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Post by Carolin » October 16th, 2013, 12:17 am

done!

i shortened your file name to samueljohnson1_xx_boswell, i hope thats ok. and in the intro and outro, it might be better to say "section" instead of chapter, as the text is not subdivided into chapters, but thats up to you :)

at the moment, you cant enter the magic window. i think there is a bug in the system and ill ask an admin with more permissions than me to take care of it, it shouldnt take very long...

have fun with this, im glad you like mr johnson and boswell and all the rest so much :)

edit: looks like it just took a few minutes for the system to update, so you have access now... :)
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Post by Britannia » October 16th, 2013, 8:54 pm

Hi Barbara and Carolin,

Do you need a DPL fot this project ? I would love to know more about Mr Johnson; :wink:
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Post by barbara2 » October 17th, 2013, 3:26 am

Carolin wrote:done!

i shortened your file name to samueljohnson1_xx_boswell, i hope thats ok. and in the intro and outro, it might be better to say "section" instead of chapter, as the text is not subdivided into chapters, but thats up to you :)
Great. And I'll be saying "Section".

edit: looks like it just took a few minutes for the system to update, so you have access now... :)
Alas, my username and password are not accepted. I asked for an email to reset my password but haven't received it half an hour later. :(

Best,

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Post by barbara2 » October 17th, 2013, 3:29 am

Britannia wrote:Hi Barbara and Carolin,

Do you need a DPL fot this project ? I would love to know more about Mr Johnson; :wink:
I'm new to this BC business Britannia. I think Carolin, the MC, has to set that up and I think you'll be hearing from her soon :lol:

Best,

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Post by Carolin » October 17th, 2013, 10:03 am

welcome to the project, britannia! :)
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Post by Carolin » October 18th, 2013, 2:21 am

lets move out to going solo.

barbara, i think jo contacted you about logging on to the mw. please let me know when this is sorted out :)
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Post by barbara2 » October 18th, 2013, 3:31 pm

Carolin wrote:
barbara, i think jo contacted you about logging on to the mw. please let me know when this is sorted out :)

Thanks Carolin. I just logged in and had a look around.

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Post by Carolin » October 19th, 2013, 4:05 am

let me know if there is anything i can help you out with or clarify :thumbs:
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Post by barbara2 » October 19th, 2013, 6:44 am

OK folks,

I have uploaded Section 01:

http://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/samueljohnson1_01_boswell-128kb.mp3

MB 39.7
M:S 43:24

Now for the Magic Window...

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Post by barbara2 » October 21st, 2013, 6:18 am


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Post by Carolin » October 21st, 2013, 6:47 am

congratulations on getting started!

some little things: the title column should be filled in. i added some example titles for you for the first two sections, but you can have a different format if you like.

also, the 128 at the file name should have an underscore (samueljohnson1_01_boswell_128kb.mp3)

otherwise, it looks like everything is going wonderfully :D
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Post by Britannia » October 21st, 2013, 8:18 am

For some reason I was not notified that a reply had been posted, while I suscribed to the topic.

Anyway, thanks for letting me DPL this project !

I will have PL'ed your files by tomorrow morning Barbara :)
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Post by Britannia » October 22nd, 2013, 5:45 am

Hi,

Here are the PL note for chapter 1

@19:20 : stumble "I have not known many happy h...hours".


And the PL notes for chapter2 :

@38:49 : "[c]annot prevail on myself, etc". The "c" at beginning of "cannot" is cut off.


Good reading otherwise, especially considering the length of your files !
Sarah

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