[COMPLETE] Short Story Collection Vol. 059 - ruthieg

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Post by Jacquerie » May 26th, 2014, 10:40 am

RuthieG wrote:Oh, I've spoiled it for you, Chris :(.

But, I do have an idea, yes! How about this - never before recorded for LibriVox, as far as I can see: The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone. In book form (The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes), it is still in US copyright, although PD just about everywhere else in the world. However, it was first published in the Strand Magazine of October 1921, so perfectly PD in the U, as long as you read from the Strand Magazine. And here it is: https://archive.org/stream/TheStrandMagazineAnIllustratedMonthly/TheStrandMagazine1921bVol.LxiiJul-dec#page/n309/mode/2up. I am recording the Casebook for Legamus (though to my shame, very slowly) and this is a a rattling good one, I think. Mine is about 43 minutes, so perfect for this collection.

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Excellent! I'll do it. Thanks, Ruth. :thumbs:

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Post by Adamski » May 26th, 2014, 7:28 pm

Hi Ruth,
We've got Willy's story fixed up quite a bit.
Here's the link: https://librivox.org/uploads/ruthieg/shortstory059_pasloanespurchase_w_128kb.mp3
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Post by RuthieG » May 26th, 2014, 11:01 pm

Thank you, Adam :).

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Post by SweetPea » May 27th, 2014, 8:38 am

RuthieG wrote:Thank you, Adam :).

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That was actually me :)
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Post by RuthieG » May 27th, 2014, 8:42 am

Aha! But contrary to popular opinion, I am not a mind-reader :lol:.

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Post by pschempf » June 6th, 2014, 9:46 pm

Ruth-

:help: I'd like to do, "How I Built Myself a House", by Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), published in a magazine in 1865, but I'm having trouble finding a "clean" source with a readable text. The one I'd like to read from is here: http://www.darlynthomas.com/builthouse.htm, but it is sort of bloggy looking and I'm unsure if it would be acceptable. I thought it would be best to get your approval, before venturing forth.
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Post by RuthieG » June 6th, 2014, 10:12 pm

The source quoted for that story is Thomas Hardy, The Excluded and Collaborative Stories, edited by Pamela Dalziel, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1992, so that is not PD. However, a bit of mooching around the web reveals that it was first published in Chambers' Journal, 18 March 1865 (pp. 161-164). I am currently tracking it down.

ETA Found it: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.b3057804?urlappend=%3Bseq=171 so please read from that source, in case of transcription errors in the non-PD source :).

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Post by pschempf » June 6th, 2014, 10:44 pm

Excellent! Thank you, Ruth. :thumbs: I thought the site I found looked a little sketchy. And it will be fun to read from the original layout, but I'll need to squint a bit after printing it out on 8.5 X 11 paper :roll:
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Post by RuthieG » June 6th, 2014, 11:25 pm

Hathi Trust text versions are usually quite reliable: http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.b3057804;seq=171;page=root;view=plaintext;size=100;orient=0. You could copy and paste it into a text doc, and print from there, if the scan proves too difficult. The only drawbacks are the line breaks and the fact that it has to be done page by page.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » June 9th, 2014, 6:19 am

Pa Sloan's Purchase is now PL OK.

Thank you Sweet Pea, the editing was much improved this time around. I also use a loud noise to mark a mistake, but then I always listen all the way through before I post a section . . . that way I don't miss any of the needed edits.

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Post by SweetPea » June 9th, 2014, 6:56 am

:clap:
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Post by pschempf » June 14th, 2014, 3:48 pm

Ruth-

A story for collection #59, published in Chamber's Journal, 1865, reportedly Hardy's first published story-
https://librivox.org/uploads/ruthieg/shortstory059_builtmyselfahouse_ps_128kb.mp3
Name of your story: "How I Built Myself a House"
Author: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
Source from which you read: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.b3057804?urlappend=%3Bseq=171
Length in mm:ss and size in MB of your file: 18:24 16.8MB

Curiously, Checker reports 16.8MB for file size while the uploader says 17.24KB, quite odd. :hmm:
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Post by RuthieG » June 14th, 2014, 10:36 pm

Thanks, Phil. 16.8MB it is. We are aware of the idiosyncrasies of our uploader in reporting KB instead of MB - it is an error in the coding of the 3rd party Javascript that underlies the uploader code, and we cannot change it.

The difference between the two figures is accounted for by the fact that one of them calculates 1MB as 1000KB and the other correctly calculates it as 1MB = 1024KB. (16.8 * 1.024 = 17.2) Nothing to worry about :).

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Post by Veggrower » June 17th, 2014, 11:23 pm

Hello Ruth - here's my contribution to this collection:

The Threepenny Problem, story number 10 of The Problem Club, by Barry Pain (1864-1928)

MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/ruthieg/shortstory059_threepennyproblem_gb_128kb.mp3

Text: https://archive.org/stream/TheStrandMagazineAnIllustratedMonthly/TheStrandMagazine1918bVol.LviJul-dec#page/n218/mode/1up

The length is 16:20, and the size, 14.9 MB.

Thanks,

Garth

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Post by RuthieG » June 18th, 2014, 4:19 am

Thanks, Garth :)

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