by Charles Dickens
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- Full title: The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby
- Full name of author(s): Charles Dickens
- Link to PD text source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/967
- Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens
- Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Nickleby
- Target completion date (an estimate which can be changed): May 1, 2009
- Short description (can be a paragraph copied from Wikipedia. If you write this yourself, please be aware that your summary will be in the PD. Please state who wrote the description):
"The action takes place in London, with excursions to Devon, Yorkshire, and Portsmouth, as we follow the adventures of the eponymous hero. Nicholas is forced into unwelcome employment to help secure support for his widowed mother and his sister from their mercenary uncle, Ralph, upon whose mercy they have been thrown. His sister, Kate, has to contend with the unwelcome attentions of her uncle's business associates. After many adventures Nicholas finally triumphs over his Uncle, although his success is also tinged with sadness. The book contains many memorable characters: the Yorkshire schoolmaster Wackford Squeers, the traveling thespian Vincent Crummles, the poor drudge Smike, the clerk Newman Noggs, and the wonderful and generous Brothers Cheeryble." - Chris Garbett
- Number of sections (files) this project will have: 66
- Does the project have an introduction [y/n]: y
- Original publication date (if known): 1839
- Example of your file names: nickleby_##_dickens.mp3
- Example of your ID3 tags:
Title: ## - Chapter ##
Artist: Charles Dickens
Album: Nicholas Nickleby
- DURING recording:
Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
Start of recording (Intro)
- "Chapter [number] of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens. - 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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"Recording by [your name]"
"Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens. [Chapter]"
End of recording
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“End of [Chapter]"
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"Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
- At the end of the book, say (in addition):
"Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens"
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