- Full title: An Old-Fashioned Girl
- Full name of author(s): Louisa May Alcott
- Link to PD text source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2787
- Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisa_May_Alcott
- Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_old-fashioned_girl
- Target completion date (an estimate which can be changed): end of May, 2007
- 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): abbreviated from Wikipedia: "Polly Milton, a 14-year-old country girl, visits her friend Fanny Shaw and her wealthy family in the city for the first time. Poor Polly is overwhelmed by the splendor at the Shaws' and their urbanized, fashionable lifestyles, fancy clothes and some other habits she considers weird and, mostly, unlikable. However, Polly's warmth, support and kindness eventually win her the hearts of all the family members. Six years later, Polly comes back to the city to become a music teacher."
- Number of sections (files) this project will have: 19 (chapters)
- Does the project have an introduction [y/n]: yes - a preface, which I recorded with ch. 1
- Original publication date (if known): serialized in 1869, added to and published in book form in 1870.
- Do you have server space to store your files?: No
- If you're a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?: Jennette Selig (no URL)
- Example of your file names: ofgirl_01_alcott.mp3
- Example of your ID3 tags:
Name: 01 - Preface/Polly Arrives
Artist: Louisa M. Alcott
Album: An Old-Fashioned Girl
I have recorded the preface and first chapter. I intend to try to read 2-3 chapters a week, but estimated my completion date beyond that in case of unforseen circumstances.
Preface and Ch 1 are here:
I did have one question in reading the text. In the preface the word [Page] appears and I am not sure whether or not this should be read aloud. I am reading from the Gutenberg text.
I am having to record this on my Mac with GarageBand and an internal mic, so I would love for someone to let me know if the sound quality gets worse or changes radically over the course of the book. I will try to pick quiet nights when the cat isn't snoring!