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Gesine
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Post by Gesine » April 8th, 2007, 2:08 pm

This book is now complete and can be downloaded from the LibriVox catalogue: http://librivox.org/memoirs-of-jacques-casanova-vol-1-by-giacomo-casanova/

The Memoirs continue with Volume 2: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16848

The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova - Vol 1: Venetian Years by Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798). Translator: Arthur Machen
Giacomo Casanova (April 2, 1725 in Venice – June 4, 1798, in Dux, Bohemia, now Duchcov, Czech Republic) was a famous Venetian adventurer, writer, and womanizer. He used charm, guile, threats, intimidation, and aggression, when necessary, to conquer women, sometimes leaving behind children or debt. In his autobiography Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life), regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century, he mentions 122 women with whom he had sex.

Although he is often associated with Don Juan because both seduced many women, Casanova is in fact very different from his fictitious counterpart. While Don Juan is a legend, Casanova is a historical character.
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Post by Rowen » April 8th, 2007, 2:38 pm

Oh cool! :) Could I claim section 4, chapter 1 for now?
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Post by Gesine » April 8th, 2007, 3:57 pm

Sure, thank you! And I'll come by and read some Malory, too! :)
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Post by Rowen » April 8th, 2007, 4:07 pm

Oh yay thanks. :)
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Post by Caeristhiona » April 8th, 2007, 5:54 pm

But...but...I was going to put this book up this weekend!!! Gesine, you beat me to it. Alright, give me a couple bits.
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Post by Gesine » April 9th, 2007, 2:26 am

Hehehe. I was in the mood for something a little more... shall we say... racy. ;)

Can you handle one of the long sections? I'll edit for you if you only record it. :) Let me know if you'd rather have another one; I've now signed you up for section 11, which is chapter 4. Please send a sub-section whenever you have it ready - see the note above the reader list on how to deal with sub-sections. Thanks, Caet.
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Post by Caeristhiona » April 9th, 2007, 11:26 am

Oh, for sure. :) Hooray for interminable multi-volume projects! I'll send you the bits as I do them. I also finished a couple chapters of "Leavenworth" - including the disgusting almost-an-hour-long one. Mrs Belden surely can talk on and on. I'll export them into mp3's and send them along later.

Would you prefer the shorter 20-minute sections, or would you prefer that I simply do my best to keep the files as few as possible?
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Post by Gesine » April 9th, 2007, 2:27 pm

Caeristhiona wrote:Oh, for sure. :) Hooray for interminable multi-volume projects! I'll send you the bits as I do them. I also finished a couple chapters of "Leavenworth" - including the disgusting almost-an-hour-long one. Mrs Belden surely can talk on and on. I'll export them into mp3's and send them along later.

Would you prefer the shorter 20-minute sections, or would you prefer that I simply do my best to keep the files as few as possible?
Great, look forward to Mrs Belden's tirades. Let me know when you put it in the folder, ok?
Re file length - it's really up to you. Whatever works best for you is fine.
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Post by earthcalling » May 22nd, 2007, 2:45 pm

After that great promo in the podcast, I can't resist it.

Chapter 2, please!

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Post by Gesine » May 22nd, 2007, 2:50 pm

Yay David! You'll enjoy it. Thank you!
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Post by Gesine » May 22nd, 2007, 2:53 pm

Uhm, chapter 02, not section 02, right?
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Post by earthcalling » May 22nd, 2007, 2:55 pm

Chapter 2 is right.

Have you thought of starting with section -2, then -1, then 0?

:D

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Post by Gesine » May 22nd, 2007, 2:57 pm

Cackle, cackle. And the sad thing is, actually yes, I have. :)
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Post by Caeristhiona » May 22nd, 2007, 10:07 pm

So, I forget, Gesine -- do you want me to record one HUGE file (it'll be about 90 minutes) and then you can cobble it together and split it how you want it? Or do you want me to record in, say, 4 twenty-minute sections and title them 08a-d?
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Post by Gesine » May 23rd, 2007, 2:08 am

Please split it yourself, and say 'part x' and 'end of part x' etc. I think I put it all in the first post. 3x30 mins would be my favourite, but whatever works best - as long as it's under about an hour per file.
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