[COMPLETE] Letters of Oscar Wilde, Volume 1 (1868-1890) - tg

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Post by RobMarland » July 12th, 2020, 12:29 am

Letters of Oscar Wilde, Volume 1 (1868-1890) by Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/letters-of-oscar-wilde-volume-1-1868-1890-by-oscar-wilde/
This first collection of the correspondence of Oscar Wilde begins with the Irish playwright's earliest extant letter, thanking his mother for the hamper she had sent to him at school. It includes letters about his travels in Italy, his American lecture tour, the staging of his first play (Vera, or the Nihilists), arrangements for the publication of a friend's poetry collection, and exchanges in the press with artist James McNeill Whistler. The letters, some of which have been excerpted or redacted, are sourced from auction catalogues, newspapers, biographies, and other texts in the public domain. For a complete collection of Wilde's letters, please see "The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde," (2000) edited by Merlin Holland and Rupert Hart-Davis. (Rob Marland)
Text source (only read from this text!): I will read from multiple sources, which can be found here (this spreadsheet will be deleted when the project is finished): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hVkrUSyMzhFtsu_-3eUOMYMOoDgMuvVwdcerglwlo3I/edit#gid=0

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The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!

START of recording (Intro):
"Letters of Oscar Wilde, Volume 1 (1868-1890). [Sender's name if not Wilde] to [recipient], [date], from [source]. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"

In subsequent sections:
"[Sender's name if not Wilde] to [recipient], [date], from [source]. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain. "

END of recording:
At the end of the section, say:
"End of section"

At the end of the book, also say
"End of Letters of Oscar Wilde, Volume 1 (1868-1890)"


Example filename letters1_##_wilde_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. letters1_01_wilde_128kb.mp3)

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Last edited by RobMarland on July 16th, 2020, 1:51 am, edited 8 times in total.
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Post by julianpratley » July 12th, 2020, 3:53 pm

Hi Rob, I’d be happy to DPL for you :)
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Post by RobMarland » July 12th, 2020, 10:19 pm

julianpratley wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Hi Rob, I’d be happy to DPL for you :)
Thanks, Julian, that would be great.
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Post by TriciaG » July 14th, 2020, 4:02 pm

This is set up. A couple notes/questions:

1) We do need an author in the file name. These are all written by Wilde? That should be easy, then. :) If not, we could put "various".
2) I've added "Volume" to your project title. I think just a "1" looks weird. I didn't change your intro/outro; you can decide if you want to say "volume".
3) You're comfortable adding metadata to the MW sections?
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Post by RobMarland » July 14th, 2020, 10:26 pm

TriciaG wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 4:02 pm
This is set up. A couple notes/questions:

1) We do need an author in the file name. These are all written by Wilde? That should be easy, then. :) If not, we could put "various".
2) I've added "Volume" to your project title. I think just a "1" looks weird. I didn't change your intro/outro; you can decide if you want to say "volume".
3) You're comfortable adding metadata to the MW sections?
Thanks, Tricia!
I will also include a few letters to Wilde for context, but not so many that I think it is necessary to add another author. I think just Wilde would be fine.

Yes, fair enough about volume. Sounds better.

Yes, I can add the individual etext links to each section.
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Post by TriciaG » July 15th, 2020, 5:24 am

Moving to Going Solo. :)

(You're missing the "wilde" in the file names..." ;)
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Jack London short stories: The Strength of the Strong
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Post by RobMarland » July 15th, 2020, 11:22 pm

17-39 ready for PL

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters1_17_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters1_18_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters1_19_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters1_20_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters1_21_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters1_22_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters1_23_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters1_24_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters1_25_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters1_26_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters1_27_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters1_28_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters1_29_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters1_30_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters1_31_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters1_32_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters1_33_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters1_34_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters1_35_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters1_36_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters1_37_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters1_38_wilde_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/letters1_39_wilde_128kb.mp3
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Post by julianpratley » July 16th, 2020, 1:14 am

Oh man, I've got some listening to do! 2 to 7 are PL OK :thumbs:
Turns out he was very opinionated when it came to Italy!
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Post by RobMarland » July 16th, 2020, 1:50 am

julianpratley wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 1:14 am
Oh man, I've got some listening to do! 2 to 7 are PL OK :thumbs:
Turns out he was very opinionated when it came to Italy!
Thanks, Julian. And no rush. I sometimes try to record quickly, but I don't want anyone to feel pressured to PL at the same speed.
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Post by julianpratley » July 17th, 2020, 1:36 am

No worries, they're only short and I'm very much not busy at the moment so I should get through them reasonably quickly. Everything up to 16 is PL OK, with the exception of 13 which has a repeat at 2:35.
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Post by julianpratley » July 18th, 2020, 12:42 am

17 to 25 are PL OK :thumbs:
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Post by RobMarland » July 18th, 2020, 2:58 am

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Post by julianpratley » July 19th, 2020, 3:17 pm

Everything up to 33 is PL OK :thumbs:
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