All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/letters-of-oscar-wilde-volume-4-1897-1898-by-oscar-wilde/
This fourth collection of the correspondence of Oscar Wilde includes the letters Wilde wrote while living in Berneval, in the months after his release from prison, and in Naples, where he shared a villa with his former lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. In a long letter to the editor of the Daily Chronicle, Wilde describes the cruelties of prison life. At this time Wilde was writing The Ballad of Reading Gaol, and the poem is a frequent topic in his letters to his friend, Robert Ross, and publisher, Leonard Smithers. The letters, some of which have been excerpted or redacted, are sourced from auction catalogues, biographies, collections of letters to Douglas and Ross, 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
Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard
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- Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Oscar Wilde) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Wilde
- Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
- Number of sections (files) this project will have: 69
- Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
- Original publication date (if known):
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Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Essays & Short Works
Keywords that describe the book:
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 4 (1897-1898). [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. Recording by [reader].”
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 4 (1897-1898)"
Example filename letters4_##_wilde_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. letters4_01_wilde_128kb.mp3)
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