[COMPLETE]Frankenstein [Shelley] - ans

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Post by jvanstan » September 12th, 2020, 11:53 am

Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797 - 1851).
This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalogue page: https://librivox.org/frankenstein-or-the-modern-prometheus-version-4-by-mary-wollstonecraft-shelley/

This is a classic (gothic) horror story, and one of the earliest examples of science fiction. The main characters are Dr. Frankenstein and his creation, the daemon. Shelley called the scientist a "pale student of unhallowed arts" and his creation a "hideous phantasm of a man." This story is not only delightfully frightful, but arguably represents one of the clearest criticisms of science during a time when, like the daemon, it was leaving its own infancy and, like Dr. Frankenstein, testing its ethical boundaries. As Shelley said, "Frightful must it be; for supremely frightful would be the effect of any human endeavour to mock the stupendous mechanism of the Creator of the world. His success would terrify the artist; he would rush away from his odious handywork, horror-stricken." (jvanstan)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebook/42324
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    BC Admin ===========================================
    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.

    [list]
    [*] Project Code: NA3o2XXu



    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Shelley

    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 29
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
    [*]Original publication date (if known): 1831
    [*]If you are 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?:
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Genres for the project: Fantastic Fiction/Horror & Supernatural Fiction; Fantastic Fiction/Gothic Fiction; Fantastic Fiction/Science Fiction; Historical Fiction

Keywords that describe the book: Monster, alchemy, scientist, experimentation, sapient creature, reanimation, corpses

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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):
  • "Introduction and Preface of Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • Say:
    "Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Introduction and Preface."


For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
  • "Letter/Chapter [number] of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • Only if applicable, say:
    "[Chapter title]"
END of recording:
  • At the end of the section, say:
    "End of [Letter/Chapter]"
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
    "End of Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. "

There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

[*]Example filename franktheprometheus_##_shelley_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. franktheprometheus_01_shelley_128kb.mp3)

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pattymarie
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Post by pattymarie » September 13th, 2020, 2:54 am

I'll dpl this if you'd like.
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Post by annise » September 13th, 2020, 3:32 am

I can set this up for you, back soon

Anne
All done - I fixed your link - you need to link to the main book page - that's the one PG promise to not change - though perhaps I should say the other might be subject to change :D

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Post by jvanstan » September 14th, 2020, 2:06 pm

Awesome! Thanks Anne and welcome Patty Marie - Let's begin :D

I've uploaded the first several sections.

Hope all are well :)
John

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Post by annise » September 14th, 2020, 3:59 pm

Hold tight - we are off to going solo.

Anne

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Post by pattymarie » September 15th, 2020, 11:57 am

Sections 0 through 5 are PL OK. :)
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Post by jvanstan » September 22nd, 2020, 1:39 pm

Wonderful! Thanks Patty Marie! I've added recordings up to Chapter 10 (when the Daemon appears) :shock: :shock:

Hope all is well,
John

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Post by jvanstan » September 25th, 2020, 2:41 pm

Added a few more :)

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Post by pattymarie » September 26th, 2020, 12:07 pm

Sections 6, 7, 8, and 10 through 14 are PL OK.

Section 9 PL notes:

8:43 compromised/comprised in the passage, "“You may easily believe,” said he, “how great was the difficulty to persuade my father that all necessary knowledge was not comprised in the noble art of book-keeping;..."
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Post by pattymarie » September 28th, 2020, 1:39 pm

Sections 15 through 20 are pl ok. This is really good. I picked up the story from the Kenneth Branagh film treatment, but the book gives so much more nuance to the feelings and"thoughts of "the daemon" though his decisions over the child victim and Justine diminish my sympathy for him.
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Post by jvanstan » October 2nd, 2020, 1:01 pm

Awesome, thanks Patty Marie! Yeah, the book is way better than any of the movie adaptations. And, it is a fascinating to ponder how/why/when we sympathize with the daemon versus Frankenstein... or, how different is the creator from the created when all is stripped away? :hmm:

I got all the remaining sections ready :clap: :clap:

Hope all is well!
John

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Post by pattymarie » October 9th, 2020, 6:16 am

Section 9 and sections 21 through 27 are PL OK. I had listened into section 25 but hadn't come to report on them. :roll: I'll proof the last two before the weekend is over.
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Post by pattymarie » October 10th, 2020, 2:16 am

Sections 28 and 29 are PL OK. :clap: :9: Apparently film makers added some rather silly macabre episodes in Geneva before the end; glad to know Mary Shelley had better taste.
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Post by annise » October 10th, 2020, 3:16 am

Wheels are turning

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Post by annise » October 10th, 2020, 7:53 pm

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalogue page: https://librivox.org/frankenstein-or-the-modern-prometheus-version-4-by-mary-wollstonecraft-shelley/

Thank you both.

Anne

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