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jeanny
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Post by jeanny » September 2nd, 2011, 1:42 pm

The Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 6 by Anonymous. Translated by Richard Francis Burton (1821 - 1890).
This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page:http://librivox.org/the-book-of-a-thousand-nights-and-a-night-arabian-nights-volume-06-by-richard-francis-burton/
This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. They are an amalgam of mythology and folk tales from the Indian sub-continent, Persia, and Arabia. No original manuscript has ever been found, but several versions date the collection’s genesis to somewhere between AD 800-900. The stories are wound together under the device of a long series of cliff-hangers told by Shahrazad to her husband Shahryar, to prevent him from executing her. Many tales that have become independently famous come from the Book, among them Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and the voyages of Sinbad the Sailor. This collection comes from the sixth of sixteen volumes translated by Richard Francis Burton. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)
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Post by RuthieG » September 2nd, 2011, 2:00 pm

Jeanny! Delighted to see you back. :D

I will MC this for you. Back with MW in a little while.

EDITED TO ADD: Magic Window up. I have put 40 sections in. Let me know if you need more, or if you need any other help.

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Post by jeanny » September 4th, 2011, 6:40 am

RuthieG wrote:Jeanny! Delighted to see you back. :D

I will MC this for you. Back with MW in a little while.

EDITED TO ADD: Magic Window up. I have put 40 sections in. Let me know if you need more, or if you need any other help.

Ruth
Thanks for MCing this project, Ruth. :D
I'm still struggling with the section splitting, since it's a bit difficult to estimate chapter lengths. Do you have any suggestions on how to divide the text. Unfortunately, the contents page of the etext does not include page numbers as reference.
Also, the last chapter of volume 5 is labeled as "45 - Five Hundred and Thirty-third to Five Hundred and Thirty-sixth Night" in the MW, but the next night mentioned in the etext (I've downloaded the txt version) is "When it was the Three Hundred and Fifty-eighth Night, ...". So, is there something missing here? :?

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Post by RuthieG » September 4th, 2011, 8:40 am

jeanny wrote:Also, the last chapter of volume 5 is labeled as "45 - Five Hundred and Thirty-third to Five Hundred and Thirty-sixth Night" in the MW, but the next night mentioned in the etext (I've downloaded the txt version) is "When it was the Three Hundred and Fifty-eighth Night, ...". So, is there something missing here? :?
I'm not quite understanding. In http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/3440/pg3440.txt after the preliminary paragraph, it says

"When it was the Five Hundred and Thirty-seventh Night," which looks right to me.

The text appears to be complete and consecutive:

Vol 1 1 - 34
Vol 2 35 - 124
Vol 3 125 - 237
Vol 4 238 - 358
Vol 5 358 - 536
Vol 6 537 - 636
Vol 7 637 - 776
Vol 8 777 - 888
Vol 9 889 - 989
Vol 10 990 - 1001 + Conclusion etc.

Splitting isn't going to be easy. This volume is 100 nights, and about 150,000 words, but of course each night varies in length, so presumably it isn't as simple as making each section 2 nights? Were you intending just to put the section title in the Magic Window and leave it to the readers to find the right text, or make Google docs (which sounds a lot of work to me)?

Let me know if you want me to help, whatever you decide to do.

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Post by neckertb » September 4th, 2011, 9:00 am

For whichever volume it was I BCed, I think I split 3 nights per section. Isn't that also what you did for the last one, Jeanny?
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Post by RuthieG » September 4th, 2011, 9:28 am

but the next night mentioned in the etext (I've downloaded the txt version) is "When it was the Three Hundred and Fifty-eighth Night,
Just realised, that is the last night of Volume 4 on Project Gutenberg, not Volume 5. Did you look at the text of the right volume?

(Incidentally, the volume numbers are completely different on the Internet Archive book scans.)

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Post by jeanny » September 8th, 2011, 1:28 pm

RuthieG wrote:
but the next night mentioned in the etext (I've downloaded the txt version) is "When it was the Three Hundred and Fifty-eighth Night,
Just realised, that is the last night of Volume 4 on Project Gutenberg, not Volume 5. Did you look at the text of the right volume?

(Incidentally, the volume numbers are completely different on the Internet Archive book scans.)

Ruth
Oh no, now it gets really confusing. I've downloaded all 16 etexts and skipped their headings (volume titles) and parts of the text. Etext 3440 seemes to be the sixth volume, but I'm not entirely sure now. Do you mean they've switched etext numbers on Gutenberg? :?

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Post by RuthieG » September 8th, 2011, 3:17 pm

No, they all seem to be consecutively numbered, and all the stories within follow on correctly too, at least in the main part - I haven't looked at the supplemental stories (Volumes 11 to 15).

Vol 1 #3435
Vol 2 #3436
Vol 3 #3437
Vol 4 #3438
Vol 5 #3439
Vol 6 #3440
Vol 7 #3441
Vol 8 #3442
Vol 9 #3443
Vol 10 #3444
Vol 11 #3445
Vol 12 #3446
Vol 13 #3447
Vol 14 #3448
Vol 15 #3449

I will put the sections in the Magic Window tomorrow, then we can set sail. :D

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Post by RuthieG » September 9th, 2011, 4:52 am

OK, the section titles and word counts are done, so we are ready to move off to Readers Wanted.

All aboard? Hold tight! Ding, ding!

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Post by Kristingj » September 9th, 2011, 6:12 am

Well, I would like to be the first (whohoo!), and take the first four sections:)
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Post by jeanny » September 10th, 2011, 3:17 am

Kristingj wrote:Well, I would like to be the first (whohoo!), and take the first four sections:)
Hi Kristin,
Thanks, sections 1-4 are all yours. :D
Enjoy!

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Post by Kalynda » September 11th, 2011, 9:05 am

I'm determined to participate in every volume of this! May I have 5 and 6?

Cheers,
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Post by RuthieG » September 18th, 2011, 8:21 pm

I see that Jeanny hasn't been on for a few days. I will update the Magic Window. 5 & 6 are yours Kalynda. :)

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Post by nellcz » September 21st, 2011, 5:22 pm

I'm new at Librivox but I love reading stories! May I have sections 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 to round out the final voyages of Sinbad? Thanks!

Nell Cz

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Post by RuthieG » September 22nd, 2011, 1:01 am

Welcome to LibriVox, Nell. :)

Recording is fun, and I am glad you are joining us. It is a good idea to get the technical things sorted out before starting out on a proper recording, so please read the Newbie Guide to Recording and do a preliminary test recording as described HERE, so that your settings, volume, background noise etc can be checked.

I will allocate those 5 sections to you in the meantime, but you may find that it takes longer to do than you think, so if you find they are too much for you, then don't hesitate to tell me. We are all volunteers here, and we know that sometimes real life doesn't allow us to do as much as we would like.

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