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Post by linny » September 22nd, 2012, 7:31 am

The Life and Letters of Elizabeth Prentiss by George Prentiss (1818 - 1878) .

Abandoned solo, adopted by Linny as a group project.
This memoir was undertaken at the request of many of Mrs. Prentiss' old and most trusted friends, who felt that the story of her life should be given to the public. Much of it is in the nature of an autobiography. Her letters, which with extracts from her journals form the larger portion of its contents, begin when she was in her twentieth year, and continue almost to her last hour. They are full of details respecting herself, her home, her friends, and the books she wrote. A simple narrative, interspersed with personal reminiscences, and varied by a sketch of her father, and passing notices of others, who exerted a moulding influence upon her character, completes the story. A picture is thus presented of the life she lived and its changing scenes, both on the natural and the spiritual side. While the work may fail to interest some readers, the hope is cherished that, like STEPPING HEAVENWARD, it will be welcomed into Christian homes and prove a blessing to many hearts; thus realising the desire expressed in one of her last letters: Much of my experience of life has cost me a great price and I wish to use it for strengthening and comforting other souls. (Summary by George Prentiss)

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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]
    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Prentiss
    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 26
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: no
    [*]Original publication date (if known): 1882
    [*]If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Theresa L. Downey
    Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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Genres for the project:
advice, biography, memoirs, religion

Keywords that describe the book:
Stepping; Heavenward; Elizabeth; Prentiss; Christian; Motherhood; Spiritual; Growth; Encouragement; Mourning; Pain

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Last edited by linny on October 18th, 2019, 5:29 am, edited 5 times in total.

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Post by TriciaG » September 23rd, 2012, 6:25 pm

Hmmm. I show this work as being about 252,000 words. At 26 sections, that works out to about 9700 words per section, which is quite long - about an hour or 70 minutes per section. Are they really going to be that long?

This should end up being about 30 hours' finished recording. It's a BIG project.

(Also, I don't see "More Love to Thee" as any part of the title in this text.)

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Post by mom_of_nine » September 28th, 2012, 5:43 pm

I guess I shouldn't be surprised that it is that long, as I think I've only finished "pre-reading" about half of it. I've only seen it in ebook form, so that makes it harder to gauge. I am willing to break up the chapters if you think that would be best. Mrs. Prentiss was an extremely prolific letter writer/authoress/songwriter/poetess/journal writer. Even assuming her husband culled out all of the personal stuff before publishing the rest, he had a lot of material over the course of her long life! Do you think a year is enough time to finish this? I think my last solo project took about 4-5 months (Stepping Heavenward).

Thanks for the query about the title. I'll double check that. I recently re-downloaded the public domain version on my Kindle, and that was on it. Not sure why.

Thanks for your help on this!

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Post by annise » September 28th, 2012, 5:57 pm

I can MC this for you - will set it up later today.
I would prefer to use the text link title , but the other is more interesting, maybe we could include it in brackets so they both can be included in a search.
I will shorten the file name :roll: the automatic version is a trifle long :D
You can take your time finishing it - it is one of those readings that if you had enough half way through it could be catalogued in parts - it isn't like a novel
9000 word chapters are OK - about 50-55 minutes reading - or if you prefer them shorter you could split them. There are conflicting points of view about the subject , so it is up to you

Anne

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Post by TriciaG » September 28th, 2012, 6:00 pm

Doing some quick math on the word counts, this project is 2.625x the length of that one. So if you did it in 4.5 months, this one would take [scribble scribble scribble DING!] 11.8 months at the same production level. :thumbs:

Yes, you will probably need to divide chapters. The best way to go about it would be probably to figure out how long each chapter is (to see if it needs dividing), and if it does, find a good stopping place. If you want to do that as you go along, that's fine; you'll just need to fill in the sections in the MW as you go instead of at the start of the project. Then if you need more sections in the MW, let me know and I'll add them. They'll always show up at the bottom of the MW.

Make sense?

Oh, and I'll MC. I'll be back in a bit with the MW. :) EDIT: I see Anne jumped in just ahead of me! No problem - there are always other projects to MC. ;)

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Post by annise » September 28th, 2012, 7:34 pm

Great to be popular , isn't it :D
I have set up your MW - with 26 sections. As Tricia said , we can add more if needed - iff you fill the title fields as you go until you are sure how long you want the sections.
Just remember the title fields need to have the section number first

eg 01 - The Child and the Girl
or 01 - The Child and the Girl Part 1

Have fun,

Anne

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Post by annise » December 7th, 2012, 2:16 am

How are things going ? We do ask for you to keep in touch even if you have not been able to record anything

Anne

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Post by mom_of_nine » December 8th, 2012, 5:29 pm

Hi, Anne! I'm so sorry for not keeping in touch! I thought I was in a waiting mode until I got a DPL. So, I hadn't done anything, yet. Life has been crazy this fall. LOL I have high hopes for a LOOOONG boring winter to allow me more time to record. Anyway, I'll try to get the magic window filled in this week if not this weekend. (Two birthdays this week!) And, if it doesn't matter about the DPL, I'll get started recording asap.

Blessings!
Theresa

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Post by mom_of_nine » December 26th, 2012, 7:26 pm

Upload successful. URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/arb/lifeandletters_01_prentiss.mp3

Yay, me! And, yay to my patient hubby who finally taught me how to do my own edits. LOL Chapter one part one is about 21 minutes long.

Merry Christmas (late) and Happy New Year (early) :D

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Post by mom_of_nine » December 26th, 2012, 7:28 pm

BTW, I did finally look at how the book is set up, and you were right! Man those are HUGE chapters! Fortunately, they are already broken into sections with roman numerals. So, I did chapt 1 part 1 and it was 21 minutes long. I wonder if chapter one will end up being almost 2 hours long with four sections? LOL

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Post by mom_of_nine » December 26th, 2012, 7:34 pm

Hey, Anne, I think I need a new magic window password. The one I had from 2010 doesn't seem to be working. Thanks!

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Post by annise » December 26th, 2012, 8:48 pm

PMed - they all got changed at the hack attack

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Post by mom_of_nine » December 28th, 2012, 9:20 am

Gulp! I was feeling good about knocking out two chapter sections in two days until I got around to actually going through the table of contents to see how many chapter sections there are --55! Looks like I won't run out of stuff to do this winter! LOL I think I'll need double the sections the magic window has up.

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Post by mom_of_nine » December 28th, 2012, 9:54 pm

And, here is Chapter One Part Three - approx 22 mins.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/arb/lifeandletters_03_prentiss.mp3

Blessings, Terri

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