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Post Posted:: September 25th, 2014, 10:23 pm 

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Emmeline, The Orphan Of The Castle by Charlotte Turner Smith (1749 - 1806).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/emmeline-orphan-castle-by-charlotte-turner-smith/

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"This book was written about 150 years ahead of its time. It tells the story of Emmeline Mobwray who grows up in a dysfunctional family and has to find herself against all odds. Orphaned at a young age, she has to stay alone in a remote castle under the care of a kind housekeeper. But when the kind housekeeper dies, the family starts to take interest in her- to mixed results. Her cousin becomes obsessed with her, much to the displeasure of his wealthy and arrogant parents. Thus, Emmeline is forced to run away from the only home she knew in order to escape his attentions. Would Emmeline be able to stand up to him at the end or, like many of her contemporaries, would she be forced into a loveless match? Can Emmeline survive in a society predominated by wealth without money or connections? And is Emmeline's family the only one with problems? Throughout the novel, Emmeline learns to create and sustain true friendships and grows up to her role as a woman of that era- with all that it entails." (summary by Stav Nisser)



    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. Is there a deadline? May 2016. We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/41646
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

      Note to all readers: Emeline is pronounsed EM - EH - LEEN

      Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard


      Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!



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      BC Admin

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      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.


      • Project Code: jEOQ1X2J

      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Charlotte Turner Smith) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/charlotte_turner_smith
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/emmeline_novel
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 58
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1788
      • 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: Family Life; General Fiction; Literary Fiction; Suspense, Espionage, Political & Thrillers

      Keywords that describe the book: love story, gothic novel, coming of age story, cinderella story

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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Volume (number) chapter [number] of Emmeline, The Orphan Of The Castle . 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:
        "Emmeline, The Orphan Of The Castle , by Charlotte Turner Smith. [Chapter]"

      END of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of [volume x, Chapter x]"
      • 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 Emmeline, The Orphan Of The Castle , by Charlotte Turner Smith. "

      There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    8. AFTER recording
      Need noise-cleaning?
      Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      emmeline_##_smith_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. emmeline_01_smith_128kb.mp3)
    9. [b]Example ID3 V2 tags
      (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
      Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!
      Artist: Charlotte Turner Smith
      Title: ## - [Section title]
      Album: Emmeline, The Orphan Of The Castle

      Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
      Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
      • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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        (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: annise
      • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
      • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.


      Any questions?
      Please post below



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Post Posted:: September 27th, 2014, 10:00 pm 
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I'll set this up later Stav

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Post Posted:: September 27th, 2014, 10:06 pm 

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Wow! Huge thanks.

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Post Posted:: September 30th, 2014, 7:02 am 

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Hi, Stav, Michele Fry here. I look forward to participating on this project. I'd like to sign up to read the introductory poem entitled TO MY CHILDREN, which precedes Chapter 1, but I notice there isn't a 00 in the Magic Window that comes before Chapter 1. Do you want to add that? Please let me know. Thanks.

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Post Posted:: September 30th, 2014, 11:27 am 

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Hi Anne and Michelle,
I was not planning to add a 00 to the mw, as "to my children" is only about half a page long. However, as Michelle requests it, I will olter my plann.
Anne, could you add both section 00 and secion 59 to the mw? I somehow misscounted the secionts.
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Post Posted:: September 30th, 2014, 12:36 pm 

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How shall we pronounce Emeline throughout the project? I 'm figuring a long I, rhyming with brine, stein, fine, wine, etc. Please confirm as I'm working on the poem.

I'd like to record Chapter 1 as well, if I may.

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Post Posted:: September 30th, 2014, 12:51 pm 

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Hi Michell,,
of course you may have chapter 1 as well.
About pronouncing Emelin... I would go with the way it was read in another project I wouked on:
e (with a long E), me (w long e again) lin )short I, ryming with in and twin(. no e like in (between), in case I confused myself between the short and long es. Thanks for everything and have a great day,
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Post Posted:: September 30th, 2014, 1:12 pm 

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miss stav wrote:
Hi Michell,,
of course you may have chapter 1 as well.
About pronouncing Emelin... I would go with the way it was read in another project I wouked on:
e (with a long E), me (w long e again) lin )short I, ryming with in and twin(. no e like in (between), in case I confused myself between the short and long es. Thanks for everything and have a great day,
Stav.
Okay, to confirm, would that sound like Ee-me-lin? Ee (as in easy); me as in meet, lin as in rin-tin-tin. And which syllable would be accented? Could you give me the name of the other project so I can hear it for myself? I am unfamiliar with this name.

Thanks for Chapter 1.

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Post Posted:: September 30th, 2014, 1:26 pm 
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The only time I have said it was in an A A Milne poem in "When we where very young"

Quote:
"Emmeline
Has not been seen
For more than week. She slipped between
The two tall trees at the end of the green...
We all went after her. "Emmeline!" etc . All the lines in the rest of the poem end with -een


When it rhymed with green :D . But it may be poetic license

Cover claimed for Michele and extra sections added

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Post Posted:: September 30th, 2014, 2:31 pm 

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I just conferred with my mother, a Parisian French native, who confirmed the proper French pronunciation as: Emma-leen. I favor this choice, as I just tried to record Chapter 1 using other pronunciations, and they all seem stilted. This one is authentic and flows effortlessly off the tongue, so I think it will be easiest for all our readers. Is this okay?

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Post Posted:: October 1st, 2014, 2:18 am 

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What ever you feel is right. I don't mind at all.

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Post Posted:: October 1st, 2014, 12:52 pm 

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miss stav wrote:
What ever you feel is right. I don't mind at all.
Okay, here's how I pronounced Emmeline in Sections 0 and 1.

EM - EH - LEEN

I suggest you make mention of the pronounciation in the First Post, as it is the book's title, and as readers may not take the time to read through all these posts.

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Post Posted:: October 1st, 2014, 12:53 pm 

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Stav, Your magic window is filled in per the message you sent me. I presume that is what I was supposed to do? Please let me know whenever you need me to do something.

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Post Posted:: October 1st, 2014, 12:57 pm 

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Sections 0 and 1 are uploaded:

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/emmeline_00_smith_128kb.mp3
Run Time: 2:30

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/emmeline_01_smith_128kb.mp3
Run Time: 16:59

An interesting story so far!

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Post Posted:: October 2nd, 2014, 10:39 pm 

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Thanks, Michelle. I will advertise in listeners and eddetors wanted for a dpl.

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