COMPLETE [WWI] A Son At The Front by Edith Wharton - rap

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Post by miss stav » January 26th, 2019, 1:41 am

A Son At The Front by Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937).

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/a-son-at-the-front-by-edith-wharton/
This is an overlooked novel by the author of House Of Mirth, Age Of Innocence, and more. She already became the first woman to win the Pulitzer prize for literature before this novel was written. Edith Wharton is known for her combination of social observations, criticism, and compassion. This WWI novel is told from the point of view of parents, forced to live their own lives when their son is at the front. John and Julia are divorced parents. When their only son George enlists, Julia and her second husband do their best to give him a desk job. But George shocks everybody by enlisting. His mother is horrified, his father and stepfather are secretly proud. But would he return alive? ( 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.
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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/sonatfront00whar
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      Set your recording software to:
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Post by MaxineNunes » January 26th, 2019, 1:20 pm

No chapters left, but if anyone backs out, I would love to read one. Just contact me and lmk. Thanks!

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Post by miss stav » January 28th, 2019, 10:49 am

Hello Maxene,
welcome to Librivox. I hope you will enjoy here. All chapters have not been claimed, and I am waiting for someone to help me set up the magic window for the project. Only when there is a magic window, you would be able to see what is available. You can claim chapters in advance, of course.
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Post by Elizabby » January 28th, 2019, 11:22 pm

Interesting topic! I haven't read this book before, so I'll start with Chapter 1 please!

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Post by miss stav » January 29th, 2019, 12:20 am

Thanks, Beth. It is all yours.
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Post by Rapunzelina » January 29th, 2019, 3:58 am

Hello everyone! Let me MC! I will go set it up!

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 29th, 2019, 4:15 am

MW is ready! I've signed up Beth for Chapter 1.
Let me know if you'll need further assistance with the Magic Window. I am happy to help!

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Post by miss stav » January 29th, 2019, 7:24 am

Hi Raponzelina,
how are you? I am so glad to see you again. Ccan you set up the mw? I cannot enter the chapter titles and wordcounts.
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Post by Rapunzelina » January 29th, 2019, 11:28 am

Everything is going moderately well! I'm still on the move so I might be slower that usual but I am excited to be working with you again!
I see the text is also divided in books but this doesn't affect the chapter numbering. Would you like the intro and section titles to acknowledge book numbers, or is that not important?

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Post by miss stav » January 29th, 2019, 3:07 pm

I don't think this is necessary, and might be confusing. But what ever you see fit.
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Post by Rapunzelina » January 29th, 2019, 3:32 pm

I also don't think that is necessary, but I wanted to check with you.

So now I can fill in the Magic Window! :)

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 29th, 2019, 3:53 pm

Do you have the word counts of the chapters for me to add to the Magic Window? If not, I can do the page counts instead.

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Post by miss stav » January 29th, 2019, 10:13 pm

No, this time we would have to do without them. I cannot count words in this text, or find out pages for that matter.
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Post by Rapunzelina » January 30th, 2019, 2:33 am

That's alright then! I'll do approximate page counts.

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 31st, 2019, 4:40 am

I've moved us to Readers Wanted!

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