[Epistolary Fiction] Dear Enemy (Version 2) by Jean Webster - jo

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Post by Kirsten Wever » March 13th, 2018, 7:59 am

Dear Enemy (Version 2) by Jean Webster (1876 - 1916).


This collection of of letters—written by the very young, independent, creative - and female - superintendent of an early 20th century "Orphan Asylum" –is both very funny and quaintly charming . Mostly she writes to her friend, Judy (of "Daddy Long Legs" fame, who had the misfortune to grow up in this dreadful “asylum”) and to members of the asylum's staff and governing community.

Her correspondence concerns a bewildering assortment of absurd institutional practices, atrocious conditions, and ridiculous obstacles to her efforts to improve matters. They also show how, in situations both mundane and potentially catastrophic, she applies her creative strategies for making the best home money, imagination and elbow grease can provide for "her chicks."

Of course the book also contains an oddly twisting romantic thread.

Summary by Kirsten Wever)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/files/238/238-h/238-h.htm
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Genres for the project: Epistolary Fiction; General Fiction/Published 1900 onward; Humorous Fiction; Romance

    Keywords that describe the book:

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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):
    • "Chapter [number] of Dear Enemy (Version 2). 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:
      "Dear Enemy (Version 2), by Jean Webster. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of Dear Enemy (Version 2) by Jean Webster. 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 [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 Dear Enemy (Version 2), by Jean Webster. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename dearenemyv2_##_webster_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. dearenemyv2_01_webster_128kb.mp3)
  • Example ID3 V2 tags
    Artist: Jean Webster
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: Dear Enemy (Version 2)


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Last edited by Kirsten Wever on March 13th, 2018, 4:31 pm, edited 3 times in total.
- Kirsten

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Kirsten Wever
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Post by Kirsten Wever » March 13th, 2018, 8:06 am

Hello there, whoever wants to take this up.

I think I'm experienced and easy to work with (ask TriciaG - I have a feeling she pulls no punches!). Look forward to working with you whoever you are.

Also, FYI I think I have an experienced DPL -- will post immediately when I'm sure.

Finally, I'll do this quickly.

Best, Kirsten
- Kirsten

Much Gesture from the Pulpit - Strong Hallelujahs roll -
Narcotics cannot still the Tooth That nibbles at the soul -


--Emily Dickinson #501

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » March 13th, 2018, 3:11 pm

Hi Kirsten,

Bit of trivia - My very first LV recordings back in 2006 were for the first version of this book! I will be your MC. Unfortunately it looks like you didn't copy all the way to the bottom of the template. Could you try again?
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Post by Kirsten Wever » March 13th, 2018, 3:21 pm

Hello Joe,

I knew that, because I just listened to it, and of course checked out all the details.

THANKS! Looking forward to working with you,

I will re-did the template.

Still waiting to hear from my possible DPL'S.
- Kirsten

Much Gesture from the Pulpit - Strong Hallelujahs roll -
Narcotics cannot still the Tooth That nibbles at the soul -


--Emily Dickinson #501

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Post by Kirsten Wever » March 13th, 2018, 4:36 pm

I think I just entered the full form - let me know if there's anything wrong.

NB: There are no chapters in the book, so it's up to the reader to split it up. Originally I thought about 10-15 pages per Section. However, I'm now thinking it makes more sense to split up it a little more in line with content (whom she's writing to, about what). Thus I can't say at the moment how many sections.

Is it hard to delete sections that don't end up as part of the project? If not, can you put in 30 Sections - and if I only do 25, we can kill the rest?
- Kirsten

Much Gesture from the Pulpit - Strong Hallelujahs roll -
Narcotics cannot still the Tooth That nibbles at the soul -


--Emily Dickinson #501

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » March 13th, 2018, 7:27 pm

OK you are all set here. I shortened the filenames a little and you can ignore the ID tags. If you don't use all the sections, I will delete any extra before cataloging.
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Post by Kirsten Wever » March 18th, 2018, 10:11 am

Sorry for the delay - dealing with a family emergency.
- Kirsten

Much Gesture from the Pulpit - Strong Hallelujahs roll -
Narcotics cannot still the Tooth That nibbles at the soul -


--Emily Dickinson #501

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » March 18th, 2018, 11:05 am

Hope it's nothing too serious.
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