Source text (please read only from this text!): https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015013245900While the Mark Twain Project has created and released a three-volume Mark Twain autobiography with extensive annotations, in the 21st century, this two-volume autobiography was published in 1924 and contains many works never before released. It came 14 years after Twain's death and so, "speaking from the grave", he felt he could be "as frank and free and unembarrassed as a love letter". The autobiographical chapters that he published years earlier in the North American Review, were selected more for their acceptability and potential popularity than for their completely true reflection of his inner thoughts. With the publication of Mark Twain's Autobiography in 1924, the world was introduced to a much more frank and less restrained Twain than had heretofore been seen or heard. This partial Autobiography, in two volumes, consisting of about two-fifths of his known material, was compiled by a personal friend and literary executor Albert Bigelow Paine, who at the time had exclusive access to Twain's papers. (Summary by John Greenman and Wikipedia)
Target completion date: 2021-08-30
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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs
Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.
For the first section, say:
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:"Section (or Chapter) # of Mark Twain's Autobiography: With An Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine - Volume II. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Mark Twain's Autobiography: With An Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine - Volume II, by Mark Twain. Section Title."
End of recording:"Section (or Chapter) # of Mark Twain's Autobiography: With An Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine - Volume II, by Mark Twain. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
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Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end."End of Mark Twain's Autobiography: With An Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine - Volume II, by Mark Twain."
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