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Post by sailormoon » May 25th, 2012, 11:31 am

The Red and the Black, volume II by Stendhal (23 January 1783 - 23 March 1842) . Translated by Horace B. Samuel (1883 - unknown).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on the archive.org page: http://archive.org/details/red_black_v2_1308_librivox

When the new catalog is launched, the files can be found on this catalog page:
http://librivox.org/the-red-and-the-black-volume-ii-by-stendhal/

Stendhal - a German pen-name for a French writer who hated the English. Contemporary to some of the great names of French literature like Balzac and Flaubert, Stendhal is quite often considered a writer that doesn't seem to fit a defined genre. Some say he's a Romantic, others that he's a Modernist and that Le Rouge et Le Noir is the first modern novel. On one point they are all agreed: the novel is a masterpiece that shows a young theology student - Julien Sorel - intelligent, handsome and who is determined to rise above his humble peasant origins. Stendhal presents the reader with a satirical plot that will involve you in passions, intrigues, last-minute reversals and, mostly, the hypocrisy by which society operates. (Summary by sailormoon)
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Last edited by sailormoon on May 26th, 2012, 2:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by sailormoon » May 25th, 2012, 11:33 am

And we're almost set for volume II :) I'd like to thank in advance to Leni and Gail who kindly agreed to continue with the project as MC and DPLer! :D

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Post by Leni » May 25th, 2012, 6:17 pm

Window's in place, my pleasure to help! :)
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Post by sailormoon » May 26th, 2012, 2:29 am

The MW is ready for claims. I'm not sure I did the right thing with numbering the sections. Section 1 is chapter 31, but maybe I should have started at 01. :hmm:

The last 4 chapters were given no title by the author and are just commonly known by their number - just in case anyone thought that strange 8-)

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Post by Leni » May 26th, 2012, 7:53 am

Hi Sandra,

I think it would be easier if we had the section number starting at 01 and not with the chapter number. Something like: "01- Pleasures of the country". The section is 01, while the chapter is 31, but we could add that to the intro as well. So it would run:

"Section 01 of The Red and the Black, volume II. - This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org. Recording by [your name]. The Red and the Black, volume II, by Stendhal . Translated by Horace B. Samuel Chapter 31. Pleasures of the country."

What do you think?
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Post by sailormoon » May 26th, 2012, 2:39 pm

Thanks, Leni,

Yes, I think that would do. I've edited the first post and the MW. Could you check the intro and see if it's ok, or if there is something missing. :)

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Post by neckertb » May 27th, 2012, 8:38 am

Hi! :D
Can I claim 42, which has bits of French in it?
Now why is it my French translation projects are dragging on and on and the first volume of this one went so fast? :hmm:
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Post by sailormoon » May 27th, 2012, 10:06 am

neckertb wrote:Hi! :D
Can I claim 42, which has bits of French in it?
Now why is it my French translation projects are dragging on and on and the first volume of this one went so fast? :hmm:
Hi, Nadine,

Thanks for volunteering for that one in particular :D . I hope you enjoy it. As for the rest I was surprised myself - just pure luck I guess 8-)

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Post by Leni » May 27th, 2012, 7:34 pm

sailormoon wrote:Thanks, Leni,

Yes, I think that would do. I've edited the first post and the MW. Could you check the intro and see if it's ok, or if there is something missing. :)

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Looks OK to me, so I am moving this to Readers Wanted! :)
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Post by neckertb » June 8th, 2012, 11:56 am

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Post by sailormoon » June 8th, 2012, 12:06 pm

Thank you, Nadine. :)

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Post by gailtv » June 19th, 2012, 4:45 pm

Hi Nadine -

Well read! Chapter 72 is PL OK!

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Post by sailormoon » June 20th, 2012, 12:32 am

Thanks, Gail :)

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Post by neckertb » June 20th, 2012, 12:44 am

Thank you Gail :D
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Post by bella37181 » June 20th, 2012, 4:20 am

Could I volunteer for section 1 or 2? I don't really mind.

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