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| Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern volume 4 by Various Authors
Volume 1 is cataloged: http://librivox.org/library-of-the-worlds-best-literature-ancient-and-modern-volume-1-by-various/
Volume 2 is cataloged: http://librivox.org/library-of-the-worlds-best-literature-ancient-and-modern-volume-2-by-various/
Volume 3 is cataloged: http://librivox.org/library-of-the-worlds-best-literature-ancient-and-modern-volume-3-by-various/This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page:
The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offering "American households a mass of good reading", the editors drew from literature of all times and all kinds what they considered the best pieces of human writing, and compiled an ambitious collection of 45 volumes (with a 46th being an index-guide). Besides the selection and translation of a huge number of poems, letters, short stories and sections of books, the collection offers, before each chapter, a short essay about the author or subject in question. In many cases, chapters contemplate not one author, but certain groups of works, organized by nationality, subject or period; there is, thus, a chapter on Accadian-Babylonian literature, one on the Holy Grail, and one on Chansons, for example.
The result is a collection that holds the interest, for the variety of subjects and forms, but also as a means of first contact with such famous and important authors that many people have heard of, but never read, such as Abelard, Dante or Lord Byron. According to the editor Charles Dudley Warner, this collection "is not a library of reference only, but a library to be read."
This fourth volume contains chapters from "Banim" to "Birrell". (Summary by Leni)
- 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'd 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.
- New to recording?
Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
- Is there a deadline?
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.
- Where do I find the text?
Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13220
- 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.
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" Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern volume 4. Section [number][Title of section], by [Author of section]."
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"End of section [number]"
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- AFTER recording:
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worldsbestliterature4_##_various (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. worldsbestliterature4_01_various.mp3)
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Title: ## - [Section title]
Artist: [Author's name]
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Transfer of files (completed recordings)
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- If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
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