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Post Posted:: May 12th, 2017, 3:31 am 
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The wonderful History of Peter Schlemihl, the Man who lost his Shadow
by Adelbert von Chamisso (1781 - 1838), translated by Frederic Henry Hedge (1805 - 1890)


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Peter Schlemihl is an ordinary man until one day he bargains with the devil: He trades his shadow for a bottomless purse. While this sounds like a good idea at first, it turns out that having no shadow is considered to be so strange by society, that even unlimited wealth cannot repair such a fault.

The story of Peter Schlemihl is exceedingly well-known even today, but the original text is not so widely-read as it once was. This very accessible translation by F.H. Hedge may be a good introduction to modern listeners. ( Carolin)


    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.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. 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.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/wonderfulhistory00cham
    5. 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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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
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    7. Footnotes: please read the footnotes at a suitable place, usually at the end of the sentence in which they occur. read "footnote: [text] end of foonote". if you run into a problematic footnote please post to ask about it. thank you!
    8. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Chapter [number] of The wonderful History of Peter Schlemihl, the Man who lost his Shadow. 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]"
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        "The wonderful History of Peter Schlemihl, the Man who lost his Shadow, by Adelbert von Chamisso. Translated by Frederic Henry Hedge. [Chapter]"

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        "End of The wonderful History of Peter Schlemihl, the Man who lost his Shadow, by Adelbert von Chamisso. Translated by Frederic Henry Hedge."

      There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
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      Need noise-cleaning?
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    10. [b]Example ID3 V2 tags (just leave those blank!)

      Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
      Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
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      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Carolin
      • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
      • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

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Post Posted:: May 12th, 2017, 4:38 am 
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this project is now ready to go! we really need to have this book in english in the catalogue :)

all readers and a dpl are most welcome!

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Post Posted:: May 14th, 2017, 9:48 pm 

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I would enjoy being DPL for this, I think.

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Religion: Mushrooms on the Moor by Frank Boreham (died 1959)
Fantasy: The Double Life of Mr. Alfred Burton


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Post Posted:: May 15th, 2017, 7:00 am 
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Thank you so much devorah, welcome to this project :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: June 1st, 2017, 6:17 am 

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I am happy to try the first chapter (not the intro). This will be my first recording for Librivox.

Alan


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Post Posted:: June 1st, 2017, 9:20 am 

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Awesome, thanks Alan!

Before you start recording, please do a 1-minute test to check that your tech settings and everything is ok. If you don't already have experience in recording, this is a helpful guide: Newbie Guide to Recording

Once you have your file uploaded (instructions for uploading are also available at that link), post it in the Listeners Wanted forum to get it OK'd.

I look forward to listening to you!

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Journal of Francis Asbury, second Methodist bishop and traveling preacher in America from 1771-1815
Religion: Mushrooms on the Moor by Frank Boreham (died 1959)
Fantasy: The Double Life of Mr. Alfred Burton


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Post Posted:: June 2nd, 2017, 12:44 am 
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AlanMcLeod wrote:
I am happy to try the first chapter (not the intro). This will be my first recording for Librivox.

Alan


hi alan, welcome to librivox!

you are welcome to read the first chapter of this project - good choice for a first recording too! to be able to sign you up, i need to know under which name or pseudonym you would like to appear in the catalog. we can also link to your personal website or blog.

also, please complete the one minute test before getting started, just to make sure that your microphone and software are all set up correctly :) thanks!

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Post Posted:: June 2nd, 2017, 1:32 pm 

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Hi

I have uploaded my test piece at https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_alanmcleod.mp3 and posted on the appropriate page.

I'd like my name listed as Alan McLeod please if the recording turns out OK.

Regards,
Alan


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Post Posted:: June 3rd, 2017, 12:35 am 
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Thank you alan! I have signed you up, your personal catalog page is here, https://librivox.org/reader/11732

You will receive feedback on your test recording soon. Thank you :)

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Post Posted:: June 5th, 2017, 2:14 pm 

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I will attempt to read Sections 0 and 2 (Introduction and Chapter II).
This is my first go at something other than a short poem.


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Post Posted:: June 5th, 2017, 6:33 pm 

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Hello,
I'd like to take on the Introduction, if it's still available.
Thank you,
Lisa57


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Post Posted:: June 5th, 2017, 6:35 pm 

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So sorry - didn't see the previous posted request. I'll look at something else. thank you


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Post Posted:: June 6th, 2017, 9:53 am 
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thank you both!

lisa, can i interest you in one of the chapters? the magic window is now up to date :) thank you!

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Post Posted:: June 6th, 2017, 5:38 pm 

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Here is my modest attempt at Section 0 (Introduction):
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/peterschlemihl_00_chamisso_128kb.mp3 (09:26)


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Post Posted:: June 7th, 2017, 12:31 am 
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thank you :D

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