COMPLETE: A House of Gentlefolk by Turgenev - jo

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tovarisch
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Post by tovarisch » February 17th, 2018, 6:47 am

A HOUSE OF GENTLEFOLK by Ivan Turgenev (1818 - 1883). Translated by Constance Garnett (1861 - 1946)

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

https://librivox.org/a-house-of-gentlefolk-by-ivan-turgenev/

The novel titled in Russian "Дворянское Гнездо" (Dvoryanskoye Gnezdo, sometimes translated as Home of the Gentry, A Nest of the Gentlefolk, A Nest of the Gentry) is considered a sequel to "Rudin". It is the story of the protagonist Fyodor Ivanych Lavretsky, a son of a nobleman and a serf, brought up at his family's country estate home by a severe maiden aunt, often thought to be based on Turgenev's own mother, who was known for her cruelty. (Summary by tovarisch, based on Wikipedia article)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5721
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Genres for the project: General Fiction/Published 1800 -1900

    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):
    • "Chapters [numbers] of A HOUSE OF GENTLEFOLK. 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:
      "A HOUSE OF GENTLEFOLK, by Ivan Turgenev. Translated by Constance Garnett[Chapter]"


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    • "Chapters [numbers] of A HOUSE OF GENTLEFOLK by Ivan Turgenev. Translated by Constance Garnett. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapters]"
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      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of A HOUSE OF GENTLEFOLK, by Ivan Turgenev. Translated by Constance Garnett"

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename houseofgentlefolk_##_turgenev_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. houseofgentlefolk_01_turgenev_128kb.mp3)
  • Example ID3 V2 tags ID3 tags are now optional. They are added automatically during cataloging.
    Artist: Ivan Turgenev
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: A HOUSE OF GENTLEFOLK


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Last edited by tovarisch on March 22nd, 2018, 7:46 am, edited 2 times in total.
tovarisch
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    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by tovarisch » February 17th, 2018, 6:55 am

Additional information:

Number of chapters: 45 plus an epilogue. I propose to combine some chapters to make sections reasonably timed and make epilogue separate, and that's why the intros are going to be "Chapters one and two of ..." and outro "End of chapters one and two". We can replace the intro with "Section #" and outro with "End of section #", if you think it better.

Total number of words: just over 62000, which hopefully makes a 10-12 hour book.

If I can get through a section a week (doable, I think), then I need about half a year to record it.
tovarisch
  • reality prompts me to scale down my reading, sorry to say
    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

MARTIN GEESON
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Post by MARTIN GEESON » February 17th, 2018, 8:19 am

May I volunteer as DPL? I have enjoyed recording Turgenev and would enjoy even more hearing your project.

Best
Martin

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Post by tovarisch » February 17th, 2018, 8:49 am

Hello Martin,

Yes, by all means! Welcome to the project!

Thanks! :D
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    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » February 17th, 2018, 11:42 am

I will MC for you. MW will be available shortly.
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » February 17th, 2018, 12:17 pm

As far as chapters vs. section in the intros/outros, I will leave that up to you. Whichever way you think will be easier for listeners to follow.
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Post by tovarisch » February 17th, 2018, 4:00 pm

Well, that's what I did in The Torrents, and nobody has complained so far :wink:

Martin, what do you think?
tovarisch
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    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by tovarisch » February 18th, 2018, 1:05 pm

Well, I guess I'll just go with it...

Section 01 has been uploaded and MW updated.
tovarisch
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    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by MARTIN GEESON » February 19th, 2018, 7:05 am

Chapter 1 and 2 (Section 01) PL OK throughout - and most excellently read.

Best regards
Martin

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Post by tovarisch » February 19th, 2018, 8:51 am

Thanks Martin! :D

Section 02 has been uploaded and MW updated.
tovarisch
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    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by tovarisch » February 19th, 2018, 11:25 am

Section 03 has been uploaded and MW updated.
tovarisch
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    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by tovarisch » February 19th, 2018, 1:53 pm

Section 04 has been uploaded and MW updated.
tovarisch
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    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by tovarisch » February 20th, 2018, 11:31 am

Section 05 has been uploaded and MW updated. Whew!...

I think I will take a small break now. :)
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Post by tovarisch » February 21st, 2018, 5:38 am

Couldn't pass the opportunity to record another section (had the time)...

Section 06 has been uploaded and MW updated.
tovarisch
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    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by tovarisch » February 21st, 2018, 8:17 am

Heheh... Another opportunity came along and... Section 07 has been uploaded and MW updated.

Good progress, eh? 8-)
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