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Post by TribalElder » June 15th, 2016, 4:55 pm

Hi. I have a suggestion for a book, it's one I've read in Italian, but never found as an audiobook. I believe the work, "Le Tigri di Mompracem" by Emilio Salgari, is public domain in the USA, because it was published before 1923, and Salgari died in 1911, so going by "life of the author + 70 years", it would have gone PD in 1981.

I'm preparing to record it in English, but would anyone from here be willing to read it in Italian? There is an online source in PDF form at this URL: http://www.liberliber.it/mediateca/libri/s/salgari/le_tigri_di_mompracem/pdf/salgari_le_tigri_di_mompracem.pdf

Looking forward to getting started on this, I've been away a long time :)

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Post by TriciaG » June 15th, 2016, 5:39 pm

What's the book about? :)

Here's the main page, for those who want to look but don't want to download the PDF: http://www.liberliber.it/online/autori/autori-s/emilio-salgari/le-tigri-di-mompracem/

That specific source won't be good for us to use, because they put restrictions on its use:
Licenza:
Creative Commons "Attribuzione - Non commerciale - Condividi allo stesso modo 4.0 Internazionale", http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
We do not restrict to non-commercial, thus the "share-alike" portion of the license is violated. :? Perhaps there's another online source.
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Post by TribalElder » June 15th, 2016, 6:37 pm

TriciaG wrote:What's the book about? :)

Here's the main page, for those who want to look but don't want to download the PDF: http://www.liberliber.it/online/autori/autori-s/emilio-salgari/le-tigri-di-mompracem/

That specific source won't be good for us to use, because they put restrictions on its use:
Licenza:
Creative Commons "Attribuzione - Non commerciale - Condividi allo stesso modo 4.0 Internazionale", http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
We do not restrict to non-commercial, thus the "share-alike" portion of the license is violated. :? Perhaps there's another online source.
The book is about a band of pirates, "The Tigers of Mompracem", they're rebelling against British and Dutch colonialism. The leader is a Pirate named Sandokan, also known as "La Tigre di Malesia / The Tiger of Malaysia", whose entire family were killed by British colonists, they stole his throne and left him an orphan. Basically a tale of blood thirsty ravaging and piracy on the high seas - and very exciting.

It's actually part of a whole series of books, The Tigers of Mompracem, The Pirates of Malaysia, The Two Tigers, The King of The Sea, The Black Corsair, The Queen of The Caribbean and Son of the Red Corsair.

It's a shame that you can't use the source. I will look out to see if I can find another copy with no restrictions upon it. I don't understand how you can put restrictions on the text of a book, when the words are always the same, is that right? Surely the words don't change... :(
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Post by Availle » June 15th, 2016, 6:39 pm

copyright is a mystery... :roll: :lol:

You say you'd want to read it in English, but here also the rules are the same: Must have been published before 1923, translator dead for at least 70 years (if you are in Europe).

I have tried to find English versions of any of his books, but there's nothing on gutenberg or on archive (as far as I can see), which is a pity because he seems to have written quite interesting books

"which in Italy, were read more widely than Jules Verne" if wikipedia is to be believed... 8-)
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Post by Basquetteur » June 19th, 2016, 4:15 am

Wikisource has several books by Salgari in Italian, including "Le tigri di Mompracem (1900), pubblicato a puntate nel 1883-1884 come La tigre della Malesia"

Here are the works by Emilio Salgari in wikisource:

https://it.wikisource.org/wiki/Autore:Emilio_Salgari


I have seen these other ones in archive.org (some are may be similar to the ones in wikisource)

La favorite del Mahdi, in Italian

https://archive.org/details/LaFavoritaDelMahdi
it says published in 1911

or
I Robinson Italiani
by Emilio Salgari
Published 1897
https://archive.org/details/IRobinsonItaliani

or
I selvaggi della Papuasia
by Emilio Salgari
Published 1883

https://archive.org/details/ISelvaggiDellaPapuasia
(this one it says it comes from wikisource)


Le Aquile della Steppa
by Emilio Salgari
Published 1907
https://archive.org/details/LeAquileDellaSteppa



Sandokan and many other books by Emilio Salgari were also very popular in Spain.
I think there are several translations of Salgari's books in Spanish in archive.org

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