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Post Posted:: March 31st, 2017, 1:14 am 

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Recollections of the revolution and the empire by Henriette Lucie de La Tour du Pin Gouvernet (1770 - 1853). Edited, abridged and translated by Walter Geer (1857 - 1937)

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An abridged translation of an aristocratic Frenchwoman's personal record of the first 45 years of her long life. The author, Lucie, was of Irish Jacobite descent and a member of the high nobility who served Marie Antoinette as a young Dame du Palais. Having resourcefully managed to survive the Terror she, with her husband and young family, went into exile - part of it spent dairy farming in upstate New York. Later Lucie was introduced to the court of Napoleon Bonaparte (to whose Empress she was related by marriage) . This famous historically valuable memoir, written for her son, ends with Napoleon's return from Elba in 1815. ( barbara2)



  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/stream/recollectionsofr00lato#page/n7/mode/2up
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard

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    Genres for the project: : Non-fiction/Biography & Autobiography; Non-fiction/History/Early Modern

    Keywords that describe the book: Journal d'une femme de 50 ans, Revolution, Napoleon, France

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    • "Part [no.] Chapter [no.] of Recollections of the revolution and the empire. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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    There should be about 5 seconds of silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename recollections_###_latourdupin_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ### is the Part, Chapter and Section (e.g. recollections_33_latourdupin_128kb.mp3)

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Pamela Nagami has kindly agreed to be my DPL.

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Post Posted:: March 31st, 2017, 3:20 am 

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Pam Nagami reporting for duty as DPL!

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Post Posted:: March 31st, 2017, 3:09 pm 
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I'll be happy to MC! I'll set up your MW later this evening.

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Post Posted:: March 31st, 2017, 3:25 pm 

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chocoholic wrote:
I'll be happy to MC! I'll set up your MW later this evening.


Great! Thank you Laurie Anne,

Barbara


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Post Posted:: March 31st, 2017, 7:02 pm 
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You're all set! Just a couple of thoughts: you're free to shorten the file name further, and you might consider adding the translator's name to the 2nd and subsequent intros. Both of those are totally up to you. I would suggest adding the translator's name at least to the final "end of book" statement if you don't add it to all of the intros.

I'll move this to Going Solo sometime tomorrow so people will have a chance to see what's in the pipeline. Happy recording!

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Post Posted:: March 31st, 2017, 7:24 pm 

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chocoholic wrote:
You're all set! Just a couple of thoughts: you're free to shorten the file name further,


Done!

chocoholic wrote:
and you might consider adding the translator's name to the 2nd and subsequent intros. Both of those are totally up to you. I would suggest adding the translator's name at least to the final "end of book" statement if you don't add it to all of the intros.


I will add it at the end, good idea.


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Post Posted:: April 1st, 2017, 6:44 pm 
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Over to Solos.

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Post Posted:: April 20th, 2017, 1:07 am 

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Laurie Anne,

I've been looking through the volume. It has two "Parts" and each Part begins with a Chapter 1. Each Chapter has a descriptive name which I'd like to put in the MW Title field.

But some of the Chapters are too long for a single section so I thought of dividing them and naming each section thus:

E.g. Part 2 Chapter 15a and Part 2 Chapter 15b - "215a" and "215b"?

"Example filename [/b] recollections_####_latourdupin_128kb.mp3 [b](all lower-case) where #### is the Part, Chapter and Section (e.g. recollections_215a_latourdupin_128kb.mp3)"

Could the system handle that? What would you suggest as a better solution?



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Post Posted:: April 20th, 2017, 6:22 am 
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Hi, Barbara! The file numbers should remain as consecutive numbers. They'll match the section numbers in the final version. This is the way split chapters are usually handled (I'm making up the numbers, of course):

recollections_33_latourdupin_128kb.mp3
33 - Part 2, Chapter 15, [Part] 1

recollections_34_latourdupin_128kb.mp3
34 - Part 2, Chapter 15, [Part] 2

The leading numbers in the ID title tags (33 and 34) are added automatically by the software, so you don't have to put those in (I've included them so you'll see how things will line up in the cataloged version). And in the ID title tags you are welcome to call the splits whatever seems right to you. I normally like calling them Part 1 and Part 2, but that's potentially confusing when the book is also split into parts. You could use 15a and 15b, Section 1 and Section 2, or whatever seems best. You're welcome to abbreviate the ID title tags a bit if you like ("Part 2 Ch 15a," for example), but I wouldn't use "215a"; readers might not recognize that as a part-chapter-split designation.

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Post Posted:: April 20th, 2017, 3:59 pm 

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Very helpful, thanks Laurie Anne.

I'll set up the MW now and, when you've got time, have a look and see if it's OK?

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Post Posted:: April 20th, 2017, 5:38 pm 
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It looks great!

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Post Posted:: April 21st, 2017, 5:35 am 

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Pam, here is Part 1 Chapter 1, the childhood of Mlle Dillon:

https://librivox.org/uploads/chocoholic/recollections_01_latourdupin_128kb.mp3
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Post Posted:: April 21st, 2017, 3:54 pm 

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Hi Barbara,

I am going to love this!

Section 1 is PL OK.

Pam

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Post Posted:: April 22nd, 2017, 7:19 am 

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Thanks for the PL, Pam. You will be meeting some of our old friends as the tale unfolds!

Here's Part 1 Chapter 2:


https://librivox.org/uploads/chocoholic/recollections_02_latourdupin_128kb.mp3
M:S
16:50


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Post Posted:: April 22nd, 2017, 12:03 pm 

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Hi Barbara,

Section 2 is PL OK.

So sad.

Pam

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