[COMPLETE] Library of the World's Best Literature vol 8 -availle

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Post by Leni » September 29th, 2018, 5:47 pm

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/library-of-the-worlds-best-literature-ancient-and-modern-volume-8-by-various/


Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 8 by Various ( - ).

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 eigth volume contains chapters from "Calvin" to "Cervantes". (Summary by Leni)
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    Keywords that describe the book: Anthology, Literary Collection
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Last edited by Leni on February 28th, 2019, 3:57 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by Leni » September 29th, 2018, 5:48 pm

Hello. Looking for an MC. This project already exists in the compiler: https://librivox.org/section_compiler/10926

Thanks! :mrgreen:

Edit: forgot to say - as I haven't BCd in a long time, I'd be happy to be corrected if I did anything wrong with the template.
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Post by Availle » September 29th, 2018, 7:46 pm

I think we're good to go!

Since you know the ropes, all I can say: have fun with this one!

Added a moment later: Could I please read section 13 about the Execution? Interesting story - and very unsatisfactory ending! :evil:
Cheers,
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Post by silverquill » September 29th, 2018, 8:35 pm

Ambitious project!

I'd like to help out with sections: 1,16,26,27,42

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Post by TriciaG » September 30th, 2018, 5:46 am

My only comment/suggestion is to never use double quotes " in the section titles in the Magic Window. Due to some encoding process, Archive strips out any text after the double quote in ID tags. Use either single quotes ' or two single quotes in a row '' instead.
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Post by Availle » September 30th, 2018, 6:43 am

Nice catch Tricia - didn't see that at all! :thumbs:
Cheers,
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Post by Leni » September 30th, 2018, 7:04 am

Thanks, Ava! Hopefully I still remember the ropes :shock: It`s impressive how much one forgets after a few years. And thanks for claiming. We are in need of a DPL, but please feel free to move the project from the Launchpad whenever you find fit.
silverquill wrote:
September 29th, 2018, 8:35 pm
Ambitious project!

I'd like to help out with sections: 1,16,26,27,42
Thanks! :mrgreen: I`ve always enjoyed long weird and ambitious projects :mrgreen: Sections assigned.
TriciaG wrote:
September 30th, 2018, 5:46 am
My only comment/suggestion is to never use double quotes " in the section titles in the Magic Window. Due to some encoding process, Archive strips out any text after the double quote in ID tags. Use either single quotes ' or two single quotes in a row '' instead.
I had that information in the back of my mind somewhere, I think, because I didn`t use them at all in most sections. Thanks for pointing it out, fixed.
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Post by NemoR » September 30th, 2018, 9:28 am

May I claim sections 9 and 10 please.

Thanks!
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Post by Leni » September 30th, 2018, 10:20 am

NemoR wrote:
September 30th, 2018, 9:28 am
May I claim sections 9 and 10 please.

Thanks!
Sections assigned, thanks!
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Post by beeber » October 1st, 2018, 4:07 pm

Could I read sections 18 and 19, please?

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Post by Leni » October 1st, 2018, 5:49 pm

beeber wrote:
October 1st, 2018, 4:07 pm
Could I read sections 18 and 19, please?

Bruce
Sure, sections assigned, thanks for claiming!
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Post by NemoR » October 4th, 2018, 9:53 pm

Nemo

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Post by Leni » October 5th, 2018, 5:03 am

Thanks, Nemo!

We are still looking for a DPL! :)
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Post by beeber » October 6th, 2018, 3:38 pm


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Post by Leni » October 6th, 2018, 6:26 pm

beeber wrote:
October 6th, 2018, 3:38 pm
Section 18 is ready for PL (duration 40:57).

https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/worldsbestliterature8_18_various_128kb.mp3

Bruce

Thanks, Bruce!
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