[COMPL] The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton - km

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kmerline
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Post by kmerline » November 5th, 2007, 9:43 am

The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton.

This book was cataloged on August 5, 2008. The audio files have been transferred to Internet Archive, and are available at: http://librivox.org/custom-of-the-country-by-edith-wharton/

Edith Wharton was a novelist of manners of late 19th Century New York "Society", who spent much of her life in France. In this novel she tells the story of Undine Sprague, the thrice- (or more) married, upwardly mobile beauty from "Apex City", transplanted to New York, and finally to France, leaving the dead and wounded in the wake of her "experiments in happiness". (Summary by Karen Merline)
  1. How to claim a part:
    To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are available. Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you’d 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?
    Target completion date of this project: July 1, 2008 – but try to send your recordings as soon as you can. 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. I will note the date you volunteer for a chapter, and if you haven't recorded or posted about the progress of your chapter(s) in a month from the date you sign up, I will put it back to the pool. This doesn't mean you have to record in the month, just be sure to keep in touch to let me know how things are going.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/11052
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!


    (Admin link)
  6. BEFORE recording:
    Please check the Recording Notes:
    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  7. DURING recording:
    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Chapter [##] of [The Custom of the Country]. - 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]"
    • Say:
      The Custom of the Country, by Edith Wharton. Chapter [##]"

    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      End of Chapter [##]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton"

    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!

    Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some background noise, you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.


    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    customofthecountry_##_wharton.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number.
    ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/WhatIsID3)
    Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!

    Title: ## - Chapter [##] - (## is both section and Chapter number: they are identical on this project!
    Artist: Edith Wharton
    Album: The Custom of the Country

    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloging 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.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread):
      http://upload.librivox.org
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      You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: km - kmerline
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
    I'll need the following information from you when you submit a recording:
    • your name/pseudonym as you want to appear in the LibriVox catalog, and your website URL if you like.

      These are only necessary if this is your first LibriVox recording.
    • the file size of your .mp3 file/duration of the recording.


Any questions?
Please post below or PM me.
Last edited by kmerline on August 5th, 2008, 10:01 am, edited 14 times in total.

lezer
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Post by lezer » November 5th, 2007, 10:06 am

Oh Karen, I'm just reading this book at the moment, by coincidence! Good choice!!

kmerline
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Post by kmerline » November 5th, 2007, 10:22 am

I just got done with it a couple of months ago. I think the ending is amazing. We must be careful not to give it away. :)
(Now working to getting the window in.)

BindyB
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Post by BindyB » November 5th, 2007, 12:04 pm

I love Edith Wharton. May I have sections 1 and 2?


Belinda

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Post by earthcalling » November 5th, 2007, 12:55 pm

Karen,

Should we put this on hold for November?

David

lezer
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Post by lezer » November 5th, 2007, 1:27 pm

Death in August 1937 - that means that for Europeans Wharton is public domain next year, in 2008, right?

lezer
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Post by lezer » January 1st, 2008, 10:05 am

Hi Karen,
Could I take Section 21?

Happy new year!

kmerline
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Post by kmerline » January 1st, 2008, 10:23 am

That's great lezer, Sec 21 it is! And happy New Year to you!

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Post by kmerline » January 1st, 2008, 10:28 am

I meant to post a Hello and Happy New Year to everyone, and welcome to "Custom of the Country" and -

to let everyone know that there is a co-Book Coordinator on the project, Miss Stav!

miss stav
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Post by miss stav » January 4th, 2008, 4:24 am

And here I am, happy and more than willing to help.
Stav.
Love gothic novels? Try Children Of The Abbey. Interested in legents? Try Legents Of Saints And Sinners. Interested in femenist fiction? Try Falkner.

kmerline
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Post by kmerline » January 5th, 2008, 7:05 am

Just a note - BindyB pm'ed me and asked my to place her sections back into the pool.

lezer
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Post by lezer » January 5th, 2008, 1:03 pm

Hi Karen,
Here's Chapter 21:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/200801/customofthecountry_21_wharton.mp3

29:01 - 26.6 MB

(One phrase took me a long time to get right without stumbles:
"she judged such solicitude superfluous" - looks innocent enough on paper...)

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Post by Aaron Elliott » January 5th, 2008, 7:58 pm

May I PLEASE have Chapter 46?
This book is SO wonderful. Undine is one of my favorites. :)

Thank you so much. Best to all.
Aaron.

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Post by miss stav » January 5th, 2008, 9:57 pm

Hello Aaron.
Chapter 46 is yours. Wellcome to this project.
Love gothic novels? Try Children Of The Abbey. Interested in legents? Try Legents Of Saints And Sinners. Interested in femenist fiction? Try Falkner.

miss stav
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Post by miss stav » January 5th, 2008, 10:06 pm

Hello Lezer,
Thank you for your chapter.
Stav.
Love gothic novels? Try Children Of The Abbey. Interested in legents? Try Legents Of Saints And Sinners. Interested in femenist fiction? Try Falkner.

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