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Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1954The short novel “Colonel Chabert” (1832) is part of Balzac’s great life work, the sprawling novel series titled “The Human Comedy.”
Chabert, an officer in Napoleon’s army, is pronounced dead on the battlefield. His wife then inherits his estate and remarries. It turns out, however, that Chabert has in fact survived the war. When he regains his health, he returns to Paris and tries to take legal action to restore his position. This sets up a conflict between the old military virtues of honor and principle versus the avarice and amorality of society in post-Napoleonic France. (Summary by Bruce Pirie)
Target completion date: 2023-09-30
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Genres for the project: Literary Fiction; General Fiction/Published 1800 -1900
Keywords that describe the book: greed, realism, avarice, bourgeois, middle class, post-napoleonic france, military honor, faithfulness
LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs
Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.
For the first section, say:
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:Section # of Colonel Chabert. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org. Read by Bruce Pirie. Colonel Chabert, by Honoré de Balzac, translated by Clara Bell and Ellen Marriage.
End of recording:Section # of Colonel Chabert, by Honoré de Balzac, translated by Clara Bell and Ellen Marriage. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain. Read by Bruce Pirie.
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Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.End of Colonel Chabert, by Honoré de Balzac, translated by Clara Bell and Ellen Marriage.
Filename: colonelchabert_##_balzac_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. colonelchabert_01_balzac_128kb.mp3)
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