[SOLO] Mark Twain's Autobiography-Volume I (1924) - tg

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Post by johng » April 1st, 2021, 7:56 am

Mark Twain's Autobiography: With An Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine - Volume I, by Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
While the Mark Twain Project has created and released a three-volume Mark Twain autobiography with extensive annotations, in the 21st century, this two-volume autobiography was published in 1924 and contains many works never before released. It came 14 years after Twain's death and so, "speaking from the grave", he felt he could be "as frank and free and unembarrassed as a love letter". The autobiographical chapters that he published years earlier in the North American Review, were selected more for their acceptability and potential popularity than for their completely true reflection of his inner thoughts. With the publication of Mark Twain's Autobiography in 1924, the world was introduced to a much more frank and less restrained Twain than had heretofore been seen or heard. This partial Autobiography, in two volumes, consisting of about two-fifths of his known material, was compiled by a personal friend and literary executor Albert Bigelow Paine, who at the time had exclusive access to Twain's papers. (Summary by John Greenman and Wikipedia)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015036057274

Target completion date: 2021-07-01

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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

Intro to recording:
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For the first section, say:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Mark Twain's Autobiography: With An Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine - Volume I. Read by John Greenman. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." "Mark Twain's Autobiography, Volume I. Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine and Preface by Mark Twain."
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"Section (or Chapter) # of Mark Twain's Autobiography - Volume I. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain. Read by John Greenman."] "Section Title."
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Last edited by johng on April 2nd, 2021, 8:59 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by johng » April 1st, 2021, 2:08 pm

I’m really excited to be able to record this two volume book... which just came into the Public Domain!!!
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Post by TriciaG » April 2nd, 2021, 10:46 am

This is set up.

If you're not planning on doing both volumes concurrently, I'd suggest waiting to launch the second volume until later. I know that my MC plate is pretty full, and I'd rather not have a project on it that isn't going to be worked on for at least a couple months.

I can put that thread in On Hold for you, and when you're getting closer to starting it, move it back to the Launch Pad. What do you think?
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New York scenes, 1897: Darkness and Daylight
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Post by johng » April 2nd, 2021, 11:49 am

TriciaG wrote:
April 2nd, 2021, 10:46 am
This is set up.

If you're not planning on doing both volumes concurrently, I'd suggest waiting to launch the second volume until later. I know that my MC plate is pretty full, and I'd rather not have a project on it that isn't going to be worked on for at least a couple months.

I can put that thread in On Hold for you, and when you're getting closer to starting it, move it back to the Launch Pad. What do you think?
That makes SO MUCH sense, Tricia!!!
Thanks so much for putting a hold on Volume II
:-)
And thanks for setting up Volume I
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Post by TriciaG » April 2nd, 2021, 2:19 pm

Moving this to Going Solo. :)
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Post by johng » April 5th, 2021, 2:05 pm

section 16 is done (I was working with some friends in Vienna for proper pronunciations so wanted to get it down while it was fresh in my mind.
:-)
WOW....what a crazy language-German!!!!
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Post by TriciaG » April 5th, 2021, 2:07 pm

Twain is the one who wrote "The Awful German Language" (or something like that), right? :lol:
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Post by johng » April 5th, 2021, 2:13 pm

TriciaG wrote:
April 5th, 2021, 2:07 pm
Twain is the one who wrote "The Awful German Language" (or something like that), right? :lol:
Right!!
I recorded that several years ago...it's in a collection of essays or short stories!

Amazing!!
:lol:
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Post by johng » April 7th, 2021, 7:18 am

Sections 0-2 are done...also section 16
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Post by wib66 » April 7th, 2021, 9:21 am

If you would like me to DPL on this I would be happy to do so.

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Post by TriciaG » April 7th, 2021, 9:47 am

I've added you in, Michele. Thanks!
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Post by johng » April 7th, 2021, 11:29 am

wib66 wrote:
April 7th, 2021, 9:21 am
If you would like me to DPL on this I would be happy to do so.
Thanks Michelle!!!
I hope this will be fun for you!!
Mark Twain never ceases to surprise me!!!
:-)
thanks for jumping on board!!!!
BTW...if you need another source to confirm the written text, you can find another printout of this at:
http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200551h.html
(but I've been warned that the Australian "gutenberg" might not be as reliable as the ".org" gutenberg!
:)
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Post by johng » April 7th, 2021, 1:02 pm

03 is done
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Post by wib66 » April 7th, 2021, 2:39 pm

johng wrote:
April 7th, 2021, 11:29 am
wib66 wrote:
April 7th, 2021, 9:21 am
If you would like me to DPL on this I would be happy to do so.
Thanks Michelle!!!
I hope this will be fun for you!!
Mark Twain never ceases to surprise me!!!
:-)
thanks for jumping on board!!!!
BTW...if you need another source to confirm the written text, you can find another printout of this at:
http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200551h.html
(but I've been warned that the Australian "gutenberg" might not be as reliable as the ".org" gutenberg!
:)
That's great thanks looking forward to listening

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Post by wib66 » April 7th, 2021, 4:56 pm

Preface is PL OK

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