[COMPLETE] The Power of Sympathy by William Hill Brown - tg

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Post by TriciaG » January 22nd, 2021, 4:01 pm

The Power of Sympathy; or, the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth, by William Hill Brown (1765 - 1793)

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-power-of-sympathy-by-william-hill-brown/
The Power of Sympathy was the first American novel, published in Boston in January 1789. An epistolary novel, it tells the tragic story of the relationship of an orphan girl and a man of good family, with a dramatic twist and tragic ending. It was inspired by an actual scandal in the Apthorp family of Boston, the "Ophelia" and "Martin" related within the story.

It was published anonymously, and there has been controversy over the authorship. For over a century his family kept the author's identity secret. Boston antiquarians eventually fixed upon the poetess Sarah (Apthorp) Morton as the probable author, despite that she was the sister of the victim and married to the alleged seducer in the real-life scandal. In the autumn of 1894, after the edition used in this recording was published, William Hill Brown's niece broke the long silence and provided proofs that he was the author. (Summary by TriciaG using public domain sources)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/cu31924021986306

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Cast list:
Thomas Harrington, main character in love with Harriot: 29 letters, 7985 wds total
Myra, Thomas' sister and Harriot's friend: 7 letters, 2095 wds total
Mr. Harrington, Thomas' and Myra's father: 3 letters, 1730 wds total
Harriot Fawcet, supposed orphan girl, illegitimate daughter of Mr. Harrington: 6 letters, 3860 wds total
Mrs. Holmes, mutual friend of the Harringtons and Harriot: 10 letters, 13,680 wds total
John Worthy, friend of Thomas: 10 letters, 5030 wds total

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Submit one file per SECTION (may include multiple letters). At the beginning of the first file, say:
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If you read more than one letter in a section, please leave about 2 seconds of space between each letter.

If your character's letter starts or ends a section:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

At the beginning, Say:
"Letters #-# of The Power of Sympathy; or, the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth, by William Hill Brown. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org."
End of each file say:
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"End of The Power of Sympathy; or, the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth, by William Hill Brown"
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For individual roles: powerofsympathy_role_#.mp3 where # is the text's letter number. (e.g. powerofsympathy_worthy_27.mp3)
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Post by TriciaG » January 22nd, 2021, 4:03 pm

I sure hope I got all this right...
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Post by jennlea » January 22nd, 2021, 4:42 pm

Well that was fast! If you are ready to accept claims may I grab Harriet?
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Post by TriciaG » January 22nd, 2021, 4:45 pm

Yep, ready to accept claims! I noted in the MW by "intro" the ones that need the LV disclaimer on them for the role; I didn't note which ones needed a "end of" outro.
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Post by Availle » January 22nd, 2021, 5:21 pm

Could I be Mrs Holmes please? Closest I can get to Sherlock... oh, wait... :mrgreen:
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Post by TriciaG » January 22nd, 2021, 5:25 pm

Ha ha - sure!

My thought on the long footnote is to read up to the asterisk, then do the typical "footnote/[footnote text]/end footnote", then (here's the change) repeat the whole sentence including what you said before the asterisk. That way the listener returns to the train of thought. Your opinion may differ. ;)
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Post by Availle » January 22nd, 2021, 5:27 pm

I'll cross that bridge when I find it. :wink:

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Post by mightyfelix » January 22nd, 2021, 8:02 pm

I'll read for Myra, please. :)

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Post by KevinS » January 22nd, 2021, 9:15 pm

Mr. Harrington, please.

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Post by TriciaG » January 23rd, 2021, 8:39 am

Kevin's the old philanderer, and Devorah is the friend. :lol: Thanks!

Moving this to Readers Wanted while we still have some roles to fill...
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Post by ToddHW » January 23rd, 2021, 10:23 am

May I read John Worthy? I'll be thinking about The Importance of Being Earnest... or its opposite.

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Post by TriciaG » January 23rd, 2021, 10:24 am

Yes, please and thanks!
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Post by Availle » January 24th, 2021, 6:39 am

I see I have two complete sections here - do you want me to use the current section numbers for the final upload or the ones that they will become? (probable the current ones are easier?)

Also: please enter the forum link to the database. :evil:
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Post by TriciaG » January 24th, 2021, 6:54 am

Availle wrote:
January 24th, 2021, 6:39 am
I see I have two complete sections here - do you want me to use the current section numbers for the final upload or the ones that they will become? (probable the current ones are easier?)

Also: please enter the forum link to the database. :evil:
The letter numbers from the text, please.

And the link is added. I hate when I forget that. :oops:
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Post by Availle » January 24th, 2021, 7:19 am

Sorry for being unclear, I meant in the filenames:

For final files: powerofsympathy_#_brown_128kb.mp3 where # is the section number. - okay, but what section??
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