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The "Mark Twain Into Spanish" project will generate six classic Twain books in both English and Spanish Read more

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The "Mark Twain Into Spanish" project will generate six classic Twain books in both English and Spanish

About this project

The "Mark Twain Into Spanish" project will generate six classic Twain books printed in two languages: the original English, along with Spanish translations.  

The material will be presented in what I consider to be the best layout for those who know one language and want to learn the other: paragraph-by-paragraph; a paragraph in English will be followed by the translated paragraph in Spanish, alternating that way throughout the entire work[s].

The six classic Twain works chosen include three fiction:   

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Prince and the Pauper 

...and three nonfiction: 

The Innocents Abroad
Roughing It
Life on the Mississippi 

Note: While it is true that there already are Spanish translations of "Tom Sawyer" and "Huck Finn" available, I feel that these are not of the best quality or are as accurately rendered as they should be. I have several excellent translators awaiting the start of this project. I will assign one book to each of them to expedite the project's completion.

Directly related to this project, I have created several multi-language books already, in language pairs of English/French, English/Spanish, and English/Finnish. These include "Don Quixote", "Treasure Island", "Around the World in 80 Days" and several others. Those currently available (and many that are planned) can be seen by downloading this file at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yheb0d4817syuxf/fitt.html

Risks and challenges

The risks to this project are small. As I have a number of very talented and willing translators lined up for this project, there should be no problem in receiving good quality and timely translations. The work that I do to assemble these books is time-consuming and tedious, but certainly not "rocket science." I estimate two months at the most for the translations to all be done, and one month tops for the assembling, printing, and shipping.

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    $12 reward

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    Backers will receive PDFs of the six books emailed to them.

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    Any two of the books (your choice) mailed to their home + all six PDF files emailed to them.

    Additionally, all backers of $50 or more will be listed first (in descending order of amount pledged) in a thanks/acknowledgments section at the beginning of the book, such as:

    ACME Twain Backers Hartford, Connecticut $1,000
    . . .
    Charlie Gordon Keokuk, Iowa $125
    . . .
    Muff Potter Hannibal, Missouri $12
    Holden Caulfield Angels Camp, California $12

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
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    $125 reward

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    Backers will receive the full set of six paperbacks delivered to their home + the PDF files emailed to them.

    Additionally, all backers of $50 or more will be listed (in descending order of amount pledged) in a thanks/acknowledgments section at the beginning of the book, such as:

    ACME Twain Backers Hartford, Connecticut $1,000
    . . .
    Charlie Gordon Keokuk, Iowa $125
    . . .
    Muff Potter Hannibal, Missouri $12
    Holden Caulfield Angels Camp, California $12

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States

Funding period

- (30 days)