Wikisource:Community collaboration/Monthly Challenge/July 2021

Monthly Challenge

July 2021

  • Each month, the Wikisource community selects a few texts to proofread and validate.
  • The texts are featured for a maximum of three months with a few exceptions.
  • The challenge builds Wikisource's core collection and helps introduce new users to Wikisource.
  • Wikisource seeks to make free, scan-backed ebooks accessible to everyone.

July 2021Edit

Daily statistics
Day under 100
Day over 200
DayPagesTotal
1103103
274177
3139316
4132448
535483
664547
775622
844666
955721
1061782
1159841
1296937
1338975
141041079
15351114
16641178
17361214
18411255
19481303
20451348
21521400
22431443
23461489
24701559
25551614
261061720
27581778
28311809
29421851
30731924
31401964
  • Works in current challenge: 40
  • Total pages in current challenge: 15154
  • Average processed pages per day this month: 63

GuidelinesEdit

Welcome to this month's challenge. For a general overview of proofreading, see Help:Beginner's guide to proofreading. The challenge has a few special guidelines and tips for new users.

GuidelinesEdit

  1. If you've worked on a page, but don't have time to finish, please save your work as Not Proofread.
  2. If you encounter a difficulty such as a table, missing image, or a different alphabet, please mark the page as Problematic and an experienced editor will review it.
  3. Once you have finished proofreading a page, make sure to mark it as Proofread.
  4. Validation requires a careful checking of the proofread text to make sure that the formatting and spelling match the original. Be sure to read and follow the guidelines in Help:Beginner's guide to validation. Once you finish validating a page, mark it as Validated.
    • Do not use spell-check to validate, as many older works use non-standard spellings. Even if there is a mistake in the original, transcribe it as-is.

TipsEdit

  1. Many books published before 1820 feature a long s (ſ). Replace those with {{ls}} to yield s.
  2. At the start of a poem, put <poem> and place a </poem> at the end. Separate verses with a blank line.
  3. Mark the spot where an image should go with {{missing image}}, a table with {{missing table}} and other alphabets with {{Language characters}}.
  4. Add a blank line between each paragraph.

Challenge textsEdit

To proofread (new works this month)

Shen of the Sea Arthur Bowie Chrisman (Celebrating the Public Domain, China)   1925

To proofread (works added 1 month ago)

Common Sense Thomas Paine (Eighteenth Century, American Revolution)   1776

Women Writers

Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf (Celebrating the Public Domain, Novels, Women Writers)   1925

The Mysterious Island (Part 2) Jules Verne (Novels, Adventure)   1911

A Passage to India E. M. Forster (Celebrating the Public Domain, Novels)   1924

What I saw in America G. K. Chesterton (Travelogue, African-Americans)   1922

When we were very young A. A. Milne (Celebrating the Public Domain, Children's Books)   1924

The Works of H.G. Wells (Volume 2) H. G. Wells (Science Fiction, Novels, Celebrating the Public Domain)   1924

To proofread (works added 2 months ago)

Anna Karenina Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Russian Literature, Novels)   1904

Clarissa (Volume 1) Samuel Richardson (Eighteenth Century, Novels)   1748

Enquiry into Plants (Volume 1) Theophrastus (Classics, Science)   1916

The New Negro Alain Locke (Celebrating the Public Domain, Black Writers, African-Americans)   1925

Paradise Lost John Milton (Seventeenth Century, Poetry)   1666

Women Writers

Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe (Slavery in the USA, Novels, Women Writers, African-Americans)   1852

Women Writers

The Wanderer Fanny Burney (Novels, Women Writers)   1814

To validate (new works this month)

Oliver Twist (Volume 2) Charles Dickens (Social Inequality, Novels)   1838

To validate (works added 1 month ago)
Women Writers

Sense and Sensibility (Volume 3) Jane Austen (Novels, Women Writers)   1811

To validate (works added 2 months ago)

Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Russian Fiction, Novels)   1917

Women Writers

Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë (Novels, Women Writers)   1847

The Librarian's Copyright Companion James S. Heller, Paul Hellyer and Benjamin J. Keele (Legal Text, Celebrating the Public Domain)   2012

Paradise Lost (Manuscript) John Milton (Seventeenth Century, Poetry)   1665

The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde (LGBTQ+, Novels)   1890

Sons and Lovers D. H. Lawrence (British Literature, Novels)   1913

Ulysses James Joyce (Irish Literature, Novels)   1922

The Works of H.G. Wells (Volume 1) H. G. Wells (Science Fiction, Novels, Celebrating the Public Domain)   1924

Completed works

Anstey's Ode to Jenner Christopher Anstey and John Ring (Science, Poetry)   1803

A Daughter of the Samurai Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto (Celebrating the Public Domain, Biography, Women Writers)   1925

Orley Farm (Volume 2) Anthony Trollope (Victorian Serial)   1861