These directories contain sets of public domain electronic texts. Only "classic" texts -- items that have stood the test of time -- are included here. They are used as the raw material for the Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts. The collection emphasizes American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.
With the exception of the Project Gutenberg texts, each item is saved alphabetically by file name in a directory representing the century it was written. Each file name is divided into three parts: the last name of the author, the first word of the work, and a local accession number. For example, Shakespeare's Hamlet has been saved as shakespeare-hamlet-23.txt. Simple RDF/XML versions of the texts have been created allowing the texts' metadata to be explicitly "married" to the text itself. This also allows the files to be displayed in a manner (somewhat) suited for printing. The RDF/XML files have the same naming structure as their plain text counterparts but are given a .rdf extension. For example, the RDF/XML version of Hamlet is available as shakespeare-hamlet-23.rdf.
The Gutenberg texts are saved in their original form using their original directory structure. (Ick!) Only plain text items have been mirrored here. The items included in the Alex Catalogue are the items with the .rdf and .htm extensions.
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Parent Directory - bacon-essays-92.txt 11-Oct-2006 10:40 290K bacon-new-98.txt 11-Oct-2006 10:40 83K hobbes-leviathan-66.txt 11-Oct-2006 10:40 1.1M locke-concerning-111.txt 11-Oct-2006 10:40 291K locke-essay-113.txt 11-Oct-2006 10:40 1.5M locke-letter-116.txt 11-Oct-2006 10:40 111K descartes-discourse-124.txt 11-Oct-2006 10:40 126K descartes-meditations-746.txt 11-Oct-2006 10:40 170K locke-second-117.txt 11-Oct-2006 10:40 314K pascal-pensees-569.txt 11-Oct-2006 10:40 541K pascal-provincial-570.txt 11-Oct-2006 10:40 594K spinoza-ethics-742.txt 11-Oct-2006 10:40 524K spinoza-on-744.txt 11-Oct-2006 10:40 103K spinoza-theologico-743.txt 11-Oct-2006 10:40 618K spinoza-political-753.txt 11-Oct-2006 10:40 213K bacon-essays-92.rdf 16-Apr-2007 12:17 293K bacon-new-98.rdf 16-Apr-2007 12:17 85K descartes-discourse-124.rdf 16-Apr-2007 12:22 129K descartes-meditations-746.rdf 16-Apr-2007 12:22 172K hobbes-leviathan-66.rdf 16-Apr-2007 12:27 1.1M locke-concerning-111.rdf 16-Apr-2007 12:35 294K locke-essay-113.rdf 16-Apr-2007 12:35 1.5M locke-letter-116.rdf 16-Apr-2007 12:35 114K locke-second-117.rdf 16-Apr-2007 12:35 317K pascal-pensees-569.rdf 16-Apr-2007 12:40 549K pascal-provincial-570.rdf 16-Apr-2007 12:40 613K spinoza-ethics-742.rdf 16-Apr-2007 12:53 528K spinoza-theologico-743.rdf 16-Apr-2007 12:53 625K spinoza-on-744.rdf 16-Apr-2007 12:53 105K spinoza-political-753.rdf 16-Apr-2007 12:53 216K bacon-essays-92.htm 11-Nov-2010 08:38 298K bacon-new-98.htm 11-Nov-2010 08:38 91K descartes-discourse-124.htm 11-Nov-2010 08:55 134K descartes-meditations-746.htm 11-Nov-2010 08:55 178K hobbes-leviathan-66.htm 11-Nov-2010 09:19 1.1M locke-concerning-111.htm 11-Nov-2010 09:51 300K locke-essay-113.htm 11-Nov-2010 09:51 1.5M locke-letter-116.htm 11-Nov-2010 09:51 120K locke-second-117.htm 11-Nov-2010 09:51 323K pascal-pensees-569.htm 11-Nov-2010 10:08 555K pascal-provincial-570.htm 11-Nov-2010 10:08 619K spinoza-ethics-742.htm 11-Nov-2010 11:02 534K spinoza-theologico-743.htm 11-Nov-2010 11:02 631K spinoza-on-744.htm 11-Nov-2010 11:02 111K spinoza-political-753.htm 11-Nov-2010 11:03 222K