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Books

fine XHTML web editions of classic literature

Johann Peter Eckermann

Conversations Of Goethe book cover
📖 "Conversations Of Goethe" ; Eckermann, Soret ; 1835, 1906 / html .
(231,000 words) (23 hour read)
📦 "Conversations Of Goethe" ; Eckermann, Soret ; 1835, 1906 / epub .
(660 KiB)

A collection of the opinions, on widely varied topics, of one of the most eminent figures of literature. During the last ten years of Goethe's life, Eckermann, his secretary and friend, often met and spoke with him. He arranged his notes of these occasions into a journal format. As well as conversation, they present an informal and detailed mixture of scenes, events, and other biographical fragments related to Goethe. Includes all volumes: 1, 2, and 3. “The greatest German book there is.” – Nietzsche.

This is the first free, complete, globally accessible, digital version of this text available on the web.

Thomas Love Peacock

Headlong Hall book cover
📖 "Headlong Hall" ; Peacock ; 1815, 1891 / html .
(28,000 words) (3 hour read)
📄 "Introduction to Headlong Hall" ; Garnett ; 1891 / html .
(9500 words) (1 hour read)
📦 "Headlong Hall"; Peacock; 1815, 1891 / epub.
(192 KiB)

This book was produced for Project Gutenberg – where the plain-text ASCII version is available.

For more Peacock, go here.

Try the XHTML remover tool used during production.

Joris-Karl Huysmans

Against The Grain book cover
📖 "Against The Grain" ; Huysmans ; 1884, 1922 / html .
(60,000 words) (6 hour read)
📦 "Against The Grain" ; Huysmans ; 1884, 1922 / epub .
(288 KiB)

This book was produced for Project Gutenberg – where the plain-text ASCII version is available.

For more Huysmans, go here.

See the production process instructions used.

XSL transforms

📃 converts to XML, extracting structured content and removing presentation (9 KiB)
📃 converts to plain-text, most of the way (9 KiB)

need updating a bit ...

(these are immature versions with limitations. XSL1.0 has limitations.
this is only 80% satisfactory.
check that character entities are handled properly.
the text transform contains notes for usage.)

Comment

Epub, from the IDPF, seems a good candidate for the standard ebook format. It is straightforward and powerful — an assembly of other practical standards (essentially XHTML).

Here is a guide for Epub format ebook construction, and a (self-referential) Epub version of it.