Linky (previously: The Whale)
This project began as a coding exercise for a course I’m teaching this semester, serializing Moby Dick serialized into tiny texts. I’ve since renamed and expanded the project to include other source texts.
Texts from Project Gutenberg
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
- Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
- Le Morte D’Arthur by Thomas Malory
- Moby Dick by Herman Melville
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
- A Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
- The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
The source texts have been slightly modified prior to breaking them into many smaller text files. For example, I’ve deleted introductory and preface text and converted double-hyphens into em-dashes. I also converted
\r\n Windows-style line breaks to
\n Unix-style line breaks.
?wait=15 to the URL to auto-advance forward every 15 seconds.
Preparing the .txt files
linky.php to break a source into tiny text files.