[gutvol-p] Re: Programmatic fetching books from Gutenberg

Marcello Perathoner marcello at perathoner.de
Thu Jul 16 00:05:51 PDT 2009

Paulo Levi wrote:
> I made a ebook reader
> (here) http://code.google.com/p/bookjar/downloads/list
> and i'd like to search and download Gutenberg books. I already have a searcher 
> prototype using LuceneSail a library that uses Lucene to index rdf documents and 
> only indexing what i want from the catalog.rdf.zip.
> Now i'd like to know how from the url inside the catalog i can fetch the book 
> itself, and what are the variants for the formats.
> A example query result:
>  author: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
>  url: http://www.gutenberg.org/feeds/catalog.rdf#etext1802
>  title: King Henry VIII
> So, i like to know how from the etext1802 number can i get a working url to 
> download the book, and how to construct variants for each format.

In the second half of the rdf file you will find records for all the 
files in different formats we offer for an ebook. Use the #etext1802 as 
link between book record and file records.

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