2010-02-14

Northanger Abbey - Chapter 1 Notes

Austen mentions two items given to young women ~ girls to learn:

"Beggar's Petition"

The Hare and Many Friends

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

This is an HTA (HTML Application) that wraps the Project Gutenberg etext and plays it back using SAPI - TTS.

1) Download the self-extracting file to your desktop or "My Documents" folder
2) Run the file to extract the book
3) Double-click the file_pg_etext.hta file.
4) Click a chapter link and 'play' ~ 'stop'

Download:
http://www.box.net/shared/0a099i2ddj

See also: How to make a TTS BookHTML ApplicationsLiterature, Librivox Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea


SCREENSHOT - Example of extraction and use...

CI 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

This is a wrapper for the Classics Illustrated comic #47 found at http://www.tkinter.smig.net/map.htm or http://www.tkinter.smig.net/ClassicsIllustrated/index.htm   

Also, for audio renditions of the book check out the Librivox recording and my how to make a TTS book.

Download:
http://www.box.net/shared/74u4kjen78

SCREENSHOT:

The Song of Hiawatha by H.W.Longfellow

This is an HTA (HTML Application) that wraps the Project Gutenberg etext and plays it back using SAPI - TTS.

1) Download the self-extracting file to your desktop or "My Documents" folder
2) Run the file to extract the book
3) Double-click the file_pg_etext.hta file.
4) Click a chapter link and 'play' ~ 'stop'

Download:
http://www.box.net/shared/ryty2k9r3h

See also: How to make a TTS Book, HTML Applications, Literature

This is definitely a text that's best listened to
spoken vs TTS -- try:
Librivox recordings.
SCREENSHOT - Example of extraction and use...

































SCREENSHOT - Regular Expressions & Roman Numerals...

Most Gutenberg texts have 'Chapter I' or 'CHAPTER I' type divisions.
This one did not. To use my TTS applet I had to prepend the 'Chapter'
text in front of the Roman Numeral text divisions. I thought it might
be helpful to others so I'm posting 'how-to' here as well. I used the
SemWare Editor to accomplish this.

CI The Song of Hiawatha by H.W.Longfellow

This is a wrapper for the Classics Illustrated comic #057 found at http://www.kelvi.net/books/comics/ -- I'm trying to find who to contact to make request to deep-link to their site.  If this post goes down -- probably means I didn't find ~ get permission.

Also, for audio renditions of the book check out the Librivox recording and my how to make a TTS book.

Download:
http://www.box.net/shared/ryty2k9r3h

SCREENSHOT:

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