Metadata about Project Gutenberg authors

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Description

Data frame with metadata about each author of a Project Gutenberg work. Although the Project Gutenberg raw data also includes metadata on contributors, editors, illustrators, etc., this dataset contains only people who have been the single author of at least one work.

Usage

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Format

A tbl_df (see tibble or dplyr) with one row for each author, with the columns

gutenberg_author_id

Unique identifier for the author that can be used to join with the gutenberg_metadata dataset

author

The agent_name field from the original metadata

alias

Alias

birthdate

Year of birth

deathdate

Year of death

wikipedia

Link to Wikipedia article on the author. If there are multiple, they are "/"-delimited

aliases

Character vector of aliases. If there are multiple, they are "/"-delimited

Details

To find the date on which this metadata was last updated, run attr(gutenberg_authors, "date_updated").

See Also

gutenberg_metadata, gutenberg_subjects

Examples

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# date last updated
attr(gutenberg_authors, "date_updated")