Read text file but ignore new lines (War and Peace)

I want to do sentiment analysis. I have tried read.csv, read.table, etc but I cannot get rid of \n or some kind of hard carriage return at the end of each line. I would like to have each observation be one sentence, so sep = “.” The text is War and Peace from the Gutenberg Project ( I copy the text from the website, save it to a text file, and then I try to read it in RStudio. Any better ideas? Thanks!

Hi @Tolstoy,
Welcome to the RStudio Community Forum.

I suggest a bit of reading:

There is also an R package called gutenbergr for accessing Project Gutenberg eBooks:


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This is awesome, thank you very much!

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