I need to download a long roman/novel in .txt format as a reference so that I can analyze it for some kinda of concordance and finding phrases that I can use as examples.

By this way I can improve my skill in French grammar and discover the true application of words in sentences…

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    gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/44 for example. This website is full of Classic books for free, simply pick an author.
    – Mabedan
    Feb 4, 2014 at 9:13
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    1) These resources exist more in epub and pdf formats than in txt format. 2) IMHO this is more a question of how to use Google than an actual question about the french language.
    – user757
    Feb 4, 2014 at 20:06
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    @AlexandreVaillancourt: You can download all books on Project Gutenberg in ePub, ePub Kindle, HTML and .txt.
    – None
    Feb 5, 2014 at 5:57
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    @Laure ah, thanks for the tip!
    – user757
    Feb 5, 2014 at 12:00

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The obvious answer is the Gutenberg project, with thousands books in french.

If you want to analyze french texts other than novels, an option is to extract text from french news with the Readability service.

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