Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 004


A collection of eleven short nonfiction works in the public domain. The items included in this collection were independently selected by the readers, and the topics encompass history, conservation, philosophy, politics, religion and cooking. Included in this collection are Thomas Jefferson's first Inaugural Address, "Secession" by Alexander H. Stephens, "Of Truth" and the preface to "The New Organon, or True Directions Concerning the Interpretation of Nature" by Francis Bacon, John Donne's last sermon delivered in March 1631, "On Old Age" by Cicero, a chapter from "The Fight for Conservation" by Gifford Pinchot, The Sacredness of Work" by Thomas Carlyle and an essay "On the Unjust Causes of War" by Hugo Grotius. On the lighter side, try selections from "Cocoa and Chocolate Recipes" by Miss Parloa and a 1912 article from Scientific American on the amazing escapes of Harry Houdini. (summary by J. M. Smallheer)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections Volumes 1-40

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Author’s Preface to The New Organon, or True Directions Concerning the Interpretation of Nature Francis Bacon Etext ML Cohen
00:11:39 en
Play 02 Death's Duel John Donne Etext Aringguth
00:57:58 en
Play 03 Handcuff Releases Under Difficulties - The Feats of Harry Houdini Scientific American Etext Lee Ann Howlett
00:05:45 en
Play 04 The Moral Issue from The Fight for Conservation Gifford Pinchot Etext Robert Scott
00:16:42 en
Play 05 Of Truth Francis Bacon Etext Cody Logan
00:05:19 en
Play 06 On Old Age Marcus Tullius Cicero Etext ML Cohen
01:12:47 en
Play 07 On the Unjust Causes of War Hugo Grotius Etext Anna Simon
00:16:32 en
Play 08 The Sacredness of Work Thomas Carlyle Etext Robert Scott
00:03:51 en
Play 09 Secession Alexander H. Stephens Etext Robert Scott
00:12:27 en
Play 10 Selections from Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes Maria Parloa Etext Clarica
00:19:37 en
Play 11 Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural Address - March 4, 1801 Thomas Jefferson Etext ML Cohen
00:12:11 en