Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 002


A collection of ten short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches and reports included in this collection were independently selected by the readers, and the topics encompass history, politics, religion, science and humor. Included in this collection are the "Oath of Hippocrates" and "The Funeral Oration of Pericles" along with Patrick Henry's "The Call to Arms," and Jack London's eyewitness account of the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake in 1906. On the lighter side, we have Jerome K. Jerome's "Should Women Be Beautiful," a short address by Mark Twain to The Author's Club in NYC, and the anonymous "Miseries," a lighthearted lament on subjects such as the difficulties of eating a peach gracefully in public and finding a suitable length of twine when you need one. In this collection you will also find "A Free Man's Worship" by Bertram Russell, "Obstacle-Cause" from "Sophisms of the Protectionists" by Frédéric Bastiat, and an essay by T. H. Huxley on the science of palaeontology. (summary by J. M. Smallheer)

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

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 The Call to Arms Patrick Henry Etext Robert Scott
00:11:18 en
Play 02 A Free Man's Worship Bertrand Russell Etext ML Cohen
00:23:53 en
Play 03 Funeral Oration of Pericles, from The History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides (Θουκυδίδης) Etext ML Cohen
00:20:33 en
Play 04 Miseries Nos. 1-4 from Autumn Leaves, edited by Anne Wales Abbot Anonymous Etext Bryan Ness
00:25:01 en
Play 05 The Oath and Law of Hippocrates, Charles Eliot, Editor Hippocrates Etext Leon Mire
00:07:29 en
Play 06 Obstacle–Cause from Sophisms of the Protectionists Frédéric Bastiat Etext Robert Scott
00:12:09 en
Play 07 Our Children and Great Discoveries Mark Twain Etext Robert Scott
00:04:12 en
Play 08 The Rise and Progress of Palaeontology Thomas Henry Huxley Etext J. M. Smallheer
00:31:51 en
Play 09 Should Women Be Beautiful? Jerome K. Jerome Etext Peter Yearsley
00:12:38 en
Play 10 The Story of an Eye Witness Jack London Etext Lee Ann Howlett
00:15:10 en