Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 003


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 science and religion. Included in this collection are Martin Luther’s “Ninety-five Theses,” Jefferson Davis’ speech before the United States Senate in 1861 “On Withdrawing from the Union,” William E. Gladstone’s address delivered in the House of Commons in 1893 on “Irish Home Rule” and Wendell Phillips speech in 1837 in Fanuiel Hall in Boston regarding “The Murder of Lovejoy.” You will also find here an epistolary essay by François Marie Arouet de Voltaire “On Lord Bacon,” a letter from Samuel Clemens commenting on the inclusion of Jesus in the list of “One Hundred Greatest Men,” “On Applauding Preachers” by Saint John Chrysostom, an essay by Alice Meynell on “Solitude,” and the entry on Captain Edward Teach (aka Blackbeard) from “The Pirates Who’s Who” by Philip Gosse. (summary by J. M. Smallheer)

The Ninety-Five Theses by Martin Luther, was translated by R. S. Grignon.

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

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Blackbeard, from The Pirates' Who's Who Philip Gosse Etext Clarica
00:09:00 en
Play 02 Dedication from The Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies to Pope Paul III Nicolaus Copernicus Etext ML Cohen
00:12:41 en
Play 03 Irish Home Rule William Ewart Gladstone Etext Robert Scott
00:13:12 en
Play 04 The Murder of Lovejoy Wendell Phillips Etext Robert Scott
00:12:30 en
Play 05 The Ninety-Five Theses Martin Luther Etext Leon Mire
00:35:12 en
Play 06 On Applauding Preachers St. John Chrysostom Etext Robert Scott
00:08:06 en
Play 07 On the Lord Bacon - Letter XII from Letters on the English Voltaire Etext ML Cohen
00:11:38 en
Play 08 On Withdrawing from the Union Jefferson Davis Etext ML Cohen
00:12:36 en
Play 09 Response to Letter 100 Greatest Men by S. L. Clemens Mark Twain Etext Robert Scott
00:04:33 en
Play 10 Solitude Alice Meynell Etext J. M. Smallheer
00:09:38 en