Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 040


Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include a murder during the Yukon gold rush, a perpetual motion fraud, the dissection of a Tasmanian tiger's brain, phlogiston, Bertrand Russell on noting, the memoirs of Louis XIV, the novels of Marie Corelli, marriage, free love, and motherhood. Authors include Benjamin Franklin, Hamlin Garland, Ida Tarbel, Emma Goldman, Florence Nightingale, Robert Benchley, Heywood Broun, and the duc de Saint-Simon.

"The Introduction to the Memoirs of Louis XIV" was translated by Bayle St. John.

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 The Brain of the Male Thylacine ("Tasmanian Tiger"), Frank Evers Beddard Etext Son of the Exiles
00:14:15 en
Play 02 The Business Of Being A Woman Ida M. Tarbell Etext Michele Fry
00:28:23 en
Play 03 Christian Henry Heinecken John Gorton Etext Craig Campbell
00:03:00 en
Play 04 Fournier and LaBelle, a Yukon Murder Mystery Walton Henry Routledge Etext Phil Schempf
00:21:33 en
Play 05 Franklin's Way to Wealth or, 'Poor Richard Improved' Benjamin Franklin Etext Michele Fry
00:19:52 en
Play 06 Hammock Reading Heywood Broun Etext VfkaBT
00:10:25 en
Play 07 How to be a Spectator at Spring Planting Robert C. Benchley Etext VfkaBT
00:08:09 en
Play 08 Introduction to the Memoirs of Louis XIV Louis de Rouvroy Etext Craig Campbell
00:08:51 en
Play 09 Marriage and Love Emma Goldman Etext Vaughan McCarthy
00:26:31 en
Play 10 Miss Marie Corelli David Christie Murray Etext Newgatenovelist
00:20:05 en
Play 11 Notes on Nursing, What It Is, and What It Is Not Florence Nightingale Etext Michele Fry
00:11:53 en
Play 12 Observations on the Doctrine of Phlogiston Joseph Priestley Etext Son of the Exiles
00:40:25 en
Play 13 On Denoting Bertrand Russell Etext Landon D. C. Elkind
00:50:09 en
Play 14 Operation Orders", from "Lectures on Land Warfare (1922) Anonymous Etext Son of the Exiles
00:03:46 en
Play 15 Perpetual Motion William Tilghman Etext Availle
00:11:33 en
Play 16 A Pioneer Mother Hamlin Garland Etext MaryAnn
00:23:47 en
Play 17 Two Divisions of Philosophic Minds Jean Paul Etext Craig Campbell
00:03:06 en
Play 18 Zephaniah King James Version (KJV) Etext VfkaBT
00:12:43 en