Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 042


Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include biographies of astronomer Fiammetta Wilson, naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, mountaineer Jacques Balmat, French Revolutionist Camille Desmoulins, and Buddha; a climb of Mt. Fuji by Lafcadio Hearn, reviews of 20th century poetry and of books by E. M. Delafield, Mrs. Gaskell, and Kierkegaard; marriage; motion pictures; color blindness; and an essay on optimism by Helen Keller. (Summary by Sue Anderson)

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Alexander von Humboldt, a Eulogy (1859) Louis Agassiz Etext David Wales
00:36:02 en
Play 02 Colour-blindness Anonymous Etext Garth Burton
00:11:16 en
Play 03 The Drama of Self-Deception, a Review of E. M. Delafield's Novels Katharine Anthony Etext VfkaBT
00:13:52 en
Play 04 Early 20th Century Poetry, a Review Amy Lowell Etext VfkaBT
00:06:05 en
Play 05 Fiammetta Wilson, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society Anonymous Etext Availle
00:10:13 en
Play 06 Fuji-no-Yama Lafcadio Hearn Etext VfkaBT
00:44:52 en
Play 07 How To Cook Husbands Elizabeth Strong Worthington Etext Son of the Exiles
00:03:03 en
Play 08 Jacques Balmat, or The First Ascent of Mont Blanc T. Louis Oxley Etext Phil Schempf
00:39:54 en
Play 09 The Life of Buddha and its Lessons H. S. Olcott Etext Peter Yearsley
00:25:35 en
Play 10 Live Free Or Die (1788) Camille Desmoulins Etext Craig Campbell
00:06:41 en
Play 11 Moving Pictures Paul Severing Etext Andrea Kotzer
00:18:00 en
Play 12 Mrs. Gaskell, A Novelist of Queen Victoria's Reign Edna Lyall Etext NoelBadrian
00:43:44 en
Play 13 On the Education of the Recollection (1806) Jean Paul Etext Craig Campbell
00:14:27 en
Play 14 On Marriage Anonymous Etext BettyB
00:05:52 en
Play 15 On Reading George Brandes Etext Expatriate
00:47:16 en
Play 16 Optimism Helen Keller Etext VfkaBT
01:02:36 en
Play 17 Soren Kierkegaard: The Concept of Anxiety 1844 and Practice in Christianity 1850 Richard Bell Etext Craig Campbell
00:06:56 en
Play 18 Soren Kierkegaard: Study on his Stadia Upon Life's Way (1845) Alexander Grieve Etext Craig Campbell
00:25:09 en