Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 048


Fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include philosophy and thought--Phtah-Hotep, Petrarch, Diderot, Bertrand Russell, and the Weymouth New Testament; adventure and travel--a survival story by Mark Twain and a woman's sojourn in Saltillo, Mexico; immigration and war--Benjamin Franklin on the assimilation of German speakers, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, the League of Nations, and an essay on potatoes and war; geology--on the origins of chalk; a critique of one-act plays, a biography of H.H. Munro (Saki), and Emerson's advice to Thoreau to clear his brain by writing poetry.

Aphorisms by Diderot was translated by Margaret Jourdain Petrarch's Secret was translated by William H. Draper The Instruction of Ptah-Hotep was translated by Battiscombe G. Gunn

Genre(s): *Non-fiction

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Aphorisms 15-22 (1746) Denis Diderot Etext Craig Campbell
00:16:00 en
Play 02 Emerson and Thoreau, November 10, 1838 Ralph Waldo Emerson Etext Sue Anderson
00:04:24 en
Play 03 Forty-Three Days in an Open Boat Mark Twain Etext KHand
00:54:45 en
Play 04 A Free Man's Worship Bertrand Russell Etext Gerwin Kramer
00:24:48 en
Play 05 Gettysburg Address Abraham Lincoln Etext Esther Kamas
00:02:07 en
Play 06 The Instruction of Ptah-Hotep Ptah Hotep Etext Arthur Krolman
00:31:48 en
Play 07 Little Nations (An Essay on the League of Nations) James H. Dillard Etext Availle
00:13:32 en
Play 08 A Memoir of H. H. Munro Alfred Rothay Reynolds Etext Phil Schempf
00:22:07 en
Play 09 On a Piece of Chalk, a Lecture to Working Men Thomas Henry Huxley Etext J. M. Smallheer
00:49:04 en
Play 10 Petrarch's Secret (excerpt) Francesco Petrarca Etext Craig Campbell
00:19:39 en
Play 11 Potatoes and War Helen Gansevoort Edwards Mackay Etext VfkaBT
00:03:06 en
Play 12 An 1880's Sojourn in Saltillo, Mexico Fanny Chambers Gooch Iglehart Etext Sue Anderson
00:48:13 en
Play 13 Tabloid Drama (review of Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays Etext VfkaBT
00:05:29 en
Play 14 Welfare and Immigration: Letter to Peter Collinson, May 9, 1753 Benjamin Franklin Etext Michele Fry
00:17:34 en
Play 15 Weymouth New Testament--James Weymouth New Testament Etext VfkaBT
00:20:21 en