Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 049


Sixteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include science and natural history--carnivorous plants, tadpoles, tent caterpillars, flights of birds, horse training, dogs, children's sign language, trees in winter, and night noises in the woods; philosophy--Roger Bacon and Nicholas of Cusa; satire and literary criticism--the movies as "stupies," bustles, and facetious plots for short stories by Dorothy Parker; also an appraisal of Conrad Aiken's poetry, and an intimate look at Abraham Lincoln's early life in Illinois. (Summary by Sue Anderson)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Abraham Lincoln in our Own County Henry M. Beardsley Etext Roger Melin
00:29:21 en
Play 02 The American Tent Caterpillar J. M. Swaine Etext Sue Anderson
00:10:13 en
Play 03 Berlin's Wonderful Horse Anonymous Etext Availle
00:08:20 en
Play 04 Conrad Aiken, Metaphysical Poet John Gould Fletcher Etext VfkaBT
00:09:09 en
Play 05 The Great American Short Story Dorothy Parker Etext VfkaBT
00:02:14 en
Play 06 A Great Flight of Robins and Cedar Birds Nathan Clifford Brown Etext Melanie T
00:05:19 en
Play 07 Nicholas of Cusa Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner Etext Craig Campbell
00:33:06 en
Play 08 The Non-Existence of Magic Roger Bacon Etext Craig Campbell
00:25:54 en
Play 09 On Lying Awake at Night Stewart Edward White Etext April6090
00:09:33 en
Play 10 A Short Chapter on Bustles Anonymous Etext Colleen McMahon
00:09:49 en
Play 11 The Short-Leaved Sundew in Virginia Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr. Etext Melanie T
00:01:57 en
Play 12 Sign Language Among School Children Ernest Thompson Seton Etext VfkaBT
00:13:53 en
Play 13 Some Nonsense About a Dog Harry Esty Dounce Etext April6090
00:09:23 en
Play 14 Tadpoles Albert Hazen Wright Etext Sue Anderson
00:09:19 en
Play 15 Trees at Leisure Anna Botsford Comstock Etext Melanie T
00:22:55 en
Play 16 Why Not The Stupies? Harcourt Farmer Etext VfkaBT
00:09:13 en