Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 050


Seventeen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include science and natural history--the donkey, forestry, grape vines, astronomy, historian Agnes Mary Clerke, and Greek botanist Theophrastus ; philosophy-- Nicholas of Cusa and Emmanuel Kant; Sommerset Maugham's reminiscences of Spain; Joseph Conrad's sea stories; an encounter with a long-ago companion who has contracted leprosy (Joe of Lahaina); working in the dead-letter office; a dinner the painter Benjamin Hayden hosted for Wordsworth, Keats, and Charles Lamb; a portrait of Margaret Fuller by R.W. Emerson; a 19th century account of English character written for the Chinese; and celebrations of American ideals of freedom and self government--Makers of the Flag, An Oration on Thomas Paine, and Thomas Jefferson's 4th of July letter. - summary by Sue Anderson

Genre(s): *Non-fiction

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Agnes Mary Clerke Margaret Lindsay Huggins Etext Melanie T
00:13:05 en
Play 02 Brief Account of the English Character Charles Albany Marjoribanks Etext Availle
00:10:12 en
Play 03 By The Road, Parts I & II W. Somerset Maugham Etext VfkaBT
00:18:26 en
Play 04 The Donkey Anna Botsford Comstock Etext Melanie T
00:04:51 en
Play 05 Down Among the Dead Letters Josephine Clifford McCracken Etext Colleen McMahon
00:21:17 en
Play 06 Effects of Situation, Climate, Tendance on Plants Theophrastus Etext Craig Campbell
00:05:07 en
Play 07 Grape Vines Constantine Samuel Rafinesque Etext Sue Anderson
00:11:14 en
Play 08 Immanuel Kant and John George Hamann John Henry Wilbrandt Stuckenberg Etext Craig Campbell
00:13:05 en
Play 09 The Immortal Dinner Benjamin Robert Haydon Etext Eva Davis
00:08:00 en
Play 10 Joe of Lahaina Charles Warren Stoddard Etext VfkaBT
00:25:47 en
Play 11 Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Roger Weightman, June 24, 1826 Thomas Jefferson Etext Michele Fry
00:04:26 en
Play 12 Makers of the Flag Franklin Knight Lane Etext Phil Schempf
00:04:35 en
Play 13 Oration on the Life and Services of Thomas Paine Robert G. Ingersoll Etext Colleen McMahon
00:51:45 en
Play 14 Reminiscences of Margaret Fuller Ralph Waldo Emerson Etext Sue Anderson
00:36:14 en
Play 15 The Sea -- and Conrad William McFee Etext VfkaBT
00:25:28 en
Play 16 That where the invisible is seene, the uncreated, is created NIcholas of Cusa Etext Craig Campbell
00:07:24 en
Play 17 Unprofessional Forestry Austin Cary Etext Melanie T
00:14:38 en