Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 051


Seventeen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include philosophy--Bertrand Russell, Spinoza, and Epictetus; science and invention--the Wright brothers, Leibniz, arctic explorer Sir John Franklin, spider webs, and cylindrical silos; plays and cinema--Lillian Gish and Friedrich Schiller; satire--selections from Ambrose Bierce, Robert Benchley, and Seneca; biographies--Aaron Burr, and Sophia Packard of Spellman College; the murder of Archbishop Charles Seghers in Alaska in 1886; and a history of Torre Abbey in England. Summary by Sue Anderson

Against the Epicurean and Academics was translated by T. W. Rolleston.

Genre(s): *Non-fiction

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Against the Epicureans and Academics Epictetus Etext VfkaBT
00:09:52 en
Play 02 Apocolocyntosis (or: The Pumpkinification of Claudius) Lucius Annaeus Seneca Etext Availle
00:35:49 en
Play 03 The Circular Snare Cecil Warburton Etext Sue Anderson
00:10:55 en
Play 04 The Community Masque as a Substitute for War Robert C. Benchley Etext VfkaBT
00:11:14 en
Play 05 The Cylindrical Silo The Silver Manufacturing Co. Etext Sue Anderson
00:07:51 en
Play 06 Did We Eat One Another? Ambrose Bierce Etext John N. Daily
00:03:07 en
Play 07 Excerpt from Theodicy Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Etext Craig Campbell
00:12:00 en
Play 08 The Fate of Sir John Franklin John Rae Etext Phil Schempf
00:05:45 en
Play 09 The Nature of the Human Mind Benedict de Spinoza Etext Gerwin Kramer
00:05:40 en
Play 10 A Noble Life-Work After Fifty-Seven: Sophia B. Packard Isabella Webb Parks Etext Craig Campbell
00:09:36 en
Play 11 The Official Account of the Death of Archbishop Seghers John H. Keatley Etext Phil Schempf
00:09:00 en
Play 12 The Place of Science in a Liberal Education Bertrand Russell Etext Gerwin Kramer
00:25:51 en
Play 13 Preface to The Robbers (1781) Friedrich Schiller Etext Craig Campbell
00:11:35 en
Play 14 The Story of a Daughter's Love Myrtle Reed Etext Elizabeth P.
00:18:12 en
Play 15 Torre Abbey Francis Aidan Gasquet Etext Garth Burton
00:12:53 en
Play 16 Way Down East Albert Bigelow Paine Etext VfkaBT
00:18:14 en
Play 17 The Wright Brothers and Their Problem Charles Burleigh Galbreath Etext Andrea Kotzer
00:08:05 en