Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 052


Seventeen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include Nature and Science--fall scenery, rose oil, large type books for low vision, the pulmotor, and the method of scientific investigation; Philosophy and Thought--Joseph Priestly, Kierkegaard, Rousseau, and A.C. Bradley on poetry; History and Travel--John Johnston founder of Sault St. Marie, eating in Berlin, and Sir John Mandeville's travels; a Japanese folk tale; a defense of Lady Bryon by Harriet Beecher Stowe, and a Virginia slave narrative by Minnie Fulkes. (Summary by Sue Anderson)

"Preparation for a Christian Life" was translated by Lee M. Hollander.

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Books for Tired Eyes Arthur Elmore Bostwick Etext Lynne T
00:24:34 en
Play 02 A Chapter of Things To See This Fall Dallas Lore Sharp Etext VfkaBT
00:09:23 en
Play 03 Christ and Socrates Jean-Jacques Rousseau Etext Craig Campbell
00:05:47 en
Play 04 Devil's Head and Customs of Folk in Diverse Isles from Travels of Sir John Mandeville Sir John Mandeville Etext Craig Campbell
00:17:01 en
Play 05 The Eater of Dreams Lafcadio Hearn Etext VfkaBT
00:09:33 en
Play 06 Eating in Berlin Irvin S. Cobb Etext VfkaBT
00:03:14 en
Play 07 From Rose Petals to Rose Oil Anonymous Etext Sue Anderson
00:12:17 en
Play 08 John Johnston, of Sault Ste. Marie, A Passage in Canadian History William Kingsford Etext Phil Schempf
00:28:51 en
Play 09 The Method of Scientific Investigation Thomas Henry Huxley Etext Availle
00:20:44 en
Play 10 Mrs. Minnie Fulkes, The Slave Narratives, Virgina United States Work Projects Administration Etext VfkaBT
00:13:19 en
Play 11 Poetry for Poetry's Sake Andrew Cecil Bradley Etext MaryAnn
00:50:41 en
Play 12 Preparation for a Christian Life II Soren Kierkegaard Etext Craig Campbell
00:14:19 en
Play 13 The Pulmotor, for Emergency Rescue Anonymous Etext VfkaBT
00:04:12 en
Play 14 Ridicule as a Test of Faith Joseph Priestley Etext Craig Campbell
00:03:02 en
Play 15 The True Story Of Lady Byron’s Life, Part 1 Harriet Beecher Stowe Etext Michele Fry
00:26:28 en
Play 16 The True Story Of Lady Byron’s Life, Part 2 Harriet Beecher Stowe Etext Michele Fry
00:34:56 en
Play 17 The True Story Of Lady Byron’s Life, Part 3 Harriet Beecher Stowe Etext Michele Fry
00:27:19 en