Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 054


Sixteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include Science and Exploration--a tribute to Egyptologist Amelia Edwards, and discourses on gravitation and relativity by Georges-Louis Le Sage and Ralph Sampson; Sociology and Society--Julio Guerrero on the Mexican character, reflections on life from Kierkegaard's Diapsalmata, Immanuel Kant on religious education, the fate of romance in the King of Siam's harem, nickelodeons, and the tragic results of an 1851 fire on small businesses in New York's Bowery; Nature--how weeds spread, animal coloration, and mountaineering in the Rockies; as well as a biography of Buster Keaton, and a treatise on British hat making in the age of Top Hats with styles named the Bang-Up and the Vis-a-Vis. (summary by Sue Anderson)

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

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Alpine Climbing in America Charles Ernest Fay Etext Phil Schempf
00:26:22 en
Play 02 Buster Keaton--Hard Knocks Make a Man Russell Spencer Etext Andrea Kotzer
00:06:26 en
Play 03 Conflagration in the Bowery Anonymous Etext Colleen McMahon
00:09:02 en
Play 04 Diapsalmata from Either/Or (1843) Soren Kierkegaard Etext Craig Campbell
00:07:08 en
Play 05 How Weeds Spread Vernon H. Davis Etext Sue Anderson
00:15:34 en
Play 06 Kierkegaard, Søren Aabye (1813-1855) Laurie Magnus Etext Craig Campbell
00:02:43 en
Play 07 Mexican Atmosphere Julio Guerrero Etext VfkaBT
00:05:11 en
Play 08 The Newtonian Lucretius (aka The Le Sage Theory of Gravitation) Georges-Louis Le Sage Etext Rapunzelina
00:49:16 en
Play 09 On Gravitation and Relativity; being the Halley lecture, delivered on June 12, 1920, Ralph Allan Sampson Etext Availle
00:49:21 en
Play 10 The Philosophy of Animal Colours Andrew Wilson Etext J. M. Smallheer
00:17:31 en
Play 11 The Popular Nickelodeon Frederic J. Haskin Etext Andrea Kotzer
00:13:05 en
Play 12 The Process of Hat-Making Explained Robert Lloyd Etext Phil Schempf
00:18:46 en
Play 13 The Queen of Egyptology: Amelia B. Edwards William Copley Winslow Etext J. M. Smallheer
00:33:10 en
Play 14 Religious Education 1803 Immanuel Kant Etext Craig Campbell
00:09:54 en
Play 15 Tuptim and Balat, from The Romance of the Harem, Part 1 Anna Harriette Leonowens Etext VfkaBT
00:21:20 en
Play 16 Tuptim and Balat, from The Romance of the Harem, Part 2 Anna Harriette Leonowens Etext VfkaBT
00:34:24 en