Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 060


Fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain independently chosen by the readers. Volume 60 features excerpts from two German philosophers, Christian von Wolff and Hegel, as well as British theologian Edward Stillingfleet. It contains essays on women as inventors (Matilda Joslyn Gage) , Uruguayan society (W. H. Hudson), political economy (Frederick Bastiat) pipe smoking (Sewell Ford) and personal dislikes (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.). Days to remember are chronicled in first hand accounts of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake (James Stetson), and a 1830's hydrogen balloon ascension over New York City (Charles Durant). Natural history is highlighted in accounts of Brazilian ants and monkeys (Henry Bates) and North American raccoons (N. M. Pairpoint). Last but not least, American journalist William Allen White writes a moving tribute to his 17-year old daughter Mary, who died after after being hit in the head by an overhanging tree limb while she was riding her horse. (Summary by Sue Anderson)

Rational Psychology was translated by Edward Kennard Rand. The Contrite Consciousness was translated by Josiah Royce.

Genre(s): *Non-fiction

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Brazilian Ants and Monkeys Henry W. Bates Etext Leni
00:23:44 en
Play 02 The Broken Window Frédéric Bastiat Etext Michele Fry
00:06:28 en
Play 03 The Contrite Consciousness Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Etext Craig Campbell
00:42:56 en
Play 04 Dislikes Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Etext Dale Grothmann
00:06:04 en
Play 05 An Every-Day Experience Stephen Leacock Etext Dale Grothmann
00:03:09 en
Play 06 In Defense Of An Offering Sewell Ford Etext Dale Grothmann
00:04:13 en
Play 07 Letter of Edward Stillingfleet to Elizabeth Countess Dowager of Jocelin Edward Stillingfleet Etext Craig Campbell
00:06:28 en
Play 08 Mary White William Allen White Etext Liz Van Kleeck
00:11:44 en
Play 09 A New York Balloon Ascension (1833) Charles F. Durant Etext Phil Schempf
00:10:03 en
Play 10 Political Economy Frédéric Bastiat Etext Michele Fry
00:11:57 en
Play 11 The Purple Land, an Excerpt William Henry Hudson Etext Michele Fry
00:13:19 en
Play 12 A Racoon Family's Night of Nights Nellie M. Pairpoint Etext Sue Anderson
00:13:08 en
Play 13 Rational Psychology Christian von Wolff Etext Craig Campbell
00:07:29 en
Play 14 San Francisco Earthquake Recollections 1906 James Burgess Stetson Etext Ciufi Galeazzi
01:01:09 en
Play 15 Woman as an Inventor Matilda Joslyn Gage Etext Availle
00:33:52 en