Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 063


Twenty short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Volume 63 features essays on a variety of topics: the emotion of the multitude in drama (Yeats), audience (Encyclopedia Britannica), corpulence and diet (Banting), charity (Ambrose Bierce), the forgotten man (Sumner), murder (DeQuincey), suicide (Bierce), free masonry (Albert Pike), the poetic principle (Poe), and the evils of slavery (Othello). Excerpts from Kierkegaard explore his philosophy. Biographical sketches include Calamity Jane, Joseph Glidden, Lucy Bakewell Audubon, and J. M. W. Turner, while Joseph Conrad speaks to his own life in A Familiar Preface. Rounding out the volume is a fascinating 1674 meet-up with a miraculous sea-monster (probably a giant squid). Summary by Sue Anderson

Genre(s): *Non-fiction

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Audience Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th Ed. Etext Availle
00:02:33 en
Play 02 Joseph Glidden and Barb Wire Fencing Anonymous Etext Sue Anderson
00:20:42 en
Play 03 Calamity Jane Lewis R. Freeman Etext Colleen McMahon
00:17:04 en
Play 04 The Case Of The Forgotten Man Farther Considered (1883) William Graham Sumner Etext Craig Campbell
00:30:01 en
Play 05 Charity Ambrose Bierce Etext Dale Grothmann
00:04:52 en
Play 06 Emotion of Multitude William Butler Yeats Etext Peter Thomlinson
00:04:12 en
Play 07 Essay on Negro Slavery, No. 1 Othello Etext Wayne Cooke
00:16:20 en
Play 08 Essay on Negro Slavery, No. 2 Othello Etext Wayne Cooke
00:18:30 en
Play 09 A Familiar Preface Joseph Conrad Etext Peter Thomlinson
00:22:27 en
Play 10 Knight Kadosh Albert Pike Etext Dale Grothmann
00:28:47 en
Play 11 The Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth Thomas de Quincey Etext Peter Thomlinson
00:14:26 en
Play 12 Letter on Corpulence: Addressed to the Public (3rd Edition) William Banting Etext TriciaG
00:53:43 en
Play 13 A Miraculous Sea-Monster (1694) Anonymous Etext Timothy Ferguson
00:09:13 en
Play 14 Preparation For a Christian Life, The Pause (1) Soren Kierkegaard Etext Craig Campbell
00:27:27 en
Play 15 Preparation For a Christian Life, The Pause (2) Soren Kierkegaard Etext Craig Campbell
00:16:34 en
Play 16 The Poetic Principle Edgar Allan Poe Etext Josh Kibbey
00:37:33 en
Play 17 The Present Moment (Introduction) Soren Kierkegaard Etext Craig Campbell
00:06:26 en
Play 18 Recollections of Audubon Park George Bird Grinnell Etext Christopher Hoving
00:18:17 en
Play 19 The Right to Take Oneself Off Ambrose Bierce Etext Dale Grothmann
00:09:55 en
Play 20 J. M. W. Turner's Sketchbooks, A Sampling George Walter Thornbury Etext Sue Anderson
00:18:27 en