Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 068


Twenty short nonfiction works in the public domain. "The Regulation of Time"
and "Uniform Standard Time" are two of several readings which touch on social
regulation, societal norms, and individual expression. Others examine dancing mania
("Choreomania"); gender conformity ("A Mormon Strategy"); race laws ("Black Code of
Illinois"); etiquette and social class ("Housekeeping at the White House (1903)"; "Opportunity" (a view by Ambrose Bierce); organized religion ("The Church in Liverpool in the Early 1800s"); oratory and persuasion ("Pliny to Cerealis" and "The Martians"); legal protection for original ideas ("Copyright for a banana costume"); and an exhortation to judge men by their deeds, not their names ("First Apology of Justin Martyr"). Music and books are celebrated in "Fidelio;" "The Function of a National Library;" "Books in the Wilderness;" and Oscar Wilde's "To Read or Not to Read." Natural science is represented by "Coral and Coral Reefs" and "Making a Rock Garden." Finally, a fateful communique is examined in the "Zimmermann Telegram." Summary by Sue Anderson

Pliny to Cerealis: Letter XXIV was translated by William Melmoth

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

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Black Code of Illinois Zebina Edwards Etext Sue Anderson
00:19:48 en
Play 02 Books In The Wilderness Frederick Niven Etext David Wales
00:18:22 en
Play 03 Choreomania: An Historical Sketch Andrew Davidson Etext TriciaG
00:44:23 en
Play 04 The Church in Liverpool in the Early 1800's James Aspinall Etext ChadH94
00:13:28 en
Play 05 Coral and Coral Reefs (1870) Thomas Henry Huxley Etext Availle
00:45:34 en
Play 06 Fidelio John F. Runciman Etext KevinS
00:12:56 en
Play 07 First Apology of Justin Martyr, An Excerpt Saint Justin Martyr Etext Craig Campbell
00:29:32 en
Play 08 The Function Of A National Library (1897) Ainsworth Rand Spofford Etext David Wales
00:25:04 en
Play 09 Housekeeping at the White House (1903) Walden Fawcett Etext BettyB
00:11:36 en
Play 10 Making a Rock Garden Henry Sherman Adams Etext KHand
00:38:56 en
Play 11 The Martians Simeon Strunsky Etext KevinS
00:10:25 en
Play 12 A Mormon's Strategem (1889) Anonymous Etext Michael MacTaggert
00:01:38 en
Play 13 On the Policy of the Liberal Party (1905) Henry Campbell-Bannerman Etext Larry Wilson
00:21:46 en
Play 14 On Uniform Standard Time for Railways, Telegraphs, and Civil Purposes Generally Sandford Fleming Etext TriciaG
00:16:32 en
Play 15 Opportunity Ambrose Bierce Etext Dale Grothmann
00:05:17 en
Play 16 Pliny to Cerealis: Letter XXIV Pliny the Younger Etext ChadH94
00:03:52 en
Play 17 To Read or Not to Read Oscar Wilde Etext Colleen McMahon
00:03:41 en
Play 18 The Regulation of Time Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard Etext TriciaG
00:22:24 en
Play 19 Validity of a copyright in a full-body banana costume: Silvertop Associates, Inc. v. Kangaroo Manufacturing, Inc. Thomas Michael Hardiman Etext Michael MacTaggert
00:20:27 en
Play 20 The Zimmermann Telegram Arthur Zimmermann Etext Nicholi Volta
00:01:27 en