Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 072


Twenty short nonfiction works, individually chosen by the readers. "The ground rose and fell in successive furrows, like the ruffled waters of a lake, and I became bewildered in my ideas..." John James Audubon's vivid recollection of the 1812 New Madrid earthquake is one of several Vol. 072 selections with a scientific focus. Others include Luminous Plants; The Sunbeam and the Spectrascope; and biographies of two shipbuilders: Robert Fulton and Thomas Andrews. The emotive and rational sides of human nature are evinced in essays (The Game of Scandal; Bashful; Child Psychology and Nonsense); treatises (Theory and Practice in Government Reform; Plagiarizing Aristotle); and the records of two very different murder trials: John Kimber (1792); and James Sullivan (1851). Travel to foreign lands; their history and arts are well represented: Rambles About Rome (1907); The Mosaics of Ravenna, Italy; Travellers Before the Christian Era; Northern Europe to the Beginning of the Fourteenth Century. Literary and artistic concerns round out Vol. 072, with newspaper accounts of Oscar Wilde's visits to the U.S.; William Faulkner reminiscing about his youthful discovery of literature; and artist and teacher Arthur Guptill explaining how to render pencil sketches from photographs. Summary by Sue Anderson

Genre(s): *Non-fiction

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Audubon's Account of the New Madrid Earthquake (1812) Myron Leslie Fuller Etext KevinS
00:04:12 en
Play 02 Bashful Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie Etext Kelly S. Taylor
00:07:29 en
Play 03 Child Psychology and Nonsense G. K. Chesterton Etext ChadH94
00:07:23 en
Play 04 Composition and Drawing from Photographs Arthur L. Guptill Etext Sue Anderson
00:26:11 en
Play 05 The Game of Scandal Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie Etext Kelly S. Taylor
00:09:30 en
Play 06 Luminous Plants Alfred Gradenwitz Etext J. M. Smallheer
00:06:47 en
Play 07 The Mosaics of Ravenna, Italy Corrado Ricci Etext Sue Anderson
00:23:50 en
Play 08 The Murder Trial of James Sullivan Anonymous Etext Colleen McMahon
00:26:58 en
Play 09 Northern Europe to the Beginning of the Fourteenth Century Hans Prutz Etext Piotr Nater
00:44:06 en
Play 10 Oscar Wilde: The Aesthetic Apostle's First Appearance in New York Society 1882) Anonymous Etext Rob Marland
00:12:42 en
Play 11 Plagiarizing Aristotle Hippolytus of Rome Etext Craig Campbell
00:19:52 en
Play 12 Rambles About Rome (1907) Anne Hollingsworth Wharton Etext BettyB
00:12:20 en
Play 13 Robert Fulton Scientific American Etext Availle
00:05:41 en
Play 14 The Sunbeam and the Spectrascope (1863) Howard Townsend Etext Rapunzelina
00:27:55 en
Play 15 Theory and Practice in Government Reform Wilhelm von Humboldt Etext Craig Campbell
00:31:42 en
Play 16 Thomas Andrews, Naval Architect of the Titanic Shan Bullock Etext ChadH94
00:34:23 en
Play 17 Travellers before the Christian Era Jules Verne Etext Piotr Nater
00:31:46 en
Play 18 The Trial of Captain John Kimber for the Murder of Two Female Negro Slaves (1792) Student of the Temple Etext Jeffery
00:38:21 en
Play 19 Verse Old and Nascent: A Pilgrimage William Faulkner Etext KevinS
00:08:03 en
Play 20 Wilde in America (1895) Anonymous Etext Rob Marland
00:07:47 en