Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 079


"It was about the month of May...that I received information ...that two photographs of fairies had been taken in the North of England under circumstances which seemed to put fraud out of the question." (Arthur Conan Doyle 1920). Differing foundational beliefs and the varied ways men and women seek truth, whether through science, faith, philosophic speculation or political involvement, are highlighted in the selections for vol 079: The Cottingley Fairies; Scientific Ghosts; Matter and Memory; A Village Discussion; The Early Narratives of Genesis; The Connection Between Church and State; The Prince; Miss Morrison's First Visit to the Petit Trianon; The Scientific Work of Miss N.M. Stevens; Homicide; Religion and Philosophy in Germany; The Public Bath Movement; The Right to Work; and Rivers of the Nameless Dead. People and places are the subject of The Pinehurst Tea Gardens; Sights and Tastes in Tripoli; and William Coppin and Marine Salvage. For respite, there are essays featuring nature and solitude: In the Christmas Woods and A Lazy Morning. Finally, cats win out, when governor Adlai Stevenson vetoes a legislative proposal banning roaming felines in Illinois. 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 The Connection of the Church and State Edward Arthur Litton Etext InTheDesert
01:01:42 en
Play 02 The Cottingley Fairies Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Etext Piotr Nater
00:22:24 en
Play 03 Crime: Its Causes and Treatments, Homicide Clarence Darrow Etext EBeltran
00:13:34 en
Play 04 The Early Narratives of Genesis James Orr Etext InTheDesert
00:29:23 en
Play 05 Governor Adlai Stevenson's Veto of the "Cat Bill" (1949) Adlai E. Stevenson Etext Sue Anderson
00:04:52 en
Play 06 In the Christmas Woods Adeline Knapp Etext KevinS
00:17:38 en
Play 07 A Lazy Morning Joseph Ashby-Sterry Etext Ted Hanlon
00:14:07 en
Play 08 Matter and Memory (Introduction) Henri Bergson Etext Craig Campbell
00:19:37 en
Play 09 Miss Morrison's Account of the First Visit to the Petit Trianon Charlotte Moberly Etext Piotr Nater
00:15:13 en
Play 10 The Pinehurst Tea Gardens near Summerville. S.C. Charles Upham Shepard, Jr. Etext BettyB
00:05:37 en
Play 11 The Prince, Chapter 4 Niccolò Machiavelli Etext Jonathan Carter
00:06:11 en
Play 12 The Public Bath Movement in the United States (1913) William Paul Gerhard Etext KevinS
00:32:34 en
Play 13 Religion and Philosophy in Germany, Preface, 2nd German Edition Heinrich Heine Etext Craig Campbell
00:17:26 en
Play 14 The Right to Work Ambrose Bierce Etext Dale Grothmann
00:07:13 en
Play 15 Rivers of the Nameless Dead Theodore Dreiser Etext Dale Grothmann
00:08:25 en
Play 16 Scientific Ghosts Andrew Wilson Etext J. M. Smallheer
00:21:16 en
Play 17 The Scientific Work of Miss N. M. Stevens Thomas Hunt Morgan Etext Availle
00:10:52 en
Play 18 Sights and Tastes in Tripoli Mabel Loomis Todd Etext BettyB
00:10:19 en
Play 19 A Village Discussion William Cowper Prime Etext Penny Witt
00:13:01 en
Play 20 William Coppin and Marine Salvage William Chambers Etext Colleen McMahon
00:09:40 en