Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 080


Twenty short nonfiction works chosen by the readers. "Not one of us actually thinks for himself, or in any orderly and scientific manner. The pressure of environment, of mass ideas, of the socialized intelligence... is too enormous to be withstood." (H. L. Mencken, 1919) The individual and society were central to several vol. 080 reads: The Genealogy of Etiquette; A Lounge on the Lawn; Alexander Pushkin; Princess Zizianoff; The Hanseatic League; and The Limits of Atheism. Science and the inventive mind were covered in "On the Science of Experiments; Coffey's Science of Logic; Medicine and It's Subjects; How a Fast Train is Run; and The Telephone. Travel and customs were explored in Rupert Brooke & Skyros; Lundy Island; and An Unfamiliar Naples. Nature studies included Wildflowers of the Farm; Birds in the Calendar; Trees in Landscape Painting, and A Tame Rook. Finally, a dog's life received favorable comparison with our own in The Superior Animal. Summary by Sue Anderson

The authorship of Lundy Island, originally ascribed to Anonymous has been determined through genealogical research to be Amelia Ann Heaven, a member of the family which owned the island from 1834 to 1918.

Roger Bacon's On the Science of Experiments was translated by Andrew George Little (1863-1945)

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

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin Elizabeth Ross Haynes Etext KevinS
00:11:28 en
Play 02 Birds in the Calendar, June, Voices of the Night Frederick G. Aflalo Etext PS Ahdi
00:10:17 en
Play 03 Coffey's Science of Logic: Wittgenstein Book Review Ludwig Wittgenstein Etext Landon D. C. Elkind
00:03:56 en
Play 04 Flowers of the Farm, Introduction Arthur Owens Cooke Etext Maida
00:06:08 en
Play 05 The Genealogy of Etiquette H. L. Mencken Etext MrFace
00:34:14 en
Play 06 Hanseatic League Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th Ed. Etext Piotr Nater
00:27:45 en
Play 07 How a Fast Train is Run Russell Doubleday Etext MrFace
Play 08 The Limits of Atheism, Or, Why Should Sceptics Be Outlaws? George J. Holyoake Etext Availle
00:45:14 en
Play 09 A Lounge On the Lawn Joseph Ashby-Sterry Etext Ted Hanlon
00:10:42 en
Play 10 Lundy Island Amelia Ann Heaven Etext Colleen McMahon
00:13:23 en
Play 11 Medicine and its Subjects (AD 1025) Avicenna Etext Craig Campbell
00:09:55 en
Play 12 On the Science of Experiments (AD 1267) Roger Bacon Etext Craig Campbell
00:05:31 en
Play 13 Princess Nina Zizianoff Tells Her Story (1921) The New York Times Etext Colleen McMahon
00:32:23 en
Play 14 Rupert Brooke and Skyros Stanley Casson Etext KevinS
00:19:02 en
Play 15 The Superior Animal Joseph Ashby-Sterry Etext Ted Hanlon
00:14:51 en
Play 16 A Tame Rook Geroge Menzies Lambrick Etext Sue Anderson
00:06:13 en
Play 17 The Telephone, Birth of the Telephone Herbert Newton Casson Etext Jay Randolph
00:38:55 en
Play 18 The Telephone, From Invention to Business Herbert Newton Casson Etext Jay Randolph
01:14:22 en
Play 19 Trees in Landscape Painting, Considerations of Balance Rex Vicat Cole Etext Sue Anderson
00:25:29 en
Play 20 An Unfamiliar Naples (1914) Robert Shackleton Etext BettyB
00:18:10 en