Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 082


"Is sin a necessary stage in the development of humanity, or a yawning chasm in the very structure of the universe?” Theologian J. Gresham Machen's exploration of "eternal ideas" is joined, in vol. 082, by readings in philosophy and psychology by Immanuel Kant, Henri Bergson, and Samuel Johnson. Insights from forestry, geography, astronomy, and zoology expand the view (Save the Redwoods; We Are Going to be Inspected; Along the Florida Coast; The Red Fox; and The World as Known to the Ancients). Human resiliency, inventiveness and heroism are exemplified in A Heroine of the Black Hole; The Great Yorkshire Llama; The Terry Touch Alphabet; The Man O'War's 'Er 'Usband'; and a biography of pioneering physician Elizabeth Blackwell. James Hazen Hyde's Costume Ball showcases hubris. On a lighter note, are Robert Benchley's Bicycling the New Craze, and Call for Mr. Kenworthy; and Oscar Wilde's An American Invasion. Summary by Sue Anderson

Genre(s): *Non-fiction

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Along the Florida Coast Joseph Basset Holder Etext J. M. Smallheer
00:19:10 en
Play 02 An American Invasion Oscar Wilde Etext Sarah Rachel Walters
00:10:35 en
Play 03 Answer To The Question, What Is Enlightening? Version 2 Immanuel Kant Etext Craig Campbell
00:23:08 en
Play 04 Bicycling, the New Craze (1925) Robert C. Benchley Etext Amy Dunkleberger
00:08:49 en
Play 05 Call for Mr. Kenworthy Robert C. Benchley Etext Amy Dunkleberger
00:14:07 en
Play 06 Dreams Henri Bergson Etext saoussen
01:08:05 en
Play 07 Elizabeth Blackwell Unknown Etext Availle
00:09:30 en
Play 08 The Great Yorkshire Llama Charles Dickens Etext Michele Fry
00:17:50 en
Play 09 A Heroine of the Black Hole Unknown Etext Dale Grothmann
00:03:41 en
Play 10 History and Faith John Gresham Machen Etext InTheDesert
00:31:05 en
Play 11 James Hazen Hyde's Costume Ball J. C. Cartwright Etext Colleen McMahon
00:22:00 en
Play 12 The Man-O'War's 'Er 'Usband David William Bone Etext Penny Witt
00:19:39 en
Play 13 The Rambler No, 148, The Cruelty of Parental Tyranny Samuel Johnson Etext Tad Davis
00:11:44 en
Play 14 The Rambler No. 207, The Folly of Continuing Too Long Upon the Stage Samuel Johnson Etext Tad Davis
00:11:53 en
Play 15 The Red Fox Julie L. Tesky Etext Sue Anderson
00:13:57 en
Play 16 Save the Redwoods John Muir Etext Michele Fry
00:10:49 en
Play 17 We Are Going to be Inspected (1905) Garrett P. Serviss Etext Michael MacTaggert
00:04:08 en
Play 18 What Means, to Orient Oneself in Thinking? Immanuel Kant Etext Craig Campbell
00:46:22 en
Play 19 The William Terry Touch Alphabet (for Use By the Deaf and the Deaf-and-Blind) Harold Terry Clark Etext Rapunzelina
00:17:24 en
Play 20 The World as Known to the Ancients Joseph Jacobs Etext Piotr Nater
00:24:00 en