The Complete Works of Brann, the Iconoclast, Volume 1

William Cowper BRANN (1855 - 1898)

William Cowper Brann earned the nickname “The Iconoclast” by fearlessly attacking established beliefs and institutions which he thought to be pompous and self-serving. He settled in the wild and wooly West Texas town of Waco in the late 1800s as a newspaper man - first as a writer and then as owner of newspaper he named “The Iconoclast”. During this period, Catholics and Protestants were duking it out over the soul of Texas and there was even further sectarian strife among Protestants. Brann wrote prolifically and aired his Politically Incorrect views with vigor and colorful language. Described as a “slouch-hatted, gun-toting, beer-drinking, woman-worshiping man,” he assailed Baptists, Prohibition, blacks and universities as though engaged in a life-or-death gunfight; and actually he was killed in a gunfight at age 43. After he was shot in the back, drew his own gun and killed the man who had bushwacked him AND THEN walked directly to the jail before dying the next morning. He wrote entertaining, elevated prose; but occasionally colored his stories with barnyard terminology. Despite his blatant chauvinism, his voice was a reaction against many of the societal extremes of the day. ( William Jones )

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works, Modern (19th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 00 Introduction and Preface Etext William Allan Jones
00:31:04
Play 01 Ch.1 Potiphar's Wife Etext William Allan Jones
00:41:17
Play 02 Ch.2 Charity Etext William Allan Jones
00:17:03
Play 03 Ch.3 The Seven Vials Of Wrath Etext Rita Boutros
00:19:53
Play 04 Ch.4. A Story Of The Sea Etext Brett Boone
00:14:26
Play 05 Ch.5 Apostle vs Pagan, Letter to Col. Robert Ingersoll Etext Michele Fry
00:12:18
Play 06 Ch.6. The Cow Etext Josh Kibbey
00:10:24
Play 07 Ch.7. Christian England In India Etext Michele Fry
00:16:11
Play 08 Ch.8. Man's Immortality Etext Jim Gallagher
00:05:18
Play 09 Ch.9 Evolution or Revolution Etext Michele Fry
00:17:33
Play 10 Ch.10 The Woman Thou Gavest Me Etext William Allan Jones
00:11:06
Play 11 Ch.11 Christ Comes To Texas Etext William Allan Jones
00:26:54
Play 12 Ch.12. Bradley-Martin Bal-Masque Etext Rita Boutros
00:25:11
Play 13 Ch.13 A Pilgrimage To Perdition Etext Michele Fry
00:20:19
Play 14 Ch.14. The Platonic Friendship Fake Etext Brian Keenan
00:07:33
Play 15 Ch.15. Tiens Ta Foi Etext Betsy Walker
00:04:57
Play 16 Ch.16. Thomas Carlyle Etext
Scotty Smith
00:21:53
Play 17 Ch.17. Requiescat In Pace Etext
Greg Giordano
00:05:39
Play 18 Ch.18. Coronation Of The Czar Etext
Greg Giordano
00:15:35
Play 19 Ch.19. Throwing Stones At Christ Etext Brian Keenan
00:08:48
Play 20 Ch.20. Looking Backward Etext Rita Boutros
00:15:48
Play 21 Ch.21. Are Women Devoid Of Desire? Etext Rita Boutros
00:25:15
Play 22 Ch.22. Hypnotic Power Of Her Etext Brian Keenan
00:07:01
Play 23 Ch.23. Victor Hugo's Immortality Etext Michele Fry
00:16:40
Play 24 Ch.24. The Science Of Kissing Etext William Allan Jones
00:10:45
Play 25 Ch.25. The New South Etext VoiceofLandis
00:04:51
Play 26 Ch.26 Dogmatism, The Mother of Doubt Etext Michele Fry
00:16:26
Play 27 Ch.27. An Unprofitable Controversy Etext Rita Boutros
00:06:07
Play 28 Ch.28. Garters And Amen Groans Etext Brian Keenan
00:12:21
Play 29 Ch.29. Life And Death Etext tovarisch
00:18:27
Play 30 Ch.30. The Garden Of The Gods Etext VoiceofLandis
00:06:02
Play 31 Ch.31. Woman's Wickedness Etext Rita Boutros
00:22:40
Play 32 Ch.32. Talmage The Turgid Etext William Allan Jones
00:10:13
Play 33 Ch.33. Nude Art At Chicago Etext William Allan Jones
00:05:39
Play 34 Ch.34. There's One Comes After Etext Jim Gallagher
00:08:47
Play 35 Ch.35. Poor Old Texas Etext Stefan Von Blon
00:04:58
Play 36 Ch.36. The Seventh Commandment Etext William Allan Jones
00:28:23
Play 37 Ch.37 Optimism vs. Pessimism Etext Michele Fry
00:11:01
Play 38 Ch.38. Adam And Eve Etext Cornel Nemes
00:21:18
Play 39 Ch.39. Working Fashion's Fools Etext Greg Giordano
00:07:15
Play 40 Ch.40. The Public Pedagogue Etext Lucretia B.
00:46:13
Play 41 Ch.41. Puffery Of The Press Etext Josh Kibbey
00:04:05
Play 42 Ch.42. The Bike Bacillus Etext William Allan Jones
00:11:10
Play 43 Ch.43. Evidences Of Man's Immortality Etext Jim Gallagher
00:27:25
Play 44 Ch.44. The Professional Reformer Etext Brian Keenan
00:09:20
Play 45 Ch.45. Trilby And The Trilbyites Etext William Allan Jones
00:24:09
Play 46 Ch.46 Balaam's Ass Etext William Allan Jones
00:41:50