The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing

Joseph TRIENENS (1863 - ?)

Written in 1910, this "cyclopedia" is full of information that was quite useful at the time. A hundred years later, its text is more humorous than practical -- although some advice never goes out of style. (Summary by Rachelellen)

Genre(s): Modern (20th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Introduction and Index of Advertisers rachelellen
00:09:04
Play 02 Etiquette: Courtship and Marriage Kara Shallenberg
00:17:39
Play 03 Customs of Mourning, Visiting Cards, and Dress. Anniversaries. swroot
00:26:01
Play 04 Colors. Care of Teeth. The Perfect Figure. rachelellen
00:13:47
Play 05 The Brain. Misnamed Things. Jesus' Death Sentence. A Lady's Chance of Marrying. Mike Roop
00:15:42
Play 06 Shaving. Facts to Settle Arguments. Andrew Lebrun
00:29:21
Play 07 The Single Tax. Hypnotism. Care of a Piano. Salt-Rising Bread. durnburr
00:13:23
Play 08 Doing Business with a Bank. durnburr
00:15:34
Play 09 Facts about States and Cities. Mike Roop
00:13:18
Play 10 Theosophy. Evolution. Sparrows. Feminine Height and Build. When a Man Comes of Age. Caitlin Kelly
00:10:36
Play 11 Dreams. Lisa Chau
00:56:09
Play 12 Flowers. Writing. Eyes. Palmistry. Caitlin Kelly
00:31:40
Play 13 Riddles. Last Words. Toasts. Precious Stones. SueAnn Dozier
00:29:07
Play 14 Grammar. rachelellen
00:25:10
Play 15 Accent and Pronunciation. Spelling. Punctuation. Use of Capitals. Robin Cotter
00:20:34
Play 16 Names of God. Sponges. Don't be Buried Alive. How to Serve Wine. Cori Samuel
00:09:41
Play 17 Steps to American Liberty rachelellen
00:17:54
Play 18 The U.S. Constitution, Articles I and II rachelellen
00:24:58
Play 19 The U.S. Constitution, Articles III - VII and Amendments rachelellen
00:19:50
Play 20 Workingmen. Presidents. Julian Jamison
00:13:30
Play 21 The Art of Not Forgetting. roolynninms
00:26:41
Play 22 Memory Rhymes. Happiness Defined. The Depths of Space. Eulogy on the Dog. Lisa Chau
00:10:37
Play 23 Health and Beauty. Infant Feeding and Management. Caitlin Kelly
00:15:21
Play 24 Names of Months and Days. Tips for Housekeepers. Character in Faces. Modern Fables. Mileage Between Cities. rachelellen
00:17:03
Play 25 Law and Legal Holidays. roolynninms
00:20:35
Play 26 Chamois Skins. Meaning of Names. Rosalind Wills
00:23:13
Play 27 American Cities. State Flowers. Height of Structures. Age of Trees. Dictionary of Aeronautics. College Colors. Osteopathy. Larysa Jaworski
00:29:33
Play 28 Trademarks and Patents. Shakespeare's Counsel. Money. Caitlin Kelly
00:16:34
Play 29 Facts of General Interest. Some of Nature's Wonders. Rules of the Road. Canary Birds. Lisa Chau
00:18:28
Play 30 Recipes and Trade Secrets, Part 1. SueAnn Dozier
00:19:20
Play 31 Recipes and Trade Secrets, Continued. SueAnn Dozier
00:18:17
Play 32 Opportunity. Weights and Measures. Phrenology. Parliamentary Law. ML Cohen
00:35:53
Play 33 Friendly Advice on Many Subjects. Claire Goget
00:24:40
Play 34 Accidents and Emergencies. Poisons. Philosophical Facts. rachelellen
00:23:57
Play 35 Advertisements, Part 1. Kara Shallenberg
00:14:23
Play 36 Advertisements, Part 2. Caitlin Kelly
00:19:32
Play 37 Advertisements, Part 3. Jason Oakley
00:12:16
Play 38 Advertisements, Part 4. roolynninms
00:14:24
Play 39 Advertisements, Part 5. roolynninms
00:13:32
Play 40 Advertisements, Part 6. Cori Samuel
00:22:07
Play 41 Advertisements, Part 7. Robin Cotter
00:20:36
Play 42 Advertisements, Part 8. Robin Cotter
00:19:13
Play 43 Advertisements, Part 9. rachelellen
00:16:22