The Romance Of The Commonplace

Frank Gelett BURGESS (1886 - 1951)

Thirty four whimsical, tongue-in-cheek, and entertaining essays about not much in particular, published in 1902, by one of the most popular writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The American Gelett Burgess (1866-1951) was an artist, art critic, poet, author, and humorist. Nonsense verse (none in this collection) was a specialty. - Summary by David Wales

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works, Humor

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction David Wales
00:05:13
Play 01 April Essays; Getting Acquainted David Wales
00:18:24
Play 02 Dining Out; The Uncharted Sea David Wales
00:14:12
Play 03 The Art Of Playing; The Use Of Fools David Wales
00:18:39
Play 04 Absolute Age; The Manual Blessing David Wales
00:15:34
Play 05 The Deserted Island; The Sense of Humour David Wales
00:18:29
Play 06 The Game Of Correspondence; The Caste Of The Articulate David Wales
00:16:28
Play 07 The Tyranny Of The Lares; Costume And Custom David Wales
00:15:15
Play 08 Old Friends And New; Defense Of Slang David Wales
00:18:00
Play 09 The Charms Of Imperfection; 'The Play's The Thing' David Wales
00:18:03
Play 10 Living Alone; Cartomania David Wales
00:16:12
Play 11 The Science Of Flattery; Romance En Route David Wales
00:15:23
Play 12 The Edge Of The World; The Diary Habit David Wales
00:16:37
Play 13 The Perfect Go-between; Growing Up David Wales
00:14:00
Play 14 A Pauper's Monologue; A Young Man's Fancy David Wales
00:17:21
Play 15 Where Is Bohemia? The Bachelor's Advantage David Wales
00:15:43
Play 16 The Confessions Of An Ignoramus; A Music-Box Recital David Wales
00:16:01
Play 17 A Plea For The Precious; Sub Rosa David Wales
00:18:53