Essays & Short Works

On Nothing & Kindred Subjects

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Hilaire Belloc


“I knew a man once, Maurice, who was at Oxford for three years, and after that went down with no degree. At College, while his friends were …

Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 027

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Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm


Diese Sammlung umfasst 15 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres. "Vom Schweigen" übersetzt von Gustav Landauer (…

The Brilliant Proof (Burhäne Lämé) in reply to an attack upon the Bahai Revelat…

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Mírzá Abu’L-Fadl Gulpáygání


“In these days,” writes the renowned Bahá’í scholar, Mírzá Abu’l-Fadl, “which are the latter days of 1911, A. D.…

Essays and Dialogues

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Giacomo Leopardi


"We would no more choose to feed the minds of our countrymen and women with the despairing utterances of the pessimist poet, than we wo…

The Logic of Vegetarianism

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Henry Salt


With clear logic and entertaining dialogues, the author presents many reasons for a vegetarian rather than a “flesh-eating” diet, and his ar…

Cobb's Anatomy

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Irvin S. Cobb


Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb was born on June 23, 1876. At seventeen years of age, he began writing for the Paducah Daily News, his hometown paper…

硝子戸の中 (Garasudono uchi)

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Sōseki Natsume


『硝子戸の中』(がらすどのうち)は、『こゝろ』と『道草』の間に書かれた夏目漱石最後の随筆である。 'Garasudono uchi' is Natsume Sōseki's last essay, which was written between 'Kokoro' &…

Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 031

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Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm


Diese Sammlung umfasst 15 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres. "Ein Drama in den Lüften" übersetzt von Mar…

Ars Poetica and Carmen Saeculare

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Quintus Horatius Flaccus


The Ars Poetica, by Horace, also known as Epistula ad Pisones, is a treatise on poetry written in the form of a letter, and published around…

Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy …

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The President'S Commission On The Assassination Of President Kennedy and President'S Commission On The Assassination Of Presiden


The assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy on November 22, 1963, was a cruel and shocking act of violence directed against a man, a family…

Prejudices, First Series

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H. L. Mencken


Mencken sharpens his pen and in a collection of short essays delivers acerbic opinions on issues and persons of the time. Among his targets…

Coffee Break Collection 002 - Faith

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Various


This is a collection of short (15 minute or less readings) works in English suitable for a coffee break at work or a short commuter ride. Th…

Lettre à un magistrat sur le commerce de la librairie... et Lettre sur les aveu…

Read by Christiane Jehanne


Denis Diderot


Deux Lettres écrites avec tout le talent de Denis Diderot. 1/ Sur les lois régissant le commerce de librairie, les droits, le…

על פרשת דרכים At the Crossroads (Selected Essays)

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אחד העם Ahad Ha'Am


Asher Zvi Hirsch Ginsberg (1856 - 1927), primarily known by his Hebrew name and pen name Ahad Ha'am (literally "one of the people"…

Further Foolishness

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Stephen Leacock


Seventeen goofy stories and essays by Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock. "Professor Leacock has made more people laugh with the writte…

Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 044

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Various


Diese Sammlung umfasst 15 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres. Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedich…

De Vulgari Eloquentia

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Dante Alighieri


De vulgari eloquentia (On Eloquence in the vernacular) is a short essay written by Dante Alighieri in Latin. The work remains incomplete; on…

Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1

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Isaac D'Israeli


This is a collection of short essays on literature. Various subjects are discussed, such as libraries, critics, the classics, and all sorts …

The Last Essays of Elia

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Charles Lamb


Discursive ramblings of a generous mind, no-one would know from Lamb's conversational button-holing of you and telling you whatever is on hi…

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