Essays & Short Works

Moral Letters, Vol. I

Read by Felipe Vogel


Lucius Annaeus Seneca


"Among the personalities of the early Roman Empire there are few who offer to the readers of to-day such dramatic interest as does Luci…

The Greek View of Life

Read by Martin Geeson


Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson


“With the Greek civilisation beauty perished from the world. Never again has it been possible for man to believe that harmony is in fact the…

Pragmatism

Read by Fredrik Karlsson


William James


'Pragmatism' contains a series of public lectures held by William James in Boston 1906–7. James provides a popularizing outline of his view …

Other People's Money

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Louis D. Brandeis


Other People's Money and How the Bankers Use It is a collection of essays written by Louis Brandeis published as a book in 1914. The book at…

What is Man? and Other Essays

Read by John Greenman


Mark Twain


"What Is Man?", published by Mark Twain in 1906, is a dialogue between a young man and an older man jaded to the world. It involve…

The Three Great Virtues - Three Essays by Emerson

Read by Robert Scott


Ralph Waldo Emerson


Faith Hope and Charity ...... In the Language of Emerson these translate as: Self - Reliance, Love, and Friendship. (summary by Robert Scott…

The Letters of a Post-Impressionist

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Vincent Van Gogh


“Being the Familiar Correspondence of Vincent Van Gogh ... [Van Gogh's] art was appreciated during his life only by a very few and it is but…

Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases

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Grenville Kleiser


A Practical Handbook of Pertinent Expressions, Striking Similes, Literary, Commercial, Conversational, and Oratorical Terms, for the Embelli…

Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 02

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H. G. Wells


The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offer…

Walking

Read by Chris Masterson


Henry David Thoreau


This was originally a lecture given by Thoreau in 1851 at the Concord lyceum titled "The Wild" . He revised it before his death an…

Anarchism and Other Essays

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Emma Goldman


Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the developme…

Über die Weiber

Read by Gesine


Arthur Schopenhauer


In diesem vielzitierten Essay aus dem Jahre 1851 ist Schopenhauers generell herablassende Einstellung zu Frauen zusammengefaßt. Frauen…

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

Read by Gord Mackenzie


Henry David Thoreau


Civil Disobedience is an essay by Henry David Thoreau. Published in 1849 under the title Resistance to Civil Government, it expressed Thorea…

Mathematical Problems

Read by Prachi Pendse


David Hilbert


Lecture delivered before the International Congress of Mathematicians at Paris in 1900 and subsequently published in the Bulletin of the Ame…

What I Saw in America

Read by Ray Clare


G. K. Chesterton


“Let me begin my American impressions with two impressions I had before I went to America. One was an incident and the other an idea; and wh…

Declaration of Independence of the United States of America

Read by Jim Cadwell


Thomas Jefferson


Declaration of Independence is the document in which the Thirteen Colonies declared themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain a…

Essays, Second Series

Read by Bob Neufeld


Ralph Waldo Emerson


Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, philosopher, and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid 1…

On the Nature of the Gods

Read by Geoffrey Edwards


Marcus Tullius Cicero


De Natura Deorum (On the Nature of the Gods) outlines Stoic, Epicurean and Academic (Skeptical) views on religious questions. Problems discu…

Give Me Liberty

Read by Mark F. Smith


Patrick Henry


This speech was given March 23, 1775, at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, and is credited with having singlehandedly convinced the V…

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