Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 042

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Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include biographies of astronomer Fiammetta Wilson, naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, mountaineer Jacques Balmat, French Revolutionist Camille Desmoulins, and Buddha; a climb of Mt. Fuji by Lafcadio Hearn, reviews of 20th century poetry and of books by E. M. Delafield, Mrs. Gaskell, and Kierkegaard; marriage; motion pictures; color blindness; and an essay on optimism by Helen Keller. (Summary by Sue Anderson) (7 hr 1 min)


Alexander von Humboldt, a Eulogy (1859) 36:02 Read by David Wales
Colour-blindness 11:16 Read by Garth Burton
The Drama of Self-Deception, a Review of E. M. Delafield's Novels 13:52 Read by VfkaBT
Early 20th Century Poetry, a Review 6:05 Read by VfkaBT
Fiammetta Wilson, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society 10:13 Read by Availle
Fuji-no-Yama 44:52 Read by VfkaBT
How To Cook Husbands 3:03 Read by Son of the Exiles
Jacques Balmat, or The First Ascent of Mont Blanc 39:54 Read by Phil Schempf
The Life of Buddha and its Lessons 25:35 Read by Peter Yearsley
Live Free Or Die (1788) 6:41 Read by Craig Campbell
Moving Pictures 18:00 Read by Andrea Kotzer
Mrs. Gaskell, A Novelist of Queen Victoria's Reign 43:44 Read by NoelBadrian
On the Education of the Recollection (1806) 14:27 Read by Craig Campbell
On Marriage 5:52 Read by BettyB
On Reading 47:16 Read by Expatriate
Optimism 1:02:36 Read by VfkaBT
Soren Kierkegaard: The Concept of Anxiety 1844 and Practice in Christianity 1850 6:56 Read by Craig Campbell
Soren Kierkegaard: Study on his Stadia Upon Life's Way (1845) 25:09 Read by Craig Campbell