Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 044


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Nineteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include wives, widows, and women scorned--the "Baby Doe Tabor" scandal, the trials of literary marriages, and colonial women; history--Wounded Knee, the Underground Railroad, Edward Bellamy's "nationalism," and English railroads; inspiring places--the Alhambra and Squaw Rock; invention--the marine chronometer; and essays on the Constitution, the natural equality of men, old age, the consolation of reading, and on the fantastic imagination. (Summary by Sue Anderson)

The Art of Dying by August Strindberg was translated by Claud Field.
The Natural Equality of Men to be Acknowledged by Samuel Pufendorf was translated by Andrew Tooke.

(6 hr 28 min)

Chapters

The Alhambra 13:09 Read by OCTL7
America 3:40 Read by Craig Campbell
The Art of Dying 4:23 Read by John Burlinson
Augusta Tabor: Her Side of the Scandal 33:26 Read by Lynne T
Consolation 1:06 Read by David Wales
The Fantastic Imagination 18:28 Read by Daniel Koehn
God in the Constitution 39:00 Read by Scott Danneker
The Iron Road Book and Railway Companion, or a Journey from London to Birmingham 31:49 Read by TriciaG
The Legend of Dah-nol-yo, Squaw Rock 6:27 Read by David Wales
The Natural Equality of Men to be Acknowledged 10:30 Read by Craig Campbell
Of Interpretation of Dreams 4:07 Read by Craig Campbell
Poets as Landscape Painters 8:46 Read by David Wales
The Progress of Nationalism in the United States 26:21 Read by progressingamerica
Remarks on a Pamphlet Lately Published Under the Authority of the Board of Long… 56:59 Read by Availle
Trials of the Wife of a Literary Man 20:06 Read by David Wales
Two Centuries of American Women 35:56 Read by David Wales
The Underground Railroad in McDonough County, Illinois 35:44 Read by Sue Anderson
William James, Gustav Fechner, Wilhelm Wundt, Soren Kierkegaard 7:51 Read by Craig Campbell
Wounded Knee: A First Person Account by Dewey Beard 30:46 Read by David Wales