Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 052

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.5 stars; 2 reviews)

Seventeen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include Nature and Science--fall scenery, rose oil, large type books for low vision, the pulmotor, and the method of scientific investigation; Philosophy and Thought--Joseph Priestly, Kierkegaard, Rousseau, and A.C. Bradley on poetry; History and Travel--John Johnston founder of Sault St. Marie, eating in Berlin, and Sir John Mandeville's travels; a Japanese folk tale; a defense of Lady Bryon by Harriet Beecher Stowe, and a Virginia slave narrative by Minnie Fulkes. (Summary by Sue Anderson)

"Preparation for a Christian Life" was translated by Lee M. Hollander. (5 hr 5 min)


Books for Tired Eyes 24:34 Read by Lynne T
A Chapter of Things To See This Fall 9:23 Read by VfkaBT
Christ and Socrates 5:47 Read by Craig Campbell
Devil's Head and Customs of Folk in Diverse Isles from Travels of Sir John Ma… 17:01 Read by Craig Campbell
The Eater of Dreams 9:33 Read by VfkaBT
Eating in Berlin 3:14 Read by VfkaBT
From Rose Petals to Rose Oil 12:17 Read by Sue Anderson
John Johnston, of Sault Ste. Marie, A Passage in Canadian History 28:51 Read by Phil Schempf
The Method of Scientific Investigation 20:44 Read by Availle
Mrs. Minnie Fulkes, The Slave Narratives, Virgina 13:19 Read by VfkaBT
Poetry for Poetry's Sake 50:41 Read by MaryAnn
Preparation for a Christian Life II 14:19 Read by Craig Campbell
The Pulmotor, for Emergency Rescue 4:12 Read by VfkaBT
Ridicule as a Test of Faith 3:02 Read by Craig Campbell
The True Story Of Lady Byron’s Life, Part 1 26:28 Read by Michele Fry
The True Story Of Lady Byron’s Life, Part 2 34:56 Read by Michele Fry
The True Story Of Lady Byron’s Life, Part 3 27:19 Read by Michele Fry