Essays & Short Works

On the Elementary Electrical Charge

Read by Eric Ray


Robert Andrews Millikan


The experiments herewith reported were undertaken with the view of introducing certain improvements into the oil-drop method of determining …

Nature Near Home and Other Papers

Read by Edith Phern


John Burroughs


Nature Near Home is one of many books on natural history by John Burroughs. It is full of simple observations about rural scenes and charmin…

On Something

Read by Ray Clare


Hilaire Belloc


“Now that story is a symbol, and tells the truth. We see some one thing in this world, and suddenly it becomes particular and sacramental; a…

Essays on Paul Bourget

Read by John Greenman


Mark Twain


Collection of short essays concerning French novelist and critic Paul Bourget. Included: "What Paul Bourget Thinks of Us" and &quo…

American Philosophy Collection Vol. 2

Read by P. J. Taylor


Various


This recording is the second in an ongoing series of collections highlighting foundational articles in early 20th Century American philosoph…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 017

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Various


A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the re…

Pagan Papers

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Kenneth Grahame


We join our thoughtful author on a dreamy stroll at dusk through the English countryside, and listen to his nonchalant, slightly scattered m…

Kleinere Schriften

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Friedrich Schiller


1. Vorrede zu der Geschichte des Maltheserordens nach Vertot von M. N. bearbeitet. (1792) 2. Herzog von Alba bei einem Frühstück a…

Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 051

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Various


Diese Sammlung umfasst 10 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres. "Im Gerichtssaal" übersetzt von Marie Franzos (…

Leo Tolstoy

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G. K. Chesterton


Three men of letters give insightful essays on the work of Leo Tolstoy. (Summary by Larry Wilson)

Coffee Break Collection 024 - Ghosts, Ghouls and Spooky Things

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Various


This is the twenty-fourth Coffee Break Collection, in which Librivox readers select English language public domain works of about 15 minutes…

Smoke Bellew

Read by Jim Locke


Jack London


Smoke Bellew, or really Jack London, leaves his less than satisfying writing job in San Francisco for the opportunity to search for gold in …

Insomnia Collection Vol. 004

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Various


Soporific dullness is in the ear of the listener, and what's tedium incarnate to one person will be another person's passion and delight. Ho…

Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 003

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Various


Diese Sammlung umfasst verschiedene deutschsprachige Texte aller Genres, Fiktion, Non-Fiktion und Lyrik. Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahm…

My Discovery of England

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Stephen Leacock


"In the course of time a very considerable public feeling was aroused in the United States and Canada over this state of affairs. The l…

Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 036

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Various


Diese Sammlung umfasst 10 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres.

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 018

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Various


A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the rea…

The Spirit of American Literature

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John Albert Macy


THE SPIRIT OF AMERICAN LITERATURE is a collection of essays reviewing contemporary authors on the literary scene at the turn of the century …

Mince Pie

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Christopher Morley


Mince Pie is a compilation of humorous sketches, poetry, and essays written by Christopher Morley. Morley sets the tone in the preface: &quo…

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