Essays & Short Works

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…

United States Historical Documents

Read by Michael Scherer


Various


The Articles of Confederation: On November 15th, 1777 The Articles of Confederation became the first constitution of the United States, thou…

The Superstition of Divorce

Read by Ray Clare


G. K. Chesterton


This short book was written in 1920, and in it Chesterton, with his usual wit and incisive logic, presents a series of articles defending ma…

The Road

Read by Barry Eads


Jack London


Jack London credited his skill of story-telling to the days he spent as a hobo learning to fabricate tales to get meals from sympathetic str…

Essays, First Series

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Ralph Waldo Emerson


“We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal b…

A Discourse Upon the Origin and the Foundation of the Inequality Among Mankind

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau


This work presents Rousseau's belief in the profoundly transformational effects of the development of civilization on human nature, which Ro…

Sadhana, The Realisation of Life, version 2

Read by Peter Yearsley


Rabindranath Tagore


A collection of essays on the Hindu/Buddhist view of humankind's place in the universe. As the author says in his introduction: "in the…

A Modest Proposal

Read by John Gonzalez


Jonathan Swift


Jonathan Swift almost defines satire in this biting and brutal pamphlet in which he suggests that poor (Catholic) Irish families should fatt…

The Alhambra: A Series Of Tales And Sketches Of The Moors And Spaniards

Read by David Wales


Washington Irving


This is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington Irving. Irving lived at the Alhambra Palace while writing some of…

The World I Live In

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Helen Keller


The World I Live In by Helen Keller is a collection of essays that poignantly tells of her impressions of the world, through her sense of to…

Wit and Wisdom of Chesterton

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G. K. Chesterton


This little volume, issued as a gift book for lovers of Mr. Chesterton's writings in 1911, is made up from essays to be found in "The D…

The Morals (Moralia), Book 1

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Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus


The Moralia (or The morals or Matters relating to customs and mores) is a work by the 1st-century Greek scholar Plutarch of Chaeronea. It is…

Eugenics and Other Evils

Read by Ray Clare


G. K. Chesterton


Most Eugenists are Euphemists. I mean merely that short words startle them, while long words soothe them. And they are utterly incapable of …

Евреи и Россия (Jews and Russia)

Read by Mark Chulsky


Ze'Ev Jabotinsky


Собрание статей 1903-1912 гг., которые заложили идейную основу сионистскому движению в Российской Империи и во всем мире.В 2014 году исполня…

Orthodoxy

Read by G.K. Chesterton


G. K. Chesterton


"Orthodoxy," a series of essays by Gilbert Keith Chesterton. First published in 1908. "The only possible excuse for this boo…

A Dictionary of English Synonymes, Vol. 01

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Richard Soule


A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous or Parallel Expressions, Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseolog…

The Valley of the Moon

Read by Richard Kilmer


Jack London


The novel Valley of the Moon is a story of a working-class couple, Billy and Saxon Roberts, struggling laborers in Oakland at the Turn-of-th…

Catholic and Anti-Catholic History

Read by Janet Baker


Various


G.K. Chesterton and James Walsh join Hilaire Belloc in an energetic rollout of the means by which history becomes propaganda, to the damage,…

Essays book 1

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Michel Eyquem De Montaigne


Michel Eyquem de Montaigne is one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance, known for popularising the essay as a literary …

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