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.