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    • The Skeptic's Guide to the Great Books

    • By: Grant L. Voth, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Grant L. Voth
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
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    Daunted by the "great big books" of the Western canon? Looking for the same pleasures, satisfactions, and insights from books that are shorter, more accessible, and less dependent on classical references and difficult language than tomes such as Moby-Dick and Ulysses?

    Regular price: £14.49

    • The History of World Literature

    • By: Grant L. Voth, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Grant L. Voth
    • Length: 24 hrs and 37 mins
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    Whether around the campfire, between the covers of a great book, or in the theater, the desire to tell stories has been a common human impulse for thousands of years. These 48 lectures take you on a journey through time and around the world-from the enormous auditoriums of ancient Greece to a quiet study in the home of a 19th-century New England spinster-to introduce the history of world literature.In this course, you'll sample some of the greatest literary expressions the world has known and experience storytelling in its many forms, including poetry, drama, and narrative.

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    • By Jean -Manchester on 19-01-16

    Regular price: £49.69

    • A Day's Read

    • By: The Great Courses, Emily Allen, Grant L. Voth, and others
    • Narrated by: Arnold Weinstein, Emily Allen, Grant L. Voth
    • Length: 18 hrs and 25 mins
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    Join three literary scholars and award-winning professors as they introduce you to dozens of short masterpieces that you can finish-and engage with-in a day or less. Perfect for people with busy lives who still want to discover-or rediscover-just how transformative an act of reading can be, these 36 lectures range from short stories of fewer than 10 pages to novellas and novels of around 200 pages. Despite their short length, these works are powerful examinations of the same subjects and themes that longer "great books" discuss.

    Regular price: £40.69

    • Myth in Human History

    • By: Grant L. Voth, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Grant L. Voth
    • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
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    Myths provide the keys to truly grasping the ways that principles, rituals, codes, and taboos are woven into the fabric of a particular society or civilization. It's through myths that we can answer these and other fundamental questions: How was the universe created, and why? What is the purpose of evil? Why is society organized the way it is? How did natural features like rivers, mountains, and oceans emerge?This entertaining and illuminating course plunges you into the world's greatest myths.

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    • Really easy way to learn!

    • By Exidia on 28-09-14

    Regular price: £40.69

    • Cervantes's Don Quixote

    • By: Grant L. Voth
    • Narrated by: Grant L. Voth
    • Length: 30 mins
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    While not the first novel in history, Don Quixote is one of the first in the Western world and has been by far the most influential. This lecture explores Cervantes' revolutionary use of prose to present a realistic view of life that contrasted to the popular romances of his day.

    Regular price: £1.29