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    • Bard of the Middle Ages

    • The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer
    • By: Prof. Michael Drout
    • Narrated by: Michael Drout
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Through his writing, Chaucer's wit, charm, and eloquence give us a deeper understanding of not only the time in which he lived, but of how human emotion, frailty, and fortitude are the base elements of human existence. Despite social upheaval and the changing fortunes of his patrons and peers, Chaucer remained a favored subject during three distinct and contrasting reigns. His experiences provided Chaucer an appreciation for his good (and bad) fortune - and that of others - made evident in his writing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • In Drout we Trust

    • By Jim on 09-07-14

    Regular price: £48.39

    • A Way with Words IV

    • Understanding Poetry
    • By: Prof. Michael D. C. Drout
    • Narrated by: Prof. Michael Drout
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    In part IV of this fascinating series, Professor Drout submerses listeners in poetry's past, present, and future. Addressing such poetic luminaries as Milton,Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats, these lectures explain in simple terms what poetry is while following its development through the centuries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent course

    • By SoulFireMage on 19-10-18

    Regular price: £38.49

    • The Modern Scholar: The Anglo-Saxon World

    • By: Prof. Michael D. C. Drout
    • Narrated by: Michael D. C. Drout
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Had the Angles and Saxons not purposefully migrated to the isles of the Britons and brought with them their already-well-developed use of language, Angelina Jolie may never have appeared in the movie Beowulf. Professor Michael D.C. Drout is at his best when lecturing on the fascinating history, language, and societal adaptations of the Anglo-Saxons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • enthralling

    • By Catriona on 10-08-11

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Modern Scholar

    • A History of the English Language
    • By: Prof. Michael Drout
    • Narrated by: Prof. Michael Drout
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Professor Drout addresses the foundation of language and its connection to specific portions of the brain. The components of language are explained in easy-to-understand terms and the progression of the language from Germanic to Old, Middle, and Modern English is fully illustrated - including such revolutionary language upheavals as those brought about by the Norman Conquest and the Great Vowel Shift.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well up to this speaker's high standard - enjoy!

    • By Heather on 05-01-14

    Regular price: £22.89