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  • Curiosity | Alberto Manguel

    Curiosity

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Alberto Manguel
    • Narrated By John McDonough
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    Tracing 25 centuries of human history, from the fourth century BC to the present day, Manguel dedicates each of his chapters to a single character - ranging from our best-known thinkers, scientists, and artists to seemingly minor figures of whom we know little more than one inspired utterance - in whom he identifies a particular way of asking the question "why?"

  • Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey: A Biography: Books That Changed the World | Alberto Manguel

    Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey: A Biography: Books That Changed the World

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Alberto Manguel
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
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    No one knows if there was a man named Homer, but there is little doubt that the epic poems assembled under his name form the cornerstone of Western literature. "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey", with their incomparable tales of the Trojan War, Achilles, Ulysses and Penelope, the Cyclops, the beautiful Helen of Troy, and the petulant gods, are familiar to most people because they are so pervasive.

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