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    • 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 24 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 105
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
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      4 out of 5 stars 95

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Introduction to Short Fiction

    • By Tracy Rowan on 01-17-18

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Poetic License

    • 100 Poems - 100 Performers
    • By: Emily Dickinson, e. e. cummings, William Wordsworth, and others
    • Narrated by: Jason Alexander, Christine Baranski, Charles Busch, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Why a poetry album? Easy answer: I love poetry. I love reading it. I love memorizing it. I love hearing great actors recite it. As the poet Mark Strand wrote, “Ink runs from the corners of my mouth / There is no happiness like mine / I have been eating poetry.” In the past, when I was full from eating, I have had the audacity to set poetry to music. But, on this audiobook, you will hear the music of the poems.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just the poems Mam.

    • By Sam Motes on 09-28-14

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Jane Austen's Lady Susan

    • By: Emily Allen
    • Narrated by: Emily Allen
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jane Austen writing an “improper” novel? Find out why her overlooked Lady Susan, which depicts the exploits of England’s worst coquette, is worth experiencing; how its presence fits in the larger context of the 18th-century novel’s development; and why it can be considered Austen’s literary “road not taken.”

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best Great Courses Lecture I've Come Across

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-30-17

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Balzac, The Girl with the Golden Eyes

    • By: Emily Allen
    • Narrated by: Emily Allen
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A merciless critique of the Parisian upper crust in the mid-18th century, The Girl with the Golden Eyes is Balzac at his finest. After gaining background on the author’s style and subject matter, delve into reasons this particular work - more than any of his others - makes for a masterful day’s read.

    Regular price: $1.37