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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 25 mins
    • Original Recording
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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.

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    • Wonderful Introduction to Short Fiction

    • By Tracy Rowan on 01-17-18

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The Woman Who Did

    • By: Grant Allen
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Woman Who Did, written in 1893 wholly and solely to satisfy the author's conscience, was perhaps the most controversial book of the late 19th century. Certainly, it was a succès de scandale and a commercial triumph. The heroine, Herminia Barton, chooses to live unmarried with her lover. When he dies, she endures many a trial for her beliefs - particularly after the stigma of bearing his child - being cast out from both families.

    Regular price: $11.72

    • An African Millionaire

    • By: Grant Allen
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set against the international background of the late Victorian rich and privileged The African Millionaire is a far-fetched and farcical romp in which gullible Sir Charles Vandrift MP is slowly but steadily parted from his vast wealth by a series of confidence tricks and deceptions.

    Regular price: $16.35

    • My New Year's Eve Among the Mummies

    • By: Grant Allen
    • Narrated by: Mike Vendetti
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What a coincidence. The mummies wake up once a millennium, and who should stumble into the pyramid but our hero? This is a fun little story about a British ne'er-do-well who has found possible wealth and prosperity by becoming engaged to the rather plain - and plain is a nice word for it - daughter of a new English nobleman. But wait. He wanders into the pyramid when the mummies have their 24 hours of life once a millennium, and he falls madly in love with the Pharaoh's daughter, who is some 6,000 years old.

    Regular price: $7.13

    • Classic Tales of Mystery: The Episode of the Mexican Seer

    • By: Grant Allen
    • Narrated by: Stephen Greif
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Charles Vandrift is a shrewd businessman who is never taken in by hocus-pocus. So when he hears of the Great Mexican Seer, a man who has taken all Nice by storm, he cannot wait to unmask him as a fraud. But is the Seer more than a commonplace conjurer?

    Regular price: $4.03