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    • Great Mythologies of the World

    • By: The Great Courses, Grant L. Voth, Julius H. Bailey, and others
    • Narrated by: Grant L. Voth, Julius H. Bailey, Kathryn McClymond, and others
    • Length: 31 hrs and 36 mins
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    The deep-seated origins and wide-reaching lessons of ancient myths built the foundation for our modern legacies. Explore the mythologies of Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Learn what makes these stories so important, distinctive, and able to withstand the test of time. Discover how, despite geographical implausibilities, many myths from across the oceans share themes, morals, and archetypes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • mostly awesome

    • By Dan on 03-16-16

    Regular price: $59.95

    • 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.

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

    • By Tracy Rowan on 01-17-18

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The History of World Literature

    • By: Grant L. Voth, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Grant L. Voth
    • Length: 24 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent introduction to world literature

    • By Richard on 12-16-14

    Regular price: $52.95

    • Myth in Human History

    • By: Grant L. Voth, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Grant L. Voth
    • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Five stars, with some caveats

    • By Walter on 01-29-14

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Cervantes's Don Quixote

    • By: Grant L. Voth
    • Narrated by: Grant L. Voth
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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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: $1.37

    • Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground

    • By: Grant L. Voth
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Unappreciated in its own day, Notes from Underground serves as an excellent introduction to Dostoevsky's later novels. Through his unnamed narrator, the Russian novelist voiced the desire to rebel against the increasingly mass-produced culture of modern life.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • 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
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 99
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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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyable!

    • By libbromus on 06-18-17

    Regular price: $14.95