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    • 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
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    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
    • Amazingly good

    • By Matthew on 02-13-10

    Regular price: $49.94

    • Bard of the Middle Ages - The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer

    • The Modern Scholar
    • By: Prof. Michael Drout
    • Narrated by: Michael Drout
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    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
    • Highly recommended

    • By Jeff on 01-10-15

    Regular price: $49.95

    • A Way with Words IV

    • Understanding Poetry
    • By: Prof. Michael D. C. Drout
    • Narrated by: Prof. Michael Drout
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    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
    • Drout Rules!

    • By B. Leddy on 10-26-11

    Regular price: $39.72