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    • The Modern Scholar: Moby Dick

    • America's Epic
    • By: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
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    American writers have long sought to compose "the great American novel", or "America's epic", Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby have been advanced as plausible contenders for the title, but no work can mount a more substantial claim than Herman Melville's Moby Dick, or The Whale.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Some parts are good

    • By Sophie on 03-18-15

    Regular price: $49.95

    • The Modern Scholar: Lore of the Stars

    • The Mythological Narrative of the Night Sky
    • By: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
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    One of Kenyon College’s most honored professors, Timothy B. Shutt is widely renowned as a gifted polymath and lecturer. The night sky was the ancient world’s cinema, and storytellers have used this panorama to weave fascinating tales since the earliest days of mankind. This captivating series of lectures explores the mythological sagas found in the night sky and the history behind the names of the great constellations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intro to the Mythology

    • By Jeffrey L. Smith, PE on 07-07-14

    Regular price: $49.94

    • The Modern Scholar: The Iliad and The Odyssey of Homer

    • By: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: Timothy B. Shutt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
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    One of the Modern Scholar’s most popular professors, Timothy B. Shutt, brings his literary acumen and trademark enthusiasm to the study of the epic poems that sit at the very wellspring of Western culture. The earliest surviving works of Greek literature, Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey exert a continuing influence on modern culture, even today shaping people’s values and conduct. In the tales of Achilles and Hector, of Odysseus and Penelope, Homer explored the notion of arête, which translates as "excellence" or "virtue".

    Regular price: $49.95

    • The Modern Scholar

    • Dante and His Divine Comedy: The Modern Scholar
    • By: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kenyon College professor Dr. Timothy B. Shutt examines Dante's greatest work, The Divine Comedy, both in terms of its autobiographical elements and its allegorical meaning for the human race.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Tour de Force on a Tour de Force

    • By John on 05-19-14

    Regular price: $49.95

    • The Modern Scholar: Celts and Germans

    • The Enduring Heritage of the European Northlands
    • By: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
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    One of the Modern Scholar's most popular lecturers, Professor Timothy B. Shutt of Kenyon College examines the contributions of the peoples of northern Europe through their vibrant literary legacy. As Professor Shutt's textual analysis reveals, Celtic and Germanic values shine through these works, exhibiting such characteristics as courage, self-control, and respect for women. As listeners will find, the legacy of the European Northlands formed a cultural pattern that continues to this day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Source of Information and Engaging Lecturer

    • By Kate on 03-23-17

    Regular price: $49.95

    • The Modern Scholar: Dickens and Twain

    • Capturing 19th Century Britain and America
    • By: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    Few writers are more often read, and better loved, than Charles Dickens and Samuel Langhorne Clemens - Mark Twain. Many of the characters populating their novels have become household words, cultural landmarks in their own right - Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, David Copperfield and Oliver Twist. It is as if we have known them life-long. In this course we take a look at the lives and works of both authors.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a tale of two authors... deftly told

    • By Terry K on 05-11-17

    Regular price: $49.94

    • The Modern Scholar: Greek Legacy

    • Understanding the Overwhelming Contributions of the Ancient Greeks
    • By: Professor Timothy Shutt
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy Shutt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
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    Named one of the Best 300 Professors by the Princeton Review, Timothy B. Shutt has been repeatedly honored for his exceptional skills as a lecturer. In Greek Legacy, Professor Shutt explores the qualities that set the ancient Greeks apart from other ancient civilizations. The Greeks, more than any other culture, contributed to the formation of our own cultural system. These lectures show how that society developed, what it consisted of, and how it continues to impact the modern world.

    Regular price: $49.94