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    • Heroes and Legends

    • The Most Influential Characters of Literature
    • By: Thomas A. Shippey, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Thomas A. Shippey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006

    Odysseus. Robinson Crusoe. Harry Potter. What do these memorable characters have in common? Why do we turn to certain stories again and again? And what impact have they made on world history? These 24 eye-opening lectures give fresh insight into some of the greatest heroes in world literature, from warriors such as Beowulf and Odysseus to unexpected heroes such as Uncle Tom and Sancho Panza. Professor Shippey gives you an inside glimpse into the writer's process.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining Look at Western Literary Characters

    • By Teri-K on 10-11-14

    Regular price: $34.95