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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 24 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 103
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
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      4 out of 5 stars 93

    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

    • Classics of American Literature

    • By: Arnold Weinstein, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Arnold Weinstein
    • Length: 43 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 242
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    To truly understand the United States of America, you must explore its literary tradition. Now, in this grand collection of 84 fascinating lectures, you'll get the chance to finally become familiar with America's true literary masterpieces (some you may already be familiar with, others you have yet to discover). Professor Weinstein has crafted these lectures to explain why some works become classics while others do not, why some "immortal" works fade from our attention completely, and even why some contemporary works now being ignored or snubbed by critics may be considered immortal one day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incomparable AudiOverview of American Literature

    • By W Perry Hall on 02-05-14

    Regular price: $59.95

    • Understanding Literature and Life: Drama, Poetry and Narrative

    • By: Arnold Weinstein, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Arnold Weinstein
    • Length: 32 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    The major texts of Western culture are a gateway to wisdom that can widen your views on self and society in enduring ways. And now you can examine its most important works - whether drama, poetry, or narrative - in this series of 64 penetrating lectures that reveal astonishing common ground.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Course, Great Professor, Great Book!

    • By AnneN on 08-05-14

    Regular price: $59.95

    • Classic Novels: Meeting the Challenge of Great Literature

    • By: Arnold Weinstein, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Arnold Weinstein
    • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    What if you could travel anywhere, whether Europe, South America, or the remote reaches of the African continent? And what if you could choose not only your destination, but your era, as well-so that you might choose from the sparkling court society of 18th-century France, a 19th-century whaling ship out of New Bedford, or the streets of Dublin in the early part of the 20th century?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No Course Credit; Just Ivy League Lit Appreciation

    • By W Perry Hall on 01-31-14

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The Soul and the City: Art, Literature, and Urban Living

    • By: Arnold Weinstein, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Arnold Weinstein
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    These eight lectures are a celebration of humanity and the rich texture of human experience. They are a fascinating focus on the complex artistic representations of city life from the 18th to the 20th century. Join Professor Weinstein as he reveals the portraits of humanity that came from several of the period's greatest artists, writers, and thinkers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not great but not bad either

    • By Jean Payens on 06-20-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 20th-Century American Fiction

    • By: Arnold Weinstein, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Arnold Weinstein
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Hemingway. Fitzgerald. Faulkner. These and other giants of literature are immediately recognizable to anyone who loves to read fiction and even to many who don't. Now, thanks to these 32 lectures, you can develop fresh insight into some of the greatest American authors of the 20th century. Professor Weinstein sheds light not only on the sheer magnificence of these writers' literary achievements but also explores their uniquely American character as well.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No longer wasted on the young!

    • By Carolyn on 08-26-13

    Regular price: $41.95