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by Arnold Weinstein

  • Narrated by: Arnold Weinstein
  • Series: The Great Courses: English Literature
  • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
  • Release date: 07-08-13
  • Language: English

Description

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? And what about the most remarkable journey of all: the voyage inside the mind of another human being, in which you plumb the thoughts and emotions that usually remain hidden deep within?What remarkable secrets would you learn about the puzzling, sometimes shocking thing we call human nature? The lives lived in distant lands and eras? And, most important, ourselves-the human race of which you are a part?

If you’re a serious reader, you already know that these are the kinds of adventures that await you in the classic novels of great literature. And if you’re not, the 36 spellbinding lectures of this series, delivered by a gifted and prize-winning teacher, might just convince you why you ought to be, as you take an epic journey through three centuries, sojourn in foreign lands, and enter remarkable realms of the imagination.

The lectures take you beyond what is often offered in literary courses-plots, anecdotes, facts about where and when a novel was written. Instead, you’ll gain something far more profound: an opportunity to experience the startling brilliance that makes each of these works-from geniuses like Dickens, Joyce, Tolstoy, Balzac, Proust, and many others-a classic.

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Author

Arnold Weinstein, The Great Courses

Language

English

Length

18 hrs and 31 mins

Narrated by

Arnold Weinstein

Release date

07-08-13

Series

The Great Courses: English Literature

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