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Introductions to World Literature


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Introductions to World Literature

Download these outstanding, brief introductions to classic literature written and read by Peter Whitfield and offered on MP3 download from NAXOS AudioBooks. Derived from his book A Universe of Books, Whitfield offers glimpses of the significance of a number of classic literary works from throughout history and around the world. We suggest starting with his introductory essay "The Life of Man – The Life of Books" in which he argues for the importance of reading the classics in contemporary life. From there you can pick and choose from a list of superb intros that are sure to spark your interest into reading some of these classics:

Homer’s Odyssey (9 mins, MP3, 3 MB)

The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins (8 mins, MP3, 2.7 MB)

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (8 mins, MP3, 2.9 MB)

Ivanhoe (9 mins, MP3, 3 MB)

The Lives of the Painters (10 mins, MP3, 3.4 MB)

The Life of Samuel Johnson (9 mins, MP3, 3.3 MB)

Thoreau’s Walden (8 mins, MP3, 2.6 MB)

The Life of the Buddha (13 mins, MP3, 4.5 MB)

Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina (8 mins, MP3, 2.8 MB)

The Brothers Grimm (10 mins, MP3, 3.4 MB)

The Life of Beethoven (11 mins, MP3, 3.9 MB)

Shakespeare’s First Folio (10 mins, MP3, 3.4 MB)

The Bible – Genesis and Apocalypse (15 mins, MP3, 5.2 MB)

Pepys’s Diary (11 mins, MP3, 3.7 MB)

Seven Pillars of Wisdom (11 mins, MP3, 3.7 MB)

Jane Austen – from Northanger Abbey to Persuasion, (9 mins, MP3, 3.3 MB)

Melville’s Moby Dick, (9 mins, MP3, 3.0 MB)

Dante’s Divine Comedy, (10 mins, MP3, 3.5 MB)

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Introductions to World Literature

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