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  1. Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

    Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

    James Hynes
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (266)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Writing great fiction isn’t a gift reserved for a talented few—the craft of storytelling can be learned. Even if you don’t dream of penning the next Moby-Dick, you’ll enjoy exploring the elements of fiction. From evoking a scene to charting a plot, get a master class in storytelling. Author James Hynes is an able guide, showing you what works for him, pointing out pitfalls to avoid, and inspiring you on your...
  2. Writing Creative Nonfiction

    Writing Creative Nonfiction

    Tilar J. Mazzeo
    3.9 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (175)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    The 24 lectures of Writing Creative Nonfiction by award-winning writing instructor and Professor Tilar J. Mazzeo of Colby College, a New York Times best-selling author, are a chance for you to explore the entire process of writing creative nonfiction, from brainstorming for the perfect idea to getting your final product noticed by literary agents and publishers. Filled with helpful tips and techniques, memorable...
  3. Becoming a Great Essayist

    Becoming a Great Essayist

    Jennifer Cognard-Black
    3.9 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (75)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Discover the keys to unlock your potential in essay writing. If you have a clever anecdote, an interesting memory, or a strong opinion, then you have an essay in you. These illuminating lectures explore many genres of essays, challenge you with stimulating writing prompts, and provide insights into how to write compelling essays. In mastering this versatile form, you gain skills to apply to any other form of writing.
  4. Classics of Russian Literature

    Classics of Russian Literature

    Irwin Weil
    4.6 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (75)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    Russian literature famously probes the depths of the human soul. This course explores masterpieces at all levels—characters, plots, scenes, and sometimes even single sentences. Professor Irwin Weil, a passionate and illuminating teacher, has chosen a rich sampling of Russia’s greatest writers, based on his 50-year love affair with the language and its literature.
  5. Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature

    Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature

    Pamela Bedore
    4.2 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (50)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature delivers 24 illuminating lectures which plunge you into the history and development of utopian ideas and their dystopian counterparts. You’ll encounter some of the most powerful and influential texts in this genre as you travel centuries into the past and thousands of years into the future, through worlds that are beautiful, laughable, terrifying, and always...
  6. How Great Science Fiction Works

    How Great Science Fiction Works

    Gary K. Wolfe
    4.5 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (80)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Science fiction can take us places in time and space where no other art can. It has motivated cutting-edge scientific research, inspired new technologies, and changed how we view everyday life—and its themes and questions permeate popular culture. Take an unparalleled look at the influence, history, and greatest works of science fiction with illuminating insights and fascinating facts about this wide-ranging genre.
  7. History of World Literature

    History of World Literature

    Grant L. Voth
    4.9 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (71)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £99.99 £39.99£99.99
    Whether around the campfire or between the covers of a book, the urge to express life's meaning is a human constant. Distinguished scholar Grant L. Voth guides you through the great works of literature that reflect the deep need for self-expression, in a journey that will take you from the auditoriums of Ancient Greece to the quiet study of a 19th-century New England spinster. You'll sample some of the greatest...
  8. Classics of British Literature

    Classics of British Literature

    John Sutherland
    4.5 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £99.99 £39.99£99.99
    How does literature connect a nation to its past? Few nations can offer a literary legacy that addresses this question as well as that of Great Britain. Professor John Sutherland's examination of Britain's literary treasures and their creators will show you how each is linked to those who have come before—whether building on their predecessors' work or casting it aside to challenge readers and audiences with a new...
  9. The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction

    The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction

    David Schmid
    4.5 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (57)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    Great mystery and suspense writers have created some of the most unforgettable stories in all of literature and they continue to grow in popularity. How did the genre become so prevalent? Why is it a go-to for so many readers around the world? What makes the dark and sometimes grisly themes appealing? In The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction, Professor David Schmid examines these questions and more.
  10. Greek Tragedy

    Greek Tragedy

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.9 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (62)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    The Greek tragedians Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides produced a group of plays whose grandeur and uncanny power are undiminished despite the passage of 2,500 years. Professor Elizabeth Vandiver's 24 engrossing lectures shed revealing light on both the context and the content of these stunning dramas from Athens's Golden Age.
  11. Masterpieces of Short Fiction

    Masterpieces of Short Fiction

    Michael Krasny
    3.7 out of 5
    60% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (43)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    More than a shorter version of a novel, the short story is a unique and rewarding literary form in itself. In Masterpieces of Short Fiction, esteemed scholar and educator Dr. Michael Krasny takes you into 23 renowned short stories from iconic writers like Edgar Allan Poe and Ernest Hemingway. You explore how tales such as "The Cask of Amontillado" and "The Killers" characterize the artistry and insight found in...
  12. The English Novel

    The English Novel

    Timothy Spurgin
    4.7 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (72)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Professor Spurgin heightens our awareness of the deep roles novelists such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, George Eliot and Virginia Woolf play in our lives: honing our intellect, quenching our emotional thirsts, and shaping our sense of ourselves and of the world we live in.
  13. Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works

    Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works

    Eric S. Rabkin
    3.4 out of 5
    46% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (71)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Explore classic masterpieces of the imaginative mind from famous authors such as Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, Jules Verne, J. R. R. Tolkien, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and more. From talking frogs to human robots, from Mad Hatters to mad scientists, Professor Rabkin helps you discover the magic, wonder, and profound significance of that literature.