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  1. Writing Your Story Sale

    Writing Your Story

    Joyce Maynard
    4.6 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (17)
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    Discover how to translate your life into captivating, resonant stories with Writing Your Story, by acclaimed memoirist Joyce Maynard. In 26 lessons with the feel of a friendly, collaborative writing workshop, you’ll explore how to identify the right stories to tell; examine tips and tricks with language, dialogue, and description; and find inspiration for everything from cultivating a writing practice to handling...
  2. How to Write Best-Selling Fiction Sale

    How to Write Best-Selling Fiction

    James Scott Bell
    4.8 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $29.95 $299.95 $29.95$299.95
    Embark on an insightful, intimate, and extraordinarily revealing look at the elements of best-selling fiction. Get a comprehensive, eye-opening, and illuminating survey of the entire writing process, as well as a full breakdown of how dozens of best-selling authors have implemented these best practices in their own writing. As an aspiring author, you will gain a wealth of tools that that will not only improve your...
  3. Language Families of the World Sale

    Language Families of the World

    John McWhorter
    4.7 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (101)
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    In Language Families of the World, Professor John McWhorter takes you back through time and around the world, following the linguistic trails left by generations of humans that lead back to the beginnings of language. Utilizing historical theories and cutting-edge research, these 34 astonishing lectures will introduce you to the major language families of the world and their many offspring, including a variety of...
  4. Learning Spanish II: How to Understand and Speak a New Language Sale

    Learning Spanish II: How to Understand and Speak a New Language

    Bill Worden
    4.8 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (84)
    Save up to $330.00 Starting at $69.95 $429.95 $69.95$429.95
    This exciting second course in Spanish grounds you in the building blocks of fluency, giving you the thrill of communication in this global language. In each lesson, you’ll learn core grammar, the “skeleton” of the language; essential and useful vocabulary; and the cultures surrounding the Spanish language. Learning Spanish II takes you from the beginning stages of Spanish to a more advanced level of...
  5. Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures Sale

    Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures

    Ann Williams
    4.4 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (216)
    Save up to $285.00 Starting at $69.95 $384.95 $69.95$384.95
    In Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures, you will gain a practical, in-depth introduction to a beautiful language. In these 30 step-by-step lectures, Professor Ann Williams has crafted an effective and engaging course that gives you the core building blocks while also giving you crucial insight into the relationship between language and culture—perfect for anyone serious about learning...
  6. The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature Sale

    The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature

    Marc C. Conner
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (136)
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    As Ireland shook off the shackles of British rule, it produced one of the greatest flourishings of literature in modern times—a spirited discourse that found the significance of the present intimately entwined with the legendary past. Discover the dazzling arts and bloody struggles of the Irish Renaissance and fight for independence, guided by great works from Yeats, Joyce, Lady Gregory, and others.
  7. English Grammar Boot Camp Sale

    English Grammar Boot Camp

    Anne Curzan
    4.4 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (142)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    English Grammar Boot Camp takes you on an enjoyable exploration of the essential aspects of English grammar. These spirited and accessible lectures offer a comprehensive core training in all of the key elements of grammar and usage, in their most immediate, practical application. Discover a breadth of perspective and context you won’t find elsewhere, improving your grammar competence and confidence in all contexts.
  8. Greek 101: Learning an Ancient Language Sale

    Greek 101: Learning an Ancient Language

    Hans-Friedrich Mueller
    4.7 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (90)
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    Ancient Greek is a language like no other. It records an astonishing array of great works in different genres, stretching across a thousand years of history. With Greek 101: Learning an Ancient Language, you’ll understand why no translation can capture the expressive power of this incomparable tongue. With no prior experience required, Greek 101 gives you direct access to a remarkable heritage. These user-friendly...
  9. Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language Sale

    Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language

    Bill Worden
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (371)
    Save up to $330.00 Starting at $69.95 $429.95 $69.95$429.95
    Experience the fun, intellectual challenge, and practical benefits of learning Spanish, one of the world’s most useful and beautiful languages. In this brilliantly designed course, you’ll get “under the hood” of the language, using an approach your teacher has refined for over 20 years to empower adult learners. Even if you think you lack aptitude for languages, these lectures will have you conversing in...
  10. Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques Sale

    Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

    James Hynes
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (270)
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    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...
  11. Building a Better Vocabulary Sale

    Building a Better Vocabulary

    Kevin Flanigan
    4.6 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (159)
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    For anyone who has ever grasped for the perfect word, this course provides a research-based and enjoyable method for improving your vocabulary. Your professor understands the cognitive science behind language acquisition and is able to present each new word in a way that makes it immediately memorable. But more importantly, he teaches you these tips and strategies so you can apply them whenever you learn a new word.
  12. Sacred Texts of the World Sale

    Sacred Texts of the World

    Grant Hardy
    4.8 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (64)
    Save up to $345.00 Starting at $34.95 $429.95 $34.95$429.95
    Throughout history, religious expression has been an essential human activity, deeply influencing the development of cultures and civilizations. With few exceptions, humanity’s religions are grounded in their sacred texts—foundational writings that crystallize the principles and vision of the faiths, forming the basis of belief and action. These are texts that people around the world live by and, at times, are...
  13. The Secret Life of Words: English Words and Their Origins Sale

    The Secret Life of Words: English Words and Their Origins

    Anne Curzan
    4.5 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (124)
    Save up to $345.00 Starting at $34.95 $429.95 $34.95$429.95
    It’s a human impulse to play with language and to create new words and meanings—but also to worry about the decay of language. But by studying how and why language changes and the story behind the everyday words in our lexicon, we can learn a lot about ourselves—how our minds work and how our culture has changed over the centuries. In The Secret Life of Words: English Words and Their Origins, you’ll get a...
  14. Great American Bestsellers: The Books That Shaped America Sale

    Great American Bestsellers: The Books That Shaped America

    Peter Conn
    4.7 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
    Save up to $250.00 Starting at $24.95 $299.95 $24.95$299.95
    There's much more to our nation's best-selling books than the enormous sales figures they rake in. They also provide us with unique ways to appreciate and understand American culture. Great American Bestsellers: The Books That Shaped America is a pointed 24-lecture tour of key best-selling works in the history of U.S. literature and what they reveal about the cultural climate of our nation at particular points in...
  15. Biblical Wisdom Literature Sale

    Biblical Wisdom Literature

    Joseph Koterski, S.J.
    4 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
    Save up to $360.00 Starting at $34.95 $429.95 $34.95$429.95
    In the history of wisdom literature, no tradition matches the solace and profundity found in the teachings of the Bible. In Biblical Wisdom Literature, award-winning professor Father Joseph Koterski takes you deep inside the enlightening spiritual teachings that have inspired the world. In 36 thought-provoking lectures, explore books and works such as the book of Proverbs, the book of Job, and the Song of Songs in...
  16. Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalist Movement Sale

    Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalist Movement

    Ashton Nichols
    4.2 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (73)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$299.95
    In this course, Professor Ashton Nichols introduces us to two remarkable figures Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and a diverse group of intellectual activists, literary figures, and social reformers whose ideas, often considered radical at the time of the Civil War, would remake American society.
  17. After the New Testament: The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers Sale

    After the New Testament: The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.2 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
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    Who exactly were the Apostolic Fathers? Why were they given that name? Most important, what windows into the shaping of Christianity's canon, church hierarchy, and creed are opened for us with an understanding of works that include the letters of 1 Clement or Ignatius, the Didache of the Apostles, or the Letter to Diognetus? Professor Bart D. Ehrman answers these and many other questions as he introduces us to what...
  18. Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition Sale

    Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.5 out of 5
    54% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (31)
    Save up to $720.00 Starting at $74.95 $869.95 $74.95$869.95
    From Mesopotamia to Mississippi, from the anonymous writer of the Epic of Gilgamesh to William Faulkner, writing 3,600 years later, many of the greatest figures of Western culture have been its writers. This course is your guide to a rich sampling of their masterpieces, chosen, explained, and analyzed by five outstanding professors. In addition to novelists, poets, and dramatists, you will study historians,...
  19. Story of Human Language Sale

    Story of Human Language

    John McWhorter
    4.7 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (243)
    Save up to $345.00 Starting at $54.95 $429.95 $54.95$429.95
    Dr. John McWhorter, one of America's leading linguists and a frequent commentator on network television and National Public Radio, takes you on a fascinating, 36-lecture tour of the development of human language—he unfolds the story of how a single tongue spoken 300,000 years ago may have evolved into the estimated 7,000 languages used worldwide today. Discover why, for the past century, linguistics has been one...
  20. Joyce's Ulysses Sale

    Joyce's Ulysses

    James A. W. Heffernan
    4.6 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (77)
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    James Joyce's great novel Ulysses is a big, richly imagined, and intricately organized book with a huge reputation, which many consider to be as fully conceived and vibrant as anything in Homer or Shakespeare. Dartmouth's Professor James Heffernan lays out the brilliance, passion, humanity, and humor of Joyce's modern Odyssey in 24 exciting lectures that no literature lover should miss.