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How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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What does it mean when a fictional hero takes a journey? Shares a meal? Gets drenched in a sudden rain shower? Often, there is much more going on in a novel or poem than is readily visible on the surface - a symbol, maybe, that remains elusive, or an unexpected twist on a character - and there's that sneaking suspicion that the deeper meaning of a literary text keeps escaping you. In this practical and amusing guide to literature, Thomas C. Foster shows how easy and gratifying it is to unlock those hidden truths, and to discover a world where a road leads to a quest; a shared meal may signify a communion; and rain, whether cleansing or destructive, is never just rain. Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices, and form, How to Read Literature Like a Professor is the perfect companion for making your reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2003 Thomas C. Foster (P)2012 HarperCollins Pubishers

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The Last Voyage


He's a criminal. She's far from it.  Together, they’re Earth's last hope...they just don’t know it yet.  Sinbad Singh had everything. A thriving smuggling career, his hologram on wanted posters on eleven planets, and plenty of women. Then she walked into his life.  Andrea Talltrees, member of a backwards cult not believing in space travel or anything else invented after the 20th century.  She wants him to find her husband, a fugitive accused of being an Albegensian spy, the planet currently at war with Earth.  He doesn’t want anything to do with an Earther, but a massive culture clash and a heavy dose of instant attraction get in the way, sending good sense flying out the viewport.  They'll brave some very unsavory characters, maybe even prevent a second interplanetary war...if they can stop arguing.  It's Star Wars meets Firefly in this exciting space opera thrill ride that doesn't let up. Pick up your copy today and join the adventure.

©2020 Aethon Books (P)2020 Aethon Audio

Narrator: Gary Bennett
Author: T.S. Snow
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
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