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    • The Classic Fifty Poems

    • Written by: John Keats, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Christopher Marlowe
    • Narrated by: Philip Levine, Paul Muldoon
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
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    Adopting the methodology of the music charts, The Classic Fifty Poems presents the "top 50" poems of all time. Newly revised, and read by an ensemble of contemporary poets, The Classic Fifty Poems is a feast for poetry lovers.

    Price: CDN$ 15.81

    • A Divina Comédia [The Divine Comedy]

    • Written by: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Antonio Sergio Grell
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
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    Um dos maiores clássicos da literatura universal, A Divina Comédia escrita por Dante Alighieri no século XIV narra a odisseia espiritual do próprio personagem de Dante.  

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • The Prophet (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • Written by: Kahlil Gibran
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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    Almustafa has been exiled in the island city of Orphalese for twelve years when he sees his ship coming with the mist. Before he sets sail, the beloved prophet is asked by his followers to impart his truth. In these twenty-eight poetic essays, he offers profound inspiration on such matters of love and friendship, freedom and self-knowledge, joy and sorrow, pleasure, prayer, and death. In doing so, Almustafa offers a universal serenity. A Lebanese émigré to the United States, Gibran wrote The Prophet to transcend the barriers between East and West.

    Price: CDN$ 6.25

    • The Ecstatic Soul

    • Jelaluddin Rumi: His Life and Poetry
    • Written by: Coleman Barks
    • Narrated by: Michael Toms
    • Length: 56 mins
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    How does a body of poetry written in a remote part of the world find its way to best seller lists in the U.S. over 700 years later? What is the compelling quality inherent in great literature that resonates throughout the ages? Coleman Barks, poet and translator of Jelalludin Rumi's poetry, explores the genius, mystery and rapture of Rumi's work; why he has become the most-read poet in America, and what his poetry has in common with the immortal writings of Dickinson, Emerson and Thoreau.

    Price: CDN$ 1.84

    • The Aeneid

    • Written by: Virgil
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
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    The publication of a new translation by Fagles is a literary event. His translations of both the Iliad and Odyssey have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and have become the standard translations of our era. Now, with this stunning modern verse translation, Fagles has reintroduced Virgil's Aeneid to a whole new generation, and completed the classical triptych at the heart of Western civilization.

    Price: CDN$ 41.68

    • The Inferno of Dante: Translated by Robert Pinsky

    • Written by: Dante Aligheri, Robert Pinsky (translator)
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
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    Dramatic, intense, and gripping, The Inferno of Dante is an astonishing masterpiece that no listener can afford to miss. Robert Pinsky, the distinguished American poet, preserves the burning clarity and universal relevance of this 13th-century literary masterpiece in a triumphant new translation for our times. Line by line, canto by canto, Robert Pinksy affirms The Inferno as a powerful living classic for today’s listeners.

    Price: CDN$ 18.74

    • Beowulf

    • Written by: Seamus Heaney
    • Narrated by: Seamus Heaney
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
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    New York Times best seller and Whitebread Book of the Year, Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney's new translation of Beowulf comes to life in this gripping audio. Heaney's performance reminds us that Beowulf, written near the turn of another millennium, was intended to be heard not read.

    Price: CDN$ 23.10

    • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    • Written by: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 32 mins
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    A bird of good omen is murdered. A fickle crew is punished by supernatural, spectral beings. A skeletal ship is sighted moving against the wind and tide. The figure of Death along with a singular, gruesome companion man the fiendish craft. And as they draw closer, it becomes clear that the two play at dice for the soul of the ancient mariner. The result is nothing short of cataclysmic.

    Price: CDN$ 2.81

    • The Divine Comedy

    • Written by: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Jack Wynters
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
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    The Divine Comedy is Dante's record of his visionary journey through the triple realms of Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise. This, the first epic of which its author is the protagonist and his individual imaginings the content, weaves together the three threads of classical and Christian history, contemporary Medieval politics and religion, and Dante's own inner life including his love for Beatrice, to create the most complex and highly structured long poem extant. 

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Purgatorio

    • Written by: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
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    Purgatorio is the second part of The Divine Comedy, Dante's epic poem describing man's progress from hell to paradise. Having escaped the Inferno, Dante and his guide, the classical Roman poet Virgil, ascend out of the underworld to the Mountain of Purgatory on an island on the far side of the world. The mountain has nine terraces, seven of which correspond to the seven deadly sins, and two of which constitute an Ante-Purgatory with the Garden of Eden at the summit. 

    Price: CDN$ 3.50

    • Paradiso

    • Written by: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
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    Paradiso is the third and final part of The Divine Comedy, Dante's epic poem describing man's progress from hell to salvation. In it, the author progresses through nine concentric spheres of heaven. Corresponding with medieval astronomy, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn deal with the four cardinal virtues Prudence, Fortitude, Justice, and Temperance. The remaining two spheres are the fixed stars and the Primum Mobile, containing the purely virtuous and the angels, followed by the Empyrean, or God itself.

    Price: CDN$ 3.50

    • Good Poems

    • Selected and Introduced by Garrison Keillor
    • Written by: Garrison Keillor (editor), Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and others
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
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    Good Poems includes poems about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendence. It features the work of classic poets, such as Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Robert Frost, as well as the work of contemporary greats such as Howard Nemerov, Charles Bukowski, Donald Hall, Billy Collins, Robert Bly, and Sharon Olds Good Poems includes poems about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendence.

    Price: CDN$ 25.35

    • The Kalevala

    • Written by: Elias Lönnrot, Keith Bosley (translator)
    • Narrated by: Keith Bosley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
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    The Kalevala provides a compelling insight into the myths and folklore of Finland. Compiled by Elias Lönnrot in the 19th century, this impressive volume follows a tradition of oral storytelling that goes back some 2000 years, and it is often compared to such epic poems as Homer's Odyssey. However, The Kalevala has little in common with the culture of its Nordic neighbors: It is primarily poetic, it is mythical rather than historic, and its heroes solve their problems with magic more often than violence.

    Price: CDN$ 30.99

    • Paradise Lost

    • Written by: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
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    John Milton's Paradise Lost is one of the greatest epic poems in the English language. It tells the story of the Fall of Man, a tale of immense drama and excitement, of rebellion and treachery, of innocence pitted against corruption, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • The Metamorphoses

    • Written by: Ovid
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
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    An undeniable masterpiece of Western Civilization, The Metamorphoses is a continuous narrative that covers all the Olympian legends, seamlessly moving from one story to another in a splendid panorama of savage beauty, charm, and wit. All of the gods and heroes familiar to us are represented. Such familiar legends as Hercules, Perseus and Medusa, Daedelus and Icarus, Diana and Actaeon, and many others, are breathtakingly recreated.

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    • A Tale as Old as Time

    • By Melissa on 2019-03-04

    Price: CDN$ 82.80

    • Beowulf

    • Written by: Seamus Heaney (translator)
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
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    Written a thousand years ago, this long poem is the very first surviving piece of English literature. Join Beowulf, a young warrior, as he achieves glory by fighting and killing three fantastic monsters. This new translation, by the Nobel laureate poet Seamus Heaney, offers modern listeners an accessible, intensely dramatic text. It amply demonstrates why this epic has spread its influence over more than a millennium of literature.

    Price: CDN$ 23.14

    • The Works and Days

    • Written by: Hesiod, Richmond Lattimore (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
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    Among the finest poets of ancient Greece was Hesiod, a contemporary of Homer, who lived in the eighth century B.C. It is still a matter of dispute whether Homer or Hesiod was the earlier poet, and sometimes whether they were one and the same person! At any rate, Hesiod's incredible poetry serves as a major source for our understanding of Greek mythology, farming practices, time keeping and astronomy. In and of itself, the "Works and Days" is unparalleled in its richness and beauty, easily rivaling Homer.

    Price: CDN$ 22.23

    • The Faerie Queene

    • Written by: Edmund Spenser
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 33 hrs and 10 mins
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    This remarkable poem, dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I, was Spenser's finest achievement. The first epic poem in modern English, The Faerie Queene combines dramatic narratives of chivalrous adventure with exquisite and picturesque episodes of pageantry. At the same time, Spenser is expounding a deeply-felt allegory of the eternal struggle between Truth and Error....

    Price: CDN$ 55.56

    • The Aeneid

    • Written by: Virgil
    • Narrated by: David Collins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
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    The masterpiece of Rome's greatest poet, Virgil's Aeneid has inspired generations of readers and holds a central place in Western literature. The epic tells the story of a group of refugees from the ruined city of Troy, whose attempts to reach a promised land in the West are continually frustrated by the hostile goddess Juno. Finally reaching Italy, their leader, Aeneas, is forced to fight a bitter war against the natives to establish the foundations from which Rome is destined to rise.

    Price: CDN$ 42.33

    • The Great Poets: Emily Dickinson

    • Written by: Emily Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Teresa Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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    Here are some of the finest poems by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), a unique voice in American poetry. She is known for her short poems, full of acute observations, and deft use of language. This careful but imaginative selection shows the remarkable variety she produced, despite the miniature nature of her medium.

    Price: CDN$ 8.45

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