43 minutes | Oct 6th 2020

Introducing The History of literature

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We're back with another bonus episode this week, this time featuring Jacke Wilson's excellent The History of Literature podcast. This is the show for anyone who loved English class – twice a week Jacke discusses a topic, book, or author that has made a name for themselves in literary canon and dissects it like a Wikipedia page mixed with your favorite professor. 

With empathy and intelligence, the history of literature podcast devotes episodes to everything from the life and works of giants like Tolstoy and Dostoevsky to light-hearted topics like the best of the bard and overrated, the books you don't need to read. 

In this bonus episode, Jacke takes a look at the astonishing story of Alexandrew Dumas, author The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, whose own father (who was born into slavery before becoming a four-star general in Napoleon's army) led a life as adventurous as any fictional character.

If you enjoy this episode, look up the History of Literature podcast wherever you listen to podcasts and hit subscribe. With more than 250 episodes, you're bound to find some topics of interest. 

Storybound is hosted by Jude Brewer and brought to you by The Podglomerate and Lit Hub Radio. Let us know what you think of the show on Instagram and Twitter @storyboundpod.

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