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Morris, William 1834-1896

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Works: 3,565 works in 11,567 publications in 7 languages and 184,866 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Biographies  Romances  Paraphrases  Fantasy fiction, English 
Subject Headings: Authors, English  Designers  Socialists 
Roles: Author, Printer, Translator, Illustrator, Editor, Other, Artist, Lyricist, Type designer, Dedicatee, Honoree, Author of introduction, Recipient, Former owner, Adapter, Collector, Engraver, Creator
Classifications: PR5083, 821.8
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Most widely held works about William Morris
 
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Most widely held works by William Morris
News from nowhere; or, An epoch of rest: being some chapters from a utopian romance by William Morris( Book )

334 editions published between 1890 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"News from Nowhere (1890) is the most famous work of one of the greatest British writers and thinkers, William Morris. It is a utopian picture of a future communist society, drawing on the work of Ruskin and Marx and written in response to what Morris saw as soulless and mechanical visions of socialism. In this work of his last years, Morris distilled many of his leading ideas on politics, art and society, imagining a world in which capitalism has been abolished by a workers' revolution and nature and society have become beautiful habitations for humanity. In an era that has seen the collapse of state socialism, Morris's damning critique of this conception, and his positing of a powerful alternative, are compelling reasons for paying attention to this classic of British socialism."--Jacket
The wood beyond the world by William Morris( Book )

96 editions published between 1892 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A groundbreaking fantasy novel, The Wood Beyond the World tells the story of a young man, Golden Walter, who finds himself in a strange and frightening world after being abandoned by his wife and lost at sea. The novel takes the form of Walter's quest for the visionary Maid that he sees at the beginning of his journey, and takes him from his failed marriage through temptation to fulfillment. Set in Morris's imaginative recreation of a medieval world, the novel is full of vivid imagery and surprising emotional realism
The earthly paradise : a poem by William Morris( Book )

177 editions published between 1868 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of 24 tales in verse, 2 for each month of the year
The defence of Guenevere, and other poems by William Morris( Book )

98 editions published between 1858 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first volume of Pre-Raphaelite poetry to be published, Morris' 1858 The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems contains dark and somber verses characteristic of the style. Not received well by critics, the volume discouraged Morris from publishing his poetry again for some time
The story of Sigurd the Volsung and the fall of the Niblungs by William Morris( Book )

107 editions published between 1876 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic poem, telling the tragic story of the Norse hero Sigmund, his son Sigurd (the equivalent of Siegfried in the Nibelungenlied and Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung) and Sigurd's wife Gudrun. The plot is largely based on the Volsunga Saga and the corresponding poems of the Elder Edda. -- Wikipedia
Volsunga saga : the story of the Volsungs and Niblungs by H. Halliday Sparling( Book )

57 editions published between 1870 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dream of John Ball ; and, A king's lesson by William Morris( Book )

117 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in English and German and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This early work by William Morris was originally published in 1886 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. William Morris was born in London, England in 1834. Arguably best known as a textile designer, he founded a design partnership which deeply influenced the decoration of churches and homes during the early 20th century. However, he is also considered an important Romantic writer and pioneer of the modern fantasy genre, being a direct influence on authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. As well as fiction, Morris penned poetry and essays. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork
The life and death of Jason : a poem by William Morris( Book )

86 editions published between 1867 and 2014 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Morris was born in Walthamstow, London on 24th March 1834 he is regarded today as a foremost poet, writer, textile designer, artist and libertarian. Morris began to publish poetry and short stories in 1856 through the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine which he founded with his friends and financed while at university. His first volume, in 1858, The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems, was the first published book of Pre-Raphaelite poetry. Due to its luke warm reception he was discouraged from poetry writing for a number of years. His return to poetry was with the great success of The Life and Death of Jason in 1867, which was followed by The Earthly Paradise, themed around a group of medieval wanderers searching for a land of everlasting life; after much disillusion, they discover a surviving colony of Greeks with whom they exchange stories. In the collection are retellings of Icelandic sagas. From then until his Socialist period Morris's fascination with the ancient Germanic and Norse peoples dominated his writing being the first to translate many of the Icelandic sagas into English; the epic retelling of the story of Sigurd the Volsung being his favourite. In 1884 he founded the Socialist League but with the rise of the Anarachists in the party he left it in 1890. In 1891 he founded the Kelmscott Press publishing limited edition illuminated style books. His design for The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer is a masterpiece. Morris was quietly approached with an offer of the Poet Laureateship after the death of Tennyson in 1892, but declined. William Morris died at age 62 on 3rd October 1896 in London. Here we present The Life And Death Of Jason
The works of Geoffrey Chaucer : a facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

6 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in English and English, Middle and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The Kelmscott Chaucer" is the most memorable and beautiful edition of the complete works of the first great English poet. Next to "The Gutenberg Bible", it is considered the outstanding typographic achievement of all time. There are 87 full-page illustrations by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and the borders, decorations and initials are drawn by William Morris himself. Only 425 copies of this magnificent work were produced in 1896, and this beautiful monochrome facsimile, slightly smaller than the original, makes this glorious book available to all. A fascinating Introduction by Nicholas Barker places the book and its importance in context. The main text is followed by a black and white facsimile of A Note by William Morris on his Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press, together with a Short History of the Press by S C Cockerell. The volume is illustrated with 87 woodcuts by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and the borders, decorations and initials are drawn by Sir Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris."--Publisher description
Hopes and fears for art by William Morris( Book )

78 editions published between 1882 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Morris was born in Walthamstow, London on 24th March 1834 he is regarded today as a foremost poet, writer, textile designer, artist and libertarian. Morris began to publish poetry and short stories in 1856 through the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine which he founded with his friends and financed while at university. His first volume, in 1858, The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems, was the first published book of Pre-Raphaelite poetry. Due to its luke warm reception he was discouraged from poetry writing for a number of years. His return to poetry was with the great success of The Life and Death of Jason in 1867, which was followed by The Earthly Paradise, themed around a group of medieval wanderers searching for a land of everlasting life; after much disillusion, they discover a surviving colony of Greeks with whom they exchange stories. In the collection are retellings of Icelandic sagas. From then until his Socialist period Morris's fascination with the ancient Germanic and Norse peoples dominated his writing being the first to translate many of the Icelandic sagas into English; the epic retelling of the story of Sigurd the Volsung being his favourite. In 1884 he founded the Socialist League but with the rise of the Anarachists in the party he left it in 1890. In 1891 he founded the Kelmscott Press publishing limited edition illuminated style books. His design for The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer is a masterpiece. Morris was quietly approached with an offer of the Poet Laureateship after the death of Tennyson in 1892, but declined. William Morris died at age 62 on 3rd October 1896 in London. Here we present Hopes and Fears for Art
Stories in prose, stories in verse, shorter poems, lectures and essays by William Morris( Book )

54 editions published between 1934 and 1978 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The water of the Wondrous isles by William Morris( Book )

60 editions published between 1897 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plot: "Stolen as a child and raised in the wood of Evilshaw as servant to a witch, Birdalone ultimately escapes in her captress's magical boat, in which she travels to a succession of strange and wonderful islands. Among these is the Isle of Increase Unsought, an island cursed with boundless production, which Morris intended as a parallel of contemporary Britain and a vehicle for his socialistic beliefs. Equally radical, during much of the first quarter of the novel, Birdalone is naked, a highly unusual detail in Victorian fiction. She is occasionally assisted out of jams by Habundia, her lookalike fairy godmother. She encounters three maidens who are held prisoner by another witch. They await deliverance by their lovers, the three paladins of the Castle of the Quest. Birdalone is clad by the maidens and seeks out their heroes, and the story goes into high gear as they set out to rescue the women. Ultimately, one lady is reunited with her knight, another finds a new love when her knight is killed, and the last is left to mourn as her champion throws her over for Birdalone."--Wikipedia
The well at the world's end by William Morris( Book )

64 editions published between 1892 and 2015 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After King Peter of Upmeads agrees that all but his youngest son, Ralph, may go forth to seek adventure, Ralph secretly makes his way to Wulstead, where he learns about the Well at the World's End and begins a journey in search of it
Signs of change : seven lectures delivered on various occasions by William Morris( Book )

52 editions published between 1888 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How we live and how we might live -- Whigs, democrats, and socialists -- Feudal England -- The hopes of civilization -- The aims of art -- Useful work versus useless toil -- Dawn of a new epoch
Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair by William Morris( Book )

36 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The collected letters of William Morris by William Morris( Book )

34 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These volumes bring to a close the only comprehensive edition of the surviving correspondence of William Morris (1834-1896), a protean figure who exerted a major influence as poet, craftsman, master printer, and designer. Volumes III and IV, taken together, give in detail the comments and observations that articulate his problematic political and artistic stands and equally problematic position within the aesthetic movement as it developed in the 1890s. Most eloquently voiced also are the complexities of his troubled marriage and his devotion to his epileptic daughter, Jenny, and his other daughter, May. But dominating all these themes, organizing and structuring them, are the Kelmscott Press and the building of Morris's important library of medieval manuscripts and early printed books. The letters record the way in which the Press becomes not only the center of Morris's aesthetic ambitions and achievements but also the site for his closest human relations and for much of his connecting with the makers of early modernism. The letters in Volumes III and IV are thoroughly annotated, and through texts and notes provide a new assessment of Morris's career. Included also, as appendices to Volume IV, are two important documents: the first, never before published, is F.S. Ellis's Valuation List of Morris's library, made after Morris's death, and the second, never before reprinted, is the text of what was to be Morris's final essay on socialism, published in April 1896
The collected letters of William Morris / 1881-1884 by William Morris( Book )

14 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These volumes continue the only complete edition of the surviving correspondence of William Morris (1834- 1896), a protean figure who exerted a major influence as poet, craftsman, master printer, and designer. Covering the years 1881 through 1888, they treat the most dramatic period in another facet of Morris's career: his work as a political activist
The collected letters of William Morris / 1885-1888 by William Morris( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These volumes continue the only complete edition of the surviving correspondence of William Morris (1834- 1896), a protean figure who exerted a major influence as poet, craftsman, master printer, and designer. Covering the years 1881 through 1888, they treat the most dramatic period in another facet of Morris's career: his work as a political activist
William Morris by William Morris( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de veelzijdige Engelse kunstenaar (1834-1896)
The work of William Morris by Paul Thompson( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Gulielmus Morris

Moris, V. 1834-1896

Morisu, Wiriamu 1834-1896

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Morris, Guillermo 1834-1896

Morris, May

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William Morris artista e scrittore inglese

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William Morris écrivain et théoricien, peintre, dessinateur, designer, décorateur, architecte et socialiste britannique

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Wiriam Morisu 1934-1896

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The wood beyond the worldThe defence of Guenevere, and other poemsA dream of John Ball ; and, A king's lessonThe life and death of Jason : a poemThe works of Geoffrey Chaucer : a facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott ChaucerHopes and fears for artThe water of the Wondrous islesThe well at the world's end