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Morris, William 1834-1896

Overview
Works: 3,369 works in 9,802 publications in 16 languages and 162,313 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romances  Exhibition catalogs  Paraphrases  Records and correspondence  Fantasy fiction, English 
Subject Headings: Authors, English 
Roles: Author, Printer, Translator, Illustrator, Editor, Other, Lyricist, Honoree, Type designer, Author of introduction, Former owner, Artist, Dedicatee, Compiler, Recipient, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PR5079, 823.8
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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 )
403 editions published between 1890 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 4,765 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 well at the world's end by William Morris( )
95 editions published between 1894 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The epic fantasy novel that defined the genre, now in one volume As the youngest son of a king, Ralph of Upmeads is expected to forsake adventure for the safety of home. But the call of the Well at the World’s End is too powerful to resist, and Ralph disobeys his parents in order to seek out his true destiny in its magical waters. The journey is long and arduous as the well lies on the far side of a distant mountain range and the lands beyond Upmeads are full of treacherous characters. With the help of a beautiful maiden and an ancient hermit, Ralph completes his quest and raises the cup of immortality and wisdom to his lips. The question is, what will he do with his newfound powers? Widely recognized as the forerunner to modern fantasy, The Well at the World’s End is a magnificent tale of romance and adventure and a major influence on the works of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices
A dream of John Ball and A king's lesson by William Morris( )
147 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 1888 novel about the English Peasant's Revolt of 1381 and its leader, John Ball, is not historical fiction; rather, it is a time-travel fantasy in which the modern and medieval worlds collide. Morris casts the medieval realm in a golden, almost utopian light
The wood beyond the world by William Morris( Book )
98 editions published between 1892 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,151 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 by William Morris( Book )
271 editions published between 1867 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of 24 tales in verse, 2 for each month of the year
Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair by William Morris( )
31 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This influential early work of fantasy is a must-read for serious fans of the genre. Spanning this world and another world known as Oakenrealm, Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair follows a pair of star-crossed lovers who can't get past their stark differences in background and social status. Then, a power grab by a usurper sidetracks the pair, throwing them into battle mode and forcing them temporarily to forget their romantic entanglement. When a secret is revealed that changes
The life and death of Jason by William Morris( Book )
160 editions published between 1867 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Defence of Guenevere and other poems by William Morris( Book )
145 editions published between 1856 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the volsungs (volsunga saga), with excerpts from the poetic edda ( )
in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Songs from the elder edda ( )
in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Sigurd the Volsung and the fall of the Niblungs by William Morris( Book )
93 editions published between 1876 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Works by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )
17 editions published between 1896 and 2007 in English and English, Middle and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains an introduction to the life of Chaucer, the Canterbury Tales, short poems, and his other works along with explanatory notes and textual notes, a glossary, and a proper name index
Signs of change by William Morris( )
18 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Morris was an English writer, architect, and artist and was integral to the birth of socialism in Great Britain. He founded the Socialist League in 1884, but later broke away from it over differences in methods and goals. Signs of Change is a collection of his essays on art, politics and socialism, including 'Useful Work versus Useless Toil'
The story of the Glittering Plain : which has been also called the Land of living men or the Acre of the undying by William Morris( Book )
110 editions published between 1891 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volsunga saga : the story of the Volsungs and Niblungs by William Morris( Book )
41 editions published between 1870 and 1971 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hopes and fears for art by William Morris( Book )
91 editions published between 1882 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Volsunga saga by Eiríkr Magnússon( Book )
36 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected letters of William Morris by William Morris( Book )
22 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected works of William Morris by William Morris( Book )
97 editions published between 1910 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The water of the Wondrous isles by William Morris( Book )
62 editions published between 1879 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing on medieval legend and age-old fantasy tropes, William Morris' Water of the Wondrous Isles combines the best of both of these genres and updates them with an interesting thematic twist: the heroic figure who leads the quest is a plucky, spirited young girl. Fans of classic fantasy will relish this exquisitely wrought tale
 
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Alternative Names
Morisu, Wiriamu 1834-1896
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Morris, Guillermo 1834-1896
Morris, Uilʹi︠a︡m 1834-1896
Morris, Villʹjam 1834-1896
Morris, W.
Morris, W. 1834-1896
Morris, William 1834-1896
Morris, William M.
Morris, William M. 1834-1896
William Morris
William Morris 1834-1896
Wiriam Morisu 1934-1896
Моррис, Уильям 1834-1896
ウィリアム・モリス 1834-1896
モリス
モリス, イリアム
モリス, ウィリアム
モリス, ウイリアム
Languages
English (2,017)
French (47)
German (42)
Japanese (26)
Spanish (25)
Chinese (7)
Italian (7)
English, Middle (4)
Turkish (3)
Polish (2)
Dutch (2)
Korean (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Russian (1)
Galician (1)
Catalan (1)
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