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Morris, William 1834-1896

Overview
Works: 3,229 works in 9,586 publications in 14 languages and 170,109 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  History  Fiction  Romances  Paraphrases  Epic poetry  Fantasy fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Subject Headings: Authors, English  Designers  Socialists 
Roles: Author, Printer, Translator, Editor, Illustrator, Lyricist, Other, Type designer, Artist, Author of introduction, Honoree, Former owner, Recipient, Creator, Dedicatee
Classifications: PR5083, 821.8
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Most widely held works about William Morris
 
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News from nowhere; or, An epoch of rest: being some chapters from a utopian romance by William Morris( Book )

308 editions published between 1890 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 2,724 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 earthly paradise by William Morris( Book )

303 editions published between 1867 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of 24 tales, 2 for each month of the year; 12 from classical sources; the other 12 from medieval Latin, French and Icelandic originals
Volsunga saga : the story of the Volsungs and Niblungs by Eiríkr Magnússon( Book )

85 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A legendary saga originally written in 13th-century Iceland, the Volsunga Saga tells the story of a magic sword guarded by Odin, a major god in Norse mythology. When a dragon guards a large treasure, two brothers stop at nothing to retrieve the sword, slay the beast and rise to power in early Scandinavia
The life and death of Jason by William Morris( Book )

145 editions published between 1867 and 2009 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wood beyond the world by William Morris( Book )

79 editions published between 1892 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,147 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
Works by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

19 editions published between 1896 and 2007 in English and English, Middle and held by 1,083 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
The defence of Guenevere, and other poems by William Morris( Book )

97 editions published between 1858 and 2011 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Sigurd the Volsung and the fall of the Niblungs by William Morris( Book )

100 editions published between 1876 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,031 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
A tale of the house of the Wolfings and all the kindreds of the mark by William Morris( Book )

101 editions published between 1889 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The House of the Wolfings is the exciting story of the Wolfings's battle with and ultimate triumph over invading Roman legions. Penned by fantasy writer William Morris, The House of the Wolfings is widely acknowledged as an influence on J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy, and was included in the Newcastle Forgotten Fantasy Library published in 1978. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library
Hopes and fears for art by William Morris( Book )

88 editions published between 1882 and 2012 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1882 volume offers a collection of talks given by Morris in the 1870s, including "The Lesser Arts," "The Art of the People" and "The Prospects of Architecture in Civilization."
The well at the world's end : a tale by William Morris( Book )

88 editions published between 1894 and 2015 in English and French and held by 723 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
A dream of John Ball ; and, A king's lesson by William Morris( Book )

98 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in English and German and held by 722 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 collected works of William Morris by William Morris( Book )

110 editions published between 1896 and 2008 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by the way by William Morris( Book )

92 editions published between 1891 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

67 editions published between 1891 and 2008 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Hallblithe's betrothed is carried off in a strage ship, he sets off alone on a long search for her over land and sea. This leads him through many exciting adventures, first on the Isle of Ransom and then on the Glittering Plain, or the Acre of the Undying, where men find eternal youth. In this false paradise he is disappointed again, but learns of the purpose of the abduction--to lure him away--and makes his escape to continue the search. The strange, semi-medieval language which Morris creates is wonderfully evocative of the distant past, and this exotic and often comic story is one of his most fresh and colourful romances
The story of Grettir the Strong by Allen French( Book )

42 editions published between 1859 and 1990 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roots of the mountains : wherein is told somewhat of the lives of the men of Burgdale, their friends, their neighbours, their foemen and their fellows in arms by William Morris( Book )

76 editions published between 1889 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of the peaceful, artistic Dalemen are disrupted when the Wolfings and an army of Huns invade the Burgdales
Signs of change : seven lectures delivered on various occasions by William Morris( Book )

49 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 285 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
William Morris textiles by Linda Parry( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: William Morris Textiles was the first comprehensive survey of the many hundreds of original, colorful textiles produced by William Morris (1834-1896) and the two commercial companies he founded and managed. To this day it remains the authority in the field, and this revised edition has been completely rewritten, reorganized, and expanded with beautiful new photography. Morris expert Linda Parry provides new insight into the embroideries, printed and woven textiles, carpets, and tapestries produced by Morris & Co., giving in-depth information about their design and manufacture. The varied, often highly specialized processes involved are discussed in detail, as are Morris's working methods. Lavishly illustrated throughout, this is the unparalleled study of the subject
William Morris as designer by Raymond Watkinson( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1983 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The wood beyond the world
Alternative Names
Gulielmus Morris

Moris, V., 1834-1896

Morisu, Wiriamu 1834-1896

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Morris, Guillermo 1834-1896

Morris, Uilʹi︠a︡m 1834-1896

Morris, Villiam 1834-1896

Morris, Villʹjam 1834-1896

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Morris, William M. 1834-1896

Uiljam Morris

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Vilijam Moris

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William Morris

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William Morris artista e scrittore inglese

William Morris britischer Schriftsteller

William Morris Brits architect

William Morris écrivain britannique

William Morris malarz i rysownik angielski

Wiriam Morisu 1934-1896

Ουίλιαμ Μόρις

Вилијам Морис

Вилијам Морис англиски писател и дизајнер

Вільям Морріс

Морис, В., 1834-1896

Моррес В. 1834-1896

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Моррис, Уильям

Моррис, Уильям 1834-1896

Уильям Моррис

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ויליאם מוריס

מוריס, ויליאם 1834-1896

מוריס, וילים 1834-1896

ويليام موريس

ویلیام موریس

উইলিয়াম মরিস

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모리스, 윌리암 1834-1896

모리스, 윌리엄 1834-1896

윌리엄 모리스

ウィリアム・モリス

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, ウィリアム 1834-1896

モリス, ウイリアム

威廉·莫里斯

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The earthly paradiseVolsunga saga : the story of the Volsungs and NiblungsThe life and death of JasonThe wood beyond the worldWorksThe defence of Guenevere, and other poemsA tale of the house of the Wolfings and all the kindreds of the markHopes and fears for art