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Morris, William 1834-1896

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The well at the world's end : a tale by William Morris( )

143 editions published between 1892 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 4,381 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
A dream of John Ball and A king's lesson by William Morris( )

110 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,249 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
News from nowhere; or, An epoch of rest: being some chapters from a utopian romance by William Morris( Book )

268 editions published between 1890 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,014 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( )

141 editions published between 1892 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 2,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wood Beyond the World is a fantasy novel by William Morris, perhaps the first modern fantasy writer to unite an imaginary world with the element of the supernatural, and thus the precursor of much of present-day fantasy literature
Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair by William Morris( )

61 editions published between 1895 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair, set in the forested land of Oakenrealm, was Morris' reimagining and recasting of the medieval Lay of Havelock the Dane, with his displaced royal heirs Christopher and Goldilind standing in for the original story's Havelock and Goldborough. In contrast to his source, Morris emphasizes the romantic aspect of the story, giving a prominent place to the heroine's misfortunes and bringing to the forefront the love story between her and the hero; the warfare by which the hero regains his heritage is relegated to a secondary role. Also unlike both the source and most of Morris's other fantasies, there is little or no supernatural element in this version of the story. Christopher is portrayed as initially ignorant of his true identity, leading to an emotional conflict between the protagonists to reconcile their mutual love and attraction with what they believe to be the profound disparity in their social status and shame of their forced marriage. This situation is resolved when the two fall in with Jack of the Tofts, who gives refuge to Christopher after his sons rescue the hero from an assassination attempt by a servant of the usurper Earl Rolf. Jack informs Christopher of his true station and gathers together an army to help him challenge the usurper. When the hosts meet, the commander of Rolf's forces, Baron Gandolf of Brimside, challenges Jack to single combat, but Christopher claims the honor from Jack and proves his worth by defeating the opposing champion."--Wikipedia.com
The earthly paradise : a poem by William Morris( Book )

266 editions published between 1868 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of 24 tales in verse, 2 for each month of the year
The story of the volsungs (volsunga saga), with excerpts from the poetic edda( )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signs of change : seven lectures delivered on various occasions by William Morris( )

78 editions published between 1888 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,768 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
The Volsunga saga by Eiríkr Magnússon( )

57 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1907 volume contains The Volsunga Saga translated from the Icelandic into English. It is one of the many translations of the Norse legends published by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon
Noticias de ninguna parte by William Morris( )

38 editions published between 1890 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Morris's vision of a happy future, in the form of a science fiction novel
A tale of the house of the Wolfings and all the kindreds of the mark by William Morris( Book )

139 editions published between 1889 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of how the Wolfings fight, and eventually destroy, the invading Roman legions
The defence of Guenevere, and other poems by William Morris( Book )

113 editions published between 1858 and 2013 in English and held by 1,282 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 )

102 editions published between 1876 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,217 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
The collected letters of William Morris / 1885-1888 by William Morris( )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The years covered in this volume, 1881 through 1888, are among the most vigorous in Morris's career. They record the sharp swing from optimism that public events can be affected by political ideas to disillusion about the people holding the ideas, and finally show the signs--in 1888--of a new, more personal, beginning and the reformulated purpose to come. Moreover, the letters, as always tell us who among Morris's friends and associates were most important to him in the years in which they were written. They also address several matters essential for an understanding of Morris: his definition of the word "political"; his shift from writing poetry to prose; and his complex of interests embracing language, narrative, and the decorative arts
The collected letters of William Morris by William Morris( )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 1,180 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 / 1889-1892 by William Morris( )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 1,062 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. Originally published in 1995. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The collected letters of William Morris by William Morris( )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The years covered in this volume, 1881 through 1888, are among the most vigorous in Morris's career. They record the sharp swing from optimism that public events can be affected by political ideas to disillusion about the people holding the ideas, and finally show the signs--in 1888--of a new, more personal, beginning and the reformulated purpose to come. Moreover, the letters, as always tell us who among Morris's friends and associates were most important to him in the years in which they were written. They also address several matters essential for an understandingof Morris: his definition of the word "political"; his shift from writing poetry to prose; and his complex of interests embracing language, narrative, and the decorative arts
The life and death of Jason : a poem by William Morris( Book )

115 editions published between 1823 and 2017 in English and held by 1,034 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 Sundering Flood by William Morris( Book )

78 editions published between 1848 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The celebrated medievalist William Morris was among the first writers to combine supernatural elements with worldbuilding, creating the precursors of modern fantasy fiction. In his final novel, he envisions the tale of two lovers, separated by a broad river as well as an invading army. A captivating blend of chivalric romance and wizardry, this volume is a facsimile of the highly ornamented Kelmscott Press edition"--
Hopes and fears for art by William Morris( )

67 editions published between 1882 and 2020 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hopes and Fears for Art / William Morris
 
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News from nowhere; or, An epoch of rest: being some chapters from a utopian romance Noticias de ninguna parte
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A dream of John Ball and A king's lessonNews from nowhere; or, An epoch of rest: being some chapters from a utopian romanceThe wood beyond the worldChild Christopher and Goldilind the FairThe earthly paradise : a poemThe Volsunga sagaNoticias de ninguna parteA tale of the house of the Wolfings and all the kindreds of the mark
Alternative Names
Gulielmus Morris

Moris, V. 1834-1896

Moris Viljamas

Moriss, V. (Viljams), 1834-1896

Moriss, Viljams, 1834-1896

Morisu, Wiriamu 1834-1896

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Morris W.

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Morris, William M.

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Viljams Moriss

William Morris

William Morris 1834-1896

William Morris angielski malarz, rysownik, architekt, projektant, pisarz i poeta oraz działacz socjalistyczny pochodzenia walijskiego

William Morris artista e scrittore inglese

William Morris brita verkisto

William Morris britischer Schriftsteller

William Morris Brits architect

William Morris brittisk konstnär, formgivare och författare

William Morris designer têxtil, poeta, romancista, tradutor e ativista socialista britânico

William Morris écrivain britannique

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

William Morris englantilainen arkkitehti, graafikko, kirjainmuotoilija ja sosialisti

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

Моррес В. 1834-1896

Моррис В

Моррис В. 1834-1896

Моррис Уильям

Моррис, Уильям 1834-1896

Уильям Моррис

Уилям Морис

Уилям Моррис

Уільям Морыс

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ויליאם מוריס

ויליאם מוריס סופר, אומן ומעצב בריטי

מוריס, ויליאם 1834-1896

מוריס, וילים 1834-1896

ويليام موريس

ويليام موريس كاتب انجليزي

ويليام موريس (مهندس)

ویلیام موریس

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วิลเลียม มอร์ริส

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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

ウィリアム・モリス イギリスの詩人、デザイナー、社会主義者

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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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