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Morris, May 1862-1938

Overview
Works: 251 works in 769 publications in 3 languages and 3,472 library holdings
Genres: History  Paraphrases  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Drama  Poetry  Exhibition catalogs  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: PR5075, 828.809
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William Morris, artist, writer, socialist by May Morris( Book )

51 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tireless champion of her father William, and a gifted designer and craftswoman in her own right, Mary (May) Morris (1862-1938) had a unique insight into his extraordinary career and creativity. It was she who undertook the exacting task of editing the twenty-four volumes of her father's collected works (also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection). In 1936, towards the end of her life, she published this supplementary two-volume work, which includes further writings and sympathetic commentary, revealing 'the development of a mind which was singularly of one piece, however many-sided'. Volume 2 addresses William Morris' political aims and ideals. Opening with the essay 'Morris as I Knew Him' by George Bernard Shaw, it includes May's substantial assessment of her father's socialism, along with many previously unpublished examples of his output of lectures, articles and letters on the subject. Also included is the index to the entire collected works
The collected works of William Morris by William Morris( Book )

18 editions published between 1910 and 1992 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The introductions to The collected works of William Morris by May Morris( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sundering Flood by William Morris( Book )

4 editions published between 1897 and 2008 in English and held by 57 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 Sundering Flood
Decorative needlework by May Morris( Book )

10 editions published between 1893 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In memoriam William Morris( Book )

1 edition published in 1934 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works by William Morris( Book )

13 editions published between 1911 and 2005 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1915 and 2012 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of William Morris. The Aeneids of Virgil by William Morris( Book )

14 editions published between 1911 and 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of William Morris. Scenes from the fall of Troy and other poems and fragments by William Morris( Book )

13 editions published between 1915 and 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1910 and 2012 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A creative titan of the Victorian age, William Morris (1834-96) produced a prodigious variety of literary and artistic work in his lifetime. In addition to his achievements as a versatile designer at the forefront of the arts and crafts movement, Morris distinguished himself as a poet, translated Icelandic sagas and classical epics, wrote a series of influential prose romances, and gave lectures promoting his socialist principles. His collected works, originally published in 24 volumes between 1910 and 1915, were edited by his daughter Mary (May) Morris (1862-1938), whose introductions to each volume chart with insight and sympathy the development of her father's literary, aesthetic and political passions. Volume 2 is given over to The Life and Death of Jason (1867), Morris' popular narrative poem about the mythical hero
The collected works of William Morris by William Morris( Book )

10 editions published between 1910 and 2012 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of William Morris : with introductions by his daughter May Morris by William Morris( Book )

7 editions published between 1910 and 1911 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Mary Morris

Mary Morris britische Designerin für Stickereien

May Morris

May Morris Brits artisane (1862-1938)

May Morrisová

Morris, Mary 1862-1938

Μαίρη Μόρις

Моррис, Мэй

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می موریس

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Languages
English (277)

Japanese (2)

German (1)