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To build a shadowy isle of bliss : William Morris's radicalism and the embodiment of dreams

Author: Paul Leduc Browne; Michelle Weinroth; Bennett Phillippa
Publisher: Montreal, Québec : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015. ©2015
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Focuses on the political radicalism and social thought of nineteenth-century artist, author, and revolutionary, William Morris. Standing on the cusp of a new wave of scholarship, this book presents an exciting convergence of views among internationally renowned scholars in the field of Victorian Studies.
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To build a shadowy isle of bliss : William Morris's radicalism and the embodiment of dreams.
Montreal, Québec : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2015
xiii, 372 pages
Named Person: William Morris; William Morris; William Morris; William Morris; William Morris
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Leduc Browne; Michelle Weinroth; Bennett Phillippa
ISBN: 9780773596979 0773596976 0773544607 9780773544604
OCLC Number: 1037901458
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (411 pages, 23 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
1 William Morris's "Lesser Arts" and "The Commercial War" --
2 Illuminating Divergences: Morris, Burne-Jones, and the Two Aeneids --
3 Radical Tales: Rethinking the Politics of William Morris's Last Romances --
4 Telling Time: Song's Rhythms in Morris's Late Work --
5 The Pre-Raphaelite Tongue: The Politics of Antiquarian Poetics --
6 Translation, Collaboration, and Reception: Editing Caxton for the Kelmscott Press --
7 Morris's Road to Nowhere: New Pathways in Political Persuasion --
8 A Dream of William Morris: Communism, History, Revolution --
9 News from Nowhere Two: Principles of a Sequel --
10 Redesigning the Beautiful: Morris, Mabb, and the Politics of Wallpaper --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: edited by Michelle Weinroth and Paul Leduc Browne ; contributors Phillippa Bennett [and nine others].
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