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Morris, William 1834-1896

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Works: 3,607 works in 11,840 publications in 13 languages and 185,928 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Romances  Biographies  Paraphrases  Illustrated works  Drama 
Subject Headings: Authors, English  Designers  Socialists 
Roles: Author, Printer, Translator, Illustrator, Editor, Other, Artist, Lyricist, Librettist, Honoree, Type designer, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Former owner, Recipient, Adapter, Collector, Creator, Engraver
Classifications: PR5083, 821.8
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News from nowhere; or, An epoch of rest: being some chapters from a utopian romance by William Morris( Book )
288 editions published between 1890 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,423 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
Volsunga saga : the story of the Volsungs and Niblungs by Eiríkr Magnússon( Book )
111 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,504 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
The earthly paradise by William Morris( Book )
246 editions published between 1867 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,446 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
The wood beyond the world by William Morris( Book )
101 editions published between 1892 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,164 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 defence of Guenevere, and other poems by William Morris( Book )
123 editions published between 1858 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,097 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 )
111 editions published between 1876 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,042 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 life and death of Jason : a poem by William Morris( Book )
95 editions published between 1867 and 2016 in English and held by 763 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
A dream of John Ball ; and, A king's lesson by William Morris( Book )
118 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in English and German and held by 756 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 works of Geoffrey Chaucer : a facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )
6 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 716 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
Hopes and fears for art by William Morris( Book )
82 editions published between 1882 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 676 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 Hopes and Fears for Art
News from nowhere and other writings by William Morris( Book )
143 editions published between 1891 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 644 libraries worldwide
"Poet, pattern-designer, environmentalist and maker of fine books, William Morris (1834-96) was also a committed socialist and visionary writer, obsessively concerned with the struggle to achieve a perfect society on earth. News From Nowhere, one of the most significant English works on the theme of utopia, is the tale of William Guest, a Victorian who wakes one morning to find himself in the year 2102 and discovers a society that has changed beyond recognition into a pastoral paradise, in which all people live in blissful equality and contentment. A socialist masterpiece, News From Nowhere is a vision of a future free from capitalism, isolation and industrialisation. This volume also contains a wide selection of Morris's writings, lectures, journalism and letters, which expand upon the key themes of News From Nowhere."--Back cover
The water of the Wondrous isles by William Morris( Book )
64 editions published between 1897 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 591 libraries worldwide
Plot: "Stolen as a child and raised in the wood of Evilshaw as servant to a witch, Birdalone ultimately escapes in her captress's magical boat, in which she travels to a succession of strange and wonderful islands. Among these is the Isle of Increase Unsought, an island cursed with boundless production, which Morris intended as a parallel of contemporary Britain and a vehicle for his socialistic beliefs. Equally radical, during much of the first quarter of the novel, Birdalone is naked, a highly unusual detail in Victorian fiction. She is occasionally assisted out of jams by Habundia, her lookalike fairy godmother. She encounters three maidens who are held prisoner by another witch. They await deliverance by their lovers, the three paladins of the Castle of the Quest. Birdalone is clad by the maidens and seeks out their heroes, and the story goes into high gear as they set out to rescue the women. Ultimately, one lady is reunited with her knight, another finds a new love when her knight is killed, and the last is left to mourn as her champion throws her over for Birdalone."--Wikipedia
The Sundering Flood by William Morris( Book )
48 editions published between 1848 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 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"--
The well at the world's end by William Morris( Book )
67 editions published between 1892 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 289 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
Signs of change : seven lectures delivered on various occasions by William Morris( Book )
57 editions published between 1888 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 240 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
Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair by William Morris( Book )
37 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 libraries worldwide
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The collected letters of William Morris by William Morris( Book )
36 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 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
William Morris textiles by Linda Parry( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 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
The collected letters of William Morris / 1889-1892 by William Morris( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 43 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 / 1885-1888 by William Morris( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 libraries worldwide
These volumes continue the only complete 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. Covering the years 1881 through 1888, they treat the most dramatic period in another facet of Morris's career: his work as a political activist
 
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Gulielmus Morris
Moris, V. 1834-1896
Morisu, Wiriamu 1834-1896
Morris.
Morris, Guillermo 1834-1896
Morris, May
Morris, Uilʹi︠a︡m 1834-1896
Morris, Villiam 1834-1896
Morris, Villʹjam 1834-1896
Morris, W.
Morris, W. 1834-1896
Morris William 1834-1896
Morris, William M.
Morris, William M. 1834-1896
Uiljam Morris
Uilyam Morris
Vilijam Moris
Viljams Moriss
William Morris
William Morris 1834-1896
William Morris artista e scrittore inglese
William Morris brita verkisto
William Morris britischer Schriftsteller
William Morris Brits architect
William Morris écrivain britannique
William Morris écrivain et théoricien, peintre, dessinateur, designer, décorateur, architecte et socialiste britannique
William Morris malarz i rysownik angielski
Wiriam Morisu 1934-1896
Ουίλιαμ Μόρις
Вилијам Морис
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Вільям Морріс
Морис, В 1834-1896
Моррес В
Моррес В. 1834-1896
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Моррис, Уильям 1834-1896
Уильям Моррис
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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
ویلیام موریس
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모리스, 윌리암 1834-1896
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ウィリアム・モリス 1834-1896
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