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Morris, William 1834-1896

Works: 3,417 works in 9,768 publications in 9 languages and 174,068 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Romances  Paraphrases  Fantasy fiction, English  Drama 
Subject Headings: Authors, English  Designers  Socialists 
Roles: Author, Printer, Translator, Editor, Illustrator, Other, Lyricist, Type designer, Artist, Author of introduction, Former owner, Dedicatee, Recipient, Creator
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 )
251 editions published between 1890 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,563 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
Earthly paradise; an autobiography by Colette( Book )
196 editions published between 1867 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,215 libraries worldwide
A series of 24 tales in verse, 2 for each month of the year
The wood beyond the world by William Morris( Book )
94 editions published between 1892 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,170 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 )
98 editions published between 1858 and 2012 in English and held by 1,057 libraries worldwide
The story of Sigurd the Volsung and the fall of the Niblungs by William Morris( Book )
103 editions published between 1876 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,033 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
Volsunga saga : the story of the Volsungs and Niblungs by Eiríkr Magnússon( Book )
55 editions published between 1870 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 827 libraries worldwide
The life and death of Jason : a poem by William Morris( Book )
75 editions published between 1867 and 2009 in English and held by 721 libraries worldwide
The works of Geoffrey Chaucer : a facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )
5 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in English 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
A dream of John Ball ; and, A king's lesson by William Morris( Book )
96 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 705 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
A tale of the house of the Wolfings and all the kindreds of the mark by William Morris( Book )
99 editions published between 1889 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 684 libraries worldwide
Written on the rectos of 186 leaves, with numerous revisions and corrections by the author throughout
The Volsunga saga by Eiríkr Magnússon( Book )
45 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 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
Hopes and fears for art by William Morris( Book )
64 editions published between 1882 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 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 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 )
71 editions published between 1891 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 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 water of the Wondrous isles by William Morris( Book )
48 editions published between 1897 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 617 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 well at the world's end by William Morris( Book )
48 editions published between 1896 and 2015 in English and held by 340 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 )
50 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 277 libraries worldwide
William Morris was an English writer, architect, and artist and was integral to the birth of socialism in Great Britain. He founded the Socialist League in 1884, but later broke away from it over differences in methods and goals. Signs of Change is a collection of his essays on art, politics and socialism, including 'Useful Work versus Useless Toil'
Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair by William Morris( Book )
29 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 libraries worldwide
The collected letters of William Morris by William Morris( Book )
33 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 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
William Morris textiles by Elizabeth Wilhide( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 30 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 )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 25 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
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Alternative Names
Gulielmus Morris
Moris, V., 1834-1896
Morisu, Wiriamu 1834-1896
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 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
Моррис В. 1834-1896
Моррис, Уильям
Моррис, Уильям 1834-1896
Уильям Моррис
Уилям Морис
Уилям Моррис
Уільям Морыс
Ուիլյամ Մոռիս
ויליאם מוריס
מוריס, ויליאם 1834-1896
מוריס, וילים 1834-1896
ويليام موريس
ویلیام موریس
উইলিয়াম মরিস
วิลเลียม มอร์ริส
უილიამ მორისი
모리스, 윌리암 1834-1896
모리스, 윌리엄 1834-1896
윌리엄 모리스
ウィリアム・モリス 1834-1896
モリス, W
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
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