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Kelmscott Press

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Works: 523 works in 823 publications in 3 languages and 13,796 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  History  Legends  Bibliography  Fantasy fiction, English  Fantasy fiction  Paraphrases  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works 
Roles: Printer, Publisher, Book producer, Other
Classifications: PR1851, 821.17
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Gothic architecture : a lecture for the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society by William Morris( Book )
5 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
Poems by the way by William Morris( Book )
3 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
A note by William Morris on his aims in founding the Kelmscott Press : together with a short description of the press by William Morris( Book )
4 editions published between 1898 and 1969 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
The nature of Gothic : a chapter of the Stones of Venice by John Ruskin( Book )
7 editions published between 1892 and 2011 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
"In its indictment of meaningless modern labour and its celebration of medieval architecture, The Nature of Gothic could be called the foundation stone of Morris's aesthetic and purpose in life. Forty years after he first read it, Morris chose Ruskin's test for one of the first books to be published at his Kelmscott Press, using his own Golden type ... The Kelmscott Nature of Gothic encapsulates the meeting of two remarkable minds and embodies their influence on word, image and design"--Page 4 of cover
The golden legend by Jacobus( Book )
8 editions published in 1892 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Beowulf by Federico Olivero( Book )
5 editions published in 1895 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Containing one of the earliest accounts of a dragon slaying, Beowulf is an epic Old English poem set in Scandinavia. The work is commonly referred to as one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature. The poem tells the story of Beowulf, a hero of the Geats in Scandinavia, who comes to help King Hrothgar of the Danes, whose people have been attacked by a monster known as Grendel. After Beowulf slays the monster, Grendel's mother attacks the mead hall where the townspeople are hiding just before the hero kills her as well. Beowulf returns home to Geatland in Sweden and later becomes king. After 50 years, Beowulf partakes in an epic battle with a dragon that is threatening to destroy his kingdom and people. Beowulf is fatally wounded in the battle and later dies a hero, king and great monster slayer
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 )
5 editions published between 1891 and 1894 in English and held by 138 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
News from nowhere; or, An epoch of rest: being some chapters from a utopian romance by William Morris( Book )
7 editions published between 1892 and 1893 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Frequently studied alongside works like Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward, William Morris' News from Nowhere was originally published in 1890. Combining utopian socialism with science fiction, the book tells the story of narrator William Guest and his finding himself in a future society after falling asleep at a meeting of the Socialist League. This future is based on the principles of common ownership, where there is no private property, authority, monetary system, divorce, court system, prison or class structure. While notable for many reasons, Morris' work is most celebrated for its fusing of Marxist ideas and the romantic literary tradition. This 1893 volume is a stunning, ornately adorned Kelmscott edition of the seminal political work
The love-lyrics & songs of Proteus by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt( Book )
4 editions published in 1892 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
The water of the Wondrous isles by William Morris( Book )
3 editions published in 1897 in English and held by 131 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
Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair by William Morris( Book )
5 editions published in 1895 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
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The Sundering Flood by William Morris( Book )
4 editions published between 1897 and 1898 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
The well at the world's end : a tale by William Morris( Book )
3 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 127 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. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices
Works by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )
6 editions published between 1896 and 1985 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Contains an introduction to the life of Chaucer, the Canterbury Tales, short poems, and his other works along with explanatory notes and textual notes, a glossary, and a proper name index
Maud : a monodrama by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson( Book )
3 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Of the friendship of Amis and Amile by William Morris( Book )
4 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Poems & translations, 1850-1870 : together with the prose story Hand and soul by Dante Gabriel Rossetti( Book )
3 editions published in 1895 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
The wood beyond the world by William Morris( Book )
5 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 108 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 tale of the Emperor Coustans and of Over sea by William Morris( Book )
1 edition published in 1894 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Psalmi penitentiales ( Book )
6 editions published in 1894 in English and Latin and held by 97 libraries worldwide
 
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