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The Wood Beyond the World / Edition 1
     

The Wood Beyond the World / Edition 1

by William Morris, Robert Boenig
 

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ISBN-10: 155111982X

ISBN-13: 9781551119823

Pub. Date: 06/07/2010

Publisher: Broadview Press

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

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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 emotional fulfillment. Set in Morris's imaginative recreation of a medieval world, the novel is full of vivid imagery and surprising emotional realism.

This edition collates for the first time the three early texts of the work. The introduction discusses the place of the book among Morris's other prose romances, the events of his life, and his activities as a visual artist and a socialist. The appendices provide excerpts from Morris's translation of Beowulf, other medieval texts read by Morris, and writings by his contemporaries on politics and aesthetics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551119823
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
06/07/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
William Morris: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

The Wood Beyond the World

Appendix A: Morris and Medieval Narrative

  1. From Morris’s and A.J.Wyatt’s Translation of Beowulf (1895)
  2. From Morris’s and Eírikr Magnússon’s Translation of The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs (1870)
  3. From Malory’s Morte D’Arthur (1471)

Appendix B: Morris and Socialism

  1. “The Socialist Ideal: Art” (1891)
  2. “How I Became a Socialist” (1894)

Appendix C: Works by Morris’s Contemporaries

  1. From Karl Marx, Das Kapital (1867)
  2. From John Ruskin, Pre-Raphaelitism (1851)
  3. From Robert Buchanan, “The Fleshly School of Poetry: Mr. D.G. Rossetti” (1871)
  4. William Hurrell Mallock, “How to Make a Modern Pre-Raphaelite Poem” (1872)
  5. From May Morris, The Collected Works of William Morris (1913)

Selected Bibliography

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