The Life of William Morris

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Classic biography of the great Victorian poet, designer and socialist. Published a few years after Morris’ death, it chronicles his childhood, days at Oxford, forays into art and literature, embrace of socialism, involvement with the Arts and Crafts movement, founding of the Kelmscott Press, much more. 22 black-and-white illustrations.
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Classic biography of the great Victorian poet, designer and socialist. Published a few years after Morris’ death, it chronicles his childhood, days at Oxford, forays into art and literature, embrace of socialism, involvement with the Arts and Crafts movement, founding of the Kelmscott Press, much more. 22 black-and-white illustrations.
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First published in two volumes in 1899, this title offers the life of the British artist, poet, manufacturer, and socialist and incorporates 22 original illustrations.
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**** Reprint of the 2v. Longmans, Green set (London, 1899) here bound as a single volume. BCL3 cites the Haskell House set of 1970. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

VOLUME I
  CHAPTER I
    "Walthamstow, Woodford, and Marlborough "
    1834-1852
  CHAPTER II
    Oxford
    1853-1855
  CHAPTER III
    The Brotherhood
    1855-1856
  CHAPTER IV
    Red Lion Square
    The Oxford Union
    The Defence of Guenevere
    1857-1859
  CHAPTER V
    Red House
    Formation of the Firm
    The Fall of Troy
    1859-1865
  CHAPTER VI
    The Earthly Paradise
    1865-1870
  CHAPTER VII
    Morris and Kelmscott
  CHAPTER VIII
    Journey to Iceland
    1871
  CHAPTER IX
    Love is Enough
    Period of Illuminations
    Dissolution of the Firm
    1871-1874
  CHAPTER X
    Period of Dyeing
    The Æneids
    Sigurd the Volsung
    1875-1876
  CHAPTER XI
    The Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings
    The Eastern Question Association
    Period of Textiles
    1877-1878
VOLUME II
  CHAPTER XII
    London and Kelmscott
    Theories of Art and Life
    1879-1881
  CHAPTER XIII
    Merton Abbey
    1881
  CHAPTER XIV
    Concentration
    1882
  CHAPTER XV
    The Democratic Federation
    1883-1884
  CHAPTER XVI
    The Socialist League
    1885-1886
  CHAPTER XVII
    The Odyssey
    John Ball
    Trafalgar Square
    1886-1887
  CHAPTER XVIII
    Signs of Change
    The Arts and Crafts
    Return to Romance
    1888-1889
  CHAPTER XIX
    Passive Socialism
    Foundation of the Kelmscott Press
    1890-1891
  CHAPTER XX
    "Printing, Romance-writing Translation, and Criticism"
    Final Attitude towards Art and History
    1891-1893
  CHAPTER XXI
    Last Years
    The Kelmscott Chaucer
    1894-1896
  CHAPTER XXII
    Ilicet
INDEX
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