The Work of William Morris

The Work of William Morris

by Paul Thompson
     
 

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Paul Thompson's study of Morris's many-sided genius has been widely commended as the best short account available. Now in its third edition, containing a new and expanded selection of illustrations in both black and white and colour, it has been extensively revised to take into account the ways in which Morris's concerns anticipate those of present-day feminists,… See more details below

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Paul Thompson's study of Morris's many-sided genius has been widely commended as the best short account available. Now in its third edition, containing a new and expanded selection of illustrations in both black and white and colour, it has been extensively revised to take into account the ways in which Morris's concerns anticipate those of present-day feminists, environmentalists, and educationalists.

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"There have been several recent studies of William Morris, but Dr. Thompson's approach is original and breaks new ground at many points. In particular, he devotes far more attention to Morris as a craftsman than any previous biographer...I am sure the book will appeal to anyone who wishes to understand Morris and his times, and I have learned from it a number of things which I did not know before. The scholarship is impeccable."--Asa Briggs

"Paul Thompson in this confidently based, precisely considered re-estimate brings the Leonardo of the Victorian into reliable focus."--Wylie Sypher, New York Herald

"Surely if every library had to limit itself to a single work on Morris, this is it."--Antiquarian Bookman's Weekly

"If Thompson's book is not the last word on Morris's work...it is a first word well worth hearing."--Victorian Periodicals Review

"Paul Thompson's study of the work of William Morris has remained a major part of Morris scholarship since its first publication in 1966....Thompson's work is still the standard analysis of William Morris..."--The Historian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192831491
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1993
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.93(d)

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