The Well at the World's End

The Well at the World's End

by William Morris
The Well at the World's End

The Well at the World's End

by William Morris


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The youngest son of King Peter, leaves his family home to explore the world, meet new people, and discover the Well at the World’s End. It’s an unconventional hero’s journey that takes the protagonist on a life-changing adventure.

King Peter has four sons, all of whom are eager to leave home. He allows three of them to travel the world but forces his youngest boy, Ralph, to stay. Despite his father’s ruling, Ralph sets out on his own adventure without his family’s blessing. While on the road, he encounters exciting and unusual characters, including the Lady of Abundance and the maiden Ursula. When he learns of the powerful Well at the World’s End, his journey takes a sudden and unexpected turn.

The Well at the World’s End is full of distinct characters and vivid imagery. William Morris weaves a fantastical tale driven by curiosity and romance. This story is a standout within its genre and among Morris’ impressive catalog.

With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Well at the World’s End is both modern and readable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600964091
Publisher: Waking Lion Press
Publication date: 07/30/2008
Pages: 580
Sales rank: 730,293
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.29(d)

About the Author

William Morris (1834-1896) was a multitalented craftsman, novelist and poet who participated in England’s Arts and Crafts movement. His writing career began at Oxford Universitywhere he funded and contributed to The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine. He also studied architecture with a focus on Neo-Gothic design. Morris juggled his creative interests by publishing a collection of poems entitled, The Defence of Guenevere. He later achieved great success with The Life and Death of Jason, followed by The Earthly Paradise. Over the course of his career, Morris played a critical role in transforming the fantasy genre and Victorian aesthetic.

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Fiona MacCarthy

The most entrancing of William Morris's late romances...part futuristic fantasy novel...part beautiful, elaborate, old-fashioned fairy tale. Morris writes his magic love story with a sense of color, pattern, and the sheer imaginative fervor of one of the most brilliant decorative artists there has ever been.

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