William Morris 24-Wood Beyond the World Story of Sigurd the Volsung News from Nowhere Well at the World's End Roots of the Mountains House of the Wolfings Hopes and Fears for Art Hollow Land Dream of John Ball Defence of Guenevere Earthly Paradise Romance

William Morris 24-Wood Beyond the World Story of Sigurd the Volsung News from Nowhere Well at the World's End Roots of the Mountains House of the Wolfings Hopes and Fears for Art Hollow Land Dream of John Ball Defence of Guenevere Earthly Paradise Romance

by William Morris

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Overview

His best-known works include The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems (1858), The Earthly Paradise (1868–1870), A Dream of John Ball (1888), the utopian News from Nowhere (1890), and the fantasy romance The Well at the World's End (1896).

Contents
Chants for Socialists (1885)
Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair (1895)
The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems (1858)
A Dream of John Ball and a King's Lesson (1886)
The Earthly Paradise (1903)
The Hollow Land (1856)
Hopes and Fears for Art (1882)
The House of the Wolfings (1889)
News from Nowhere (1890)
Old French Romances (1896)
The Pilgrims of Hope (1915)
Poems by the Way & Love Is Enough (1896)
The Roots of the Mountains (1896)
The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs (1904)
The Wood Beyond the World (1894)
The Well at the World's End (1892)
Signs of Change (1903)
The Story of Grettir the Strong (1900)
The Water of the Wondrous Isles (1896)
The Sundering Flood (1914)
The Tables Turned or, Nupkins Awakened. A Socialist Interlude (1887)
The Pilgrims of Hope and Chants for Socialists (1915)
The World of Romance
The Story of the Glittering Plain (1913)


The Earthly Paradise (1903)
A collection of stories, taken alternately from the Greek mythology and the legends of Northern Europe. To introduce and link together these stories, the poet has imagined a company of Norsemen to come, after long fruitless wandering in search of a Paradise on earth, to some unknown city of Greek origin, where they are kindly received and find the only Paradise possible on earth in a peaceful life brightened by these ancient glories of the imagination.

The House of the Wolfings (1889)
"Mr. Morris's last book is a piece of pure art workmanship from beginning to end, and the very remoteness of its style from the common language and ordinary interests of our day gives to the whole story a strange beauty and an unfamiliar charm. It is written in blended prose and verse, like the mediaeval 'cante-fable,' and tells the tale of the House of the Wolfings in its struggles against the legionaries of Rome then advancing into Northern Germany."—Oscar Wilde

News from Nowhere (1890)
A utopian fantasy involving time-travel.

The Wood Beyond the World (1894)
A short but influential fantasy story by an early innovator in this genre.

The Story of Grettir the Strong (1900)
An old hero tale from the Norse sagas. No boy can read the adventures of these heroes without feeling a quickened interest in the early days of our race.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150302860
Publisher: ANEBook Publishing
Publication date: 02/10/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

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