The Wood Beyond the World

The Wood Beyond the World

by William Morris

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The Wood Beyond the World is a splendid tale, told in a romantic style and written in a pseudo-archaic English. The plot is full of tension, and the descriptions of the Wood, the characters, and the rustic scenery are all exquisitely painted. Morris was a founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood, and perhaps the best way to think of this story is as the literary equivalent of a Waterhouse painting-brooding, mysterious, and enchanted.

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ISBN-13: 9781412168076
Publisher: eBooksLib
Publication date: 04/21/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 254 KB

About the Author

Robert Boenig is Professor of English at Texas A&M University, and the co-editor, with Andrew Taylor, of the Broadview Edition of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales.

Table of Contents

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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