The Last Romances of William Morris
Approaching these romances through the concept of wonder, this book provides a new way of understanding their relevance to his writings on art and architecture, nature and the environment, and politics and Socialism. It establishes the integral connection between the romances and Morris’s diverse cultural, social and political interests and activities, suggesting ways in which we might understand these tales as a culmination of Morris’s thought and practice. Through a comprehensive analysis of these remarkable narratives, this book makes a significant contribution to both work on William Morris and to nineteenth-century studies more generally.
List of Illustrations
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Plate 1 Opening page of ‘A Note by William Morris on his Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press’ (London: Kelmscott Press, 1898)
Plate 2 Opening page of The Story of the Glittering Plain (London: Kelmscott Press, 1894)
Plate 3 ‘Friends in need meet in the wildwood’ The Well at the World’s End (London: Kelmscott Press, 1896)
Plate 4 Frontispiece for The Wood Beyond the World (London: Kelmscott Press, 1894)
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