Collected Works of William Morris

Collected Works

May Morris

Published by Routledge/Thoemmes Press

Set copyright 1992
ISBN/ISSN: 0-415-07972-1
Price: Pounds Sterling 1,750.00

On its original publication it was hailed as a major publishing achievement: `The illustrations, portraits, views, facsimiles have been flawlessly made...In short, Morris here receives a tribute which would have warmed his soul and for which every one of those readers who cherish his genius is bound to be grateful.' - New York Times

The definitive edition of the works of William Morris, (1834-1896) - poet, artist, manufacturer, socialist, author and one of the most remarkable men of recent times. Lovingly edited by his daughter May, it was originally published by Longmans, Green and Company in twenty-four volumes (1910 to 1915). The collection is exhaustive and includes the poetical works, prose romances and essays on art and politics as well as Morris's translations from the classics, Early English, French and Icelandic Sagas. Handsomely produced and printed in an elegant and easily-readable typeface, the original editions were limited to a total of just one thousand and fifty copies. The highly-informed and sympathetic introductions by May Morris make a substantial contribution to the value of this collection for both the general reader and scholar.

Table of Contents

1. The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems The Hollow Land and Other Contributions to the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine Preface by Peter Faulkner, University of Exeter 424pp 2. The Life and Death of Jason 320pp 3. The Earthly Paradise 1-4 1352pp 4. The Story of Gretta the Strong The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs Songs from the Elder Edda 534pp 5. Journals of Travel in Iceland 1871-1873 282pp 6. Love is Enough, Poems by the Way 278pp 7. Three Northern Love Stories Beowolf 300pp 8. The Aeneids of Virgil 314pp 9. The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs 336pp 10. The Odyssey of Homer 398pp 11. The House of the Wolfings The Story of the Glittering Plain 348pp 12. The Roots of the Mountains 446pp 13. News from Nowhere, A Dream of John Ball, A Kings Lesson 324pp 14. The Wood Beyond the Worl d Child Christopher & Goldilind the Fair Old French Romances 408pp 15. The Well at the World's End 1 and 2 646pp 16. The Water of the Wondrous Isles 440pp 17. The Sundering Flood Unfinished Romances 376pp 18. Hopes and Fears for Art Lectures on Art and Industry 468pp 19. Signs of Change Lectures on Socialism 314pp 20. Early Poems: Scenes from the Fall of Troy Poems of the Earthly Paradise Late Poems 440pp \[All originally published between 1910 and 1915]

7995 pages
Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches; 216 x 138 mm
Status: Available