The Wood Beyond the World

The Wood Beyond the World

William Morris

Fantasy / Poetry / Art

The hero of this romance is named Golden Walter, son of Bartholomew Golden, a great merchant in the town of Langton on Holm. Tired of his mundane life, Walter sets out on a sea voyage, anxious to see and learn more of the outside world, eventually winning for himself the kingdom of Stark-Wall and the love of a beautiful maiden
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The Roots of the Mountains

The Roots of the Mountains

William Morris

Fantasy / Poetry / Art

Leopold Classic Library is delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive collection. As part of our on-going commitment to delivering value to the reader, we have also provided you with a link to a website, where you may download a digital version of this work for free. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. Whilst the books in this collection have not been hand curated, an aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature. As a result of this book being first published many decades ago, it may have occasional imperfections. These imperfections may include poor picture quality, blurred or missing text. While some of these imperfections may have appeared in the original work, others may have resulted from the scanning process that has been applied. However, our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. While some publishers have applied optical character recognition (OCR), this approach has its own drawbacks, which include formatting errors, misspelt words, or the presence of inappropriate characters. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with an experience that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic book, and that the occasional imperfection that it might contain will not detract from the experience.
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Complete Works of William Morris

Complete Works of William Morris

William Morris

Fantasy / Poetry / Art

More famous now for being a pioneer textile designer, William Morris was also a celebrated poet, novelist, translator and socialist activist, whose literary contributions helped establish the modern fantasy genre. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Morris’ complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Morris’ life and works Concise introductions to the novels and other texts ALL 11 novels, with individual contents tables Many rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts Excellent formatting of the texts Famous works are fully illustrated with their original artwork Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read Includes Morris’ translations and a selection of non-fiction - spend hours exploring the author’s varied works Features Mackail’s seminal biography - discover Morris’ literary and artistic life Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels A DREAM OF JOHN BALL THE HOUSE OF THE WOLFINGS THE ROOTS OF THE MOUNTAINS NEWS FROM NOWHERE THE STORY OF THE GLITTERING PLAIN THE WOOD BEYOND THE WORLD CHILD CHRISTOPHER AND GOLDILIND THE FAIR THE WELL AT THE WORLD’S END THE WATER OF THE WONDROUS ISLES THE SUNDERING FLOOD THE NOVEL ON BLUE PAPER The Shorter Fiction INTRODUCTION TO THE FANTASY SHORT STORIES OF MORRIS THE HOLLOW LAND A KING’S LESSON GOLDEN WINGS AND OTHER STORIES THE FOLK OF THE MOUNTAIN DOOR The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays THE TABLES TURNED; OR, NUPKINS AWAKENED The Poetry Collections THE DEFENCE OF GUENEVERE, AND OTHER POEMS THE LIFE AND DEATH OF JASON THE EARTHLY PARADISE LOVE IS ENOUGH THE STORY OF SIGURD THE VOLSUNG AND THE FALL OF THE NIBLUNGS THE PILGRIMS OF HOPE CHANTS FOR SOCIALISTS ALFRED LINNELL, KILLED IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE. A DEATH SONG POEMS BY THE WAY UNPUBLISHED POEMS AND FRAGMENTS The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Translations GRETTIS SAGA THE SAGA OF GUNNLAUG THE WORM-TONGUE AND RAFN THE SKALD VÖLSUNG SAGA THREE NORTHERN LOVE STORIES, AND OTHER TALES THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER DONE INTO ENGLISH VERSE THE AENEIDS OF VIRGIL DONE INTO ENGLISH THE TALE OF BEOWULF DONE OUT OF THE OLD ENGLISH TONGUE THE ORDINATION OF KNIGHTHOOD OLD FRENCH ROMANCES DONE INTO ENGLISH The Non-Fiction SIGNS OF CHANGE PREFACE TO ‘ARTS AND CRAFTS ESSAYS BY MEMBERS OF THE ARTS AND CRAFTS EXHIBITION SOCIETY’ HOPES AND FEARS FOR ART PREFACE TO ‘MEDIAEVAL LORE FROM BARTHOLOMEW ANGLICUS’ THE ART AND CRAFT OF PRINTING Designs MORRIS & CO. TEXTILE DESIGNS MORRIS & CO. STAINED GLASS DESIGNS OIL PAINTING The Biography THE LIFE OF WILLIAM MORRIS by John William Mackail Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles **
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The Story of the Glittering Plain

The Story of the Glittering Plain

William Morris

Fantasy / Poetry / Art

TOLKIEN'S BOOKSHELF #3: THE STORY OF THE GLITTERING PLAIN - ILLUSTRATED. This fantasy novel by the famous 19th century English designer, artist and writer William Morris describes the journey of Hallblithe, a young man on an epic quest to rescue his love. J.R.R. Tolkien was two years old when the illustrated edition was published in 1894, complete with decorated borders and capitals by Morris and richly detailed pictures by Walter Crane. Tolkien read Morris’s works as a boy, enjoying both the story and the pictures. This new edition is a close replica of that very book, with more than 700 exquisite graphic images woven into the layout. William Morris was an enormous influence on Tolkien's literary interests. Tolkien discovered Morris's translations in his teens, and his interest in the great man deepened at Exeter College, Oxford, where Morris had also been an undergraduate. Dart-Thornton’s new introduction to this edition describes some intriguing links between Morris and Tolkien. Like Morris, the illustrator Walter Crane was associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement. Crane is renowned as the most prolific and influential children's book creator of his generation. He created all his illustrations as woodcuts for Morris’s Kelmscott Press. 'The Story of the Glittering Plain' is one of several William Morris works known to have inspired J.R.R. Tolkien’s creation of 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings'.
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A Dream of John Ball; and, A Kings Lesson

A Dream of John Ball; and, A King's Lesson

William Morris

Fantasy / Poetry / Art

This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare s finesse to Oscar Wilde s wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim s Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library.
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