The House of the Wolfings: A Tale of the House of the Wolfings and All the Kindreds of the Mark

The Floating Press
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Jack-of-all-trades William Morris lived a fascinating life: in between his time designing furniture and textiles, he penned a series of ethereal fantasy epics that would prove to be extremely influential. Though not exactly fantasy, this poetic account of ancient Germanic tribes' efforts to hold back the invading Roman hordes is steeped in the same sense of mythos as Morris' more fantastic tales.
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Morris was the Victorian Age's model of the Renaissance man. Arrested in 1885 for preaching socialism on a London street corner (he was head of the Hammersmith Socialist League and editor of its paper, The Commonweal, at the time), he was called before a magistrate and asked for identification. He modestly described himself upon publication (1868--70) as "Author of "The Earthly Paradise,' pretty well known, I think, throughout Europe." He might have added that he was also the head of Morris and Company, makers of fine furniture, carpets, wallpapers, stained glass, and other crafts; founder of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings; and founder, as well as chief designer, for the Kelmscott Press, which set a standard for fine book design that has carried through to the present. His connection to design is significant. Morris and Company, for example, did much to revolutionize the art of house decoration and furniture in England. Morris's literary productions spanned the spectrum of styles and subjects. He began under the influence of Dante Gabriel Rossetti with a Pre-Raphaelite volume called The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems (1858); he turned to narrative verse, first in the pastoral mode ("The Earthly Paradise") and then under the influence of the Scandinavian sagas ("Sigurd the Volsung"). After "Sigurd," his masterpiece, Morris devoted himself for a time exclusively to social and political affairs, becoming known as a master of the public address; then, during the last decade of his life, he fused these two concerns in a series of socialist romances, the most famous of which is News from Nowhere (1891).

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Publisher
The Floating Press
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Published on
Jun 1, 2012
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Pages
301
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ISBN
9781775459668
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Language
English
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Fiction / Classics
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / General
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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

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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

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