The story of the Glittering plain. Pocket ed

Longmans, Green
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Longmans, Green
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Dec 31, 1913
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161
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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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Utopia. A community or society possessing highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities. It may be a dream, but it's a dream that has inspired writers for thousands of years. Plato's "Republic" may be the very first utopia presented to a mass audience, but Thomas More coined the term with his 1516 book Utopia (included here), which describes a fictional island society in the Atlantic Ocean. The term (and its antonym, dystopia) quickly entered the English language. And here are 19 other works, famous and not, featuring utopias and dystopias...works by Samuel Butler, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Anna Bowman Dodd, William Morris, Sir Francis Bacon, and many others. Included are:

EREWHON, by Samuel Butler
MOVING THE MOUNTAIN, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
HERLAND, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
EQUALITY, by Edward Bellamy
CAESAR’S COLUMN, by Ignatius Donnelly
THE REPUBLIC OF THE FUTURE, by Anna Bowman Dodd
A CRYSTAL AGE, by W. H. Hudson
A TRAVELER FROM ALTRURIA, by W. D. Howells
FREELAND: A SOCIAL ANTICIPATION, by Dr. Theodor Hertzka
MIZORA: A PROPHECY, by Mary E. Bradley Lane
SOLARIS FARM, by Milan C. Edson
LOOKING BACKWARD, by Edward Bellamy
SOME PICTURES OF A SOCIALIST FUTURE, by Eugene Richter
UTOPIA, by Thomas More
THE COMMONWEALTH OF OCEANA, by James Harrington
THE NEW ATLANTIS, by Sir Francis Bacon
THE BLAZING WORLD, by Margaret Cavendish
CHRISTIANOPOLIS, by Johannes Valentinus Andreae
THE CITY OF THE SUN, by Tommaso Campanella

If you enjoy this book, search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the 150+ entries in the MEGAPACKTM ebook series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, classics, adventure stories, and much, much more!

Epic romances, fearsome dragons and alien worlds lie between the pages of this volume. Containing more than 35 stories from the early masters of fantasy literature, the narratives here transport the reader to alternate worlds where magic abounds, cosmic terrors lie around the corner and intrepid heroes fight for justice.

Drawing inspiration from Norse, Japanese and Chinese mythology as well as from traditional fairytales and modern fears, the authors collected here span the breadth of the genre. Including tales from William Morris, H. G. Wells, Robert E. Howard and H. P. Lovecraft amongst others, they demonstrate the plethora of imaginative literature that was written in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of these tales were foundational works, bringing ideas of the supernatural into the mainstream, and through their efforts creating entirely new genres.

Before Tolkien, there were many writers embracing the realm of fantastic fiction. The man responsible for its origin was George MacDonald (1824-1905), a Calvinist minister and Celtic scholar, who wrote the first true fantasy novel. He was followed by a number of imaginative successors at the end of the 19th century, including H. G. Wells, Arthur Machen, and Ernest Bramah. After the end of World War I, the pulp magazines opened up the genre to a new generation of writers - particularly H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard - who provided exciting, magical and horrifying tales that fascinated a multitude of readers. By the outbreak of World War II, the outlines of the fantasy genre had been sketched out by these pioneers, and an entirely new type of fiction had been created.

This collection includes stories by:
Robert E. Howard
H. P. Lovecraft
G. G. Pendarves
H. G. Wells
William Morris
Lafcadio Hearn
Abraham Merritt
Arthur Machen
Ernest Bramah
Robert W. Chambers
George MacDonald
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