By Peter Faulkner

ISBN-10: 0415676010

ISBN-13: 9780415676014

ISBN-10: 0415678277

ISBN-13: 9780415678278

Students new to the paintings of William Morris will locate the entire diversity of his achievements lined during this reissue of Peter Faulkner's very good biography, first released in 1980. the writer has rigorously positioned Morris within the context of the Victorian age, yet has additionally recommended the relevance of his rules this day. The six chapters are organised biographically and canopy all points of Morris’s paintings in poetry, fiction, layout and socialist politics.

The emphasis is on his non-stop fight opposed to the age within which he lived, visible as an idealism which went via quite a few phases from the wistfulness of The Earthly Paradise in the course of the sensible actions of the enterprise of Morris & corporation to the socialism of Morris's later years. The ebook charges freely from writings by way of Morris which aren't simply available and provides an total account from which the coed can enhance his professional pursuits. This reissue will entice sixth-formers and undergraduates attracted to the Victorian interval, as visible via considered one of its such a lot awesome personalities.

When this booklet seemed in 1980, Morris’s popularity had risen back after the low estimates of the interwar interval. This was once due either to the reappraisal of his politics and to the increasing acclaim for his designs. opposed to the Age deals a transparent account of Morris’s occupation for these constructing an curiosity in his a number of achievements. It covers the full variety of Morris’s paintings, and argues for his importance as a author of either poetry and prose. seeing that 1980 our wisdom of Morris has been enriched via the ebook of Norman Kelvin’s variation of his amassed Letters, via the overdue Nicholas Salmond’s variants of his contributions to the socialist journals, through Fiona MacCarthy’s biography of 1984, and by way of the expanding attractiveness of Morris as a pioneer of environmentalism. in spite of the fact that, the publication keeps its worth for its extensive insurance and its balanced angle to Morris’s achievements, and for its encouragement to readers to think about the problems that make Morris of continuous value today.???


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