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William Morris

William Morris
Artist, Writer, Socialist
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture

  • Date Published: October 2012
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108054638

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  • A tireless champion of her father William, and a gifted designer and craftswoman in her own right, Mary (May) Morris (1862–1938) had a unique insight into his extraordinary career and creativity. It was she who undertook the exacting task of editing the twenty-four volumes of her father's collected works (also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection). In 1936, towards the end of her life, she published this supplementary two-volume work, which includes further writings and sympathetic commentary, revealing 'the development of a mind which was singularly of one piece, however many-sided'. Volume 1 addresses William Morris' artistic and literary achievements, containing introductory remarks and analysis, nearly fifty miscellaneous pieces on arts and crafts, and several unpublished poems, translations and letters. Volume 2 addresses Morris' political aims and ideals, opening with George Bernard Shaw's essay 'Morris as I Knew Him' and containing May's substantial assessment of her father's socialism.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108054638
    • length: 1394 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 152 x 91 mm
    • weight: 1.85kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Part I. The Art of William Morris: Introduction
    1. The spring-time of the firm
    2. Morris as a designer
    3. Morris and his circle
    4. Morris as an inspiration
    5. Arts and crafts
    Papers chiefly on art and the crafts
    Part II. William Morris as a Writer: Introduction
    1. Experiment
    2. Dramatic verse
    3. Narrative poetry
    4. Love Is Enough
    5. The influence of the north
    6. Later years
    Poems of the 'Earthly Paradise' period
    From the Icelandic
    Appendix. Volume 2: Morris as I knew him G. B. Shaw
    Part I. Introductory:
    1. The background: country life
    2. The background: the revolt against laissez-faire
    Part II. Modern Socialism:
    3. Hopes and fears
    4. The beginnings of modern socialism
    5. Early days as a socialist
    6. Morris as a lecturer
    7. The founding of the Socialist League
    8. New lectures
    9. Free speech in London
    10. The aftermath
    Part III. Politics and Socialism:
    11. Commonweal notes
    12. Socialism and anarchism
    13. Socialism comes into politics
    Lectures, articles and letters by William Morris
    Index to the complete works.

  • Author

    May Morris


    G. B. Shaw

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