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William Morris
Artist, Writer, Socialist

Volume 2. Morris as a Socialist; William Morris as I Knew Him


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture

  • Date Published: October 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108054621

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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 2 addresses William Morris' political aims and ideals. Opening with the essay 'Morris as I Knew Him' by George Bernard Shaw, it includes May's substantial assessment of her father's socialism, along with many previously unpublished examples of his output of lectures, articles and letters on the subject. Also included is the index to the entire collected works.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108054621
    • length: 706 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 39 mm
    • weight: 1.02kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Authors

    May Morris

    George Bernard Shaw


    G. B. Shaw

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