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The Well at the World's End- Vol II

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pomona Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Paperback, 328 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Pomona Press (first published 1896)
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If this thing were assigned in some college lit class, it would have slid uncracked to the bottom of my backpack, lost before I hit the lunch-rush at the cafeteria. Of course, I’d look up a few things. Make a few notes on theme and imagery, regurgitate critical reception. Something to sound smart enough to slough through an essay on the exam.

But this wasn’t for school, wasn’t for something as silly as credit. No, this was for something sacred: This was for Book Club. And the first rule of Book C...more
I should have added this when I reviewed the first volume. The story continues and it is just as good as the first volume - I find it annoying that these aren't simply combined into one. Anyway, Morris is unique as a fantasy writer (not only because he was one of the first, if not The First), his grasp of archaic language is wonderful and really helps to immerse the reader in a medieval atmosphere. It's almost in the story-telling style of those of King Arthur's knights or Howard Pyle's Robin Ho...more
And so from Utterbol across deserts and wastelands we follow Ralph and Ursula to the WELL at the WORLD'S END on the lonely shore of a sullen ocean; and then back again to Upmeads. A long and occasionally arduous journey, but one well worth taking.
Scott Forbes
Loved it just as much as the first volume!

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William Morris was an English architect, furniture and textile designer, artist, writer, socialist and Marxist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement. Morris wrote and published poetry, fiction, and translations of ancient and medieval texts throughout his life. His best-known works include The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems (1858), The Earthl...more
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