William Morris


Born
in Walthamstow, Essex, England
March 24, 1834

Died
October 03, 1896

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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 Earthly Paradise (1868–1870), A Dream of John Ball and the utopian News from Nowhere. He was an important figure in the emergence of socialism in Britain, founding the Socialist League in 1884, but breaking with the movement over goals and methods by the end of that decade. He devoted much of the rest of his life to the Kelmscott Press, which he founded ...more

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The Wood Beyond the World

3.64 avg rating — 1,293 ratings — published 1894 — 144 editions
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News from Nowhere

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3.32 avg rating — 1,302 ratings — published 1890 — 222 editions
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News from Nowhere and Other...

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3.49 avg rating — 656 ratings — published 1890 — 8 editions
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The Well at the World's End

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3.80 avg rating — 542 ratings — published 1896 — 121 editions
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The Well At The World's End...

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3.78 avg rating — 331 ratings — published 1896 — 40 editions
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Useful Work versus Useless ...

3.87 avg rating — 172 ratings — published 1889 — 7 editions
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The House of the Wolfings

3.83 avg rating — 197 ratings — published 1888 — 101 editions
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The Water of the Wondrous I...

3.96 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 1897 — 70 editions
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The Glittering Plain

3.75 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 1890 — 80 editions
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The Sundering Flood

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“If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
William Morris

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
William Morris

“...I do not want art for a few; any more than education for a few; or freedom for a few... ”
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Vote for the Nov-Dec Groupread theme. We'll have the top two themes, and they'll be based on names of authors and cover artists. Bonus street cred goes to folks who pick books that have both cover artists and author sharing names.

Michael: Anything by Michael Moorcock, or cover art by Michael Whelan. Any other Michael's are fair game too
 
  8 votes, 24.2%

William: How about some classics by William Hope Hodgson or William Morris?
 
  5 votes, 15.2%

John: John Jakes plus John Duillo (artist on Conan of the Isles, Conan the Freebooter, Conan the Wanderer)
 
  4 votes, 12.1%

James; James Enge or James A. Moore would work
 
  3 votes, 9.1%

Catherine: C.L. Moore or anything with a Catherine" Jeffrey Jones cover.
 
  3 votes, 9.1%

Charles:Charles R. Saunders or Charles Moll (did some Moorcock covers)
 
  2 votes, 6.1%

"Quillifer" by Walter Jon Williams (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 6.1%

 
  2 votes, 6.1%

Robert:
Robert Lynn Asprin or Robert E. Howard or Robert Gould (did some Elric/MM covers)
 
  1 vote, 3.0%

Michael Whelan, and specifically with Brandon Sanderson (Stormlight Archeive) (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 3.0%

Raymond: Raymond E. Feist and Ray Bradbury and covers by Raymond Swanland
 
  1 vote, 3.0%

Raymond (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 3.0%

Jan: Janet E. Morris and C. J. Cherryh (J = Janice), and Janny Wurts
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Julie:J.V. Jones or Boris Vellejo's partner in art : Julie Bell
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
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