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

3.58 avg rating — 1,636 ratings — published 1894 — 251 editions
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News from Nowhere

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3.30 avg rating — 1,696 ratings — published 1890 — 351 editions
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News from Nowhere and Other...

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3.50 avg rating — 736 ratings — published 1890 — 8 editions
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The Well at the World's End

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3.79 avg rating — 686 ratings — published 1896 — 210 editions
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The Well At The World's End...

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3.80 avg rating — 371 ratings — published 1896 — 49 editions
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Useful Work versus Useless ...

3.85 avg rating — 215 ratings — published 1889 — 8 editions
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The House of the Wolfings

3.75 avg rating — 249 ratings — published 1888 — 174 editions
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The Water Of The Wondrous I...

4.01 avg rating — 170 ratings — published 1897 — 102 editions
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The Glittering Plain

3.69 avg rating — 186 ratings — published 1890 — 108 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.”
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“The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.”
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