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

3.63 avg rating — 1,364 ratings — published 1894 — 172 editions
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News from Nowhere

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3.31 avg rating — 1,438 ratings — published 1890 — 262 editions
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News from Nowhere and Other...

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3.48 avg rating — 673 ratings — published 1890 — 8 editions
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The Well at the World's End

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3.82 avg rating — 580 ratings — published 1896 — 138 editions
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The Well At The World's End...

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3.77 avg rating — 341 ratings — published 1896 — 43 editions
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Useful Work versus Useless ...

3.90 avg rating — 185 ratings — published 1889 — 8 editions
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The House of the Wolfings

3.79 avg rating — 216 ratings — published 1888 — 112 editions
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The Water of the Wondrous I...

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The Glittering Plain

3.72 avg rating — 165 ratings — published 1890 — 94 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... ”
William Morris

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Polling for Sept-Oct topic(s). Please write in other options and comment if one topic is sufficient, or should we pick the top two.

 
  17 votes, 34.0%

"Off the Planet;" Sword & Planet like Kenneth Bulmer's Dray Prescot Transit to Scorpio (Dray Prescot, #1); or Edgar Rice Burroughs's John Carter of Mars.
Transit to Scorpio (Dray Prescot, #1) (Delian Cycle, #1) by Alan Burt Akers John Carter of Mars (Barsoom, #11) by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
 
  14 votes, 28.0%

 
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"Goofy stuff": like Myth Adventures (Myth Conceptions) by Robert Lynn Asprin or Terry Pratchett's Disc World ... Colour of Magic - Disc world #1

Myth Conceptions (Myth Adventures, #2) by Robert Lynn Asprin Colour of Magic - Disc world #1 by Terry Pratchett
 
  7 votes, 14.0%

Classic William (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 4.0%

Goofy stuff (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 2.0%

Off the planet (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 2.0%

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