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William Morris - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about William Morris

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of William Morris, poet and socialist; nineteenth century British Literature / English Literature
William Morris   (1834 - 1896)
 
Category:  English Literature
 
Born:  March 24, 1834
Walthamstow, London, England
 
Died:  October 3, 1896
Hammersmith, London, England
 
Related authors:
Christina Rossetti, Elizabeth Siddal, Geoffrey Chaucer, George Bernard Shaw, John Ball, Sir Thomas Malory, T. H. White, William Caxton
 
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William Morris - LIFE STORIES
 
 
6/12/1381     John Ball & William Morris
On this day in 1381, preacher John Ball spoke at Blackheath to those assembled for the Peasants' Revolt, inciting them with perhaps the most provocative rhymed couplet in history: "When Adam delved and Eve span, / Who was then the gentleman?" The rebels apparently took up this chant as they marched to London to demand a life of more than digging and spinning from fourteen-year-old Richard II.
10/3/1896     Being William Morris
On this day in 1896 William Morris died at the age of sixty-two. Morris was one of the most talented and respected figures in the Victorian Era, but the superhuman range and pace of his vocations -- painter, architect, designer, craftsman, writer, book-maker, socialist crusader -- caused one physician to attribute his death to "simply being William Morris, and having done more work than most ten men."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
News from Nowhere, a Dream of John Ball, a King's Lesson
fiction
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Chronicles
by Jean Froissart
history
 
William Morris: A Life for Our Time
by Fiona MacCarthy
biography
 
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The Victorian Web
A collection of essays outlines the political and social context in which Morris wrote, major themes, characterizations, use of imagery and symbolism, concordances with other authors (including Geoffrey Chaucer, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin, Alfred Lord Tennyson), and other literary criticism and analysis.
William Morris Society
Directory of resources about all-things-Morris. Features a biography, electronic texts, portraits and other images, listservs and discussion groups, and links to related websites. Also includes information about the society and upcoming conferences, exhibitions, lectures, and social gatherings.
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