William Morris, Artist Writer Socialist, edited by May Morris: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

William Morris, Artist Writer Socialist, edited by May Morris

1st Edition


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This is a facsimile reprint of the collected writings of William Morris first published in 1936 by May Morris to commemorate the centenary of his birth. Making available Morris’s essays, papers, and lectures—mainly in the subject of art and political sciences—which were omitted from the 24-volume the Collected Works of William Morris, the set also includes the general index to the Collected Works, making it a must-have purchase for any libraries and institutions which hold the Collected Works (a reprint edition of which is available from Routledge).

Table of Contents

Volume I: William Morris as an Artist The Art of William Morris by May Morris. Introduction by May Morris: I.: The Spring-time of the Firm / II. Morris as a Designer / III. Morris and His Circle / IV. Morris as an Inspiration / V. Arts and Crafts. Papers Chiefly on Art and the Crafts. Review of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Poems. The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. Restoration. Manifesto of the S.P.A.B. Report of the S.P.A.B. 1878. Address at the Second Annual Meeting 1879. Paper read at the Seventh Annual Meeting 1884. Address at the Twelfth Annual Meeting, 1889. Letters and Papers on the Preservation of Ancient Buildings. Canterbury Cathedral 4 June 1877. Canterbury Cathedral 7 July 1877. Appeal for the Preservation of Inglesham Church. Notes on the Churches of Kelmscott and Inglesham 1889. Destruction of City Churches 1878. St Albans Cathedral 1878. Ashburnham House 1881. High Wycombe Grammar School 1881. Blundell’s School, Tiverton 1883. The Vulgarisation of Oxford 1885. Monuments in Westminster Abbey 30 Jan. 1889. The same 17 April 1889. Westminster Abbey and its Monuments 1889. Peterborough Cathedral 1889. The Proposed Addition to Westminster Abbey 5 Feb. 1891. The same 27 Feb. 1894. The Royal Tombs in Westminster Abbey 1895. The Restoration of Rouen Cathedral. Peterborough Cathedral 1895. Chichester Cathedral 1895. Speech at a Meeting of the Kyrle Society 1881. Nottingham Kyrle Society 1881. Technical Instruction 1882. The Exhibition of the Royal Academy 1884. Arts and Crafts Essays. Preface 1893. Textiles 1888. Printing 1888. Of Dyeing as an Art 1889. Gothic Architecture 1889. Preface to Medieval Lore by Robert Steele. Preface to More’s Utopia 1893. Preface to The Nature of Gothic, by John Ruskin. Introductory Note to Good King Wenceslas, by Dr Neale. The English Pre-Raphaelite School, 1891. The Ideal Book. A paper read before the Bibliographical Society 1893. The Woodcuts of Gothic Books. A Paper read before the Society of Arts 1892. The Illuminated Books of the Middle Ages 1894. The Woodcut Books of Ulm and Augsburg. Stained Glass. Gossip about an Old House on the Upper Thames. William Morris as a Writer. Introduction by May Morris: I. Experiment / II. Dramatic Verse / Digression: On Note-Books / III. Narrative Poetry / Workshop Notes / IV. Love is Enough / V. The Influence of the North / VI. Later Years Ballad: Where have you been so long to-day? Ballad: Malmston had a dream in the night. Fame: Why weepeth he? why weepeth he? The Abbey and the Palace: Standing away from the corn-fields. The Night-Walk: Night lay upon the city. The Fen River: Down, down, ever down the river. The Banners: Stands a house among the trees. Drowned: What is the bottom of the river like? Poems of the Earthly Paradise Period. French Noel: Masters in this Hall. Song for Orpheus: O love, love, love, folk told me. Song for Orpheus: O hollow image of the very death! Song for Cupid and Psyche: O love, in songs thou lovest me. Near but Far Away: She wavered, stopped and turned. The Doomed Ship: The doomed ship drives. What all men long for and what none shall have. Praise of Wine: The sun grows dim. Verses for Pictures: The Pilgrim at the Gate of Idleness / The Heart of the Rose / From the Icelandic. The Prophecy of the Vala. The Story of Egil the Son of Scaldgrim. Volume II Morris as I knew him by Bernard Shaw. Part 1: Introductory by Mary Morris: The Background: Country Life / The Background: The Revolt against Laissez-faire. Part 2: Modern Socialism : Hopes and Fears / IV. The Beginnings of Modern Socialism/Early Days as a Socialist : A Factory as it might be: I Work in a Factory as it might be: II Work in a Factory as it might be: III Individualism a the Royal Academy / The Lord Mayor’s Show / Morris as a Lecturer: Misery and the Way Out / The Founding of the Socialist League / New Lectures / Free Speech in London : London in a State of Siege / New Form for the Swearing-in of Constables / Bloody Sunday / The Aftermath. Part 3: Politics and Socialism/ Commonweal Notes / The Political Outlook / Socialism and Anarchism / Communism and Anarchism. Part 4: Changed Times: Socialism comes into Politics. Lectures, Articles and Letters. Address to English Liberals 1878. Art and the People: A Socialist’s Protest. At a Picture Show 1884. The End and the Means 1886. The Policy of Abstention 1887. The Society of the Future 1888. Makeshift 1894. England and the Turks. The Reward of Genius. Artist and Artisan: as an Artist sees it. Thoughts on Education under Capitalism. Looking Backward. Under and Elm-Tree: or, Thoughts in the Countryside. Where are we now? The Coal Struggle: Some Obvious Thoughts thereon. The Deeper Meaning of the Struggle. As to Bribing Excellence. The Tables Turned; or Nupkins Awakened. Inconsequences. Likes and Dislikes. A Calendar of Principal Events in Morris’s Life. List of the Principal Lectures delivered by William Morris. Errata in the Collected Works of William Morris. Index to the Collected Works.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies