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"So long as the system of competition in the production and exchange of the means of life goes on, the degradation of the arts will go on; and if that system is to last for ever, then art is doomed, and will surely die; that is to say, civilization will die." -- William Morris
William Morris (24 March 18343 October 1896) was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and socialist 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 in 1891. The 1896 Kelmscott edition of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer is considered a masterpiece of book design.

Born in Walthamstow in east London, Morris was educated at Marlborough and Exeter College, Oxford. In 1856, he became an apprentice to Gothic revival architect G. E. Street. That same year he founded the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine, an outlet for his poetry and a forum for development of his theories of hand-craftsmanship in the decorative arts. In 1861, Morris founded a design firm in partnership with the artist Edward Burne-Jones, and the poet and artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti which profoundly influenced the decoration of churches and houses into the early 20th century. His chief contribution to the arts was as a designer of repeating patterns for wallpapers and textiles, many based on a close observation of nature. He was also a major contributor to the resurgence of traditional textile arts and methods of production.

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Total Books: 1148
The Story of the Glittering Plain - A Book That Inspired Tolkien With Original Illustrations
2018 - The Story of the Glittering Plain - a Book That Inspired Tolkien with Original Illustrations [The Professor's Bookshelf - Volume 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781925110067
ISBN-10: 1925110060
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The House of the Wolfings  By William Morris Fantasy novel
2017 - The House of the Wolfings By William Morris Fantasy Novel [1889 - Original Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781979544351
ISBN-10: 1979544352
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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News from Nowhere A Facsimile Edition
2017 - News From Nowhere a Facsimile Edition (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780500519394
ISBN-10: 0500519390
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Dream of John Ball
2016 - A Dream of John Ball (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781533379269
ISBN-10: 1533379262
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Hopes and Fears for Art
2016 - Hopes and Fears for Art [1882] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781447470403
ISBN-10: 1447470400
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Reference
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The Art and Craft of Printing
2016 - The Art and Craft of Printing (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781447470458
ISBN-10: 1447470451
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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The Story of the Volsungs
2016 - The Story of the Volsungs [Volsunga Saga] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781447470557
ISBN-10: 1447470559
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Wood Beyond the World
2016 - The Wood Beyond the World (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781530922147
ISBN-10: 1530922143
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Water of the Wondrous Isles
2016 - The Water of the Wondrous Isles (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781523457588
ISBN-10: 1523457589
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Poems by the Way
2015 - Poems By the Way (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781522732129
ISBN-10: 1522732128
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Nibelungs
2015 - The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Nibelungs (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781522732532
ISBN-10: 1522732535
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Odes of Horace A Facsimile
2015 - The Odes of Horace a Facsimile [Latin Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781851244492
ISBN-10: 1851244492
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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News Nowhere or An Epoch of Rest Being Some Chapters from A Utopian Romance
The Well at the World's End
2015 - The Well at the World's End (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781515385998
ISBN-10: 151538599X
Genre: Romance
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Where Is God at Work
2015 - Where Is God at Work (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780857216281
ISBN-10: 0857216287
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Functional Ophthalmic Disorders Ocular Malingering and Visual Hysteria
2014 - Functional Ophthalmic Disorders Ocular Malingering and VIsual Hysteria (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783319087498
ISBN-10: 3319087495
Genre: Medical Books
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The Collected Letters of William Morris Volume III 1889-1892
2014 - The Collected Letters of William Morris Volume III 1889-1892 [Princeton Legacy Library] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780691602721
ISBN-10: 0691602727
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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2 The Collected Letters of William Morris Volume II Part A 1881-1884
2014 - 2 the Collected Letters of William Morris Volume II Part a 1881-1884 [Princeton Legacy Library] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780691603698
ISBN-10: 0691603693
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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The Collected Letters of William Morris Volume IV 1893-1896
2014 - The Collected Letters of William Morris Volume IV 1893-1896 [Princeton Legacy Library] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780691608181
ISBN-10: 0691608180
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Collected Letters of William Morris Volume I 1848-1880
2014 - The Collected Letters of William Morris Volume I 1848-1880 [Princeton Legacy Library] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780691612799
ISBN-10: 069161279X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Benedict Me and the Cardinals Three
2014 - Benedict Me and the Cardinals Three (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781921511424
ISBN-10: 1921511427
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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2011 - The Story of Sigurd the Volsung [TREDITION CLASSICS] (Paperback)
2009 - The Sundering Flood Vol 2 [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)
2009 - Useful Work V Useless Toil [Penguin Great Ideas] (Paperback)
2009 - News From Nowhere [Oxford World's Classics] (Paperback)
2009 - Socialism [1893] (Paperback)
2009 - Atalanta's Race [1888] (Paperback)Paperback
2008 - Short Works of William Morris [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)
2006 - William Morris Designs Cd-rom and Book [Full-Color Electronic Design Series] (Paperback)
2003 - William Morris Iron-on Transfer Patterns [Dover Pictorial Archives] (Paperback)
2001 - The Earthly Paradise By William Morris [Garland Reference Library of the Humanities] (Hardcover)
2001 - The Glittering Plain [Wildside Fantasy] (Paperback)
1995 - Morris News From Nowhere [Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought] (Hardcover)
1991 - English Floral Place Cards and Matching Napkin Holders in Full Color 12 Ready-to-use Sets [From Stencils and Notepaper to Flowers and Napkin Folding] (Paperback)
1991 - William Morris Giftwrap Paper [Giftwrap--4 Sheets, 4 Designs] (Paperback)
1990 - William Morris By Himself [By Himself Series] (Hardcover)
1990 - William Morris Address Book [Address Books] (Paperback)
1978 - House of the Wolfings [The Newcastle Forgotten Fantasy #16] (Paperback)
1971 - Well at the World's End V 1 [Adult fantasy] (Paperback)
Golden Wings and Other Stories [Forgotten Fantasy Library] (Paperback)
The Earthly Paradise a Poem-part 3 [Collected Works of William Morris, Volume 5] (Other)
Love Is Enough Poems By the Way [The Collected Works of William Morris - Volume 9] (Other)
The Sundering Flood Unfinished Romances [The Collected Works of William Morris - Volume 21] (Other)
Hopes and Fears for Art Lectures on Art and Industry [The Collected Works of William Morris - Volume 22] (Other)
Signs of Change Lectures on Socialism [The Collected Works of William Morris - Volume 23] (Hardcover)
Scenes Lfrom the Fall of Troy and Other Poems and Fragments [The Collected Works of William Morris - Volume 24] (Hardcover)
Sigurd the Volsung 1911 Edition [William Morris Library] (Paperback)
Poems By the Way 1911 Edition [William Morris Library] (Paperback)
Journalism Contributions to Commonweal 1885-1890 [The William Morris Library Series] (Paperback)
L'ge De L'ersatz [French Edition] (Paperback)
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