The Collected Letters of William Morris, Volume II, Part A

The Collected Letters of William Morris, Volume II, Part A: 1881-1884

WILLIAM MORRIS
NORMAN KELVIN
Copyright Date: 1987
Pages: 418
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    The Collected Letters of William Morris, Volume II, Part A
    Book Description:

    These volumes continue the only complete edition of the surviving correspondence of William Morris (1834- 1896), a protean figure who exerted a major influence as poet, craftsman, master printer, and designer. Covering the years 1881 through 1888, they treat the most dramatic period in another facet of Morris's career: his work as a political activist.

    Originally published in 1988.

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    eISBN: 978-1-4008-5867-5
    Subjects: Art & Art History, History

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
    (pp. ix-xiv)
  4. EDITORIAL PRACTICES
    (pp. xv-xvi)
  5. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    (pp. xvii-xviii)
  6. INTRODUCTION
    (pp. xix-xxxiv)
    Norman Kelvin

    The years covered in this volume, 1881 through 1888, are among the most vigorous in Morris’s career. They record the sharp swing from optimism that public events can be affected by political ideas to disillusion about the people holding the ideas, and finally show the signs—in 1888—of a new, more personal, beginning and the reformulated purpose to come. Moreover, the letters, as always tell us who among Morris’s friends and associates were most important to him in the years in which they were written. They also address several matters essential for an understanding of Morris: his definition of...

  7. MORRIS CHRONOLOGY
    (pp. xxxv-xl)
  8. ABBREVIATIONS OF MANUSCRIPT LOCATIONS
    (pp. xli-xlvi)
  9. ABBREVIATIONS OF WORKS FREQUENTLY CITED
    (pp. xlvii-1)
  10. THE LETTERS 1881-1884