The Collected Letters of William Morris, Volume I

The Collected Letters of William Morris, Volume I: 1848-1880

WILLIAM MORRIS
NORMAN KELVIN
Copyright Date: 1984
Pages: 692
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    The Collected Letters of William Morris, Volume I
    Book Description:

    The life of William Morris (1834-1896) is revealed in significant new detail by his complete surviving correspondence, brought together here for the first time and including many previously unpublished letters. This collection not only bears witness to Morris's day-to-day activities and friendships, but also reflects his keen response to landscape and architecture, his sense of social responsibility, and his interest in the techniques of the applied arts. Volume I covers Morris's student days at Oxford and marriage to Jane Burden; the first twenty years of Morris and Co.; his success as a poet with the publication of The Earthly Paradise; his two trips to Iceland; the moves to Kelmscott Manor and Kelmscott House; and the start of his socialist career.

    Originally published in 1984.

    ThePrinceton Legacy Libraryuses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

    eISBN: 978-1-4008-5618-3
    Subjects: Language & Literature, History

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
    (pp. ix-x)
  4. SCOPE OF THIS EDITION
    (pp. xi-xvi)
  5. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    (pp. xvii-xxvi)
  6. INTRODUCTION
    (pp. xxvii-l)

    The strong, persistent themes in William Morris’s letters are architecture and the decorative arts; work, its pleasures and to a lesser degree its problems; socialism, which, arguably, is a synthesis of his other interests; and in the last years of his life, the Kelmscott Press, which is even more a bringing together of earlier commitments and enthusiasms. Threaded through these themes is another subject—love and the lack of it: love of family and of friends, love that tries to redeem, even challenge in importance, the apparent absence of physical love in Morris’s marriage.

    When he left Oxford in 1856,...

  7. MORRIS CHRONOLOGY
    (pp. li-lvi)
  8. ABBREVIATIONS OF MANUSCRIPT LOCATIONS
    (pp. lvii-lx)
  9. ABBREVIATIONS OF WORKS FREQUENTLY CITED
    (pp. lxi-lxiv)
  10. THE LETTERS
  11. INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS
    (pp. 597-600)
  12. SUBJECT INDEX
    (pp. 601-626)
  13. Back Matter
    (pp. 627-627)