News From Nowhere And Other Writings

Paperback | January 4, 1994

byWilliam MorrisIntroduction byClive WilmerEditorClive Wilmer

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This volume illustrates the variety of William Morris's prose, while focusing on one theme: the earthly paradise. The "Nowhere" of News from Nowhere (1890) is England in 2102, an ideal pastoral society born out of revolution. It is as compelling a dream of the future as the nightmares of Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Exhilaratingly, it reminds us that nothing is inevitable about the way we live—now or in 1890.

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A dreamer who made dreams come true, talented genius William Morris taught himself 13 different crafts and become the greatest European pattern-designer since the Middle Ages. In addition, he was a campaigning socialist, innovative environmentalist, lyric poet, compelling journalist, gifted storyteller and superb bookmaker. News fr...

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This volume illustrates the variety of William Morris's prose, while focusing on one theme: the earthly paradise. The "Nowhere" of News from Nowhere (1890) is England in 2102, an ideal pastoral society born out of revolution. It is as compelling a dream of the future as the nightmares of Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Exhila...

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This volume illustrates the variety of William Morris’s prose, while focusing on one theme: the earthly paradise. The "Nowhere" of News from Nowhere (1890) is England in 2102, an ideal pastoral society born out of revolution. It is as compelling a dream of the future as the nightmares of Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Exhila...

William Morris was a dreamer with a genius for turning dreams into reality. Self-taught in thirteen different crafts, some of them ancient ones that had died out, he became the greatest European pattern-designer since the Middle Ages. He was, besides, a campaigning socialist and a pioneering environmentalist, a lyric poet and a forcefu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 7.69 × 5.08 × 0.85 inPublished:January 4, 1994Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chronology
Bibliographical Note
Romance
The Story of the Unknown Church
A King's Lesson
Two Extracts from A Dream of John Ball
News from Nowhere
Lectures
The Lesser Arts
Some Hints on Pattern-designing
Useful Work versus Useless Toil
The Hopes of Civilization
Gothic Architecture
Occasional Prose
"Looking Backward": a review of Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy
Under an Elm-tree; or, Thoughts in the Countryside
Preface to The Nature of Gothic by John Ruskin
Foreword to Utopia by Sir Thomas More
How I Became a Socialist
A Note by William Morris on His Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press
Letters
[The Eastern Question]: letter to the Daily News
[Anti-Scrape]: letter to the Athenaeum
[St. Mark's, Venice]: letter to the Daily News
Notes

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A dreamer who made dreams come true, talented genius William Morris taught himself 13 different crafts and become the greatest European pattern-designer since the Middle Ages. In addition, he was a campaigning socialist, innovative environmentalist, lyric poet, compelling journalist, gifted storyteller and superb bookmaker. News from Nowhere and Other Writings features a variety of Morris’ prose on the theme of earthly paradise. Written in 1890, the gripping “News from Nowhere” refers to a utopian England in 2102, a perfect pastoral society created by revolution.