William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary (Spectre)

William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary (Spectre)

E. P. Thompson


This biographical examine is a window into 19th-century British society and the lifetime of William Morris—the nice craftsman, architect, dressmaker, poet, and writer—who continues to be a huge and influential determine to this present day. This account chronicles how his predicament with creative and human values led him to move what he referred to as the “river of fireplace” and develop into a devoted socialist—committed not just to the speculation of socialism but additionally to the perform of it within the daily fight of operating men and women in Victorian England. whereas either the British exertions flow and the Marxists have honored Morris, this legacy of his lifestyles proves that lots of his rules didn't accord with the dominant reforming trends, supplying a distinct viewpoint on Morris scholarship.

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