William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary by E.P. Thompson

William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary

This biographical study is a window into 19th-century British society & the life of Wm Morris--the great craftsman, architect, designer, poet & writer--who remains a monumental & influential figure to this day. This account chronicles how his concern with artistic & human values led him to cross what he called the 'river of fire' & become a committed so...


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  • Jane
    Extremely enjoyable, hopeful, fiery socialist biography of the world's greatest wallpaper magnate. ...
  • Stephen
    "History has remembered the kings and warriors because they destroyed; Art has remembered the people because they created." William Morris William Morris sits atop the house of history like a weathervane turning against the prevailing winds rather than with them. One of the earliest British socialis...
  • Joshua
    (notes refer to the 2011 PM Press edition, Read this 800+ page monster on the beach in mexico...good times...I've been on a Morris kick recently. This is a biography of Morris that emphasizes his involvement with the English socialist/communist movement. As such, the long section on infighting withi...