William Morris

Völsungasaga


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The 13th century Icelandic Völsungasaga is usually read by people studying the Poetic Edda or Wagner's Ring - which obscures the fact i…

The Wood Beyond the World


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The Wood beyond the World is a fantasy novel by William Morris, perhaps the first modern fantasy writer to unite an imaginary world with the…

Utopia (Robinson translation)


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Originally entitled A frutefull pleasaunt, and wittie worke of the beste state of publique weale, & of the newe yle, called Utopia: writ…

The Well at the World's End


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The Well at the World's End is thought to be one of the first examples of an entirely fictional fantasy world, and has greatly influenced la…

News From Nowhere


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News from Nowhere (1890) is a classic work combining utopian socialism and soft science fiction written by the artist, designer and socialis…

The House of the Wolfings


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William Morris was a writer, illustrator and medievalist from the Romantic period and associated with other renowned authors of the time suc…

Love is enough


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Love is enough by William Morris. This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 17, 2013.Wi…

Signs of Change


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In the 1880s William Morris, the artist and poet famously associated with the Arts and Crafts movement, left the Liberal Party and threw him…

An Arthurian Miscellany


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A collection of works that explore the rich and evocative legend of King Arthur. The exploits of Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table …

The Well at the World's End, Book 2: The Road Unto Trouble


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In The Well at the World's End, Ralph of Upmeads, youngest son of the King of Upmeads, leaves home (where nothing exciting ever happens) wit…

The Story of the Glittering Plain


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In this early example of the modern high fantasy genre, Hallblithe, a warrior of the House of Raven, sets out in pursuit of the pirates who …

The World's Best Poetry, Volume 5: Nature (Part 1)


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The fifth of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman (1861-1929). This collection, the first of two parts, inclu…

Echoes of Love’s House


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Echoes of Love’s House by William Morris. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 9th,…

The Well at the World's End: Book 3: The Road to The Well at the World's End


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In The Well at the World's End, Ralph of Upmeads, youngest son of the King of Upmeads, leaves home (where nothing exciting ever happens) wit…

Short Poetry Collection 170


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This is a collection of 34 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for July 2017. It includes a longer poem, Parliament of the Birds by Farid ud…

The World's Best Poetry, Volume 2: Love (Part 1)


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The second of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman (1861-1929). This collection, the first of two parts, incl…

The Roots of the Mountains


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The Roots of the Mountains was the second in a projected series of three historical novels set in a pre-medieval Germanic world (the third w…

The World's Best Poetry, Volume 2: Love (Part 2)


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The second of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman (1861-1929). This collection, the second of two parts, inc…

Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair


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A prose romance set in the forested kingdom of Oakenrealm, where a squirrel can go about from end to end without touching the ground, in whi…

The Well at the World's End: Book 4: The Road Home


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In The Well at the World's End, Ralph of Upmeads, youngest son of the King of Upmeads, leaves home (where nothing exciting ever happens) wit…

Prose Romances from the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine (1856)


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William Morris initiated the genre of high fantasy in a number of short novels written toward the end of his life. But he had already experi…

Short Poetry Collection 113


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for October 2012.

Wedding Poems


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In honor of Kristin and Corey’s wedding (April 2006) we’ve recorded a selection of wedding-themed poems. Congratulations, you two!

Christmas Carol Collection 2013


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This year's LibriVox selection of traditional Christmas carols, hymns and songs in English, French, German, Greek, Italian and Ukrainian. We…

Short Story Collection Vol. 085


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This is the 85th Librivox short story collection. Once again, readers selected stories covering a wide variety of subjects. Several stories …

Poetic Trios


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We selected some of our favourite poets for this collection, including Dante, Fitzgerald, Keats, Barrett Browning, Lear, Carroll, Milton, Mo…

Inscription for an Old Bed


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Inscription for an Old Bed by William Morris. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 20t…

The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems


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This is a volume of early narrative poems by William Morris, first published in 1858. While at the time of writing the most important stages…

Short Poetry Collection 155


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This is a collection of 31 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for April 2016.

Short Poetry Collection 200


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This is a collection of 65 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for January 2020.

Short Poetry Collection 197


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This is a collection of 46 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for October 2019. With a number of spooky ones for Halloween!

Short Poetry Collection 205


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This is a collection of 69 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for June 2020.

Poetic Duets


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This selection of poems has many favourites from authors such as Edward Lear and Robert Browning, as well as less well known authors. We hop…

Short Poetry Collection 047


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LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 047: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 153


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This is a collection of 29 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for February 2016.

Short Poetry Collection 163


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This is a collection of 31 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for December 2016. It also includes a long poem, The Legend of Jubal by Georg…

Christmas Short Works Collection 2017


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This year's Christmas collection of short stories, poems and non-fiction features 29 readings in English, Lithuanian, Spanish and Romanian.

Chants for Socialists


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As well as being influential in the Arts and Crafts Movement and writing numerous poems and novels, William Morris was deeply involved in po…

Thunder In The Garden


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of Thunder In The Garden by William Morris. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for Septembe…

Short Poetry Collection 219


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This is a collection of 40 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for August 2021.