Hardcover

  • ISBN: 978-618-81232-2-9
  • Size: 234 x 156 mm
  • Pages: 404
Price: 29.40 EUR

About The Book

Many years after the events of The House of the Wolfings the descendants of the Wolfing tribe live on the mountains dispersed in smaller tribes and mostly ignorant of their past. A new danger, this time the Huns, will unite them once more and force them to war in order to defend their freedom and way of life.

This is the second, and last, of Morris’s novels with a strong historic background. The descendants of the Wolfings live simple lives in a world of less magic and poetry than their ancestors. The story here is more complex as it follows the reunification of the tribes under a common threat. It is written almost entirely in prose with only a few songs. Once again Morris writes in his unique style immersing us in a unique tapestry of war and love embellished with fine details of nature, landscape and ancient customs.

William Morris

William Morris (1834-1896) was an English textile designer, artist, writer, typographer, socialist and member of the English Arts and Crafts Movement.

Through his textile designs produced by his company Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co and his other works and writings on interior design, he has influenced the field more than anyone else. As a typographer and founder of the Kelmscott Press he had a lasting influence on typography and graphic design. His utopian novel News From Nowhere is today considered a classic, while during his life he was mostly known as a poet, political activist and supporter of traditional crafts.

His prose romances, a series of fantasy novels written during the last years of his life have been an important influence on authors like J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Although they are little known today, they have been fundamental for the development of British fantasy literature.

The Prose Romances of William Morris

The Prose Romances of William Morris is intended to be the definitive edition of Morris’s fantasy works, keystones of British fantasy literature that influenced authors like J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis in writing such classics as The Lord Of The Rings and The Chronicles Of Narnia.