William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary

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$39.95  $37.15
Publisher
PM Press
Publish Date
Pages
880
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.4 X 2.0 inches | 2.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781604862430

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About the Author
E. P. Thompson was an English historian, socialist, and author of Making of the English Working Class. Peter Linebaugh is a social historian and a professor at the University of Toledo. He is the author of London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century. He lives in Toledo, Ohio.
Reviews
"Two impressive figures, William Morris as subject and E. P. Thompson as author, are conjoined in this immense biographical-historical-critical study." --Peter Stansky, New York Times
"An absorbing biographical study. . . . A glittering quarry of marvelous quotes from Morris and others, many taken from heretofore inaccessible or unpublished sources." --Walter Arnold, Saturday Review
"Thompson's is the first biography to do justice to Morris's political thought and so assemble the man whole. . . . It is not only the standard biography of Morris; it makes us realize, as no other writer has done, how completely admirable a man this Victorian was--how consistent and honest to himself and others, how incapable of cruelty or jargon and, above all, how free." --Robert Hughes, Time magazine
"The massive text of this volume, which revolutionized Morris studies and outraged conservative (and purely literary) specialists, compels the reader to take on complicated matters bit by bit, almost day to day, sinking into Morris' life, letters, and milieu. Reading the book can be overwhelming but will be rewarding, not only for the subject but also for the author himself, as we read him through the study of his favorite romantic." --www.RainTaxi.com