News from Nowhere and Other Writings (Paperback)

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By William Morris, Clive Wilmer (Introduction by)
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This volume illustrates the variety of William Morris's prose, while focusing on one theme: the earthly paradise. The "Nowhere" of News from Nowhere (1890) is England in 2102, an ideal pastoral society born out of revolution. It is as compelling a dream of the future as the nightmares of Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Exhilaratingly, it reminds us that nothing is inevitable about the way we live—now or in 1890.

About the Author


William Morris was a dreamer with a genius for turning dreams into reality. Self-taught in thirteen different crafts, some of them ancient ones that had died out, he became the greatest European pattern-designer since the Middle Ages. He was, besides, a campaigning socialist and a pioneering environmentalist, a lyric poet and a forceful journalist, a storyteller and a maker of fine books.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780140433302
ISBN-10: 0140433309
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: January 4th, 1994
Pages: 480
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics