William Morris Archive

Literary Criticism:

Boos, Florence. “Jason’s ‘Wise’ Women: Gender and Morris’s First Romantic Epic.” Writing on the Image: Reading William Morris, edited David Latham. University of Toronto Press, 2007. 41-58. pdf

Boos, Florence. The Pattern of William Morris's 'The Earthly Paradise.' Mellen, 1990.

Faulkner, Peter. Against the Age: An Introduction to William Morris. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1980, pp. 37-46. [see selections below]

Faulkner, Peter. William Morris: The Critical Heritage. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1973, pp. 50-76.

Gibbs. Allegra. "William Morris' Use of Classical Sources in The Life and Death of Jason: A Classicist's Reading." M. Litt., University of Edinburgh, 1992.

Kermode, Helen Sybil. "The Classical Sources of Morris's Life and Death of Jason." Primitiae: Essays in English Literature by Students of the University of Liverpool. Liverpool and London, 1912, 158-82.

Kirchhoff, Frederick. William Morris. Boston: Twayne, 1979, pp. 61-66. [see selections below]

Mench, Martha D. The Argonautic Tradition in William Morris’ s “The Life and Death of Jason”: A Study in Poetic Eclecticism. Dissertation Abstracts 29 (1968): 1212A Yale Unversity.

Miles, Rosie. "Illustrating Morris: The Work of Jessie King and Maxwell Armfield."JWMS 15.4 (2004): 109-135.

Morris, May. Introduction, The Collected Works of William Morris, vol. 2: The Life and Death of Jason. London: Longmans, 1910, ix-xxviii. [see also selections below]

Oberg, Charlotte. A Pagan Prophet: William Morris. Charlottesville: University of Virginia, 1978, pp. 75-85. [see selections below]

Silver, Carole. The Romance of William Morris. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1982, 50-55. [see selections below]

Tompkins, J. M. William Morris: An Approach to the Poetry. London: Cecil Woolf, 1984, 89-95.

The Major Source:

Appollonius Rhodius, The Argonautica. New York: Macmillan, 1912. Loeb Classical Library.

Morris also consulted Lemprière's Classical Dictionary, Pindar's Odes and Eudipides's Medea. He may also have drawn on the Odyssey, Ovid's Heroides, Diodorus's History, and the Argonautica of Apollodorus.