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      • Miles, Rosie. "Virtual Paradise: Editing William Morris for the Twenty-First Century," William Morris in the Twenty-First Century, eds. Phillippa Bennett and Rosie Miles, Peter Lang, 2010, 231-55.
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    • The Kelmscott Press
      • Introduction
      • Proofing Sheets
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      • Stamping Tools
      • Woodblocks
      • Initials & Colophon
      • Typefaces
        • Goolden Type
        • Troy Type
        • Kelmscott Chaucer Type
        • Recovery of the Doves Type
        • Examples On This Archive
          • Golden Type (a Roman typeface) 1890-91:
            • The Story of the Glittering Plain
            • Poems by the Way
            • News from Nowhere
            • The Defence of Guenevere
            • The Earthly Paradise
            • Gothic Architecture
          • Troy type (a gothic typeface) 1892:
            • The Life and Death of Jason
            • Love Is Enough
            • The Wood Beyond the World
            • Of the Friendship of Amis and Amile
            • The Tale of King Florus and the Fair Jehane
            • The Tale of Emperor Coustans and Over Sea
          • Chaucer type (a gothic typeface) 1892:
            • Sigurd the Volsung
            • Well at the World's End
            • Water of the Wondrous Isles
            • The Sundering Flood
            • Child Christopher vol. 1
            • Child Christopher vol. 2
      •  Kelmscott Press books on this site
        • The Defence of Guenevere1892
        • The Life and Death of Jason1895
        • The Earthly Paradise 1896-97
        • Love Is Enough 1897
        • Sigurd the Volsung 1898
        • Poems by the Way1891
        • The Glittering Plain 1891
        • A Dream of John Ball and A King's Lesson1892
        • News from Nowhere 1892
        • The Wood Beyond the World 1894
        • The Well at the World's End 1896
        • The Water of the Wondrous Isles 1897
        • Of the Friendship of Amis and Amile 1894
        • The Tale of the Emperor Coustans and of Over Sea 1894
        • The Story of King Florus and the Fair Jehane 1893
        • Gothic Architecture 1893
      • Bibliography
        • "The Critique of the Empty Page: Kelmscott Press and William Morris's Theories of Book Design." 
        • Braesel, Michaela. "The Influence of Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts on the Pre-Raphaelites and the Early Poetry of William Morris."JWMS 15.4 (Summer 2004): 41-54.
        • Buxton Forman, H., The Books of William Morris Described. London: Frank Hollings, 1897 [reprinted 1976]. Formerly the standard bibliography of Morris's books despite the inclusion of forgeries and piracies perpetrated by the author and his friend Thomas J. Wise; for the current standard bibliography, see Eugene LeMire, A Bibliography of William Morris, below.
        • Cockerell, Sydney C., "History of the Kelmscott Press" and "An Annotated List of the Books Printed at the Kelmscott Press," in William Morris, A Note on His Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press. [Kelmscott Press, 1898]].
        • Coupe, Robert L. M., Illustrated Editions of the Works of William Morris in English: A Descriptive Bibliography. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2002. Second edition, 2011.
        • Cowan, Yuri. "Collaboration, Translation, and Reception: Editing Caxton for the Kelmscott Press." To Build a Shadowy Isle of Bliss: William Morris and the Embodiment of Dreams, Mc-Gill-Queens University Press, 2014, 316-63.
        • Dunlap, Joseph R., The Book That Never Was. New York, 1971. Account of the projected illustrated edition of Morris's The Earthly Paradise, which partially came to fruition a century later in the Rampant Lion Press version of The Story of Cupid and Psyche produced in 1974.
        • Dunlap, Joseph R. "Morris and the Book Arts Before the Kelmscott Press." Victorian Poetry 13.3 and 4 (1975), 141-157.
        • LeMire, Eugene D. A Bibliography of William Morris, London: British Library; Newark, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2006.
        • Life, Alan, "Illustration of Morris's 'Ideal Book,'" and Joseph R. Dunlap, "Morris and the Book Arts Before the Kelmscott Press," Victorian Poetry (1975). This was a special issue of the journal devoted to Morris, illustrated.
        • Peterson, William S., A Bibliography of the Kelmscott Press. Oxford UP, 1984. Definitive, detailed information on the Kelmscott Press: includes provenance information and notes on particular copies and related materials.
        • The Kelmscott Press Golden Legend: A Documentary History of its Production, Together with a Leaf from the Kelmscott Edition, ed. William S. Peterson. [College Park], 1990. Leaf book with introduction and facsimiles of related documents.
        • Peterson, William S., The Kelmscott Press: A History of William Morris's Typographical Adventure. Oxford UP, 1991. By far the best book on the subject, offering not only a detailed history of the Press but analysis of Morris's aesthetic seen in the context of Victorian printing. An essential work, superseding almost everything else written on the subject.
        • Sparling, Henry Halliday,The Kelmscott Press and William Morris, Master Craftsman. London, 1924. Earlier history of the Kelmscott Press, incorporating Cockerell's checklist. Now superseded by Peterson's History.
        • The Typographical Adventure of William Morris. [London: William Morris Society, 1957]. Catalogue of a traveling exhibition organized by the William Morris Society in 1957. Places Morris's work in context of other printers and designers from 1850 to 1940.
        • William Morris And the Art of the Book, ed. Charles Ryskamp. New York: Oxford UP, 1976. Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Pierpont Morgan Library in 1976. With essays: "William Morris: Book Collector" by Paul Needham; "William Morris: Calligrapher" by Joseph Dunlap; and "William Morris: Typographer" by John Dreyfus. Detailed and illustrated, an essential source.
        • Thompson, Susan Otis, American Book Design and William Morris. New York, 1977; reprinted Newark, DE, 1996. Pioneering study of the influence of Morris's Kelmscott Press on American publishers and printers.
        • Walsdorf, John, William Morris in Private Press And Limited Editions. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1983. Useful bibliographical catalogue of books by and about Morris issued 1890-1982 in limited or fine editions.
        • Samuels Lasner, Mark, William Morris: The Collector as Creator. New York: Grolier Club, 1996. Checklist of the exhibition held at the Grolier Club, 1996–97, listing books owned and read by Morris and examples of Morris's own works in literature, politics, and the book arts.
      • Video demonstrating copy mark up--Peter Harrington Books
    • Calligraphy
      • Introduction, from William Peterson, The Kelmscott Press: A History of William Morris's Typographical Adventure,Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991.
      • Calligraphic Manuscripts
        • Aeneid, calligraphic trial, Society of Antiquaries, Book I, lines 34-89, f. 1 and verso
        • Lancelot of the Lake, MS 905.4, vol. 1, ff. 1-76
        • Lancelot of the Lake, MS 905.3, vol. 2 ff. 1-307
        • Haldor, Mark Samuels Lasner Collection
        • Egil's Saga, Society of Antiquaries Soc. of A. MS. 907, 1873-74
        • The Story of Halfdan the Black, Morgan Library MA 3471
        • The Story of King Harald, Morgan Library MA 3471
        • Odes of Horace, Bodleian Library, Oxford
        • Odes of Horace, Cheltenham Library, Song 12
        • Image from the Rubaiyat (1872)
        • Rubaiyat, Bodleian Library, Oxford
        • Rubaiyat, Cheltenham Library
        • The Story of the Men of Weaponfirth, Cheltenham Library
        • Virgil, 2 ff. Latin text
        • Ynglings Saga, variants, Society of Antiquaries Soc. of A. MS. 906, with marginal drawings by Philip Webb and C. F. Murray
      • A Book of Verse
        • Introduction by Roy Strong and 
          Joyce Irene Whalley
        • Facsimile of the manuscript, 1870
        • Supplementary Materials:
          • J. A. George, "A Very Private Gesture: William Morris' A Book of Verse and its Public Sequel," Private and Public Voices in Victorian Poetry, eds. Sabine Coelsch-Foisner and Holger Klein. Tubinger: Stauffenburg Verlag, 2000, 103-110.
      • Catalogue of Morris's Books
      • Illustrations for the Aeneid by Edward Burne-Jones, Morgan Library
      • Illuminated Page
      • Braesel, Michaela. "The Influence of Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts on the Pre-Raphaelites and the Early Poetry of William Morris."JWMS 15.4 (Summer 2004): 41-54.
      • Braesel, Michaela. "William Morris and 'Authenticity.'" Reading Matters Vol. 15, Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres. [Discusses his early calligraphic designs, including "The Story of the Iron Man" from the Grimm Brothers]
      • Goodwin, Handlist of Manuscripts and Documents of William Morris [pdf] Provides locations for Morris manuscripts
      • Whitla, William. "'Sympathetic Translation' and the 'Scribe's Capacity': Morris's Calligraphy and the Icelandic Sagas." Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies 10 (Fall 2001): 27-108. See Appendix A: "William Morris's Calligraphic Manuscripts," 80-95 for a list of locations and features of these manuscripts.
    • The Book That Never Was: Designs for an Illustrated Earthly Paradise
      • Woodblocks, prepared by William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones for a projected edition of The Earthly Paradise: "Cupid and Psyche."
      • Illustrations, Designs from the Birmingham Art Galler, "The Hill of Venus"
      • Dunlap, Joseph R., The Book that Never Was, New York: Oriole Editions, 1971. [pdf]
    • Periodicals
      • Title page of The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine, January 1, 1856
      • Oxford and Cambridge Magazine, see "Early Poems" and "Early Romances."
      • "The God of the Poor," Fortnightly Review 4, n. s., (1 August 1868), 139-45. ("There was a lord that hight Maltete,") Published in Poems by the Way.
      • "Two Sides of the River," Fortnightly Review 4, n. s. (October 1868), 379-82. ("O winter, o white winter, wert thou gone"). Published in Poems by the Way
      • "Hapless Love," Good Words 10 (1 April 1869), 264-65. ("Why do you sadly go alone")
      • "On the Edge of the Wilderness," Fortnightly Review 5 n. s. (April 1869), 391-94. (Whence comest thou, and where goest thou?"). Published in Poems by the Way.
      • "The Death of Paris," Every Saturday 8 (13 November 1869), 625-30.
      • “Rhyme Slayeth Shame” ( If as I come unto her she might hear, / If words might reach her when away I go, ), Atlantic Monthly, 25/198, February 1870, 144.
      • "May Grown A-Cold," Atlantic Monthly 25/151 (1 May, 1870), 553.
      • "Dark Wood," Fortnightly Review, February 1871, 219-20. ("Upon an eve I sat me down and wept") Included in the 1870 "A Book of Verse"; published in Poems by the Way as "Error and Loss," CW, 9, 108.
      • "The Seasons," The Academy (1 February 1871), 109.
      • "The King of Denmark's Sons," Scribner's Monthly 5.3 (January 1873), 294-97. Published in Poems by the Way.
      • "Love's Gleaning Tide," Athenaeum, no. 2424 (11 April 1874), 492. ("Draw not away thy hands, my love,") Published inPoems by the Way.
      • "The First Foray of Aristomenes," Athenaeum, no. 2533 (13 May 1876), 663-64. ("On toiled the sons of the exiles up the steep,")
      • "The Three Seekers," To-Day 1.1 n. s. (January 1884), 25-29. ("There met three knights on the woodland way,") Published inPoems by the Way.
      • "The Hall and the Wood," English Illustrated Magazine (February 1890), 351-54. ("'Twas in the water-dwindling tide") Published in Poems by the Way.
      • “Meeting in Winter” (Winter in the world it is / Round about the unhoped kiss), a song from "The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice," The English Illustrated Magazine, March 1884, 339-40. Published in Poems by the Way.
      • "The Voice of Toil," Justice 1.12 (5 April 1884), 5. Published in Poems by the Way.
      • "All for the Cause," Justice 1.14 (19 April 1884), 5. Published in Poems by the Way.
      • "No Master," Justice, 1.21 (7 June 1884), 5.
      • "The March of the Workers," Commonweal 1.1 (February 1885), 4; 1.2 (March 1885).
      • "The Message of the March Wind," Commonweal, March 1885 1.2. Published in Poems by the Way.
      • "Untitled Verse," Commonweal 4.119 (21 April 1888). ("Lo when we wade the tangled wood")
      • "The Burghers' Battle," The Athenaeum (16 June 1888), 761. Published in Poems by the Way.
      • "May Day," Justice, 30 April 1892. ("O Earth, once again cometh Spring to deliver")
      • "Mine and Thine," Commonweal 5.164 (2 November 1889), 67. Published in Poems by the Way.
      • "The Day of Days," The Humane Review, July 1890; Time, November 1890. Reprinted in Poems by the Way.
      • "The New Year," The Artist 13 (January 1892), 3.
      • "May Day, 1894," Justice 11.538 (5 May 1894), 1.
      • "The Days That Were," Eclectic Magazine 68.6, n. s. (December 1898), 785. (poem used as epigraph for The House of the Wolfings)
      • Prose Printed in Periodicals:
        • The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine 1856, text in pdf format
          • The Story of the Unknown Church January 1856, 28-33
          • A Dream March 1856, 146-155
          • Frank's Sealed Letter April 1856, 225-234
          • Gertha's Lovers July 1856, 403-417; August 1856, 499-512
          • Svend and His BrethrenAugust 1856, 488-499
          • Lindenborg Pool September 1856, 530-534
          • The Hollow Land September 1856, 565-577; October 1856, 632-41
          • Golden Wings December 1856, 733-742
            • (introduction and selections, Rossetti Archive) [Type Oxford and Cambridge Magazine into search engine; background information on each issue is provided by P. C. Fleming.]
            • Table of Contents: Oxford and Cambridge Magazine1856
            • Table of Contents: Oxford and Cambridge Magazine, copy marked by Vernon Lushington (courtesy of David Taylor)
            • The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine, text in pdf format
            • Essay, "Churches of North France: The Shadows of Amiens," The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine, February 1856, 99-110.
            • Review of Men and Women, by Robert Browning, from The Oxford and Cambridge MagazineMarch 1856, 162-172.
            • Review of "Death the Avenger" and "Death the Friend," The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine, August 1856, 477-479.
        • "An Old Story Retold," Commonweal 2.36 (18 September 1886), 197-98.
        • "A Plea for the American Anarchists," Pall Mall Gazette (28 September 1887), 5.
        • "Free Speech in America," Commonweal 3.91 (8 October 1887), 324.
        • "Educating Americans in Handicraft," Commonweal 4.129 (30 June 1888), 204-205.
        • A Dream of John Ball, 11 installments, Commonweal.
        • "Socialism from the Root Up," 25 installments, Commonweal.
        • "The Glittering Plain," English Illustrated Magazine, 1890.
          • vol. 7.81 June 1890, chapters 1-6, pp. 687-98; vol. 7.82 July 1890, chapters 7-12, pp. 754-68; vol. 7.83 August 1890, chapters 13-18, pp. 824-32; vol. 7.84 September 1890, chapters 19-22, pp. 884-900.
        • News from Nowhere, Commonweal, 1890, 39 installments.
      • Articles and Poems for Justice: 'The Organ of the Social Democracy' [from the Marxists.org archive]
        • 1884-1885
      • Articles for Commonweal: 'The Official Organ of the Socialist League' [for separate portal, click here]
        • 1885-1890
      • Bibliograpy of Morris's Contributions to Justice and Commonweal 1883-1890, from Political Writings: Contributions to Justice and Commonweal 1883-1890, ed. and intro. Nicholas Salmon, Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 1994.
      • Articles on Morris in U. S. Periodicals from 1891-1900:
      • Tobin, Tom. Pre-Raphaelitism in the Nineteenth-Century Press: A Bibliography. Victoria: University of Victoria Press, 2002. [pdf]
    • Morris's Library
      • Catalogue of Morris's Books
      • Catalogue of Morris's Books, transcription
      • Morris's Library[link to "The Library of William Morris, William S. Peterson and Sylvia Holton Peterson; more than 2000 titles to be listed, many not included in the 1898 Sotheby auction catalogue]
  • Bibliography
    • Boos, Florence. "The Critique of the Empty Page: Kelmscott Press and William Morris's Theories of Book Design." William Morris and Everyday Life, ed. Wendy Parkins, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholar Press, 2010, 65-85.
    • Braesel, Michaela. "The Influence of Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts on the Pre-Raphaelites and the Early Poetry of William Morris."JWMS 15.4 (Summer 2004): 41-54.
    • Buxton Forman, H., The Books of William Morris Described. London: Frank Hollings, 1897 [reprinted 1976]. Formerly the standard bibliography of Morris's books despite the inclusion of forgeries and piracies perpetrated by the author and his friend Thomas J. Wise; for the current standard bibliography, see Eugene LeMire, A Bibliography of William Morris, below
    • Cockerell, Sydney C., "History of the Kelmscott Press" and "An Annotated List of the Books Printed at the Kelmscott Press," in William Morris, A Note on His Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press. [Kelmscott Press, 1898]].
    • Coupe, Robert L. M., Illustrated Editions of the Works of William Morris in English: A Descriptive Bibliography. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2002. Second edition, 2011.
    • Cowan, Yuri. "Collaboration, Translation, and Reception: Editing Caxton for the Kelmscott Press." To Build a Shadowy Isle of Bliss: William Morris and the Embodiment of Dreams, Mc-Gill-Queens University Press, 2014, 316-63.
    • Dunlap, Joseph R., The Book That Never Was. New York, 1971. Account of the projected illustrated edition of Morris's The Earthly Paradise, which partially came to fruition a century later in the Rampant Lion Press version of The Story of Cupid and Psyche produced in 1974.
    • Dunlap, Joseph R. "Morris and the Book Arts Before the Kelmscott Press." Victorian Poetry 13.3 and 4 (1975), 141-157.
    • LeMire, Eugene D. A Bibliography of William Morris, London: British Library; Newark, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2006.
    • Life, Alan, "Illustration of Morris's 'Ideal Book,'" and Joseph R. Dunlap, "Morris and the Book Arts Before the Kelmscott Press," Victorian Poetry (1975). This was a special issue of the journal devoted to Morris, illustrated.
    • Peterson, William S., A Bibliography of the Kelmscott Press. Oxford UP, 1984. Definitive, detailed information on the Kelmscott Press: includes provenance information and notes on particular copies and related materials.
    • The Kelmscott Press Golden Legend: A Documentary History of its Production, Together with a Leaf from the Kelmscott Edition, ed. William S. Peterson. [College Park], 1990. Leaf book with introduction and facsimiles of related documents.
    • Peterson, William S., The Kelmscott Press: A History of William Morris's Typographical Adventure. Oxford UP, 1991. By far the best book on the subject, offering not only a detailed history of the Press but analysis of Morris's aesthetic seen in the context of Victorian printing. An essential work, superseding almost everything else written on the subject.
    • Sparling, Henry Halliday,The Kelmscott Press and William Morris, Master Craftsman. London, 1924. Earlier history of the Kelmscott Press, incorporating Cockerell's checklist. Now superseded by Peterson's History.
    • The Typographical Adventure of William Morris. [London: William Morris Society, 1957]. Catalogue of a traveling exhibition organized by the William Morris Society in 1957. Places Morris's work in context of other printers and designers from 1850 to 1940.
    • William Morris And the Art of the Book, ed. Charles Ryskamp. New York: Oxford UP, 1976. Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Pierpont Morgan Library in 1976. With essays: "William Morris: Book Collector" by Paul Needham; "William Morris: Calligrapher" by Joseph Dunlap; and "William Morris: Typographer" by John Dreyfus. Detailed and illustrated, an essential source.
    • Thompson, Susan Otis, American Book Design and William Morris. New York, 1977; reprinted Newark, DE, 1996. Pioneering study of the influence of Morris's Kelmscott Press on American publishers and printers.
    • Walsdorf, John, William Morris in Private Press And Limited Editions. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1983. Useful bibliographical catalogue of books by and about Morris issued 1890-1982 in limited or fine editions.
    • Samuels Lasner, Mark, William Morris: The Collector as Creator. New York: Grolier Club, 1996. Checklist of the exhibition held at the Grolier Club, 1996–97, listing books owned and read by Morris and examples of Morris's own works in literature, politics, and the book arts.
POETRY (portal)
    • EARLY POEMS
      • Preface
      • Contents: Early Poems and Prose of William Morris
      • B. L. Ms. 45,298A
      • B. L. Ms. 45,298B
      • B.L. Add. Ms. 74,255
      • Fitzwilliam Library, Cambridge, Manuscript 2, Autograph Manuscript of fragments of 5 poems:
        • "Why do they make these lists in the Great Square"
        • "The Man Born to Be King"
        • Prose Romance, "The Green Summer"
        • "The Lady of the Wasted land"
        • "The Lady of Havering"
      • Fitzwilliam Library, Cambridge, Manuscript 3, Autograph Manuscript of fragments of 8 poems:
          • "A time there was in days long past away"
          • We have done all that men could do, f. 11
          •  Once my Fell Foe Worsted Me, ff.12-16v
          • Listen good folk to my rhyme,
          • beginning of Lady of the Wasted Land, ff. 17-18v 
          • "Saint George"
          • "Lady of the Wasted Land" prose fragment
          • "The Cruel Stepmother," ballad
          • "Lord Malstrom," ballad
      • "Scenes from the Fall of Troy," edited by A. P. M. Wright
        • Introduction
        • Text, "Scenes from the Fall of Troy"
        • Images from the Collected Works, vol. 24 (pdf)
        • Notes and Comments on "Scenes from the Fall of Troy," Dr. Peter Wright
        • Scenes from the Fall of Troy British Library Add. MS 45,321
        • Supplementary
          • British Library Additional Manuscript 45,321
      • Supplementary Materials
        • Before the Defence of Guenevere
          • Early Poems and Poetic and Prose Fragments including those not published in his lifetime
          • Preface:William Morris' Earliest Poems: Preparation for The Defence of Guenevere
          • British Library Additional Manuscript 45,298A
          • British Library Additional Manuscript 45,298B
          • British Library Additional Manuscript 74,255
          • Fitzwilliam Library, Cambridge, Manuscript 2, Autograph Manuscript of fragments of 5 poems:
            • "Why do they make these lists in the Great Square"
            • "The Man Born to Be King"
            • Prose Romance, "The Green Summer"
            • "The Lady of the Wasted land"
            • "The Lady of Havering"
          • Fitzwilliam Library, Cambridge, Manuscript 3, Autograph Manuscript of fragments of 8 poems:
          • "Scenes from the Fall of Troy," edited by A. P. M. Wright
          • Supplementary Materials
            • Letter in Which Morris Discusses His Early Poems (May 1st, 1891)
            • Articles on Morris's Early Writings
            • The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine, 1856 (introduction and selections, Rossetti Archive) [Type Oxford and Cambridge Magazine into search engine; background information on each issue is provided by P. C. Fleming.]
            • The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine, text in pdf format
            • Table of Contents: Oxford and Cambridge Magazine, 1856
            • Table of Contents: Oxford and Cambridge Magazine, copy marked by Vernon Lushington (courtesy of David Taylor)
        • Letter in Which Morris Discusses His Early Poems (May 1st, 1891)
        • Articles on Morris's Early WritingsArticles fromThe Journal of William Morris Studies
          • Baïssus, J. M. "Morris and the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine."JWMS 5.2 (Winter 1982): 2-13
          • Dewan, Pauline. "Patterns of Enclosure in Morris's Early Stories."JWMS 11.2 (Spring 1995): 9-11
          • Fletcher, Chris. "A Rediscovered and Partly Unpublished Morris Notebook."JWMS 14.3 (Winter 2001): 12-20.
          • Timo, Helen. "A Church Without God: William Morris's A Night in a Cathedral."JWMS 4.2 (Summer 1980): 24-31.
            Other Essays on the Early Writings:
          • Boos, Florence S. "The Structure of Morris' Tales for the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine." Victorian Periodicals Review 20 (1987), 2-12.
          • Gordon, Walter K. "Pre-Raphaelitism and The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine." Journal of the Rutgers University Library 29(1966), 42-51.
          • Hosman, Robert Stahr. "The Germ (1850) and The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine (1856)." Victorian Periodicals Newsletter 4 (April 1969), 36-47. Hosman, Robert Stahr. "The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine." British Literary Magazines: The Victorian and Edwardian Age, ed. Alvin Sullivan. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1984, 294-302.
          • Le Mire, Eugene D., ed. Introduction, The Hollow Land and Other Contributions to the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine. Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 1996.
          • Purkis, John, Morris, Burne-Jones and French Gothic, London: William Morris Society, 1985, 1991.
          • Whitla, William. "William Morris's 'The Mosque Rising in the Place of the Temple of Solomon: A Critical Text.'" Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies 9 (Summer 2000), 43-82.
        • The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine 1856 (introduction and selections, Rossetti Archive)
        • The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine, text in pdf format
    • THE DEFENCE OF GUENEVERE
      • Edition of The Defence of Guenevere, edited by Margaret Lourie
        • Preface
        • Critical Introduction
        • Morris and Medievalism
        • The Nineteenth Century Poetic Heritage
        • The Legacy of Guenevere
        • Source Notes
      • Text
      • Editorial Notes and Annotations
      • Kelmscott 1892 edition
      • 1875 edition
      • 1858 first ed.
      • Supplementary materials
        • Historical Notes on Froissartian Poems
        • May Morris on Morris's unused later alterations for the 1875 edition, CW, vol. 1 introduction, xvi-xix.
        • Reviews
          • Unsigned notice, Spectator, February 1858, xxxi, 238
          • Richard Garnett, unsigned review, Literary Gazette, March 1858, xlii, 226-7
          • H.F. Chorley, unsigned review, Athenaeum, 3 April 1858, no. 1588, 427-8
          • Unsigned review, Tablet, April 1858, xix, 266
          • Unsigned review, Saturday Review, 20 November 1858, vi, 506-7
          • Unsigned review, Ecclesiastic and Theologian, vol. 20, March 1858, 159-70
          • John Skelton, "Shirley," unsigned review, Fraser's Magazine, June 1860, 814-28
        • Recent Criticism
          • From the Journal of William Morris Studies:
            • Berry, Ralph. "The Symbolism of William Morris." JWMS 3.4 (Winter 1978): 20-34.
            • Boos, Florence. "The Defence of Guenevere: Morris's Critique of Medieval Violence," JWMS, 18.4 (Summer 2010), 8-21.
            • Braesel, Michaela. "The Influence of Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts on the Pre-Raphaelites and the Early Poetry of William Morris."JWMS 15.2 (2004):41-54.
            • Firth, Richard. "'Honorable and Nobel Adventures': Courtly and Chivalric Idealism in Morris's Froissartian Poems," JWMS 17.3 (Winter 2007).
            • Helsinger, Elizabeth. "Lyric Colour: Pre-Raphaelite Art and Morris's The Defence of Guenevere." JWMS15.2 (2004): 16-40.
            • Hodgson, Amanda. "Riding Together: William Morris and Robert Browning."JWMS 9.4 (Spring 1992): 3-7.
            • Hoskins, Robert. "Image and Motif in The Haystack in the Floods." JWMS 3.2 (Summer 1976): 4-7.
            • Jackson, Vanessa Furse. "'Two Red Roses Across the Moon'-Reconsidering Symbolic Implications." Vanessa Furse Jackson, JWMS 12.1 (Autumn 1996): 29-34.
            • Miles, Rosie. "Illustrating Morris: The Work of Jessie King and Maxwell Armfield." JWMS 15.2 (2004):109-135.
            • Schofield, John. "The Defence of Guenevere and Contemporary Critics." JWMS 3.1 (Spring 1974): 27-30.
            • Williams, Todd O. "Teaching Morris's Early Dream Poems through the Three Registers." Todd O. Williams, JWMS 17.2 (Summer 2007): 99-114.
          • Other Selections:
            • Armstrong, Isobel.
            • Balch, Dennis R. "Guenevere's Fidelity to Arthur in 'The Defence of Guenevere' and 'King Arthur's Tomb." Victorian Poetry 13.3-4 (1975): 61-70.
            • Bentley, D. M. R. (Dis)continuties: Arthur's Tomb, Modern Painters, and Morris's Early Wallpaper Design. Writing on the Image: Reading William Morris, ed. David Latham. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007, 17-30.
            • Berry, Ralph. "A Defense of Guenevere." Victorian Poetry 9(1971): 277-86.
            • Boos, Florence. "Justice and Vindication in William Morris's 'The Defence of Guenevere.'" King Arthur Through the Ages, eds. Valerie M. Lagorio and Mildred Leake Day. Vol. 2. Garland Publishing, Inc.: New York, 1990.
            • Boos, Florence. "Sexual Polarities in The Defence of Guenevere." Browning Institute Studies 13 (1985), 181-200.
            • Boos, Florence. "William Morris, Robert Bulwer-Lytton, and the Arthurian Poetry of the 1850s," Arthuriana 6.3 (1996), 31-53.
            • Calhoun, Blue. The Pastoral Vision of William Morris: The Earthly Paradise. Athens: Unviersity of Georgia Press, 1974. "Heroic Quest: The Mood of Energy," 39-59.
            • Dahl, Curtis. "Morris's 'The Chapel in Lyoness': An Interpretation," Studies in Philology, 51 (1954), 482-491.
            • Friesen, Janet Wright. "William Morris, Shaper of Tales: Creating a Hero's Story in 'Sir Peter Harpdon's End," Writing on the Image: Reading William Morris, ed. David Latham. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007, 31-41.
            • "Frye, Northrop. "A Conversation with Northrop Frye About William Morris," Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies 10 (Spring 2001), 35-42.
            • Frye, Northrop. "A Conversation with Northrop Frye About William Morris," Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies 10 (Spring 2001), 35-42.
            • Hassett, Constance. "The Style of Evasion: The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems." Victorian Poetry 29.2 (Summer 1991), 99-114.
            • Hazen, James. "Morris's "Haystack": The Fate of Vision," Pre-Raphaelite Review 1.1 (November 1977), 49-56.
            • Helsinger, Elizabeth. "Lyric Color and The Defence of Guenevere," chapter 3, Poetry and the Pre-Raphaelite Arts: Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Morris, New Haven: Yale, 2008, 55-86.
            • Herbert, Karen. "Dissendent Language in The Defence of Guenevere." Victorian Poetry 34.3 (1996): 313-27. 299-312.
            • Keane, Robert. "Rossetti and Morris: 'This Ever-Diverse Pair,'" The Golden Chain: Essays on William Morris and Pre-Raphaelitism, ed. Carole Silver, New York and London: The William Morris Society, 1982, 115-48.
            • Kirchhoff, Frederick. William Morris: The Construction of A Male Self, 1856-1872. Ohio University Press, 1990, 70-81.
            • Kirchhoff, Frederick. "'The Glory and Freshness of a Dream': Arthurian Romances as Reconstructed Childhood." Arthuriana Arthuriana 6.3 (1996), 3-13.
            • Kirchhoff, Frederick. "Heroic Disintegration: Morris' Medievalism and the Disappearance of the Self." The Golden Chain: Essays on William Morris and Pre-Raphaelitism, ed. Carole Silver, New York and London: The William Morris Society, 1982,75-95.
            • Latham, David. "Gothic Architectonics: Morris's 'Tune of Seven Towers," The Pre-Raphaelite Review, 2.2 (May 1979), 49-58.
            • Mancoff, Debra N. "Problems with the Pattern: William Morris's Arthurian Imagery." Arthuriana 6.3 (1996), 55-68.
            • Miles, Rosie. "Binding Men: William Morris's The Defence of Guenevere and the Circulation of Masculine Desire," Private and Public Voices in Victorian Poetry, eds. Sabine Coelsch-Foisner and Holger Klein. Tubinger: Stauffenburg Verlag, 2000, 89-102.
            • Sadoff, Diane. "Erotic Murders: Structural and Rhetorical Irony in William Morris' Froissart Poems," Victorian Poetry 13.3-4 (1975): 11-26.
            • Sadoff, Dianne. "The Poetics of Repetition and The Defence of Guenevere." In The Golden Chain: Essays on William Morris and Pre-Raphaelitism, ed. Carole Silver, New York and London: The William Morris Society, 1982, 97-113.
            • Scott, Dixon. “The First Morris,” in Primitiae: Essays in English Literature. Liverpool: The University Press, 1912: 183-236.
            • Shaw, W. David. "Arthurian Ghosts: The Phantom Art of 'The Defence of Guenevere.'" Victorian Poetry34.3 (1996): 299-312.
            • Silver, Carole. "Dreamers of Dreams: Toward a Definition of Literary Pre-Raphaelitism."The Golden Chain: Essays on William Morris and Pre-Raphaelitism, ed. Carole Silver, New York and London: The William Morris Society, 1982, 5-51. [discusses Rossetti, Morris, and Swinburne]
            • Silver, Carol. The Romance of William Morris, Ohio University Press, 1982, pp. 40-42, 45-46.
            • Spatt, Hartley. "William Morris and the Uses of the Past." Victorian Poetry 13.3-4 (1975): 1-9.
            • Struve, Laura. "The Public Life and Private Desires of Women in William Morris's 'Defence of Guenevere'." Arthuriana 6.3 (1996): 15-28.
            • Wood, Megan. "William Morris's Conditional Moment." RaVon: Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net (Summer 2009).
        • Pre-Raphaelite Ballads, New York, A. Wessels Co., 1900
        • Morris's early autograph drafts:
          • Huntington Library 6479, "Golden Dawn" [pdf images]
          • Huntington Library 6480, "Pray But One Prayer for Me" [pdf images]
    • THE LIFE AND DEATH OF JASON
    • Edition text
      • Argument
      • Kelmscott Edition Title Page
      • Frontispiece
      • Argument
      • Content - Books I through XVII
    • Kelmscott 1895 edition (flip-book)
    • Huntington ms. (flip-book)
    • Transcript ms. (text and folio images)
    • 1867 edition images (flip-book)
    • 1882 edition images (flip-book)
    • Collations 1 through 17
    • Supplementary materials
      • General introduction
        • Introduction
        • The Journey
        • The Solace of Memory
        • Orpheus, Heroic Singer
        • Morris's Medea
      • Editions of Jason
      • Annotations
        • Book I-BookXVI
      • Index of places mentioned in the poem
      • Index of persons (mythological) mentioned in the poem
      • Maps
        • Map 1 Greece in Mythological Times
        • Map 2 Mainland Greece in Homeric Times
        • Map 3 Ancient Greece: Peloponnesian Peninsula
        • Map 4 Ancient Greece: Central and Northern Mainland
        • Map 5 The Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean in Ancient Times
        • Maps 6a and 6b: Europe: The Argonauts' Route Through Europe; The Final Portion of the Route
        • Jason's Voyage in The Argonautica
        • Early Greek Map of World
      • Illustrations
        • Maxwell Armfield illustrations for The Life and Death of Jason
        • P.B. Hickling illustrations for The Life and Death of Jason
        • Frontispiece, The Life and Death of Jason: A Poem 
      • Sources for the Argonauts, Dr. Peter Wright
      • The Route of the Argonauts, Dr. Peter Wright
      • Contemporary Reviews
        • ‘The Chapel in Lyoness"
        • ‘Rapunzel
        • ‘Shameful Death'
        •  ‘The Haystack in the Floods'
        • The Life and Death of Jason
        • The Defence of Guenevere
        • Vol. VI, December 1867 [pdf]
      • Sources for Morris's Argonauts
      • The Route of the Argonauts
      • Criticism of Jason Since 1900; bibliography (linked to criticism) and contemporary reviews
        • 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 EclecticismDissertation 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.
      • Contemporary Reviews of The Life and Death of Jason:
        • Joseph Knight, unsigned review, Sunday Times
          June 9th, 1867, no. 2304, 7
        • A.C. Swinburne, review, Fortnightly Review
          July 1867, viii, 19-28
        • Henry James, unsigned review, North American Review October 1867, cvi, 688-92
      • Some Post-19th Century Commentaries on The Life and Death of Jason:
        • May Morris
        • Charlotte Oberg
        • Carole Silver
        • Peter Faulkner
        • Frederick Kirchhoff
    • UNPUBLISHED TALES OF THE EARTHLY PARADISE
      • "The Wanderers"
        • Introduction
        • Text
        • Textual notes
        • Annotations
        • "The Earthly Paradise: First Prologue," with annotations [pdf]
      • Supplementary Materials:
        • British Library Manuscript Add. MS. 45,305
        • British Library Manuscript Add. 37,499 (early draft of second version)
        • "The Wanderers," early version, Collected Works, vol. 24[pdf]
        • Critical Responses to "The Wanderers"
      • "The Story of Dorothea"
        • Introduction
        • Text
          • Introduction
          • Textual Notes
          • Annotations
        • Notes on Variants
        • Notes on Poem
        • Text and Notes in standard page (PDF)
        • Manuscript
        • Critical Responses
      • "The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice"
        • Introduction
          • Florence Boos’s “‘The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice’: An Omitted Earthly Paradise Tale.”  Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies, 4 (November 1983): 59-86.
        • Text
        • Textual Notes
        • Text and Variants in standard page-format (PDF file)
        • Manuscript
        • Manuscript (rough copy)
        • Illustrations
        • Critical Responses
      • "The Story of Aristomenes"
        • Text
        • Textual Notes
        • Annotations
        • Illustrations
        • Manuscript
        • Critical Responses
      • "The Wooing of Swanhild"
        • Text
        • Textual Notes
        • Annotations
        • Manuscript
        • Critical Responses
      • Supplementary Materials
        • British Lib. mss.
          • The Wanderers BL Add. MS. 45,305
          • The Story of Dorothea B.L. Add. MS. 45,309 (copyist's version)
          • The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice B.L Add. MS. 45, 308, and (rough version) B.L. Add. MS. 45,307
          • The Story of Aristomenes B.L Add. MS. 45, 308
          • The Wooing of Swanhild B.L Add. MS. 45, 308
        • Critical responses
          • Boos, Florence, "The Evolution of the Wanderers' Prologue," Papers on Language and Literature 20.4 (1984), 397-417. (pdf)
          • Holzman, Michael, "The First Version of 'The Wanderers'," The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies 3.1(1982): 91-104. (pdf)
          • Goodwin, K.L. “An Unpublished Tale from The Earthly Paradise.” Victorian Poetry, 13 (Fall- Winter 1975): 91-102.(pdf)
          • Latham, David. "Literal and Literary Texts: Morris' 'Story of Dorothea,'" Victorian Poetry 34.3 (Autumn 1996): 329-39.(pdf)
          • "The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice": An Omitted Earthly Paradise Tale," Florence Boos, Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies 4.1 (November, 1983): 58-86.
          • "The Wooing of Swanhild." From Karl Anderson, "The Beginning of Morris's Interest in the History and Literature of Early Scandinavia: 1834-1870," Chap. 1, "Scandinavian Elements in the Works of William Morris." Diss. Harvard, 1940.
          • "The Wooing of Swanhild." From Karl Litzenberg, "Contributions of the Old Norse Language and Literature to the Style and Substance of the Writings of William Morris, 1856-76." Dissertation, University of Michigan, 1933. Chapter 3.3 The Wooing of Swanhild 210-228 [pdf]
        • Illustrations: Orpheus
        • Periodical Publications:
          • "The Story of Aristomenes": "The First Foray of Aristomenes," Athenaeum, no. 2533 (13 May 1876), 663-64. ("On toiled the sons of the exiles up the steep,")
          • May Morris, Wanderers
    • THE EARTHLY PARADISE
        • Kelmscott edition
          • Volume I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII
        • 1890 edition
        • 1868-70 first edition
        • "The Lovers of Gudrun," Taylor and Francis, 2002, with annotations. [pdf]
        • Editorial material
          • General Introduction, by Florence S. Boos
          • Introduction to "Apology"
          • Introduction to "Prologue: The Wanderers"
          • Introduction to "Atalanta's Race"
          • Introduction to "The Man Born to Be King"
          • Introduction to "The Doom of King Acrisius"
          • Introduction to "The Proud King"
          • Introduction to "The Story of Cupid and Psyche"
          • Introduction to "The Writing on the Image"
          • Introduction to "The Love of Alcestis"
          • Introduction to "The Lady of the Land"
          • Introduction to "The Son of Croesus"
          • Introduction to "The Watching of the Falcon"
          • Introduction to "Pygmalion and the Image"
          • Introduction to "Ogier the Dane"
          • Introduction to "The Death of Paris"
          • Introduction to "The Land East of the Sun and West of the Moon"
          • Introduction to "Acontius and Cydippe"
          • Introduction to "The Lovers of Gudrun"
            • "The Lovers of Gudrun," text, 2002, with annotations. [pdf]
          • Introduction to "The Story of Rhodope"
          • Introduction to "The Man Who Never Laughed Again"
          • Introduction to "The Golden Apples"
          • Introduction to "The Fostering of Aslaug"
          • Introduction to "Bellerophon at Argos"
          • Introduction to "The Ring Given to Venus"
            • British Library Add. M. S. 45,302,
          • Introduction to "Bellerophon in Lycia"
            • British Library Add. M. S. 45,301
          • Introduction to "The Hill of Venus"
          Manuscripts of The Earthly Paradise
          • Bellerophon at Argos British Library Add. MS 45,301
          • Bellerophon in Lycia British Library Add. MS 45,301
          • The Death of Paris British Library Add. MS 45,299
          • The Fostering of Aslaug British Library Add. 45,300
          • The Hill of Venus British Library Add. MS 45,299
          • The Land East of the Sun and West of the Moon British Library Add. MS 45,299
          • The Man Who Never Laughed Again British Library Add. MS 45,299
          • The Palace East of the Sun and West of the Moon(copyist's version) British Library Add. MS 45,309
          • The Proud King(rough pencil draft) British Library Add. MS 45,306
          • The Proud King(copyist's version) British Library Add. MS 45,309
          • The Ring Given to Venus British Library Add. MS 45,302
          • The Story of Rhodope British Library Add. 45,299
          • The Story of Rhodope (rough draft) British Library Add. MS 45,304
          • The Story of Cupid and Psyche British Library Add. MS 45,305
Supplementary materials
   Victorian Reviews and Criticism
  • Walter Pater, Westminster Review
  • Alfred Austin, Temple Bar
  • G. A. Simcox, Academy
  • Spectator, unsigned
  • Sidney Colvin, Academy
  • G. W. Cox, Edinburgh Review
  • Westminster Review, unsigned
  • Riegel, Julius. Die Quellen von William Morris' Dichtung The Earthly Paradise, 1890.
More recent criticism
  • Balch, Dennis, "'The Lovers of Gudrun,' Sigurd the Volsung, and The House of the Wolfings: Three Chapters in a Tale of the Individual and the Tribe," After Summer Seed: Reconsiderations of William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung, Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: William Morris Society in the United States, 1977. [pdf format]
  • Boos, Florence S. "The Structure of Morris's Tales for the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine," Victorian Periodicals Review, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring, 1987), pp. 2-12
  • Boos, Florence. "Sources for Morris's 'Wanderers' Prologue.'" American Notes and Queries 22.5-6 (1984): 73-78.
  • Boos, Florence. "Ten Journeys to the Venusberg: Morris' Drafts for The Hill of Venus" Victorian Poetry, Vol. 39 (Winter,2001): 597-616.
  • Calhoun, Blue. "Pastoral: The Mood of Idleness," 61-62 and "The Four Seasons of Man and Soceity: The General Sructure and Volume I, " 117-128; "The Burning Days of Mid-summer Suns: Volume II," in The Pastoral Vision of William Morris. U Georgia: Athens, 1975, 146-77.
  • Ellison, Ruth C. "'The Undying Glory of Dreams': William Morris and 'The Northland of Old,'" Victorian Poetry, ed. M. Bradbury and D. Palmer. London: E. Arnold, 1972, 138-75.
  • Ellison, Ruth. "An Unpublished Poem by William Morris," English (Autumn, 1964): 100-102.
  • Faulkner, Peter. "The Story of Alcestis in William Morris and Ted Hughes,"JWMS 16/23 (2005): 56-79.
  • Goodwin, Kenneth. "Unpublished Lyrics of William Morris." Yearbook of English Studies 5(1975): 190-206.
  • Hodgson, Amanda. "'The Highest Poetry': Epic Narrative in The Earthly Paradise and Idylls of the King," Victorian Poetry (1996): 341-54.
  • Julian, Linda. "Laxdaela Saga and 'The Lovers of Gudrun': Morris' Poetic Vision." Victorian Poetry(1996): 355-71.
  • Latham, David. "Paradise Lost: Morris's Re-writing of The Earthly Paradise." Journal of Pre-Raphelite Studies 1.1 (Part 1): 67-76.
  • Litzenberg, Karl. "Allusions to the Elder Edda in the 'Non-Norse Poems of William Morris." Scandinavian Studies 14(1935-37): 17-24.
  • Litzenberg, Karl. "Tyrfing into Excalibur? A Note on William Morris's Unfinished Poem, 'In Arthur's House'," Scandinavian Studies 15 (1938-39): 81-83.
  • Litzenberg, Karl. "William Morris and the Heimskringla." Scandinavian Studies 14(1935-36): 33-39.
  • Litzenberg, Karl. "William Morris and the 'Literary' Tradition." Michigan Alumnus 53(1946): 48-55.
  • Litzenberg, Karl. "William Morris and Scandinavian Liteature: A Bibliographical Essay." Scandinavian Studies 13(1933-35): 93-105.
  • Mauer, Oscar. "William Morris's Treatment of Greek Legend in The Earthly Paradise." Texas University Studies in English 33 (1954): 103-18.
  • Mauer, Oscar. "William Morris and Gesta Romanorum." Studies in Language, Literature, and Culture of the Middle Ages and Later. Ed. E. B. Atwood. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1969, 367-81.
  • Mauer, Oscar. "William Morris and the Laxdaela Saga." Texas Studies in Language and Literature5(1963): 422-37.
  • Mauer, Oscar. "William Morris and the Poetry of Escape." Nineteenth Century Studies. Ed. H. Davies, William DeVane, and R. C. Bald. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1940, 247-76.
  • McGann, Jerome. "The Beauty of the Medusa." Studies in Romanticism 11.1(1972): 3-25.
  • Morris, May. "Narrative Poetry: The Earthly Paradise" and "Workshop Notes." William Morris: Artist, Writer, Socialist. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1936, vol. 1, 396-440.
  • Oberg, Charlotte, "The Role of the Hero," chapter II, A Pagan Prophet: William Morris, Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1978.
  • ---------. "Conclusion." Ibid.
  • Riegel, Julius. Die Quellen von William Morris' Dichtung The Earthly Paradise. Erlangen & Leipzig. A. Deichert'sche Verlagsbuchh. Nachf. (Gerog Böhme), 1890.
  • Silver, Carole. "The Earthly Paradise: Lost." Victorian Poetry 13.3-4 (1975): 27-42.
  • Strode, Elizabeth. "The Crisis of The Earthly Paradise: Morris and Keats." Victorian Poetry 13.3-4 (1975): 71-81.
  • Wahl, John Robert. "The Mood of Energy and the Mood of Idleness: A Note on The Earthly Paradise." English Studies in Africa 2.1 (1959): 90-9
      • Illustrations
        • Woodblocks 
        • Stamping Tools
        • Hill of Venus
      • List of Drafts
      • Sources
        • Apollonius Rhodius. The Argonautica. New York: Macmillan Co., 1912. Loeb Classical Library.
          Apuleius, The Metamorphoses or Golden Ass, trans. H. E. Butler. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1910.
        • “The Mountain of Venus,” Sabine Baring-Gould, Curious Myths of the Middle Ages. London, Oxford, and Cambridge: Rivingtons, 1866, 196-208.
        • “The Terrestrial Paradise,” Sabine Baring-Gould, Curious Myths of the Middle Ages. London, Oxford and Cambridge: Rivingtons, 1866, 229-241.
        • Boccaccio, Giovanni.The Decameron. Trans. Richard Aldington. London: J. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1930.
        • Bollandus, Joannes and Henscheim, Godefidus. Acta Sanctorum . . . . Paris: V. Palme, 1863. Tom. 4.
        • Browning, Robert. The Works of Robert Browning, with intro. by F. G. Kenyon. 10 vols. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1912.
        • Carlyle, Thomas. Past and Present. London: Chapman and Hall, 1843.
        • Caxton, William, trans. The Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye, Written in French by Raoul Lefevre. Ed. H. Oskar Sommer, vol. 1. London: D. Nutt, 1894. 2 vols.
        • Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Ed. F. N. Robinson. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1933.
        • Dasent, George Webbe. Popular Tales from the Norse. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglass, 1854. (Translations from the Norske folkeventry collected by MM. Asbjornsen and Moe).
        • Froissart, Sir John. Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining Countries. . . . Trans. Thomas Johnes. 2 vols. London: William Smith, 1848.
        • Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. German Popular Stories. Trans. By Edgar Taylor from Kinder und Haus Marchen, collected by M. G. from the oral tradition. 2 vols. London: C. Baldwin, 1823.
        • Herodotus, trans. George Rawlinson. The Greek Historians. Ed. Francis R. Godolphin. Vol. 1. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1893.
        • Irving, Washington. The Life and Voyages of  Christopher Columbus. New York: Burt, 1902.
        • Keats, John. The Poems of John Keats. Ed. Miriam Allott. London: Longmans, 1970.
        • Kingsley, Charles.  Andromeda, and Other Poems. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1858.
        • Kingsley, Charles.  The Heroes; or Greek Fairy Tales.  2nd edition. Cambridge and London: Macmillan and Co., 1859.
        • Lane, Edward William, trans. The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments. London: C. Knight and Co., 1841. 3 vols.
        • Lemprière, John. A Classical Dictionary. . . . A new edition, revised Rev. T. Smith. London: T. Allman, 1847.
        • Magnússon, Magnus and Hermann Pálsson, Laxdaela Saga, trans. with an introduction. Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin, 1969.
        • Mallet, P. H. Northern Antiquities: or a description of the manners, customs, religions and laws of the ancient Danes and other Northern Nations. . . . Trans. from new ed. Revised by J. A. Blackwell. London: 1847: Bohn’s Antiquarian Library.
        • Mandeville, John. The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundeville. Ed.  J. O. Halliwell. London: E. Lumley, 1839.
        • Ovid. Metamorphoses. Trans. Frank Justus Miller. London: Heinemann, 1929.  2 vols.  Loeb Classical Library.
        • Rossetti, Dante G. Poems. London: F. S. Ellis, 1870.
        • Schlauch, Margaret, trans. The Saga of the Volsungs; The Saga of Ragnar Lodbroktogether with the Lay of Kraka. New York:  Norton, 1930. Scandinavian Classics, vol. 35.
        • Sturluson, Snorre. Heimskringla. The Olaf Sagas. Trans. Samuel Laing. 3 vols. London: Longmans, 1844. Rpt.  London: J.  M. Dent, 1915.
        • Tennyson, Alfred. The Poems of Tennyson.  Ed. Christopher Ricks.  London: Longmans, 1969.
        • Thorpe, Benjamin. Northern Mythology. 3 vols. London: Edward Lumley, 1851.
        • Thorpe, Benjamin. Yule-Tide Stories.  A Collection of Scandinavian and North German Popular Tales and Traditions. London: n. p. 1888.
        • Tressan, Auszug von. Corps d’extraits de Romans de Chevaerie. Vol. 2. Paris, 1782.
        • De Varagine, Jacobus. The Golden Legend or Lives of the Saints, as Englished by William Caxton. Intro. F. S. Ellis. London: J. M. Dent, 1900. 7 vols.
        • William of Malmesbury. Chronicle of the Kings of England. Ed. J. A. Giles. London: Bohn’s Antiquarian Library, 1847.
      • Bibliography
        • Austin, Alfred. Temple Bar, November 1869, no. 27, 45-51.
        • anon., Spectator, unsigned. March 1870, no. 43, 332-4.
        • anon., Westminster Review, unsigned. April 1871, 95, 581.
        • Balch, Dennis, "'The Lovers of Gudrun,' Sigurd the Volsung, and The House of the Wolfings: Three Chapters in a Tale of the Individual and the Tribe," After Summer Seed: Reconsiderations of William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung, Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: William Morris Society in the United States, 1977. [pdf format]
        • Boos, Florence S. "The Structure of Morris's Tales for the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine," Victorian Periodicals Review, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring, 1987), pp. 2-12
        • Boos, Florence. "Sources for Morris's 'Wanderers' Prologue.'" American Notes and Queries 22.5-6 (1984): 73-78.
        • Boos, Florence. "Ten Journeys to the Venusberg: Morris' Drafts for The Hill of VenusVictorian Poetry, Vol. 39 (Winter,2001): 597-616.
        • Calhoun, Blue. "Pastoral: The Mood of Idleness," 61-62 and "The Four Seasons of Man and Society: The General Structure and Volume I, " 117-128; "The Burning Days of Mid-summer Suns: Volume II," in The Pastoral Vision of William Morris. U Georgia: Athens, 1975, 146-77.
        • Colvin, Sidney, Academy, December 1870, no. 2, 57-8.
        • Cox, G. W., Edinburgh Review, January 1871, no. 133, 243-66.
        • Ellison, Ruth C. "'The Undying Glory of Dreams': William Morris and 'The Northland of Old,'" Victorian Poetry, ed. M. Bradbury and D. Palmer. London: E. Arnold, 1972, 138-75.
        • Ellison, Ruth. "An Unpublished Poem by William Morris," English (Autumn, 1964): 100-102
        • Faulkner, Peter. "The Story of Alcestis in William Morris and Ted Hughes,"JWMS 16/23 (2005): 56-79.
        • Goodwin, Kenneth. "Unpublished Lyrics of William Morris." Yearbook of English Studies 5(1975): 190-206.
        • Hodgson, Amanda. "'The Highest Poetry': Epic Narrative in The Earthly Paradise and Idylls of the King," Victorian Poetry (1996): 341-54.
        • Julian, Linda. "Laxdaela Saga and 'The Lovers of Gudrun': Morris' Poetic Vision." Victorian Poetry (1996): 355-71.
        • Latham, David. "Paradise Lost: Morris's Re-writing of The Earthly Paradise." Journal of Pre-Raphelite Studies 1.1 (Part 1): 67-76.
        • Litzenberg, Karl. "Allusions to the Elder Edda in the 'Non-Norse Poems of William Morris." Scandinavian Studies 14(1935-37): 17-24.
        • Litzenberg, Karl. "Contributions of the Old Norse Language and Literature to the Style and Substance of the Writings of William Morris, 1856-76." Dissertation, University of Michigan, 1933. Chapter 3.4 The Fostering of Aslaug 229-244 [pdf]Chapter 3.5 The Lovers of Gudrun245-275 [pdf]
        • Litzenberg, Karl. "Tyrfing into Excalibur? A Note on William Morris's Unfinished Poem, 'In Arthur's House'," Scandinavian Studies 15 (1938-39): 81-83.
        • Litzenberg, Karl. "William Morris and the Heimskringla." Scandinavian Studies 14(1935-36): 33-39.
        • Litzenberg, Karl. "William Morris and the 'Literary' Tradition." Michigan Alumnus 53(1946): 48-55.
        • Litzenberg, Karl. "William Morris and Scandinavian Liteature: A Bibliographical Essay." Scandinavian Studies 13(1933-35): 93-105.
        • Mauer, Oscar. "William Morris's Treatment of Greek Legend in The Earthly Paradise." Texas University Studies in English 33 (1954): 103-18.
        • Mauer, Oscar. "William Morris and Gesta Romanorum.Studies in Language, Literature, and Culture of the Middle Ages and Later. Ed. E. B. Atwood. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1969, 367-81.
        • Mauer, Oscar. "William Morris and the Laxdaela Saga." Texas Studies in Language and Literature 5(1963): 422-37.
        • Mauer, Oscar. "William Morris and the Poetry of Escape." Nineteenth Century Studies. Ed. H. Davies, William DeVane, and R. C. Bald. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1940, 247-76.
        • McGann, Jerome. "The Beauty of the Medusa." Studies in Romanticism 11.1(1972): 3-25.
        • Morris, May. "Narrative Poetry: The Earthly Paradise" and "Workshop Notes." William Morris: Artist, Writer, Socialist. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1936, vol. 1, 396-440.
        • Oberg, Charlotte, "The Role of the Hero," chapter II, A Pagan Prophet: William Morris, Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1978.
        • ---------. "Conclusion." Ibid.
        • Pater, Walter. Westminster Review October 1868, xc, 300-312 pdf version
        • G. A. Simcox, Academy, February 1870, i, 121-2.
        • Silver, Carole. "The Earthly Paradise: Lost." Victorian Poetry 13.3-4 (1975): 27-42.
        • Strode, Elizabeth. "The Crisis of The Earthly Paradise: Morris and Keats." Victorian Poetry 13.3-4 (1975): 71-81.
        • Wahl, John Robert. "The Mood of Energy and the Mood of Idleness: A Note on The Earthly Paradise." English Studies in Africa 2.1 (1959): 90-97.
    • LOVE IS ENOUGH
        • Edition text
        • Kelmscott 1897
        • 1873 images
        • 1873 text
        • Huntington mss.
      Love Is Enough, MS. transcriptions HM 6422
      • Supplementary materials
        • Boos, Florence. “'The Banners of the Spring to Be’: The Dialectical Pattern of Morris’s Later Poetry.” English Studies81 (2000): 1-27.
        • Boos, Florence. "Love Is Enough as Secular Theodicy." Papers in Language and Literature 24 (1988), 53-80.
        • Colvin, Sidney. Review of Love Is Enough. Fortnightly Review, 1 January 1873, XIII, 147-48.
        • Dunlap, Benjamin. "Bear Me Witness to Love: Morris's Love is Enough." Victorians Institute Journal 2 (1973), 3-21.
        • Herbert, Karen. "No 'Fourth Wall': The Experience of Drama in William Morris's Love is Enough," English Studies in Canada 17.3 (1991), 301-17.
        • Kirchhoff, Frederick. "Love is Enough: A Crisis in William Morris' Poetic Development." Victorian Poetry 15 (1977), 297-306.
        • Mackail, J. W. The Life of William Morris, London: Longmans, 1899, vol. 1 and vol 2
        • Morris, May, ed. The Collected Works of William Morris. Introduction to Vol. 9. Love Is Enough and Poems by the Way. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1911.
        • Simcox, G. A. Review, Academy, December 1872, vol. 3, 461-62.
        • Tompkins, J. M. S. William Morris: An Approach to the Poetry. London: Cecil Woolf, 1988, 202-227.
        • Wilson, John R. "William Morris's Love is Enough: A Parabolic Morality." Pre-Raphaelite Review 1 (1977), 16-26.
    • SIGURD THE VOLSUNG
        • Edition text, Bk. I
          • I.  Of the dwelling of King Volsung, and the wedding of Signy his daughter
          • II. How the Volsungs fared to the Land of the Goths, and of the fall of King Volsung
          • III. Of the ending of all Volsung's Sons save Sigmund only, and of how he abideth in the wild-wood
          • IV. Of the birth and fostering of Sinfiotli, Signy's Son
          • V. Of the slaying of Siggeir the Goth-king
          • VI. How Sigmund cometh to the Land of the Volsungs again, and of the death of Sinfiotli his Son
          • VII. Of the last battle of King Sigmund, and the death of him
          • VIII. How King Sigmund the Volsung was laid in mound on the sea-side of the Isle-realm
          • IX. How Queen Hiordis is known; and how she abideth in the house of Elf the son of the Helper
        • Kelmscott 1898
        • 1876 edition
        • Book II
        • Book III
        • Book IV
        • 1876 edition
        • Manuscripts
          • Description of Manuscripts, Karl Anderson, "Scandinavian Elements in the Works of William Morris." Diss., Harvard University, 1940, 244-57.
          • Drafts
            • British Museum Additional MS. 45,310
            • British Museum Additional MS. 45,311
            • British Library Additional MS. 45,312
            • British Museum Additional MS. 45,313
            • British Museum Additional MS. 45,314
            • British Museum Additional MS. 45,315
            • British Museum Additional MS. 45,316
            • British Library Additional MS. 37,497, ff. 1-91, first draft, pencil; presented by C. F. Murray, 1904
            • British Library Additional MS. 37,498 first draft, ff. 1-88; contains a few cancelled and corrected folios, ff. 356-66
          • Fair Copy
            • British Museum Egerton MS. 2866
Supplementary materials
  • Introduction
  • Historical Introduction
  • Notes to Books I-IV
  • Contemporary reviews
    • Edmund Gosse, Academy, 9 December 1876, x, 557-58. [pdf]
    • Theodore Watts, unsigned review, Athenaeum
      December 1876, no. 2563, 753-5 [pdf]
    • Unsigned, Atlantic Monthly, April 1877, xxxix, 501-4 [pdf
    • Unsigned, International Review, September 1877, iv, 696-9 [pdf
    • Unsigned, Literary World, February 1877, vii, 136-7 [pdf]
    • Unsigned, North American Review, March 1877, cxxiv, 323-5 [pdf]
    • Unsigned, Saturday Review, 20 January 1877, xliii, 81-2 [pdf]
  • Later criticism
    • Anderson, George K., ed., The Volsung Saga (Providence, R. I.: Brown University), n. d., n. p.
    • Anderson, Karl. "Scandinavian Elements in the Works of William Morris." Diss. Harvard, 1940. [portal page to pdfs];"Sigurd the Volsung," pp. 233-67. Also see headnote, "Manuscripts and Revisions."
      • pp. 1 - 52-pp. 1009 - 1032
      • For the retyped original manuscript, with page nos. inserted and original punctuation and footnoting preserved in order to enable citation.
        • [retyped from the original manuscript, with page nos. inserted and original punctuation and footnoting preserved in order to enable citation.]
          • Scan of accessible pdf files
          • Footnotes only
          • Version without footnotes, to be used with footnotes only file
        • Typsecript 1-200 below
        • For 201-400, click here
        • For 401-600, click here
        • For 600-end, click here
    • "Sigurd the Volsung," 233-67.
    • Balch, Dennis, "'The Lovers of Gudrun,' Sigurd the Volsung, and The House of the Wolfings: Three Chapters in a Tale of the Individual and the Tribe," After Summer Seed: Reconsiderations of William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung, Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: William Morris Society in the United States, 1977. [pdf format]
    • Blench, J. W., "William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung: A Re-appraisal, " The Durham University Journal, OS 41 (1968), NS 30 (1968).
    • Boos, Florence. “'The Banners of the Spring to Be’: The Dialectical Pattern of Morris’s Later Poetry.” English Studies 81 (2000): 1-27.
    • Cumming, Mark, "The Structure of Sigurd the Volsung," Victorian Poetry 21 (Winter 1983), 403-14.
    • Dentith, Simon. Epic and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Britain. Cambridge UP, pp. 71-83.
    • Dentith, Simon. Morris, ''The Great Story of the North,' and the Barbaric Past." Journal of Victorian Culture 14.2 (2009).
    • Ennis, Jane, "The Role of Grimhild in Sigurd the Volsung,"JWMS 8.3 (Autumn 1989): 13-23.
    • Ennis, Jane, "Imagery of Gold in Sigurd the Volsung,"JWMS 11.4 (Spring 1996): 20-26.
    • Frith, Richard, "The Worship of Courage: William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung and Victorian Medievalism." Beyond Arthurian Romances: the Reach of Victorian Medievalism, eds. Jennifer A. Palmgren and Lorretta M. Holloway. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, 117-32.
    • Gray, Donald J. "Arthur, Roland, Empedocles, Sigurd, and the Despair of Heroes in Victorian "Imagery of Gold in Sigurd the Volsung." Jane Ennis, 20-26. Poetry," Boston University Studies in English 5 (spring 1961), 1-17.
    • Guzman, Robert W., ed., William Morris, trans., Volsung Saga: The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs (New York: Collier, 1962).
    • Hoare, Dorothy, The Works of Morris and Yeats in Relation to Early Saga Literature (Cambridge: University Press, 1937).
    • Hollow, John, ed., "An Introduction: Sinfiotli," After Summer Seed: Reconsiderations of William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung, Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: William Morris Society in the United States, 1977, 2-12.
    • Kierstead, Christopher. Victorian Poetry, Europe, and the Challenge of Cosmopolitanism. Ohio State University Press, 2011, 143-177. [pdf] Chapter 6: "Affinity vs. Isolation: Cosmopolitanism and the Racial Dynamics of Morris's Europe."
    • Leiblein, Emil. Prinzipien und Andwendung des Stabreims in W. Morris' "Sigurd the Volsung." Amorbach: Gottlob Volkhardsche Druckerei, 1913. [pdf]
    • Litzenberg, Karl. "Contributions of the Old Norse Language and Literature to the Style and Substance of the Writings of William Morris, 1856-76."Diss., University of Michigan, 1933. - Scan of accessible pdf files.
      • Part I: THE MATERIALS FOR STUDY
        • Chapter 1.1: Classification of Documents 1-19 [pdf]
        • Chapter 1.2 History of William Morris's Old Norse Study 20-58 [pdf]
        • Chapter 1.3: Morris's Appreciation and Criticism of Old Norse Literature 59-88 [pdf]
      • Part II: CONTRIBUTIONS OF OLD NORSE LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE TO MORRIS"S STYLE
        • Chapter 2.1: The Language of Translation 89-167 [pdf]
        • Chapter 2.2 Old Norse Allusions in the Poems 168--197 [pdf]
      • Part III: CONTRIBUTIONS OF OLD NORSE LITERATURE TO THE SUBSTANCE OF MORRIS'S POETRY
        • Chapter 3.1 Introduction 198-201 [pdf] (forthcoming)
        • Chapter 3.2 Tthe Wooing of Hallbiorn the Strong 202-209 [pdf]
        • Chapter 3.3 The Wooing of Swanhild 210-228 [pdf]
        • Chapter 3.4 The Fostering of Aslaug 229-244 [pdf]
        • Chapter 3.5 The Lovers of Gudrun 245-275 [pdf]
        • Chapter 3.6 Sigurd the Volsung 276-326
      • Part IV: CONCLUSIONS 327-344 [pdf]
      • APPENDICES
        • A. Morris's Scandinavian Library 345-354 [pdf]
        • B. The Scansion of Morris's Eddic Translations 355-382 [pdf]
      • BIBLIOGRAPHY 389-400 [pdf]
    • Chapter 3.6 Sigurd the Volsung 276-326[pdf]
    • Litzenberg, Karl. "William Morris and Scandinavian Literature: A Bibiographical Essay." Scandinavian Studies and Notes, January 1, 1933, 93-105.
    • Litzenberg, Karl. "William Morris and the Heimskringla." Scandinavian Studies and Notes 14.3 (1936), 33-39.
    • Litzenberg, Karl. "William Morris and the 'Literary' Tradition." Michigan Alumnus Quarterly Review 53 (1946), 48-55.
    • Lowe, Luella, "William Morris' Mythological Adaptations in Sigurd the Volsung," M.A. Thesis University of Iowa, 1941.
    • Magnusson, Eirikr and William Morris, trans., The Story of the Volsungs (London: WaIter Scott, 1888), pp. 105-107.
    • McDowell, George Tremaine. "The Treatment of the Volsunga Saga by William Morris." Scandinavian Studies 7 (February 1923), 151-68.
    • Meredith, Emily, "Iceland and William Morris: In Search of the Whole," After Summer Seed: Reconsiderations of William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung, ed. John Hollow. Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: William Morris Society in the United States, 1977, 71-87.
    • Morris, May, ed. and intro. The Collected Works of William Morris. Vol. 12: Sigurd the Volsung. London: Longmans, 1911.
    • O'Donoghue, Heather. English Poetry and Old Norse Myth: A History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
    • Silver, Carole, The Romance of William Morris, Ohio University Press, 1982, 111-119.
    • Sossaman, Stephen, "William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung and the Pre-Raphaelite Visual Aesthetic," Pre-Raphaelite Review, 1 (May, 1978), 81-90.
    • Spatt, Hartley, "Morrissaga: Sigurd the Volsung," After Summer Seed: Reconsiderations of William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung, Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: William Morris Society in the United States, 1977. [pdf format]
    • Tompkins, J. M. S. "Sigurd the Volsung," in William Morris: An Approach to the Poetry. London: Cecil Woolf, 1988, 228-275.
    • Tucker, Herbert, "All for the Tale: The Epic Macropoetics of Morris' Sigurd the Volsung," Victorian Poetry 34.3 (1996): 373-394.
    • Tucker, Herbert. Epic: Britain's Heroic Muse 1790-1910. Oxford University Press, 2008. Discusses Sigurd the Volsung, pp.
    • Ugolnik, Anthony. "The Victorian Skald: Old Icelandic and the Evolution of William Morris' Sigurd the Volsung," After Summer Seed: Reconsiderations of William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung, Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: William Morris Society in the United States, 1977. [pdf format]
    • Silver, Carole, The Romance of William Morris, Ohio University Press, 1982, 111-119.
    • Van Doorn, Willem. Theory and Practice of English Narrative Verse Since 1833. Amsterdam: N. V. de Arbeiderspers, 1932; reprinted Folcroft, Pa.: Folcroft, 1770, 62-81. 
  • Source
    • Völsunga Saga: The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs, with certain Songs from the Elder Edda. Translated by Eiríkir Magnusson and William Morris. London: Ellis, 1870.
  • Morris's Letters on the Sigurd story in the Volsunga Saga; Morris's notes on Northern Religion and Mythology
    • Morris, William, Letter to Charles Norton, 21 December, 1869; to Algernon Swinburne, 21 December, 1869, from Norman Kelvin, ed., The Collected Letters of William Morris, vol. 1, 1984.[pdf]
    • Morris, William, manuscript notes, c. 1876, "The Mythology and Religion of the North," William Morris Gallery J149.
  • May Morris's Commentary
    • Morris, May, "The Influence of the North," William Morris: Artist, Writer, Socialist, Oxford: Blackwells, 1936, 468-492.[pdf] Composition of Sigurd: meter, manuscripts, revisions, 47-92.
    • ____. Intro. Collected Works, ed. May Morris, London: Longmans, 1911, vol. 12, xxii-xxx.
  • Other Related Morris Poems
    • Morris's The Wooing of Swanhild
  • Morris's Translations from the Elder Edda:
    • 8. ““The Prophecy of the Vala” ( Heath-Dame they called her / At each home she came to, )
    • 9. “The Song of Atli” ( In days long gone / Sent Atli to Gunnar / A crafty one riding, / Knefrud men called him; )
    • 10. “The Whetting of Gudrun” ( Words of strife heard I, / Huger than any, / Woeful words spoken, / Sprung from all sorrow, )
    • 11. “The Lay of Hamdir” ( Great deeds of bale / In the garth began, / At the sad dawning / The tide of Elves’ sorrow )
    • 12. “The Lament of Oddrun” ( I have heard tell / In ancient tales / How a may there came / To Morna-land, )
    • 13. “Lay of Thrym”
    • 14. “Baldur’s Doom” (Also "The Lay of Way-Wearer" [Vegtamsgruđa])
    • 15. Part of the Lay of Sigrdrifa” ( Now this is my first counsel, / That thou with thy kin / Be guiltless, guileless ever, / Nor hasty of wrath, )
  • Bibliography
    • Anderson, George K., ed., The Volsung Saga (Providence, R. I.: Brown University), n. d., n. p.
    • Balch, Dennis, "'The Lovers of Gudrun,' Sigurd the Volsung, and The House of the Wolfings: Three Chapters in a Tale of the Individual and the Tribe," After Summer Seed: Reconsiderations of William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung, Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: William Morris Society in the United States, 1977. [pdf format]
    • Blench, J. W., "William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung: A Re-appraisal, " The Durham University Journal, OS 41 (1968), NS 30 (1968).
    • Cumming, Mark, "The Structure of Sigurd the Volsung," Victorian Poetry 21 (Winter 1983), 403-14.
    • Ennis, Jane, "The Role of Grimhild in Sigurd the Volsung,"JWMS 8.3 (Autumn 1989): 13-23.
    • Ennis, Jane, "Imagery of Gold in Sigurd the Volsung,"JWMS 11.4 (Spring 1996): 20-26.
    • Gray, Donald J. "Arthur, Roland, Empedocles, Sigurd, and the Despair of Heroes in Victorian Poetry," Boston University Studies in English 5 (spring 1961), 1-17.
    • Guzman, Robert W., ed., William Morris, trans., Volsung Saga: The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs(New York: Collier, 1962).
    • Hoare, Dorothy, The Works of Morris and Yeats in Relation to Early Saga Literature (Cambridge: University Press, 1937).
    • Hollow, John, ed., "An Introduction: Sinfiotli," After Summer Seed: Reconsiderations of William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung, Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: William Morris Society in the United States, 1977.
    • Litzenberg, Karl. "Contributions of the Old Norse Language and Literature to the Style and Substance of the Writings of William Morris, 1856-76." Dissertation, University of Michigan, 1933. Chapter 3.6 Sigurd the Volsung 276-326[pdf]
    • Magnusson, Eirikr and William Morris, trans., The Story of the Volsungs (London: WaIter Scott, 1888), pp. 105-107.
    • McDowell, George Tremaine. "The Treatment of the Volsunga Saga by William Morris." Scandinavian Studies 7 (February 1923), 151-68.
    • Meredith, Emily, "Iceland and William Morris: In Search of the Whole," After Summer Seed: Reconsiderations of William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung, Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: William Morris Society in the United States, 1977.
    • Morris, William, The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs, The Collected Works of William Morris, XII.
    • Silver, Carole, The Romance of William Morris, Ohio University Press, 1982, 111-119.
    • Sossaman, Stephen, "William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung and the Pre-Raphaelite Visual Aesthetic," Pre-Raphaelite Review, 1 (May, 1978), 81-90.
    • Spatt, Hartley, "Morrissaga: Sigurd the Volsung," After Summer Seed: Reconsiderations of William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung, Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: William Morris Society in the United States, 1977. [pdf format]
    • Tucker, Herbert, "All for the Tale: The Epic Macropoetics of Morris' Sigurd the Volsung," Victorian Poetry 34.3 (1996): 373-394.
    • Ugolnik, Anthony. "The Victorian Skald: Old Icelandic and the Evolution of William Morris' Sigurd the Volsung," After Summer Seed: Reconsiderations of William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung, Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: William Morris Society in the United States, 1977. [pdf format]
    • Van Doorn, Willem. Theory and Practice of English Narrative Verse Since 1833. Amsterdam: N. V. de Arbeiderspers, 1932; reprinted Folcroft, Pa.: Folcroft, 1770, 62-81.
  • Illustrations
  • Sources
    • POEMS BY THE WAY
      • Introduction
      • Text of Poems by the Way
      • Other Editions:
        • Poems by the Way, Kelmscott Press edition images (first edition), 1891
        • Poems by the Way, (first trade edition) London: Reeves and Turner, 1891
        • Poems by the Way, HM6427 images from Huntington Library Manuscripts
      • Supplementary Materials
        • Reviews and Criticism
        • Poems in Periodicals
        • The Pilgrims of Hope [12 sections in Commonweal version, 13 in 1901 trade edition, of which 4 appeared in Poems by the Way]
        • The Pilgrims of Hope, Commonweal
      • Edition text 1891
      • Kelmscott 1st edition
      • Trade edition 1891
      • HM6427, Images from Huntington Library Manuscrip
Supplementary materials
Reviews and Criticism:
          • Anderson, Karl. "The Culmination of Morris's Interest in the North: 1871-1876," chap. 2, "Scandinavian Elements in the Works of William Morris." Diss., Harvard, 1970. [chapter on Morris's ballad translations, pp. 146-232]
          • Boos, Florence. “'The Banners of the Spring to Be’: The Dialectical Pattern of Morris’s Later Poetry.” English Studies 81 (2000): 1-27.
          • Boos, Florence. "Narrative Design in The Pilgrims of Hope." Socialism and the Literary Artistry of William Morris, edited Florence Boos and Carole Silver. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1990.
          • de Vega, Sean. Introduction to "Los Peregrino de la Esperanza: A Bilingual English-Spanish Edition of William Morris' The Pilgrims of Hope." M. A. Thesis, University of Iowa, 2006. [pdf]
          • Ellison, R. C. "An Unpublished Poem by William Morris." English 15(1964): 100-102.
          • Elton, Oliver, review, Academy. February 1892, vol. 41, 197.
          • Faulkner, Peter. "The Male as Lover, Fool and Hero: 'Goldilocks' and the Late Prose Romances." Victorian Poetry 34.3 (1996): 413-24.
          • Garnett, Richard, review, Illustrated London News, January 9th, 1892. [pdf]
          • J. A. George, "A Very Private Gesture: William Morris' A Book of Verse and its Public Sequel," Private and Public Voices in Victorian Poetry, eds. Sabine Coelsch-Foisner and Holger Klein. Tubinger: Stauffenburg Verlag, 2000, 103-110.
          • Goodwin, Kenneth. "The Summation of a Poetic Career: Poems by the Way," Victorian Poetry 34.3 (1996): 397-410.
          • Holzman, Michael, "Propaganda, Passion, and Literary Art in William Morris's The Pilgrims of Hope," Texas Studies in Literature and Language 24.4 (Winter 1982), 372-93.
          • Latham, David, ed. and intro. Poems by the Way, Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 1994.[.pdf]
          • Litzenberg, Karl. "Contributions of the Old Norse Language and Literature to the Style and Substance of the Writings of William Morris, 1856-76." Dissertation, University of Michigan, 1933. Chapter 3.2 Tthe Wooing of Hallbiorn the Strong 202-209 [pdf]
          • May Morris, intro. to vol. 9, The Collected Works of William Morris, ed. May Morris. London: Longmans, 1911, 270-73.
          • Salmon, Nicholas. "The Communist Poet-Laureate: William Morris's Chants for Socialists." Nicholas Salmon, JWMS 14.3 (Winter 2001): 31-40. [.pdf]
          • Salmon, Nicholas. "The Serialisation of The Pilgrims of Hope." Nicholas Salmon, JWMS 12.2 (Spring 1997): 14-25. [.pdf]
          • Waters, Chris. "Morris's Chants and the Problem of Socialist Culture." Socialism and the Literary Artistry of William Morris, edited Florence Boos and Carole Silver. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1990.
        • Poems in Periodicals
          • "The God of the Poor," Fortnightly Review 4, n. s., (1 August 1868), 139-45. ("There was a lord that hight Maltete,")
          • "Two Sides of the River," Fortnightly Review 4, n. s. (October 1868), 379-82. ("O winter, o white winter, wert thou gone").
          • "On the Edge of the Wilderness," Fortnightly Review 5 n. s. (April 1869), 391-94. (Whence comest thou, and where goest thou?").
          • "The King of Denmark's Sons," Scribner's Monthly 5.3 (January 1873), 294-97. Published in Poems by the Way.
          • "Love's Gleaning Tide," Athenaeum, no. 2424 (11 April 1874), 492. ("Draw not away thy hands, my love,")
          • "The Three Seekers," To-Day 1.1 n. s. (January 1884), 25-29. ("There met three knights on the woodland way,")
          • "The Hall and the Wood," English Illustrated Magazine (March 1884), 351-54. ("'Twas in the water-dwindling tide")
          • “Meeting in Winter” (Winter in the world it is / Round about the unhoped kiss), a song from "The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice,"The English Illustrated Magazine, March 1884, 339-40.
          • The Voice of Toil," Justice 1.12 (5 April 1884), 5. Published in Poems by the Way.
          • "All for the Cause," Justice 1.14 (19 April 1884), 5. Published in Poems by the Way.
          • "May Day," Justice 9 (30 April 1892).
          • "The Message of the March Wind," Commonweal, March 1885, 1.2.
          • "The Burghers' Battle," The Athenaeum (16 June 1888), 761.
          • "Mine and Thine," Commonweal 5.164 (2 November 1889), 67.
        • The Pilgrims of Hope, Commonweal
          • Chapter 1, pp. [pdf] Vol. 1.2 March 1885
            The Message of the March Wind
          • Chapter 2, pp. [pdf] Vol. 1.3 April 1885 
            The Pilgrims of Hope - II
          • Chapter 3, pp. [pdf] Vol. 1.5 May 1885
            The Pilgrims of Hope - III
          • Chapter 4, pp. 44-45, Vol. 1.6, June 1885 [pdf]
            The Pilgrims Of Hope - IV
          • Chapter 5, [pdf] Vol. 1.7, August 1885
            The Pilgrims Of Hope - V
          • Chapter 6, [pdf] Vol. 1.8, September 1885
            The Pilgrims Of Hope - VI
          • Chapter 7, [pdf] Vol. 1.10, November 1885
            The Pilgrims of Hope - VII
          • Chapter 8, [pdf] Vol. 2.12, January 1886
            The Pilgrims of Hope - VIII
          • Chapter 9, [pdf] Vol. 2.14 Vol. 2.14 March 1886
            The Pilgrims of Hope - IX
          • Chapter 10, [pdf] Vol. 2.15, April 1886
            The Pilgrims of Hope - X
          • Chapter 11, [pdf] Vol. 2.17, 8 May 1886
            The Pilgrims of Hope - XI
          • Chapter 12 [pdf] Vol. 2.21, 5 June, 1886 
            The Pilgrims of Hope - XII
          • Volume 1, Number 5, June
            Attractive Labour
          • Related Articles by Morris
            • Why we Celebrate the Commune of Paris
    • Pilgrims of Hope
      • Introduction
      • Text of Pilgrims of Hope
      • Other editions:
        • Text of Poems by the Way
          • 12. The Message of the March Wind.
          • 23. Mother and Son.
          • 37. The Half of Life Gone.
        • 1901 trade edition
        • Poems by the Way,Kelmscott Press edition images (first edition), 1891
        • Poems by the Way, (first trade edition) London: Reeves and Turner, 1891

        • Poems by the Way, HM6427 images from Huntington Library Manuscripts
      • Supplementary Materials
        • Reviews and Criticism
          • Anderson, Karl. "The Culmination of Morris's Interest in the North: 1871-1876," chap. 2, "Scandinavian Elements in the Works of William Morris." Diss., Harvard, 1970. [chapter on Morris's ballad translations, pp. 146-232]
          • Boos, Florence. “'The Banners of the Spring to Be’: The Dialectical Pattern of Morris’s Later Poetry.” English Studies 81 (2000): 1-27.
          • Boos, Florence. "Narrative Design in The Pilgrims of Hope." Socialism and the Literary Artistry of William Morris, edited Florence Boos and Carole Silver. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1990.
          • De Vega, Sean. Introduction to "Los Peregrino de la Esperanza: A Bilingual English-Spanish Edition of William Morris' The Pilgrims of Hope." M. A. Thesis, University of Iowa, 2006. [pdf]
          • Ellison, R. C. "An Unpublished Poem by William Morris." English 15 (1964): 100-102.
          • Elton, Oliver, review, Academy. February 1892, vol. 41, 197.
          • Faulkner, Peter. "The Male as Lover, Fool and Hero: 'Goldilocks' and the Late Prose Romances." Victorian Poetry 34.3 (1996): 413-24.
          • Garnett, Richard, review, Illustrated London News, January 9th, 1892. [pdf]
          • J. A. George, "A Very Private Gesture: William Morris' A Book of Verse and its Public Sequel," Private and Public Voices in Victorian Poetry, eds. Sabine Coelsch-Foisner and Holger Klein. Tubinger: Stauffenburg Verlag, 2000, 103-110.
          • Goodwin, Kenneth. "The Summation of a Poetic Career: Poems by the Way," Victorian Poetry 34.3 (1996): 397-410.
          • Holzman, Michael, "Propaganda, Passion, and Literary Art in William Morris's The Pilgrims of Hope,Texas Studies in Literature and Language 24.4 (Winter 1982), 372-93.
          • Latham, David, ed. and intro. Poems by the Way, Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 1994.[.pdf]
          • Litzenberg, Karl. "Contributions of the Old Norse Language and Literature to the Style and Substance of the Writings of William Morris, 1856-76." Dissertation, University of Michigan, 1933. Chapter 3.2 Tthe Wooing of Hallbiorn the Strong 202-209 [pdf]
          • May Morris, intro. to vol. 9, The Collected Works of William Morris, ed. May Morris. London: Longmans, 1911, 270-73.
          • Salmon, Nicholas. "The Communist Poet-Laureate: William Morris's Chants for Socialists." Nicholas Salmon, JWMS 14.3 (Winter 2001): 31-40. [pdf]
          • Salmon, Nicholas. "The Serialisation of The Pilgrims of Hope." Nicholas Salmon, JWMS 12.2 (Spring 1997): 14-25. [.pdf]
          • Waters, Chris. "Morris's Chants and the Problem of Socialist Culture." Socialism and the Literary Artistry of William Morris, edited Florence Boos and Carole Silver. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1990.
        • The Pilgrims of Hope [13 sections, of which 2 appeared in Poems by the Way]
        • The Pilgrims of Hope, Commonweal

        LIST OF ALL POEMS AND MANUSCRIPTS

      • Early poems
      • Poems of the Earthly Paradise period
        • Attached files:
          • Images of the English Illustrated Magazine version
      • Earthly Paradise drafts
        • B. L. Add. Ms. 37,499, select manuscript. Presented by C. Fairfax Murray Esq./ 11 May, 1907. Nearly fair copy of the "Apology," "Prologue: The Wanderers" and early interconnective passages for April. "The Apology" is ff. 1-2, fair copy.
        • B. L. Add. Ms. 37,499, ff. 118-19, a few minor verbal changes: e. g. , "the tender petals, since they needs must fade." in the final version becomes: "Their tender petals, there in peace to fade."
        • For an edition of this text, see "Unpublished Tales for The Earthly Paradise: The Wanderers," edited by David Latham. An early version of "The Wanderers" is in B. L. Add. Ms. 45,305, ff. 9-73. A near final version is in B. L. Add. Ms. 37,499, ff. 2v, 3-118, with verbal changes in the last lines, e. g.:
        • B. L. Add. Ms. 37,499, ff. 119v and 120
        • B. L. Add. Ms. 37,499, f. 122.
        • B. L. Add. Ms. 37,499, f. 123.
        • Fitz. MS 2,
        • B. L. Add. Ms. 37,499, f. 121.
        • B. L. Add. Ms. 37,499, f. 124.
        • May Morris, AWS, I, 405, reproduces two stanzas. see May Morris's Remarks on Early Drafts for The Earthly Paradise,William Morris: Artist, Writer, Socialist, Oxford: Blackwells, 1936, 404-36.
        • B. L. Add. Ms. 45,306, ff. 1-69, rough pencil draft, more moralistic than earlier versions, with a rougher ending:
        • May Morris, AWS, I, 407 reproduces two short passages and one longer one, 406-11.See May Morris's Remarks on Early Drafts for The Earthly Paradise,William Morris: Artist, Writer, Socialist, Oxford: Blackwells, 1936, 404-36.
        • B. L. Add. Ms. 37,499, ff. 25-63
        • B. L. Add. Ms. 37,499, f. 127, written at Dorchester/August 1867. In pencil; a few verbal changes.
        • B. L. Add. Ms. 45,299
        •  B. L. Add. Ms. 45,299
        •  B. L. Add. Ms. 45,303.
        • May Morris, AWS, I, 414-22 reproduces selected passages. See May Morris's Remarks on Early Drafts for The Earthly Paradise, William Morris: Artist, Writer, Socialist, Oxford: Blackwells, 1936, 415-22.
        • Earlier drafts of "The Story of Rhodope" appear in B. L. Add. Ms. 45,299 and B. L. Add. Ms. 45,304. The final draft is in Huntington Library Ms. 6418.
        • The Story of Rhodope (rough draft) British Library Add. MS 45,304; transcription "The Story of Rhodope," British Library Add. MS 45,304.
        •  B. L. Add. Ms. 45,300.
        • May Morris, AWS, I, 426-28 reproduces short passages. See May Morris's Remarks on Early Drafts for The Earthly Paradise, Collected Works 3, 628-32, Collected Works 21, xviii-xix; William Morris: Artist, Writer, Socialist, Oxford: Blackwells, 1936, 426-28.
        • May Morris, AWS, I, 424-25 reproduces short passages. See May Morris's Remarks on Early Drafts for The Earthly Paradise,William Morris: Artist, Writer, Socialist, Oxford: Blackwells, 1936, 424-25.
        • An early version appears in B. L. Add. Ms. 45,302. The final draft is in Huntington Library Ms. 6418.
        • May Morris, AWS, I, 424-25 reproduces short passages. See May Morris's Remarks on Early Drafts for The Earthly Paradise,William Morris: Artist, Writer, Socialist, Oxford: Blackwells, 1936, 424-25.
        • An early version appears in B. L. Add. Ms. 45,302. The final draft is in Huntington Library Ms. 6418.
        • A pencil draft exists in B. L. Add. Ms. 45,301. The final draft is in Huntington Library Ms. 6418. An excised draft exists in B. L. Add. MS. 45,301, ff. 23v. and 24. See "Poems of the Earthly Paradise Period," C49.
        • William Morris: Artist, Writer, Socialist, Oxford: Blackwells, 1936, 435-36 
        • B. L. Add. Ms. 45,299
        •  Fitzwilliam Library FW EP 25 and Huntington Library Ms. 6423.
        • A list of the 10 drafts/versions may be found here.
        • B. L. Add. Ms. 45,308.
      • Poems Written After 1875
      • Translations
      • Poems in Prose Romances
      • Manuscript Drafts and First Printed Versions of Individual Poems
      • Calligraphic catalogue of the books of William Morris
        • Catalogue of Morris's Books, transcription
      • Goodwin, Handlist of Manuscripts and Documents of William Morris [pdf] Provides locations for Morris manuscripts

PROSE (portal)

    • EARLY PROSE ROMANCES
      • The Hollow Land and Other Tales from the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine
        • The Story of the Unknown Church
        • A Dream
        • Frank's Sealed Letter
        • Gertha's Lovers
        • Svend and His Brethren
        • Lindenborg Pool
        • The Hollow Land
        • Golden Wings
      • The Novel on Blue Paper
        • Transcribed here from The Novel on Blue Paper. William Morris and Penelope Fitzgerald. London: Journeyman Press, 1982. Print [pdf]
        • Introduction
      • The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine 1856 (introduction and selections, Rossetti Archive)
      • The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine, text in pdf format
      • essay, "Churches of North France: The Shadows of Amiens," The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine, February 1856
      • Review of Men and Women by Robert Browning, from The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine, march 1856
      • Review of "Death the Avenger and Death the Friend," The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine, August 1856

        Supplementary materials: criticism

        • Baïssus, J. M. "Morris and the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine."JWMS 5.2 (Winter 1982): 2-13
        • Dewan, Pauline. "Patterns of Enclosure in Morris's Early Stories."JWMS 11.2 (Spring 1995): 9-11
        • Fletcher, Chris. "A Rediscovered and Partly Unpublished Morris Notebook."JWMS 14.3 (Winter 2001): 12-20.
        • May Morris. "The Hollow Land" and Other OCM Tales, intro. to Collected Works, vol. 1. London: Longmans, 1910.
        • Noyes, Alfred. Introduction to Golden Wings and Other Stories, Van Nuys, California: Newcastle, 1976.
        • Timo, Helen. "A Church Without God: William Morris's A Night in a Cathedral."JWMS 4.2 (Summer 1980): 24-31.
Other Essays on the Early Writings:
      • Boos, Florence S. "'A Holy Warfare Against the Age': Essays and Tales in the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine.Victorian Periodicals Review 46 (2014): 344-68.
      • Boos, Florence S. "Attributions of Authorship in the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine.Notes and Queries, 61.4 (November 2014): 561-63.
      • Boos, Florence S. "The Structure of Morris' Tales for the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine." Victorian Periodicals Review20 (1987), 2-12.
      • Deal, Kenneth. "Acts of Completion: The Search for Vocation in Morris's Early Prose Romances," The Golden Chain: Essays on William Morris and Pre-Raphaelitism, ed. Carole Silver, New York and London: The William Morris Society, 1982, 53-74.
      • Hodgson, Amada. "The Early Romances," in The Romances of William Morris. Cambridge UP, 1987, 20-30.
      • Hollow, John. "William Morris and the Judgment of God." PMLA 86 (1971), 446-53.
      • Gordon, Walter K. "Pre-Raphaelitism and The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine." Journal of the Rutgers University Library 29(1966), 42-51.
      • Hodgson, Amada. "The Early Romances," in The Romances of William Morris. Cambridge UP, 1987, 20-30.
      • Hosman, Robert Stahr. "The Germ (1850) and The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine (1856)." Victorian Periodicals Newsletter 4 (April 1969), 36-47.
      • Kirchhoff, Frederick. "Heroic Disintegration: Morris's Medievalism and the Disappearance of the Self," The Golden Chain: Essays on William Morris and Pre-Raphaelitism, ed. Carole Silver, New York and London: The William Morris Society, 1982, 75-95.
      • Kirchhoff, Frederick. "Morris's 'Child Roland': The Deformed Not Quite Transformed," Pre-Raphaelite Review 1.1 (November 1977), 95-105.
      • Hosman, Robert Stahr. "The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine." British Literary Magazines: The Victorian and Edwardian Age, ed. Alvin Sullivan. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1984, 294-302.
      • Le Mire, Eugene D., ed. Introduction, The Hollow Land and Other Contributions to the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine. Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 1996.
      • Purkis, John, Morris, Burne-Jones and French Gothic, London: William Morris Society, 1985, 1991
  • A Dream of John Ball
        • Historical Introduction to A King's Lesson by Peter Wright
        • General Introduction by Florence S. Boos
        • Text of A Dream of John Ball
        • Notes by Peter Wright
        • Text of A King's Lesson by Paul Annis
        • Kelmscott Press Edition 1892
        • First Edition images London: Reeves and Turner, 1888
        • Serialization in Commonweal 1886-87
          • Chapter 1, pp. 257-58, 13 Nov. 1886[pdf]
          • Chapter 2, pp. 266-67, 20 Nov. 1886 [pdf]
          • Chapter 3, pp. 274-75, 27 Nov. 1886 [pdf]
          • Chapter 4, pp. 282-83, 4 Dec. 1886 [pdf]
          • Chapter 5, pp. 290-91, 11 Dec. 1886 [pdf]
          • Chapter 6, pp. 298-99, 18 Dec. 1886 [pdf]
          • Chapter 7, p. 307, 25 Dec. 1886 [pdf]
          • Chapter 10, pp. 20-21, 15 Jan. 1887 [pdf]
          • Chapter 11, pp. 274-75, 22 Jan. 1887 [pdf]
        • Manuscript, images, University of Virginia Libraries
        • Supplementary Material:
          • Sources:
            • Froissart, Jean. The Chronicles of Jean Froissart. In Lord Berners' Translation, selected, edited and introduced by Gillian and William Anderson. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
          • Criticism    
            • Boos, Florence. "History as Fellowship in Morris's Literary Writings." William Morris Today, 1981.
            • Boos, Florence. “Victorian Alternative Futures: ‘Historicism,’ Past and Present, and A Dream of John Ball,” in History and Community: Essays in Victorian Medievalism, ed. Florence Boos. New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 1992, 3-37.
            • Cowan, Yuri. "'Paradyse Erthly': John Ball and the Medieval Dream-Vision," Writing on the Image: Reading William Morris. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007: 137-53.
            • Faulkner, Peter. William Morris and the Idea of England. London: William Morris Society, 1992.
            • Grennan, Margaret. William Morris: Medievalist to Revolutionary. New York: King's Crown Press, 1945, Chapter 4, John Ball.
              All Chapters
            • Guy, Josephine M. "William Morris," The British Avant-Garde: The Theory and Politics of Tradition. New York and London: Harvester, 1991, 119-38.
            • Hilton, Rodney. The Change Beyond the Change: A Dream of John Ball. William Morris Society, 1990.
            • Holzman, Michael. The Encouragement and Warning of History: William Morris's A Dream of John Ball. Socialism and the Literary Artistry of William Morris, eds. Florence Boos and Carole Silver. Columbia, Missouri: U Missouri Press, 1990, 98-116.
            • Kegel, Charles H. "William Morris's A Dream of John Ball: A Study in Reactionary Liberalism." Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters: 1954, 40, part 4 (1955), 303-312. (pdf)
            • Kocmanova, Jessie. "Two Uses of the Dream-Form as a Means of Confronting the Present with the National Past: William Morris and Svatopluk Cech." Brno Studies in English 2 (1960), 113-48.
            • Miller, Elizabeth Carolyn. "No News Is Good News: William Morris's Utopian Print: Orality and Print Culture," in News from Nowhere and A Dream of John Ball," Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Late Victorian Print Culture. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013, 58-67.
            • Oberg, Charlotte. Chapter VII, "The Uses of History," A Pagan Prophet: William Morris. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1978.
            • Salmon, Nicholas. "The Revision of A Dream of John Ball." JWMS 10.2 (Spring 1993): 15-17 [PDF].
            • Salmon, Nicholas. "A Reassessment of A Dream of John Ball." JWMS 14.2 (Spring 2001): 29-38 [PDF].
            • Timo, Helen. "'A Not So Golden Age': The Genesis of Morris's A King's Lesson."JWMS 7.4 (Spring 1988): 16-18 [PDF]
        • Relevant Essays by Morris:
          • "The Lord Mayor's Show, 1884," in Nicholas Salmon, ed., Morris on History, Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996, 132-36. Published in Justice, 1.44, 15 November 1884, 2.
          • "Revolutionary Calendar: Watt Tyler, 1888," in Nicholas Salmon, ed., Morris on History, Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996, 141-42. Published in Commonweal 4.126, 9 June 1888, 182.
          • "Early England," in Nicholas Salmon, ed., Morris on History, Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996, 51-70. Unpublished in Morris's lifetime; included in Eugene Le Mire, ed., Unpublished Lectures of William Morris, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1969.
          • "The Gothic Revival, I," in Eugene Le Mire, Unpublished Lectures of Wiliam Morris. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1969, 74-93. From B. L. Ms. 45,331(10). Delivered March 3, 1884 to the Birmingham and Midland Institute.
          • "The Gothic Revival, II," in Eugene Le Mire, Unpublished Lectures of Wiliam Morris. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1969, 74-93. From B. L. Ms. 45,331(1). Delivered March 10, 1884 to the Birmingham and Midland Institute.
          • "Feudal England," in Nicholas Salmon, ed., Morris on History, Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996, 71-89. From Commonweal, 20 August-10 September 1887. [pdf]
          • "Art and Industry in the Fourteenth Century, " in Nicholas Salmon, ed., Morris on History, Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996, 90-105. Unpublished in Morris's lifetime; included in Collected Works, ed. My Morris, vol. 22. [pdf]
          • "Revolt of Ghent," Comonweal, July-August 1888. [pdf] For the text of the complete version in seven parts, see Marxists Archive,https://www.marxists.org/archive/morris/works/1888/ghent/
          • See also chapters 2-4 of "Socialism from the Root Up," Morris and Ernest Belfort Bax, 1886 (later Socialism: Its Growth and Outcome, London: Swan Sonnenshein, 1893: "Medieval Society, The Break Up of Feudalism, "Modern Society: Early Stages."
          • Socialism: Its Growth and Outcome, London: Swan Sonnenshein, 1896, co-authored with E. Belfort Bax; also available from Archive.org; revised from with preface and introduction from "Socialism from the Root Up" Commonweal 1886-1888, from the Marxists Archive; pdf's of originals are here
        • Supplementary Material on "A King's Lesson":
          • Peteri, Eva. "Morris's 'A King's Lesson': A Hungarian Perspective." Journal of William Morris Studies 18.3 (2009): 48-55. 
        • A King's Lesson Portal
          • Historical Introduction to A King's Lesson by Peter Wright
          • Text of A King's Lesson by Paul Annis
          • Other Editions:
            • Kelmscott Press Edition, 1892
            • First Edition images of first edition, London: Reeves and Turner, 1888
            • Hungarian Translation, "The King's Lesson", 1894
          • Supplementary Material:
          • Notes and Criticism on "A King's Lesson"
          • Criticism on A Dream of John Ball and "A King's Lesson"
    • The House of the Wolfings
      • Introduction by Florence S. Boos
      • Text of The House of the Wolfings
      • First Edition: The House of the Wolfings, London: Reeves and Turner, 1889
      • Autograph manuscript, Morgan Library, New York M A 313
      • Autograph manuscript, Huntington Library, HM 6435, 2 vols.
      • Supplementary Materials: Criticism
        • Placing and Dating of The House of the Wolfings
        • The Days That Were," Eclectic Magazine 68.6, n. s. (December 1898), 785. (poem used as epigraph for The House of the Wolfings)
      • Criticism
        • Anderson, Karl, "Scandinavian Influences in The House of the Wolfings," in "Scandinavian Influences in the Works of William Morris," Diss., Harvard University, 304-305
        • Bono, Barbara J. "The Prose Fictions of William Morris: A Study in the Literry Aesethetic of a Victorian Social Reformer,"Victorian Poetry 13.3 and 4 (1975), 43-59. Also discusses other prose romances.
        • Boos, Florence. “Morris’s German Romances as Socialist History,” Victorian Studies 27.3 (Spring, 1984): 321-42.
        • Hewlett, Henry, review, Nineteenth Century, August 1889, 26, 337-41.
        • Mathews, Richard. "Introduction," A Tale of the House of the Wolfings and all the Kindreds of the Mark. North Hollywood, Calif.: Newcastle, 1978.
        • May Morris's Remarks on the Prose Romances, especially The House of the Wolfings and The Roots of the Mountains, May Morris, William Morris: Artist, Writer, Socialist, Oxford: Blackwells, 1936, 509-16. [pdf]
        • Oberg, Charlotte. "The Uses of History," in A Pagan Prophet: William Morris, Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1978.
        • Salmon, Nicholas. "A Study in Victorian Historiography: William Morris's Germanic Romances." JWMS 14.2 (Spring 2001): 59-89.
        • Unsigned review. Atlantic Monthly, June 1890, 65, 851-54.
        • Valentine, K. B. "Motifs from Nature in the Design Work and Prose Romances of William Morris, 1876-1896," Victorian Poetry 13,3 and 4(1975), 83-89.
        • Vaninskaya, Anna. "William Morris's Germania: The Roots of Socialism," in William Morris in the 21st Century, eds. Phillippa Bennett and Rosie Miles, New York: Peter Lang, 2010.
    • The Roots of the Mountains
      • introduction from Carole Silver
      • Text of The Roots of the Mountains
      • The Roots of the Mountains, first edition London: Reeves and Turner, 1890 images
      • The Roots of the Mountains, manuscript
      Supplementary Materials
      • Anderson, Karl. "Scandinavian Elements in The Roots of the Mountains," from "Scandinavian Elements in the Works of William Morris." Diss. Harvard University, 1940, 319-35.
      • Boos, Florence. “Morris’s German Romances as Socialist History,” Victorian Studies 27.3 (Spring, 1984):
        321-42.
      • Hansen, Regina. "Forms of Friendship in The Roots of the Mountains." JWMS 11.3 (Autumn 1995): 19-21.
      • Mathews, Richard. "William Morris's Roots: History into Metaphor." Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens 16 (1982), 69-76.
      • Morris, May. Remarks on the Prose Romances, especially The House of the Wolfings and The Roots of the Mountains, May Morris, William Morris: Artist, Writer, Socialist, Oxford: Blackwells, 1936, 509-16. [pdf]
      • Shippey, T. A. "'Goths and Huns: The Rediscovery of the Northern Cultures in the Nineteenth Century," in The Medieval Legacy: A Symposium, ed. Andreas Haarder, et al. Odense: Odense Unversity Press, 1982, 51-69.
      • Vaninskaya, Anna. "William Morris's Germania: The Roots of Socialism," in William Morris in the 21st Century, eds. Phillippa Bennett and Rosie Miles, New York: Peter Lang, 2010.
    • News from Nowhere
        • Introduction
        • Text of News from Nowhere
        • News from Nowhere, Kelmscott Press Edition, 1892
        • News from Nowhere, First edition, Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1890 images
        • News from Nowhere, First British edition, London: Reeves and Turner, 1891 images
        • Serialization in Commonweal, 1890
          • Chapter 1, pp. 9-10, 11 Jan. 1890 [pdf] Chapter 2, pp. 18-9, 18 Jan. 1890 [pdf]
          • Chapter 3, pp. 25-6, 25 Jan. 1890[pdf] Chapter 3, cont., pp. 34-5, 1 Feb. 1890[pdf]
          • Chapter 5, pp. 42-3, 8 Feb. 1890 [pdf] Chapter 6, pp. 49-50, 15 Feb. 1890 [pdf]
          • Chapter 7, pp. 58-9, 22 Feb. 1890 [pdf] Chapter 8, p. 66, 1 March 1890 [pdf]
          • Chapter 9, p. 74, 8 March 1890 [pdf] Chapter 10, pp. 82-3, 15 March 1890 [pdf]
          • Chapter 11 6.219 22 March 1890 pp. 89-90Chapter IX & Chapter X[pdf]
          • Chapter 12 6.220 29 March 1890 p. 98 Chapter X (continued)[pdf]
          • Chapter 13 6.221 5 April 1890 pp. 105-106 Volume 6, Number 221, 5 April
            News From Nowhere: Chapter X (Concluded)[pdf]
          • Chapter 14 6.222 12 April 1890 pp. 113-14 Chapter XI[pdf]
          • Chapter 15 6.223 19 April 1890 pp. 121-22 Chapter XII[pdf]
          • Chapter 16 6.224 26 April 1890 pp. 130-31 Chapters XIII & XIV[pdf]
          • Chapter 17 6.225 3 May 1890 pp. 141-42 Chapter XV[pdf]
          • Chapter 18 6.226 10 May 1890 pp. 145-46 Chapters XV & XVI[pdf]
          • Chapter 19 6.227 17 May 1890 pp. 156-57 Chapters XVI & XVII[pdf]
          • Chapter 20 6.228 24 May 1890 pp. 161-62 Chapter XVII (Continued)[pdf]
          • Chapter 21 6.229 31 May 1890 pp. 169-70 Chapter XVII (Continued)[pdf]
          • Chapter 22 6.230 7 June 1890 p. 174 Chapter XVII (Continued)[pdf]
          • Chapter 23 6.231 14 June 1890 pp. 186-87 Chapter XVII (Concluded)[pdf]
          • Chapter 24 6.232 21 June 1890 p. 195 Chapter XVIII[pdf]
          • Chapter 25 6.233 28 June 1890 p. 205 Chapter XIX[pdf]
          • Chapter 26 6.234 5 July 1890 pp. 209-10 Chapters XIX, XX & XXI[pdf]
          • Chapter 27 6.235 12 July 1890 pp. 220-21 Chapter XXII[pdf]
          • Chapter 28 6.236 19 July 1890 pp. 229-30 Chapter XXII (Concluded)[pdf]
          • Chapter 29 6.237 26 July 1890 pp. 233-34 Chapter XXIII
          • Chapter 30 6.238 2 August 1890 p. 242 Chapter XXIV
          • Chapter 31 6.239 9 August 1890 p. 250 Chapter XXIV (Concluded)[pdf]
          • Chapter 32 6.240 16 August 1890 pp. 257-58 Chapter XXV[pdf]
          • Chapter 33 6.241 23 August 1890 pp. 266-67 Chapter XXVI[pdf]
          • Chapter 34 6.242 30 August 1890 pp. 274-75 Chapter XXVI (Continued)[pdf]
          • Chapter 35 6.243 6 September 1890 pp. 284-85 Chapter XXVI (Concluded)[pdf]
          • Chapter 36 6.244 13 September 1890 pp. 292-93 Chapter XXVII[pdf]
          • Chapter 37 6.245 20 September 1890 pp. 298-90Chapter XXVIII[pdf]
          • Chapter 38 6.246 27 September 1890 p. 306 Chapter XXIX[pdf]
          • Chapter 39 6.247 4 October 1890 pp. 314-15 Chapter XXX[pdf]
        • Manuscript draft, Morgan Library, New York, chapters 1-15, partial 16 and 17
        • Manuscript fair copy, Morgan Library, New York MA 4591
Supplementary Materials and Criticism
        • An illustrated on-line edition of News from Nowhere
From the Journal of William Morris Studies:
  • Baker, Lesley A. "An Old House Amongst New Folk." JWMS 8.4 (Spring 1990): 24-27.
  • Coleman, Roger. "Design and Technology in Nowhere." JWMS 9.2 (Spring 1991): 28-39.
  • Delveaux, Martin. "From Pastoral Arcadia to Stable-State Mini-Cities: Morris's News from Nowhere and Callenbach's Ecotopia." JWMS14.1 (Autumn 2000): 75-81.
  • Ebbatson, J. R. "Visions of Wild England: William Morris and Richard Jefferies." JWMS 3.3 (Spring 1977): 12-29.
  • Faulkner, Peter. "News from Nowhere in Recent Criticism." JWMS 5.3 (Summer 1983): 2-7.
  • Fellman, Michael. "Bloody Sunday and News from Nowhere." JWMS 8.4 (Spring 1990): 9-18.
  • Gagnier, Regina. "Morris's Ethics, Cosmopolitanism, and Globalisation." Regenia Gagnier, JWMS 16/23 (2005): 9-30.
  • Gilbert, Nathaniel. "The Landscape of Resistance in Morris's News from Nowhere."JWMS 16/23 (2005): 22-37.
  • Highfill, Jannett. "International Trade in News from Nowhere." JWMS 12.2 (Spring 1997): 31-35.
  • Holm, Jan. "The Old Grumbler At Runnymede."JWMS 10.2 (Spring 1993): 17-21.
  • Jacobs, Naomi. "Beauty and the Body in News from Nowhere." JWMS 12.2 (Spring 1997): 26-30.
  • Macdonald, Alex. "The Liveliness of News from Nowhere: Structure, Language and Allusion." JWMS 10.2 (Spring 1993): 22-26.
  • Macdonald, Alex. "The Revision of News from Nowhere." JWMS 3.2 (Summer 1976): 8-15.
  • Maloney, Kathleen. "Studying the Past, Envisioning the Future: Teaching History via William Morris's News from Nowhere." JWMS 17.2 (Summer 2007): 41-53.
  • Marsh, Jan. "News from Nowhere as Erotic Dream." JWMS 8.4 (Spring 1990): 19-23.
  • McKinstry, Susan Jaret. "Taking Our Eyes Out of Our Pockets: Teaching William Morris's Ideal Book." JWMS 17.2 (Summer 2007): 89-98.
  • Miles, Rosie. "Teaching Morris Online."JWMS 17.2 (Summer 2007): 54-72.
  • Miller, Elizabeth Carolyn. "Collections and Collectivity: William Morris in the Rare Book Room." JWMS 17.2 (Summer 2007): 73-88.
  • Mineo, Ady. "Eros Unbound: Sexual Identities in News from Nowhere." JWMS 9.4 (Spring 1992): 8-14.
  • Nichols, Ashton. "Liberationist Sexuality and Nonviolent Resistance: The Legacy of Blake and Shelley in Morris's News from Nowhere."JWMS 10.4 (Spring 1994): 20-27.
  • Pinkney, Tony. "Cycling in Nowhere."JWMS 13. 2 (Spring 1999): 28-33.
  • Pinkney, Tony. "Kinetic Utopias: H. G. Wells's A Modern Utopia and William Morris's News from Nowhere." Tony Pinkney, JWMS 16/23 (2005): 49-55.
  • David Latham. "Hope and Change: Teaching News from Nowhere." JWMS 17.2 (Summer 2007): 6-23.
  • Vervaecke, Philippe. "Teaching News from Nowhere in France for the CAPES and the Agrégation in English Studies, 2004-2006." JWMS17.2 (Summer 2007): 24-40.

Other Articles:

      • Beaumont, Matthew. "To Live in the Present: News from Nowhere and the Representation of the Presnt in Late Victorian Utopian Fiction,"Writing on the Image: Reading William Morris, ed. David Latham. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007, 119-136.
      • Boos, Florence S. "An (Almost) Egalitarian Sage: William Morris and Nineteenth-Century Socialist-Feminism." Victorian Sages and Cultural Discourse: Regnegotiating Gender and Power, ed. Thais E. Morgan, New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, 1990.
      • Boos, Florence S. "The Ideal of Everyday Life in William Morris' News from Nowhere." The Literary Utopias of Cultural Communities, 1790-1910. (DQR Studies in Literature, vol. 46, 2010): 141-170.
      • Boos, Florence S. "News From Nowhere and 'Garden Cities': Morris's Utopia and Nineteenth-Century Town-Design." Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies n. s. 7.2 (Fall 1998): 5-27.
      • Boos, Florence S. and William Boos. "News from Nowhere and Victorian Socialist Feminism." Nineteenth-Century Contexts 14.1 (1990): 3-32.
      • Boos, Florence and William Boos. "Orwell's Morris and 'Old Major's' Dream," English Studies 71.4 (1990), 361-71.
      • Boos, Florence S. "Personal and Political Lieux d'Anticipation in News from Nowhere." William Morris, News from Nowhere, Ouvrage Collectif Coordonné par Béatrice Laurent (Editions du Temps: Nantes, 2004): 93-107.
      • Boos, Florence and William. "The Utopian Communism of William Morris." History of Political Thought 7.3 (1986): 489-510.
      • Campbell, Wanda. "Clothes from Nowhere: Costume as Social Symbol in the Work of William Morris." Writing on the Image: Reading William Morris, ed. David Latham. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007, 107-17.
      • Carré, Jacques. "Architecture, Utopia and History in Morris's Thought [PDF]." Morris Day
        8 January 2005, Université Paris 13, Jacques Carré (Université Paris IV-Sorbonne)
      • Donaldson, Laura. "Boffin in Paradise, or the Artistry of Reversal in News from Nowhere." Socialism and the Literary Artistry of William Morris. Eds. Florence S. Boos and Carole G. Silver. (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1990): 26-60.
      • Faldet, David. "The River at the Heart of Morris's Ecological Thought." Writing on the Image: Reading William Morris, ed. David Latham. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007, 73-84.
      • Frye, Northrop. "The Meeting of Past and Future in William Morris." Studies in Romanticism, Fall 1982, Vol.21(3), p.303
      • Hale, Piers J. "William Morris, Human Nature and the Biology of Utopia," William Morris in the Twenty-First Century, eds. Phillippa Bennett and Rosie Miles, Peter Lang, 2010, 107-127.
      • Herbert, Karen. "News from Nowhere as Autoethnography: A Future History of 'Home Colonization.' Writing on the Image: Reading William Morris, ed. David Latham. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007, 85-106.
      • Holzman, Michael. "Anarchism and Utopia: William Morris's News from Nowhere." ELH, Vol. 51, No. 3 (Autumn, 1984), pp. 589-603
      • Johnson, Lionel. Review, Academy, 23 May, 1891, xxxix, 483-84.
      • Kelvin, Norman, "The Erotic in News from Nowhere and The Well at World's End." Studies in the late romances of William Morris: Papers presented at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, December 1975. New York: William Morris Society (1976).
      • Kinna, Ruth. "Socialist Fellowship and the Woman Question." Writing on the Image: Reading William Morris, ed. David Latham. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007, 183-196.
      • Latham, David. "Between Hell and England: Finding Ourselves in the Present Text," William Morris in the Twenty-First Century, eds. Phillippa Bennett and Rosie Miles, Peter Lang, 2010, 193-207.
      • Latham, David. "'To Frame a Desire': Morris's Ideology of Work and Play." Writing on the Image: Reading William Morris, ed. David Latham. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007, 155-172.
      • Lloyd, Trevor. "The Politics of William Morris's News from Nowhere." Albion: A Quarterly Journal Concerned with British Studies, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Autumn, 1977), pp. 273-28
      • MacDonald, Alexander. "Bellamy, Morris, and the Great Victorian Debate." Socialism and the Literary Artistry of William Morris. Eds. Florence S. Boos and Carole G. Silver. (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1990): 74-87.
      • Marsh, Jan. "Concerning Love: News From Nowhere and Gender." William Morris & News from Nowhere: A Vision for Our Time. Eds. Stephen Coleman and Paddy O'Sullivan. (Bideford, Devon: Green Books, 1990): 107-125.
      • Miller, Elizabeth Carolyn. "No News is Good News," from Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Print Culture. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013[pdf].
      • Pinkney, Tony. "Versions of Ecotopia in News from Nowhere," William Morris in the Twenty-First Century, eds. Phillippa Bennett and Rosie Miles, Peter Lang, 2010, 93-106.
      • Sargent, Lyman Tower. "William Morris and the Anarchist Tradition." Socialism and the Literary Artistry of William Morris. Eds. Florence S. Boos and Carole G. Silver. (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1990): 61-73.
      • Smith, Peter. "Attractive Labour and Social Change: William Morris Now," William Morris in the Twenty-First Century, eds. Phillippa Bennett and Rosie Miles, Peter Lang, 2010, 129-150.
      • Talbot, Norman. "A Guest in the Future: News from Nowhere." Socialism and the Literary Artistry of William Morris. Eds. Florence S. Boos and Carole G. Silver. (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1990): 38-60.
      • Trouvé-Finding, Susan. "Real and Imaginary Topography in News from Nowhere [PDF]." Morris Day, 8 January 2005, Université Paris 13, Susan Trouvé-Finding, Université de Poitiers
      • Watkinson, Ray. "The Obstinate Refusers: Work in News From Nowhere." William Morris & News from Nowhere: A Vision for Our Time. Eds. Stephen Coleman and Paddy O’Sullivan. (Bideford, Devon: Green Books, 1990): 91-106.

LATE ROMANCES

  • Prose Romances
    • Early Prose Romances(in preparation)
    • The Novel on Blue Paper, edited by Penelope Fitzgerald
    • A Dream of John Ball and A King's Lesson edited by Peter Wright and Florence Boos
    • The House of the Wolfings, introduction by Florence Boos
    • The Roots of the Mountainsintroduction by Carole Silver
    • News from Nowhere, introduction by Tony Pinkney
    • The Story of the Glittering Plain, introduction by Carole Silver
    • The Wood Beyond the World
    • The Water of the Wondrous Isles with introduction by Florence Boos
    • The Well at the World's End, edited by Phillippa Bennett (in preparation)
    • The Sundering Flood, edited by Ingrid Hanson
    • Unfinished Romances, edited by Peter Wright (in preparation)
  • Dramatic Works
    • The Tables Turned, edited by Pamela Bracken
    • For Diaries and Essays, see Diaries/Essays Portal.
    • For Translations of Prose Works, see Translations Portal.
  • The Story of the Glittering Plain
    • Text of The Story of the Glittering Plain
    • Kelmscott Press Edition 1891
    • The Story of the Glittering Plain, first edition London: Reeves and Turner, 1891
    • The Story of the Glittering Plain, English Illustrated Magazine 1890
      • Chapters I–VI, pp. 687–98, June 1890; 81.
      • Chapters VII–XII, pp. 754–68, July 1890; 82.
      • Chapters XIII–XVIII, pp. 824–38, Aug. 1890; 83
      • Chapters XIX–XXII, pp. 884–900 , Sept. 1890; 84.
    • Supplementary Material: Criticism
      • Anderson, Karl. "Scandinavian Elements in The Story of the Glittering Plain," in "Scandinavian Elements in the Works of William Morris," Diss. Harvard University, 1940, 337-42.
      • Dewan, Pauline. "Circular Designs in Morris's The Story of the Glittering Plain." JWMS 12.4 (Spring 1998): 15-20.
      • Oberg, Charlotte. Chapter VII, "The Quester Triumphant: Man and Earth Made New," in A Pagan Prophet: William Morris, Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1978.
      • Seaman, Graham. Introduction to The Glittering Plain. Marxists.org, 2003.
      • Talbot, Norman. "The First Modern 'Secondary World' Fantasy: Morris's Craftsmanship in The Story of The Glittering Plain." JWMS 13. 2 (Spring 1999): 3-11.
      • Talbot, Norman, ed. and intro. The Story of the Glittering Plain and Child Christopher. Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 1996.
      • Tyson, Nancy. "Art and Society in the Late Prose Narratives of William Morris," Pre-Raphaelite Review 1.2 (May, 1978), 1-11.
      • Valentine, K. B. "Motifs from Nature in the Design Work and Prose Romances of William Morris (1876-1896)," Victorian Poetry 13.3-4 (1975): 83-89.
  • The Wood Beyond the World
    • Text of The Wood Beyond the World
    • The Wood Beyond the World, Kelmscott Press Edition 1894
    • The Wood Beyond the World, London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1895
    • The King's Son and The Carle's Son Society of Antiquaries Early Draft Manuscript 908
    • Early draft, "The King's Son and the Carle's Son," transcription

      Supplementary Materials:

      • Introduction by Kathleen O'Neill Sims
      • Notes by Kathleen O'Neill Sims
      • Criticism
        • Anderson, Karl. "Scandinavian Elements in The Wood Beyond the World,"from "Scandinavian Elements in the Works of William Morris." Diss., Harvard University, 1940, 365-69.
        • Calhoun, B., & Modern Language Association of America. Studies in the late romances of William Morris: Papers presented at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, December 1975,New York: William Morris Society (1976).
        • Calhoun, Blue et alia, Studies in the Late Romances of William Morris: Papers Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association, December 1975,intro. Frederick Kirchhoff. New York: William Morris Society, 1976. [entire volume]
        • Calhoun, Blue, “`The Little Land of Abundance’: Pastoral Perspective in the Late Romances of William Morris,” Studies in the Late Romances of William Morris,  New York: William Morris Society, 1976.
        • Cooper, Jane S. "The Iceland Journeys and the Late Romances." JWMS 5.4 (Winter 1983-84): 40-59.
        • Dodds, Andrew. "A Structural Approach to The Wood Beyond the World."JWMS 7.2 (Spring 1987): 26-28.
        • Faulkner, Peter. "The Male as Lover, Fool and Hero: 'Goldilocks' and the Late Prose Romances." Victorian Poetry 34.3 (1996): 413-24.
        • Hollow, John. “Deliberate Happiness: The Late Prose Romances of William Morris,” Studies in the Late Romances of William Morris,  New York: William Morris Society, 1976.
        • Kirchhoff, Frederick, “Introduction.” Studies in the Late Romances of William Morris,  New York: William Morris Society, 1976.
        • Mathews, Richard. Worlds Beyond the World: The Fantastic Vision of William Morris. San Bernardino, Calif: Borgo Press, 1978. [pdf]
        • Mendelson, Michael. "Opening Moves: The Entry into the Other World," Extrapolation 25 (1984): 171-79.
        • Morris, William, Letter to Spectator, 1885, vol. 75 (July-December) [pdf]
        • Newman, Hilary. "The Influence of De La Motte Fouqué's Sintram and His Companions on William Morris's The Wood Beyond the World." JWMS 14.2 (2001): 47-53.
        • Newman, Hilary. "Water in William Morris's Late Prose Romances." JWMS 13.4 (Spring 2000): 41-47.
        • Oberg, Charlotte, “Motif and Theme in the Late Prose Romances of William Morris,” in Studies in the Late Romances of William Morris, with an introduction by Frederick Kirchhoff, New York: William Morris Society, 1976.
        • Silver, Carole. “Myth and Ritual in the Last Romances of William Morris.” Studies in the Late Romances of William Morris,  New York: William Morris Society, 1976.
        • Shippey, Tom. Introduction, The Wood Beyond the World. Oxford: OUP, 1980, v-xix.
        • Watts, Theodore. Unsigned review. Athenaeum, 2 March 1895, no. 3514, 273-74.
        • William Morris in the Twenty-First Century, eds. Phillippa Bennett and Rosie Miles, Peter Lang, 2010, 209-228.
  • The Water of the Wondrous Isles
    • Introduction by Florence S. Boos
    • Text of The Water of the Wondrous Isles
      • The First Part: Of the House of Captivity
      • The Second Part: Of the Wondrous Isles
      • The Third Part: Of the Castle of the Quest
      • The Fourth Part: Of the Days of Abiding
      • The Fifth Part: The Tale of the Quest’s Ending
      • The Sixth Part: The Days of Absence
      • The Seventh Part: The Days of Returning
    • The Water of the Wondrous Isles, Kelmscott Press Edition 1897 images
    • The Water of the Wondrous Isles, First trade edition, London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green and Co., 1897
    • The Widow's House by the Great Water (early draft), edited by Helen A. Timo
      • British Library Additional MS. 45,324
    • Manuscripts
      • British Library Additional Manuscript 45,322
      • British Library Additional Manuscript 45,323, printer's copy
      • British Library Additional Manuscript 45,325
    • Supplementary Materials, Criticism
      • Bennett, Phillippa. "Rediscovering the Topography of Wonder: Morris, Iceland, and the Late Romances."JWMS 16.2-3 (2005): 38-48.
      • Bennet, Phillippa, "Rejuvenating Our Sense of Wonder: The Last Romances of William Morris," William Morris in the Twenty-First Century, eds. Phillippa Bennett and Rosie Miles, Peter Lang, 2010, 209-228.
      • Boos, Florence. “The Socialist New Woman in William Morris’s The Water of the Wondrous Isles,” Victorian Literature and Culture, Vol. 23(1995): 159-75.
      • Boos, Florence. “Gender Division and Political Allegory in The Last Romances of William Morris.” Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies I.2 (1992): 12-23.
      • Calhoun, B., & Modern Language Association of America. Studies in the late romances of William Morris: Papers presented at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, December 1975,New York: William Morris Society (1976).
      • Calhoun, Blue, “`The Little Land of Abundance’: Pastoral Perspective in the Late Romances of William Morris,” Studies in the Late Romances of William Morris,  New York: William Morris Society, 1976.
      • Cooper, Jane S. "The Iceland Journeys and the Late Romances."JWMS 5.4 (Winter 1983-84): 40-59.
      • Gopen, George D. "The Music of the Mind: Structure and Substance in William Morris's The Water of the Wondrous Isles." JWMS 16/23 (2005): 92-102.
      • Hollow, John. “Deliberate Happiness: The Late Prose Romances of William Morris,” Studies in the Late Romances of William Morris,  New York: William Morris Society, 1976.
      • Kirchhoff, Frederick, “Introduction.” Studies in the Late Romances of William Morris,  New York: William Morris Society, 1976.
      • Kelvin, Norman. “The Erotic in News from Nowhere and The Well at the World’s End,” Studies in the Late Romances of William Morris,  New York: William Morris Society, 1976.
      • May Morris's Remarks on the Prose Romances, May Morris, William Morris: Artist, Writer, Socialist, Oxford: Blackwells, 1936. [pdf]
      • Newman, Hilary. "Water in William Morris's Late Prose Romances." JWMS 13.4 (Spring 2000): 41-47.
      • Oberg, Charlotte, “Motif and Theme in the Late Prose Romances of William Morris,” in Studies in the Late Romances of William Morris, with an introduction by Frederick Kirchhoff, New York: William Morris Society, 1976.
      • Silver, Carole. “Myth and Ritual in the Last Romances of William Morris.” Studies in the Late Romances of William Morris,  New York: William Morris Society, 1976.
      • Silver, Carole. "Socialism Internalized: The Last Romances of William Morris." Socialism and the Literary Artistry of William Morris, edited Florence Boos and Carole Silver. Columbia,Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1990.
      • Spatt, Hartley. "William Morris's Late Romances: The Struggle Against Closure." History and Community: Essays in Victorian Medievalism. Garland Publishing, Inc.: New York & London, 1992, 109-135.
      • Talbot, Norman, ed. and intro. The Water of the Wondrous Isles. Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 1994.
      • Talbot, Norman, "'Whilom, as tells the tale': The Language of the Prose Romances." JWMS 8 (1989): 16-25.
      • Watts, Theodore. Unsigned review. Athenaeum, December 1897, no. 3658, 777-79. 
  • The Well at the World's End
    • Text of The Well at the World's End
      • BOOK ONE: The Road Unto Love
      • BOOK TWO: The Road Unto Trouble
      • BOOK THREE: The Road To The Well At World’s End.
      • BOOK FOUR: The Road Home
    • The Well at the World's End, Kelmscott edition 1896 images
    • The Well at the World's End, 2 vols. London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green, 1896.
    Supplementary Material: Criticism
    • Bennet, Phillippa, "Rejuvenating Our Sense of Wonder: The Last Romances of William Morris," William Morris in the Twenty-First Century, eds. Phillippa Bennett and Rosie Miles, Peter Lang, 2010, 209-228.
    • Calhoun, B., & Modern Language Association of America. Studies in the late romances of William Morris: Papers presented at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, December 1975,New York: William Morris Society (1976).
    • Calhoun, Blue, “`The Little Land of Abundance’: Pastoral Perspective in the Late Romances of William Morris,” Studies in the Late Romances of William Morris,  New York: William Morris Society, 1976.
    • Cooper, Jane S. "The Iceland Journeys and the Late Romances." JWMS 5.4 (Winter 1983-84): 40-59.
    • Birch, Dinah. "Morris and Myth: A Romantic Heritage."JWMS 7.1 (Autumn 1986): 5-11.
    • Boos, Florence. “Gender Division and Political Allegory in The Last Romances of William Morris.” Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies I.2 (1992): 12-23.
    • Hodgson, Amanda. "The Last Romances," The Romances of William Morris, Cambridge University Press, 1987, 164-69; also186-197.
    • Hollow, John. “Deliberate Happiness: The Late Prose Romances of William Morris,” Studies in the Late Romances of William Morris,  New York: William Morris Society, 1976.
    • Kelvin, Norman, "The Erotic in News from Nowhere and The Well at World's End." Studies in the late romances of William Morris: Papers presented at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, December 1975. New York: William Morris Society (1976).
    • Kirchhoff, Frederick, “Introduction.” Studies in the Late Romances of William Morris,  New York: William Morris Society, 1976.
    • Morris, May, Remarks on the Prose Romances, especially The House of the Wolfings and The Well at the World's End, William Morris: Artist, Writer, Socialist, Oxford: Blackwells, 1936, 509-16 [Well at World's End, 514-16] . [pdf]
    • Newman, Hilary. "Water in William Morris's Late Prose Romances."JWMS 13.4 (Spring 2000): 41-47.
    • Oberg, Charlotte, “Motif and Theme in the Late Prose Romances of William Morris,” in Studies in the Late Romances of William Morris, with an introduction by Frederick Kirchhoff, New York: William Morris Society, 1976.
    • Silver, Carole. “Myth and Ritual in the Last Romances of William Morris.” Studies in the Late Romances of William Morris,  New York: William Morris Society, 1976.
    • Swinburne, A. C., review, Nineteenth Century, November 1896, xl, 759-60.
    • Wells, H. G., review, Saturday Review, 17 October 1896, lxxxii, 413-15.
    • Yeats, W. B., review, Bookman, November 1896, x, 37-38.
  • The Sundering Flood
    • Introductory Remarks
      • Helen A. Timo, “‘An Icelandic Tale Re-Told’: William Morris's Sundering Flood” , Journal of William Morris Studies 7.1 (1986), 12-16; Jon Thoroddson, Lad and Lass: A Story of Life in Iceland, trans. by Arthur M. Reeves (London: Sampson, Lowe, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1890).
    • Text of The Sundering Flood
    • The Sundering Flood, Kelmscott Edition 1898 images
    • The Sundering Flood, first trade edition, London: New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green and Co., 1898 images
    • British Library Add. MS, 45,326
    • Rough copy of Morris's last romance, BL Add. MS 45,326 transcription
    Supplementary Material
    • Anderson, Karl. "Scandinavian Elements in The Sundering Flood," in "Scandinavian Elements in the Works of William Morris." Diss. Harvard University, 1940, 376-82.
    • Boos, Florence. “Gender Division and Political Allegory in The Last Romances of William Morris.” Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies I.2 (1992): 12-23.
    • Calhoun, B., & Modern Language Association of America. Studies in the late romances of William Morris: Papers presented at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, December 1975,New York: William Morris Society (1976).
    • Hollow, John. “Deliberate Happiness: The Late Prose Romances of William Morris,” Studies in the Late Romances of William Morris,  New York: William Morris Society, 1976.
    • Kelvin, Norman. “The Erotic in News from Nowhere and The Well at the World’s End,” Studies in the Late Romances of William Morris,  New York: William Morris Society, 1976.
    • Kirchhoff, Frederick, “Introduction.” Studies in the Late Romances of William Morris,  New York: William Morris Society, 1976.
    • Morris and Traditional Storytelling." John Purkis, JWMS 11.1 (Autumn 1994): 16-18.
    • Oberg, Charlotte, “Motif and Theme in the Late Prose Romances of William Morris,” in Studies in the Late Romances of William Morris, with an introduction by Frederick Kirchhoff, New York: William Morris Society, 1976.
    • Purkis, John. "Morris and Traditional Storytelling."JWMS 11.1 (Autumn 1994): 16-18.
    • Silver, Carole. “Myth and Ritual in the Last Romances of William Morris.” Studies in the Late Romances of William Morris,  New York: William Morris Society, 1976.
    • Timo, Helen. "'An Icelandic Tale Re-Told': William Morris's Sundering Flood." JWMS 7.1 (Autumn 1986): 12-16.
    • "The Iceland Journeys and the Late Romances." Jane S. Cooper, JWMS 5.4 (Winter 1983-84): 40-59.
    • 'An Icelandic Tale Re-Told': William Morris's Sundering Flood." Helen A. Timo, JWMS 7.1 (Autumn 1986): 12-16.

DRAMATIC WORKS

  • The Tables Turned, edited by Pamela Bracken
    • Edited by Pamela Bracken Weins
    • Introduction
    • Text
    • The Tables Turned, Ohio University Press, 1994
    • The Tables Turned. London: Socialist League Offices, 1887. [pdf]
    • Huntington Library Manuscripts HM577, HM6433
    • The Tables Turned, performed by the New Factory, The Coach House, Hammersmith, 2 May, 2010, William Morris Society [mp3]
    • Commonweal text

JOURNALS/ESSAYS

  • Diaries and Essays
    • Icelandic Journals, edited by Gary Aho with photographs by Martin Stott
    • Socialist Diary 1887,edited by Florence S. Boos--link to Marxists.org
      • "Socialist Diary," History Workshop 13 (1982): 1-75 [pdf]
      • Socialist Diary British Library Additional Manuscript 45,335
    • Hopes and Fears for Art1882
    • Signs of Change: Lectures on Socialism,1888
    • Morris, William and E. Belfort Bax, Socialism: Its Growth and Outcome, London: Swan Sonnenshein, 1896, co-authored with E. Belfort Bax; also available from Archive.org [see portal]
      • revised with preface and introduction from "Socialism from the Root Up" Commonweal 1886-1888from the Marxists Archive; pdf's of originals are here.
  • Other Published Morris Essays and Co-Authored Treatise
    • "The Early Literature of the North--Iceland," in Unpublished Lectures of William Morris, ed. Eugene LeMire - [pdf]
    • Morris, William, “From the Archive: William Morris’s ‘Communism—i. e. Property: A Partly Unpublished Essay,” edited by Florence Boos, William Morris Society U. S. Newsletter, Summer 2009, 16-21.
    • Morris, William, Gothic Architecture
    • Morris, William. "How I Became a Socialist," 1896. Also Andreas Scheu.
    • Morris, William, manuscript notes, c. 1876, "The Mythology and Religion of the North," William Morris Gallery J149.
    • Morris, William. "'‘Socialism’ and ‘What We Have to Look For’: Two Unpublished Morris Essays,” edited, Journal of William Morris Studies, 19.1 (Winter 2010): 18-56.
    • Morris, William, Useful Work versus Useless Toil, London: Hammersmith Socialist Society, 1893 [pdf]
    • Morris, William. “William Morris’s ‘Commercial War’: A Critical Edition,” edited by Florence Boos, Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies, no. 19 (winter 2010): 45-65.
    • Morris, William and E. Belfort Bax, Socialism: Its Growth and Outcome, London: Swan Sonnenshein, 1896, co-authored with E. Belfort Bax; also available from Archive.org
      • revised from with preface and introduction from "Socialism from the Root Up" Commonweal 1886-1888, from the Marxists Archive; pdf's of originals are here.
    • Morris, William, and Paul Meier. "An Unpublished Lecture of William Morris: 'How Shall We Live Then?'", International Review of Social History, (1971). See also International Institute of Social History MS. below.
    • Morris, William. "William Morris's 'Equality': A Critical Edition," Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies 22(Fall 2015): 9-28.
  • Manuscript Essays by Morris on Socialism, Architecture, and the Environment
    • "Address at the Delivery of Prizes," Harry Ransom Library, Austin, Texas, MS. file (Morris, W.), Works
    • "Address Made on Behalf of the Work of the S. P. A. B.," Huntington Library, HM 6449
    • "The Art of the People," Huntington Library, (incomplete), HM6432
    • "As to Bribing Excellence," International Institute of Social History MS, Amsterdam. Published in Liberty, May 1895.
    • Early political essay, Cheltenham Library [pdf of images] [transcription]
    • Early politcal essay 2, Cheltenham Library [pdf of images] [transcription]
    • Essays on Art and History, British Library Additional Manuscript 45,332
    • Essays on Socialism, British Library Additional Manuscript 45,333
    • Essays on Socialism, British Library Additional Manuscript 45,334
    • "Socialism Up to Date," B. L. Add. MS. 45,334.
    • Socialist Diary, British Library Additional Manuscript 45,335
    • Fragment of speech on behalf of Socialist League describing socialism in England, given at international conference of socialists, Inv. nr. 611_4, ARCH00496, International Institute of Socialist History, Amsterdam.
    • "Gothic Architecture," Harry Ransom Library, MS. file (Morris, W.) Hanley II B
    • "Gothic Architecture," British Library Manuscript, B.L. Add. MS. 45,332(9), British Library, Additional MS 45,332(9)
    • "Hopes and Fears for Art," MS Vault Shelves Morris; contains "The Art of the People," "The Beauty of Life," "Making the Best of It," "The Prospects of Architecture in Civilization," Beinecke Library, Yale University
    • "How Shall We Live Then," International Institute of Social History MS, Amsterdam.
    • "Lecture Delivered to the National Association for the Advancement of Art," Harry Ransom Library, MS. file (Morris, W.), Works
    • "Makeshift," Bodleian MS. Eng. misc. Don. e. 29
    • "The Mythology and Religion of the North," Morris's manuscript notes, c. 1876, William Morris Gallery J149.
    • "An Old Fable Retold," John Burns Collection, British Library Ms. 46289. Photograph courtesy of Frank C. Sharp.
    • "On the Artistic Qualities of Woodcut Books," Huntington Library, HM 6431
    • "Our Representatives," Private Collection, Imaage Courtesy of Greg Vigers.
    • "Petition regarding the Baptistry at Ravenna," Huntington Library, HM 6455
    • "Regarding the Opinion of the S. P. A. B. on the Restoration of St. Mark's, Venice," Huntington Library, HM6459
    • "The Relations of Art to Labour," Beinecke Library, MS Vault Shelves Morris, 1598
    • Socialist Diary, British Library Additional Manuscript 45,335
    • Speech Delivered to the First Meeting of the SPAB, Society of Antiquaries, SoA 832
    • Speech on Free Trade, Bodleian Eng. misc. c. 143, ff. 81-114 (?)
    • Speech Delivered to the First Meeting of the SPAB, Society of Antiquaries, SoA 832, ff. 1-23; misc. pages plus ff. 1-12 SPAB draft of opening statement, beginnning, "A Society coming before the public. . . "; with 1st Annual Report, later printed, a good draft with cross-outs
    • "Some Thoughts on the Ornamented Manuscripts of the Middle Ages," Huntington Library, HM 6440
    • "True and False Society," Huntington Library, HM 6420
    • "To the Working People of Great Britain and Ireland," Huntington Library, HM 6464
    • "Town and Country," courtesy of the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection
      • Images
      • Transcription
    • "Under an Elm-Tree: Thoughts in the Countryside," Cheltenham Public Library, Z4, ff. 1-5 [pdf of images]
    • "[Concerning] Westminster Abbey," Beinecke Library, MS Vault Shelves Morris
    • Westminster Abbey Leaflet-Courtesy of the Berg Collection, New York Public Library [pdf of images]
    • "What is to Happen Next?" Beinecke Library, MS. Sheries II. Writings
    • "Why I Am a Communist," International Institute of Social History MS, Amsterdam.
    • Letter from Charles Rowley describing Morris's lectures to the Ancoats Brotherhood, B. L. MS. 45,347, ff. 93-99.
  • Supplementary
    • Socialist League Archives, International Institute of Social Research, Amsterdam
    • LeMire, Eugene D. "A Bibliographical Checklist of Morris's Speeches and Lectures," The Unpublished Lectures of William Morris, 291-322.
  • Icelandic Journals
    • 1871 Journey to Iceland
      • Published version, Collected Works of William Morris, vol. 8, 1911
        (pdf images)
      • Images, Morris's handwritten diaries, slightly different from the published version (British Library Manuscripts)
      • Notes for 1871 Journals, arranged by date of entry
    • 1873 Journey to Iceland
      • Images, Icelandic Journal for 1873, Collected Works, vol. 8, 1911 (pdf images)
        (pdf images)
    • Other Supplementary Materials:
      • Headnote
      • lllustrations
      • Maps
        • "Morris's Journey to Iceland 1871," The Collected Works of William Morris, v. VIII, p. 252.
        • "Morris's Journey to Iceland 1873," The Collected Works of William Morris, v. VIII, p.129, Longman's Green & Company, 1911.
        • Detail of 1873 Map
        • Map of the Country of the Ere-Dweller's Story
        • Map of Iceland
      • List of Persons Mentioned
      • List of Places Mentioned
      • The Icelandic Jaunt: A Study of the Expeditions Made by William Morris to Iceland in 1871 and 1873. John Purkis, William Morris Society, 1991. [pdf]
      • Critical Articles
        • Aho, Gary. "Following in the Footsteps of William Morris." Atlantica and Iceland Review 20 (Winter 1982), 84-93.
        • Aho, Gary. "William Morris and Iceland." Kairos 1, no. 2(1982), 102-33.
        • Aho, Gary. “`Međ Island á heilanum’: Islandsbæekur breskra ferđalanga 1772 til 1897,” Skírnir, 167 (1993), 205-258.
          English version: "Iceland on the Brain: British Travellers to Iceland from 1172 to 1897."
        • Aho, Gary, Intro. Three Northern Love Stories and Other Tales. Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 1996.
        • Anderson, Karl. "Scandinavian Elements in the Work of William Morris." Diss. Harvard University, 1940. Icelandic trip, 196-202
        • Bartels, Dennis. "William Morris and Iceland's Hydrogen Economy."JWMS 15.3 (2003): 34-35.
        • Cooper, Jane S. "The Iceland Journeys and the Late Romances." JWMS 5.4 (Winter 1983-84): 40-59.
        • Ellison, Ruth. "Icelandic Obituaries of William Morris." JWMS 8.1 (Autumn 1988): 35-41.
        • Ellison, Ruth. "The Saga of Jón Jónsson Saddlesmith of Lithend-cot." JWMS 10.1 (Autumn 1992): 21-30.
        • Gíslason, Örn, "With May Morris in Iceland." William Morris Society Newsletter-US, January 2014.
        • Harris, Richard L. "William Morris, Eirikur Magnusson, and Iceland: A Survey of Correspondence." Victorian Poetry 13.3 and 4 (Fall-Winter 1975), 119-130
        • Jonsdottir, Gudrun. "May Morris and Miss Lobb in Iceland." JWMS 7.1 (Autumn 1986): 17-20.
        • Madsen, St. Tschudi. "Morris and Munthe."Journal of William Morris Studies 1.4(1964): 34-40.
        • Meredith, Emily, "Iceland and William Morris: In Search of the Whole," After Summer Seed: Reconsiderations of William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung, Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: William Morris Society in the United States, 1977.
        • Preston, Peter. "'The North Begins Inside': Morris and Trollope in Iceland."JWMS 14.2 (Spring 2001): 8-28.
        • Wiens, Pamela Bracken. "Fire and Ice: Clashing Visions of Iceland in the Travel Narratives of Morris and Burton." JWMS 11.4 (Spring 1996): 12-18.
        • Wawn, Andrew. "William Morris and the Translation of Iceland," in Shirley Chew and Alistair Stead (eds), Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1999), 253-76.
      • Icelandic Translation Dagbækur Úr Íslandsferðum
  •  Gothic Architecture
    • Images of the Kelmscott Press Edition 1893
    • Text (1889)
    • Images, British Library Manuscript
    • Transcription, B. L. Add. MS. 45,332(9)
    • Supplementary Materials:
      • Headnote, Florence S. Boos
      • Text of Morris's preface to the Kelmscott Press edition of The Nature of Gothic by John Ruskin, 1892.
      • Ruskin, John. The Nature of Gothic, Kelmscott Press Edition, 1892.
      • Purkis, John, Morris, Burne-Jones and French Gothic, London: William Morris Society, 1985, 1991.
    • Essays By Morris:
      • "Art and Industry in the Fourteenth Century, " in Nicholas Salmon, ed., Morris on History, Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996, 90-105. Unpublished in Morris's lifetime; included in Collected Works, ed. My Morris, vol. 22. [pdf]
      • "Early England," in Nicholas Salmon, ed., Morris on History, Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996, 51-70. Unpublished in Morris's lifetime; included in Eugene Le Mire, ed., Unpublished Lectures of William Morris, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1969.
      • "Feudal England," in Nicholas Salmon, ed., Morris on History, Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996, 71-89. FromCommonweal, 20 August-10 September 1887. [pdf]
      • "The Gothic Revival, I," in Eugene Le Mire, Unpublished Lectures of Wiliam Morris. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1969, 74-93. From B. L. Ms. 45,331(10). Delivered March 3, 1884 to the Birmingham and Midland Institute.
      • "The Gothic Revival, II," in Eugene Le Mire, Unpublished Lectures of Wiliam Morris. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1969, 74-93. From B. L. Ms. 45,331(1). Delivered March 10, 1884 to the Birmingham and Midland Institute.

TRANSLATIONS (portal)

OLD FRENCH, OLD AND MIDDLE ENGLISH, CLASSICAL GREEK AND LATIN, OLD ICELANDIC

  • OLD FRENCH
    • The Ordination of Knighthood,edited by Yuri Cowan
      • Edition text
      • Images of Kelmscott Edition, The Order of Chivalry [This volume contains three texts, The Order of ChivalryL’Ordène de Chevalerie and The Ordination of Knighthood], London: Kelmscott Press, 1892-93
      • Ellis note
      • Kelmscott 1892-93 images
      • Huntington mss. images
      • Supplementary materials
        • Headnote
        • Variants
        • Criticism
    • Old French Romances, edited by Peter Faulkner
      • Introduction
      • Of the Friendship of Amis and Amile
      • The Tale of King Florus and the Fair Jehane
      • The Tale of Emporer Coustans and of Over Sea
      • Glossary
      • Of the Friendship of Amis and Amile
        • Introduction
        • Text, "Of the Friendship of Amis and Amile"
        • Kelmscott Press Edition, 1894.
        • Included in Old French Romances. Done into English by William Morris. With an Introduction by Joseph Jacobs, London: George Allen & Co., 1896; 1914. This book consists of the four Romances published at the Kelmscott Press.
        • Autograph draft of "Amis and Amile," MS 362 BD, courtesy of Special Collections, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
        • Source, L.Moland and C. D’Hericault, editors, Nouvelles françaises en prose du xiii ième siècle, Paris: Janet, 1856.
        • Collected Works, ed. May Morris, London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1910-1915, Vol. 17, Old French Romances
        • Supplementary Materials: Reviews, Criticism and Glossary
          • Faulkner, Peter. "Morris and Old French." JWMS 15.1 (Winter 2002): 43-50.  This article provides a clear introduction to the Romances.
          • Jacobs, Joseph. Introduction to Old French Romances. Done into English by William Morris.  London: George Allen & Co., 1896; 1914, pp. v-xi.
          • May Morris,  Introduction to Vol. XVII of The Collected Works of William Morris, edited by May Morris, Longmans, Green and Co., 1910-15, Vol. XVII, xli-ii.
          • Peterson, William S. A Bibliography of the Kelmscott Press. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984; 1985, pp. 62-3.
          • Unsigned review, Nation, June 1896, 62, 88-89. This is a review of Old French Romances. Done into English by William Morris. With an Introduction by Joseph Jacobs, London: George Allen & Co., 1896, which contains all four Romances published in the three Kelmscott Press books.
          • Walter Pater, ‘Two Early French Stories’ in Studies in the History of the Renaissance, 1873; as The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry, London: Macmillan and Co., 1893, pp.1-30; dated 1872.
      • The Tale of King Florus and the Fair Jehane
        • Introduction
        • Text, "The Tale of King Florus and the Fair Jehane"
        • Kelmscott Press, London, 1893.
        • Included in Old French Romances. Done into English by William Morris. With an Introduction by Joseph Jacobs, London: George Allen & Co., 1896; 1914. This book consists of the four Romances published at the Kelmscott Press.
        • Source, L.Moland and C. D’Hericault, editors, Nouvelles françaises en prose du xiii ième siècle, Paris: Janet, 1856.
        • Collected Works, ed. May Morris, London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1910-1915, Vol. 17, Old French Romances
        • Supplementary Materials: Reviews, Criticism, and Glossary
          • Faulkner, Peter. "Morris and Old French." JWMS 15.1 (Winter 2002): 43-50.This article provides a clear introduction to the Romances.
          • Jacobs, Joseph. Introduction to Old French Romances. Done into English by William Morris.  London: George Allen & Co., 1896; 1914, pp. v-xi.
          • Morris, May. Introduction to Vol. XVII of The Collected    Works of William Morris, edited by May Morris,  Longmans, Green and Co., 1910-15, Vol. XVII, xli-ii.
          • Peterson, William S. A Bibliography of the Kelmscott Press. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984; 1985, pp. 56-8.
          • Unsigned review, Nation, June 1896, 62, 88-89.This is a review of Old French Romances. Done into English by William Morris. With an Introduction by Joseph Jacobs, London: George Allen & Co., 1896, which contains all four Romances published in the three Kelmscott Press books.
      • The Story of King Coustans and of Over Sea
        • Introduction
        • Text, "The Story of the Emperor Coustans and of Over Sea"
        • Kelmscott Edition, London, 1894.
        • Included in Old French Romances. Done into English by William Morris. With an Introduction by Joseph Jacobs, London: George Allen & Co., 1896; 1914. This book consists of the four Romances published at the Kelmscott Press.
        • Source, L.Moland and C. D’Hericault, editors, Nouvelles françaises en prose du xiii ième siècle, Paris: Janet, 1856.
        • Collected Works, ed. May Morris, London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1910-1915, Vol. 17, Old French Romances
        • Supplementary Materials: Reviews, Criticism, and Glossary
          • Faulkner, Peter. "Morris and Old French." JWMS 15.1 (Winter 2002): 43-50.  This article provides a clear introduction to the Romances.
          • Jacobs,  Joseph. Introduction to Old French Romances. Done into English by William Morris.  London: George Allen & Co., 1896; 1914, pp. v-xi.
          • Morris,  May. Introduction to Vol. XVII of The Collected Works of William Morris, edited by May Morris, Longmans, Green and Co., 1910-15, Vol. XVII, 1913, xli-ii.
          • Peterson, William. S. A Bibliography of the Kelmscott Press. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984; 1985, pp. 69-71.
          • Unsigned review, Nation, June 1896, 62, 88-89. This is a review of Old French Romances. Done into English by William Morris. With an Introduction by Joseph Jacobs, London: George Allen & Co., 1896, which contains all four Romances published in the three Kelmscott Press books.
    • Lancelot of the Lake
      • Introduction by Roger Simpson
        • Unpublished manuscript, translated by William Morris, c.1870-73
        • Society of Antiquaries MS 905.1 and 905.2, c. 1870-73
        • Society of Antiquaries MS. 905.3 calligraphic manuscript, vol. 3 (fols. 1-307)
        • Society of Antiquaries MS. 905.4, c. 1870-73, calligraphic manuscript, vol. 1 (fair copy of fols. 1-76 of 905.1 with minor rewordings)
        • Unfinished Calligraphic Manuscript Society of Antiquaries MS 905.4 Vol. 1
        • Calligraphic Manuscript Society of Antiquaries MS 905.3
        • The King's Son and The Carl's Son Society of Antiquaries Early Draft Manuscript 908
        • Supplementary Materials:
          • Faulkner, Peter. "Morris and Old French." JWMS 15.1 (Winter 2002): 43-50.
    • Tristram
      • B. L. MS. 45,329, ff. ii + 99
      • About 1870, unfinished; in May Morris's hand, "Manuscript of the date of The Earthly Paradise"
      • Transcription, B. L. MS. 45,329
      • Supplementary Materials:
  • OLD AND MIDDLE ENGLISH
    • Beowulf
      • The Tale of Beowulf Done Out of the Old English Tongue. Trans. By William Morris and A. J. Wyatt. Kelmscott Press, 1895, Images.
      • The Tale of Beowulf, Images, London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1898.
      • Text, The Tale of Beowulf, Collected Works of William Morris, vol. X, London: Longmans, 1911.
      • British Library MS. Add. 45,318
      • Draft, Morgan Library Manuscript MA 312
      • Supplementary Materials:
        • Headnote
        • Criticism
          • Jones, Chris. "The Reception of William Morris's Beowulf, " in Writing on the Image: Reading William Morris, ed. David Latham, Toronto: University of Toronto, 197-208.
          • Hulme, W.H., Review of The Tale of BeowulfModern Language Notes, 15.1 (January 1900): 22-26. [pdf]
          • Morris, May, passage from "Morris as a Writer: The Influence of the North," William Morris: Artist, Writer, Socialist.
          • Tilling, P[hilip] M., "William Morris' Translation of Beowulf: Studies in His Vocabulary." Studies in English Literature and Early Literature in Honor of Paul Christophersen. Ed. P. M. Tilling. New University of Ulster, 1981, 163-75.
          • Watts, Theodore. Rev. BeowulfAthenaeum, 10 August, 1895, 181-82. ReprintedWilliam Morris: The Critical Heritage. Ed. Peter Faulkner. London: Routledge, 1973, 385-87.
    • Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair, edited by Paul Annis
      • Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair, (1895) Text
      • Kelmscott Edition Vol. I images
      • Kelmscott Edition Vol. II images
      • Draft, Huntington Library Manuscript HM6419
      • Transcription, Huntington Library Manuscript HM6419
      • Supplementary materials
        • Doroholschi, Claudia. "Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair: Medievalism and Anti-Naturalism of the 1890s." British and American Studies BAS 14, 2008, 129-37.
        • Mathews, Richard. Introduction, Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair. North Hollywood, California: Newcastle Publishing Company, 1977.
        • Talbot, Norman, ed. and intro. The Story of the Glittering Plain and Child Christopher. Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 1996.
        • Talbot, Norman, "But were he king, or kinges eyr. . . : Morris's re-telling of Havelok" 10.4 JWMS (Spring 1994).
  • CLASSICAL GREEK AND LATIN
    • The Odyssey
      • Edited by Nathanael Gilbert
      • Text, The Odyssey
      • The Odyssey of Homer Done into English Verse. London: Reeves & Turner, 1887.
      • Manuscript draft, Harry Ransom Library, Texas
      • Transcription, draft Harry Ransom Library, Texas
      • Manuscript Huntington Library HM6448 (fair copy).
      • Supplementary Materials:
        • Buchhorn, Wilhelm. William Morris' Odyssee-Übersetzung. Köningsberg, 1910.
        • De Vega, Sean. "Archaisms and Compounds in Book 6 of Morris's Translation of the Odyssey" [pdf]
        • Morshead, E. D. A., two reviews, Academy, April 1887, xxxi, 299 and March 1888, xxxiii, 143-4. [pdf]
        • Wilde, Oscar, unsigned reviews, Pall Mall Magazine, 26 April 1887, xlv, 5 and 24 November 1888, xlvi, 3. [pdf]
    • The Aeneid
      • Introduction by Sean de Vega
      • Text, The Aeneids of Virgil
      • The Aeneids of Virgil Done into English, London: Ellis and White, 1876.
      • Huntington Library Manuscript, HM6439
      • British Library Additional Manuscript, 45,311
      • Society of Antiquaries, calligraphic trial, Book I, lines 34-89, f. 1 and 1v.
      • Morgan Library, Burne-Jones drawings for a projected edition of The Aeneids
      • Supplementary Materials
        • Cox Brinton, Anna. A Pre-Raphaelite Aeneid of Virgil in the collection of Mrs. Edward Laurence Doheny of Los Angeles: being an essay in honor of the William Morris centenary, 1934.
        • Fitzwilliam Museum. Burne-Jones and William Morris: Designs for the Aeneid and the Kelmscott Chaucer. Fitzwilliam Museum, 1996. [pdf]
        • Illustrations
        • List of drawings held in the Fitzwilliam Museum: "The Hill of Venus" and the Aeneid
        • Mickelsson, Ulla. "Virgil's Aeneid: The Culminating Achievement of William Morris's Illumination Work," Libri: International Library Review, vol. 29, 1979, 260-270. [pdf]
        • Mitchell, Jack."William Morris's Synthetic Aeneids: Virgil as Physical Object," Translation and Literature 24.1, pages 1-22.
        • Nettleship, Henry, review, Academy, November 1875, x, 493-4. [pdf]
        • Unsigned Review, Athenaeum, 13 November 1875, no. 2507, 635-7. [pdf]
        • Unsigned Review, The Catholic World, September 1877, 721-34. [pdf]
    • The Iliad--link to edition by William Whitla, Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies 1974
    • A Reader's Apparatus of Morris's Translation of the Aeneid by Sean de Vega
  • OLD ICELANDIC
    • Morris and Old Norse
    • Introduction and Critical Material
    • Introduction: "Morris and the Sagas" by Marjorie Burns
    • Influence of Scandinavian Literature on Morris's Writings, Icelandic Translations
      • Anderson, Karl. "Scandinavian Elements in the Works of William Morris." 
        Diss., Harvard University, 1940. ~ Scan of accessible pdf files.
      • Chapter IV: Morris's Style of Translation
      • Barribeau, James Leigh. "William Morris and Saga-Translation: 'The Story of Magnus the Son of Erling'," The Vikings, ed. R. T. Farrell, London: Phillimore, 1982.[pdf]
      • Durrenberger, Paul and Dorothy Durrenberger. The Saga of Gunnlaugur Snake's Tongue, with an Essay on the Structure and Translation of the Poems. London: Associated University Presses, 1992.
      • Litzenberg, Karl. "Contributions of the Old Norse Language and Literature to the Style and Substance of the Writings of William Morris, 1856-76."Diss., University of Michigan, 1933. - Scan of accessible pdf files.
        • Part I: THE MATERIALS FOR STUDY
          • Chapter 1.1: Classification of Documents 1-19 [pdf]
          • Chapter 1.2 History of William Morris's Old Norse Study 20-58 [pdf]
          • Chapter 1.3: Morris's Appreciation and Criticism of Old Norse Literature 59-88 [pdf]
        • Part II: CONTRIBUTIONS OF OLD NORSE LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE TO MORRIS"S STYLE
          • Chapter 2.1: The Language of Translation 89-167 [pdf]
          • Chapter 2.2 Old Norse Allusions in the Poems 168--197 [pdf]
        • Part III: CONTRIBUTIONS OF OLD NORSE LITERATURE TO THE SUBSTANCE OF MORRIS'S POETRY
          • Chapter 3.1 Introduction 198-201 [pdf]
          • Chapter 3.2 Tthe Wooing of Hallbiorn the Strong 202-209 [pdf]
          • Chapter 3.3 The Wooing of Swanhild 210-228 [pdf]
          • Chapter 3.4 The Fostering of Aslaug 229-244 [pdf]
          • Chapter 3.5 The Lovers of Gudrun 245-275 [pdf]
          • Chapter 3.6 Sigurd the Volsung 276-326
        • Part IV: CONCLUSIONS 327-344 [pdf]
        • APPENDICES
          • A. Morris's Scandinavian Library 345-354 [pdf]
          • B. The Scansion of Morris's Eddic Translations 355-382 [pdf]
        • BIBLIOGRAPHY 389-400 [pdf]
          • Litzenberg, Karl. "William Morris and Scandinavian Literature: A Bibiographical Essay." Scandinavian Studies and Notes, January 1, 1933, 93-105.
          • Litzenberg, Karl. "William Morris and the Heimskringla." Scandinavian Studies and Notes 14.3 (1936), 33-39.
          • Litzenberg, Karl. "William Morris and the 'Literary' Tradition." Michigan Alumnus Quarterly Review 53 (1946), 48-55.
          • Morris, May, "Morris as a Writer: The Influence of the North," in Artist, Writer, Socialist.
          • Morris, William. "The Early Literature of the North--Iceland," The Unpublished Lectures of William Morris. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1969.
          • Morris, William. "The Mythology and Religion of the North," WMG MS. J146, c. 1876. Formerly in possession of Georgiana Burne-Jones and presented to the William Morris Gallery by Margaret Mackail.
          • Swannell, J. N. William Morris and Old Norse Literature. London: William Morris Society, 1961. [pdf]
          • Sveinsson "The Value of Icelandic Sagas," Saga Book
    • Icelandic-related Materials: Criticism, Icelandic Diaries, Illuminated Norse Manuscripts
      • Aho, Gary. "Following in the Footsteps of William Morris." Atlantica and Iceland Review 20 (Winter 1982), 84-93.
      • Aho, Gary. "William Morris and Iceland." Kairos 1, no. 2(1982), 102-33.
      • Anonymous, "Mr. William Morris on Iceland." Pall Mall Gazette, October 10, 1887, p. 13-14.
      • Barribeau, James Leigh. "William Morris and Saga-Translation: 'The Story of Magnus the Son of Erling'," The Vikings, ed. R. T. Farrell, London: Phillimore, 1982. [pdf]
      • Calder, Grace J. and Alfred Fairbank. The Story of Kormak the Son of Ogmund, by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson, with an Introduction by Grace J. Calder and a Note on the manuscript work of William Morris by Alfred Fairbank. William Morris Society, 1970.Appendices: "A Note on Drottkvaett," pp. 47-51; "A Note on the Manuscript Work of William Morris," Alfred Fairbank, 53-64; "An Annotated List of the Manuscript Work of William Morris," Alfred Fairbank, 65-69. In addition to topics related to Kormak, Calder's introduction considers "The Critical Reception of Morris's Translations," "Iceland in the Tenth Century," "The Art of the Saga," and the nature of the Icelandic "Drottkvaett."
      • Durrenberger, E. Paul and Dorothy Durrenberger. The Saga of Gunnlaugs Snake-Tongue, with an Essay on the Structure and Translation of the Poem. London: Associated University Presses, 1992. Einarsson, Stefan. "Eirikr Magnusson and His Saga Translations." Scandinavian Studies 13 (1933-35), 17-32.
      • Ellison, Ruth C. "'The Undying Glory of Dreams': William Morris and 'The Northland of Old,'" Victorian Poetry, ed. M. Bradbury and D. Palmer. London: E. Arnold, 1972, 138-75.
      • Fairbank, Alfred. "A Note on the Manuscript Work of William Morris," and "An Annotated List of the Manuscript Work of William Morris." See Calder, above.
      • Glauser, Jürg. "The End of the Saga: Text, Tradition and Transmission in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Iceland." Northern Antiquity: The Post-Medieval Reception of Edda and Saga, ed. Andrew Wawn. Middlesex: Hisarlik Press, 1994, 101-42.
      • Harris, Richard. "William Morris, Eirikr Magnusson and Iceland: A Survey of Correspondence," Victorian Poetry 13 (1975), 119-30.
      • Litzenberg, Karl. "The Diction of William Morris." Archive for Nordisk Fiologi 53 (1937), 327-63.
      • Powell, George E. J. and Eirikr Magnusson, trans., Icelandic Legends. Collected by Jon Arnason. London: Bentley, 1864; 2nd series: Longman and Green, 1866.
      • Purkis, John. "William Morris: His Dream of 'The Northland'". Heritage and Identity:Shaping the Nations of the North.Papers presented at the 2001 Heritage Convention. Shaftesbury: Donhead, 2002, 85-98.
      • Quirk, Randolph. "Dasent, William Morris, and Problems of Translation." Saga Book 14 (1953), 64-77.
      • Swannell, J. N. "William Morris as an Interpreter of Old Norse," Saga Book 15 (1961), 365-82.
      • Wawn, Andrew. "The Cult of 'Stalwart Frith-thjof' in Victorian Britain," Northern Antiquity: The Post Medieval Reception of Edda and Saga. Middlesex: Hisarlike Press, 1994, 211-54.
      • Wawn, Andrew. "The Spirit of 1892: Sagas, Saga-Steads and Victorian Philology." Saga Book 23 (1993), 213-52.
      • Wawn, Andrew. "William Morris and the Translation of Iceland," in Shirley Chew and Alistair Stead (eds), Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1999), 253-76.
      • Whitla, William. "'Sympathetic Translation' and the 'Scribe's Capacity': Morris's Calligraphy and the Icelandic Sagas." Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies 10 (Fall 2001): 27-108. See Appendix A: "William Morris's Calligraphic Manuscripts," 80-94, which details the locations and features of Morris's illuminated manuscripts of his Icelandic translations, and Appendix B: "The Old Norse Translations of William Morris and Related Materials."
    • The Story of Grettir the Strong
      • Introduction by Marjorie Burns
      • Text, "The Story of Grettir the Strong." Translated from the Icelandic by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnusson.
      • First Edition. Grettis Saga: The Story of Grettir the Strong. Translated from the Icelandic by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnusson. London: F. S. Ellis, 1869.

      • British Library MS. Add. 45,318 images, f. 91 Sonnets of Grettir
      • Draft for Grettir translation, in Eirikr Magnusson's hand with corrections by Morris, Courtesy of the Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum (the Wilson).
      • Ms. for printer, Fitzwilliam Library, 1869, 25F, with many renumberings and some corrections; chapters 89-90, ff. 17-20 and chapter 92, f. 27 are near calligraphic. Donated in 1905.
      • Supplementary Materials:
        • Text of Grettis saga, Icelandic Saga Database
        • May Morris, remarks in introduction to Collected Works, Vol. VII,Grettir the Strong
        • Anderson, Karl. "Scandinavian Elements in the Works of William Morris." Diss. Harvard, 1940. Grettissaga, pp. 926-941.
    • Volsunga Saga
      • Introduction by Marjorie Burns
      • Völsunga Saga: The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs, with certain Songs from the Elder Edda. Translated by Eiríkir Magnusson and William Morris. London: Ellis, 1870.
      • Völsunga Saga: The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs, with certain Songs from the Elder Edda. Translated by Eiríkir Magnusson and William Morris. London: Walter Scott Press, 1888. Text.
      • Völsunga Saga: The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs, with certain Songs from the Elder Edda. Translated by Eiríkir Magnusson and William Morris. London: Ellis, 1870. Images.
      • Supplementary Materials:
        • Anderson, Karl. From Chapter 1, "The Beginning of Morris's Interest in the History and Literature of Early Scandinavia: 1834-1870," "Scandinavian Elements in the Works of William Morris." Diss. Harvard, 1940. "The Volsunga Saga," pp. 110-19.
        • Anonymous review, Athenæum. 11 June 1870, no.2224, 763-64.
        • Anonymous reviewer. Old and New, July-December 1870, 364-67.[pdf]
        • Kennedy, John. "English Translations of the Volsunga Saga." In Northern Antiquity: The Post Medieval Reception of Edda and Saga," ed. Andrew Wawn. Middlesex: Hisarlik Press, 1994, 285-304.
        • Morris, William, Letter to Charles Norton, 21 December, 1869; to Algernon Swinburne, 21 December, 1869, from Norman Kelvin, ed., The Collected Letters of William Morris, vol. 1, 1984.[pdf]
        • Simcox, G.A. Academy. 13 August, 1870, 278-9. [pdf]
        • Ugolnik, Anthony. "The Victorian Skald: Old Icelandic and the Evolution of William Morris' Sigurd the Volsung," After Summer Seed: Reconsiderations of William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung, Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: William Morris Society in the United States, 1977. [pdf format]
    • Three Northern Love Stories
      • Three Northern Love Stories, Text, Translated by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson. London Ellis and White, 1875. Contains The Story of Gunnlaug the Worm-Tongue and Raven the Skald; The Story of Frithiof the Bold; The Story of Viglund the Fair; The Tale of Hogni and Hedinn; The Tale of Roi the Fool; The Tale of Thorstein Staff-Smitten.
      • Three Northen Love Tales. Ellis and White, 1875.
        Background and Criticism
        • Aho, Gary, Intro. Three Northern Love Stories and Other Tales. Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 1996.
    • Egil's Saga
      • Introduction
        • Calligraphic Manuscript, Society of Antiquaries, M. S. 907
        • Transcription of Calligrahic Manuscript
        • Alternate version of Egilssaga, in May Morris, ed., William Morris: Artist, Writer, Socialist, 1936, vol. 1. pdf.
      • Supplementary Materials
    • Tale of Haldor
      • Unfinished Calligraphic Manuscript
      • Supplementary materials
    • The Story of the Ere-Dwellers
      • The Story of Erbyggja Saga
        • Introduction to The Story of the Ere-Dwellers and The Story of the Heath-Slayings by Marjorie Burns
          • Preface by William Morris and Eírikr Magnússon, pdf format
          • Saga Library text The Story of the Ere-Dwellers, pdf format
          • Saga Library text The Story of the Heath-Slayings, pdf format
          • Story of Olaf the Holy images of Leeds Library Manuscript, photographed by Ian Felce, pdf format
        • Supplementary
          • Anderson, Karl. Scandinavian Elements in the Works of William Morris, diss. Harvard University 1940, pp.885-925. [pdf]
          • Eyrbyggja Saga, manuscript compared with 1892 version: pp.885-925, 949-55;
            Grettissaga, pp.926-41;
            Style of Morris's illuminated mss., pp.942-91;
            Prologue to Heimskringla, 956-66;
            Haralds saga, pp.967-76;
            Howard the Halt, pp.977-91;
            Old Icelandic usages in Morris's poetry, pp. 993-98;
            Scandinavian works in Morris's library, pp. 999-1010
          • Einarsson, Stefan. "Eirikr Magnusson and His Saga Translations." Scandinavain Studies 13 (1933-35), 17-32.
          • Hollander, Lee M., "The Structure of Eyrbyggja Saga." The Journal of English and Germanic Philology,vol. 58, no.2, (April 1959), 222-2. [pdf]
          • McCreesh, Bernadine, "Structural Patterns in the Eyrbyggja Saga and Other Sagas of the Conversion." Medieval Scaninavia, vol. 11, (1978-79), 271-80. 
    • The Story of Kormak
      • The Story of Kormak the Son of Ogmund, William Morris Society, 1970
      • Manuscript, The Story of Kormak Son of Ogmund, Morgan Library MA 1804
    • The Saga Library--
    • The Story of the Men of Weaponfirth (unpublished fragment)
      • Fair copy in 'Italian' script, titled in red ink, "The Story of the Men of Weaponfirth/ Chap 1: Brodd Helgi slayeth Swart." Cheltenham Library and Wilson Art Gallery, Y7, ff. 1-18, calligraphic ms. both sides. [pdf]
    • See also Icelandic Diaries, with phtographs of places Morris saw during his visits to Iceland.

List of Translations

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