William Morris (1834-1896)
A selective list of online literary criticism for the Victorian poet, novelist, designer, socialist and reformer William Morris, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources
Introduction & Biography
"William Morris." An introduction to Morris, his biography, themes, imagery, and the cultural context, the long-running Victorian Web, Prof. George P. Landow, ed.
"Garden of earthly delights." Article in the (U.K) Guardian about a Morris house that has been acquired by the National Trust. "William Morris built his Red House in Bexleyheath, Kent, as a family home as well as a showcase for his ebullient decorations. It became an organic depiction of his philosophy of life, love and 'art for the people.'"
Pearson, Richard. "William Morris." A substantial introduction to William Morris from the Literary Encyclopedia [subscription service].
"The Rossettis, William Morris, Swinburne, and Others." Quite old literary criticism, from The Cambridge History of English and American Literature (1907-21).
The William Morris Society. Web site offers some information about William Morris, including biographies, bibliography, sample articles from the Journal of the William Morris Society.
Annotated bibliography for William Morris, from Jon Smith, instructor at Univ. of Michigan, Dearborn
The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies. Web site for this refereed journal covering Pre-Raphaelite, aesthetic, and decadent art, culture, and literature.
"The Pre-Raphaelite Critic." An extensive list of magazine and newspaper articles dealing with Pre-Raphaelite literature or art from 1846-1900, with links to the etexts of the reviews
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