William Morris: a life for our time

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Knopf, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 780 pages
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A wonderfully talented designer, William Morris created a style that still lives. He was a political activist who was both a traditionalist and a founding father of British socialism. In this biography, MacCarthy brings all aspects of Morris's personality together, resulting in a perceptive, wonderfully entertaining, unfailingly readable work. Illustrations.

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User Review  - Bob - Goodreads

This was a very comprehensive book, so comprehensive that I felt that couldn't see the forest for the trees. There is a lot of information, particularly about his devotion to the socialist cause and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Linnea - Goodreads

Very enjoyable read. Quite a thorough and even account of Morris' life. There were certain areas I would have liked more information, but overall, I thought McCarthy did a masterful job. You get a ... Read full review


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About the author (1995)

Fiona MacCarthy has written highly acclaimed biographies of William Morris and Eric Gill, and is a frequent contributor to "The Observer, The Guardian," and "The New York Review of Books," She lives in London and Derbyshire, England.