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William Morris and the Idea of Community
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William Morris and the Idea of Community: Romance, History and Propaganda, 1880-1914

Anna Vaninskaya


The great polymath William Morris and his contemporaries and followers — from H. Rider Haggard to H. G. Wells — are the focus of this study, which draws upon a wide array of primary sources, from working-class fiction and articles in fringe socialist newspapers to historical treatises, autobiographies and diaries, in order to explore the many ways Victorians and Edwardians talked about community and modernity. The book's narrative moves from the realm of romance bestsellers and sniggering reviews to debates in weighty historical tomes, and then to the headquarters of revolutionary parties, to ... More

Keywords: William Morris, H. Rider Haggard, H. G. Wells, working-class fiction, fringe socialist newspapers, historical treatises, Victorians, Edwardians, fin de siècle literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780748641499
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641499.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Vaninskaya, author