The Well at the World s End

As for Blaise, he may well spare me; for he is become a chief and Lord of the
Porte; and the Porte hath now right good men-at-arms, and captains withal
younger and defter than I be. But now suffer me to send a swain for my horse and
arms, ...

The Well at the World s End

Author: William Morris

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312185015

Page: 454

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The Well at the World's End was among the very first of its kind - it is an epic romance of duplicity, machination, passion, and wizardry, and is, in short, a vast odyssey into the weird. It is a beautifully rich fantasy, a vibrant fairy tale without fairies. It is the most entrancing of William Morris's late romances - part futuristic fantasy novel, part old-fashioned fairy tale. Morris writes his magic love story with a sense of color and pattern, and the sheer imaginative fervor of one of the most brilliant decorative artists that has ever lived. A Classic fantasy novel!

The Well at the World s End

Widely recognized as the forerunner to modern fantasy, The Well at the World's End is a magnificent tale of romance and adventure and a major influence on the works of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis.

The Well at the World s End

Author: William Morris

Publisher: London : Longmans, Green

ISBN:

Page: 279

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The epic fantasy novel that defined the genre, now in one volume As the youngest son of a king, Ralph of Upmeads is expected to forsake adventure for the safety of home. But the call of the Well at the World's End is too powerful to resist, and Ralph disobeys his parents in order to seek out his true destiny in its magical waters. The journey is long and arduous as the well lies on the far side of a distant mountain range and the lands beyond Upmeads are full of treacherous characters. With the help of a beautiful maiden and an ancient hermit, Ralph completes his quest and raises the cup of immortality and wisdom to his lips. The question is, what will he do with his newfound powers? Widely recognized as the forerunner to modern fantasy, The Well at the World's End is a magnificent tale of romance and adventure and a major influence on the works of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis.

The Well at the World s End

While on his physical journey in the Scottish Highlands seeking the well at the world's end, he encounters a variety of characters, from fishermen to illicit whisky distillers, who enable him to discover that the key to eternal happiness is ...

The Well at the World s End

Author: Neil M. Gunn

Publisher: Polygon

ISBN: 9781846970276

Page: 304

View: 893

History professor Peter Munro is on a quest for spiritual truth. While on his physical journey in the Scottish Highlands seeking the well at the world's end, he encounters a variety of characters—from fishermen to illicit whisky distillers—who enable him to discover that the key to eternal happiness is unconditional love.

The Well at the World s End

ofTidingsConcerning. the. Well. at. the. World'sEnd. Now he goes to Clement,
and tells him that he deems he has no need toabidetheir departure fromGoldburg
to sayfarewelland follow his quest further afield; since itisclear that in Goldburg
he ...

The Well at the World s End

Author: William Morris

Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.

ISBN:

Page: 125

View: 462

This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare's finesse to Oscar Wilde's wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim's Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library.

The Well at the World s End a Tale By

Plot summary[edit] Using language with elements of the medieval tales which were his models, Morris tells the story of Peter, King of Upmeads, and his four sons, Blaise, Hugh, Gregory, and Ralph.

The Well at the World s End  a Tale  By

Author: William Morris

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539342816

Page: 134

View: 710

The Well at the World's End is a high fantasy novel by the British artist, poet, and author William Morris. It was first published in 1896 and has been reprinted a number of times since, most notably in two parts as the 20th and 21st volumes of the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series, in August and September 1970. It is also available in one volume along with a similar Morris tale, The Wood Beyond the World (1894), in On the Lines of Morris' Romances: Two Books that Inspired J. R. R. Tolkien. Plot summary[edit] Using language with elements of the medieval tales which were his models, Morris tells the story of Peter, King of Upmeads, and his four sons, Blaise, Hugh, Gregory, and Ralph. These four sons decide one day that they would like to explore the world, so their father gives them permission. From that point on, the plot centers on the youngest son, Ralph. Ralph's explorations begin at Bourton Abbas, after which he goes through the Wood Perilous. He has various adventures there, including the slaying of two men who had entrapped a woman. That woman later turns out to be the Lady of Abundance, who later becomes his lover for a short time. In one episode Ralph is staying at a castle and inquires about the Lady of the castle (the so-called Lady of Abundance), whom he has not yet seen. Descriptions of her youth and beauty suggest to him that she has drunk from the well at the world's end. "And now in his heart waxed the desire of that Lady, once seen, as he deemed, in such strange wise; but he wondered within himself if the devil had not sown that longing within him...." A short time later, while still at the castle, Ralph contemplates images of the Lady and "was filled with the sweetness of desire when he looked on them." Then he reads a book containing information about her, and his desire to meet the Lady of Abundance flames higher. When he goes to bed, he sleeps "for the very weariness of his longing." He fears leaving the castle because she might come while he is gone. Eventually he leaves the castle and meets the Lady of Abundance, who turns out to be the same lady he had rescued some weeks earlier from two men.When he meets her this time, the lady is being fought over by two knights, one of whom slays the other. That knight nearly kills Ralph, but the lady intervenes and promises to become the knight's lover if he would spare Ralph. Eventually, she leads Ralph away during the night to save Ralph's life from this knight, since Ralph had once saved hers. She tells Ralph of her trip to the Well at the World's End, her drinking of the water, the tales of her long life, and a maiden she thinks is especially suited to Ralph. Eventually, the knight catches up to them and kills her with his sword while Ralph is out hunting. Upon Ralph's return, the knight charges Ralph, and Ralph puts an arrow through his head. After Ralph buries both of them, he begins a journey that will take him to the Well at the World's End.......

The Well at the World s End Annotated

The Well at the Worlds End is the story of Ralph the youngest son of a minor King who runs away from his peaceful home to seek adventure.

The Well at the World s End Annotated

Author: WIlliam Morris

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 625

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The Well at the Worlds End is the story of Ralph the youngest son of a minor King who runs away from his peaceful home to seek adventure. On his way he learns of "The Well at the World's End". Those who drink from the Well become imbued with strength, youth and immortality, but it is clear that the waters transform more than the bodies of those who drink from the well. Still the bulk of the story deals with how Ralph learns about life and good and evil along the way. Like some of the other reviewers I expected to grow tired of the medieval narrative style and the victorian morality, but then I found it harder and harder to put down. The style is not too heavy, and despite the morality it does hint at the dilemmas and difficulties Ralph struggles with to stay on an honorable path while at the same time experiencing all the wonderful new things he is exposed to after his quiet life in his father's tiny kingdom. Morris shows how Ralph struggles to understand who is good and who is evil and try to do the right thing, and doesn't always. The narrative teases the reader just as it does the hero Ralph, a King's son who is not yet a Knight. At the same time it is fascinating to see the elements of Morris's work that have been picked up by Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and even Lovecraft. It is also very compelling to read the elements in Morris's writing that come from Ariosto and Spencer and the same themes that infiltrate the art work of Waterhouse and the romantics and then picked up later by Pyle, Rackham and the Wyeths. Morris inserts the elements of the supernatural and magic very lightly, unlike the heavy handed magical elements in todays fantasy fiction.Morris's prose is much lighter than Mervyn Peake's "Titus Groan" and E.R. Eddisons "Worm Ouroboros". Though you may have to show a little fortitude in working through Morris's style if instead you think more about the imagery and Ralph's dilemmas you will find the story compelling and definitely as one reviewer wrote "haunting".

One Hundred Favorite Folktales

The Well at the World ' s End But what happened to the poor fox ? A long time
afterward the king ' s son once again went into the forest where he met the fox ,
who said , " Now you have everything you can wish for , but to my misfortune
there ...

One Hundred Favorite Folktales

Author: Stith Thompson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253201720

Page: 439

View: 555

Presents the best-recognized form of popular tales from the oral traditions of many European nations

The Well of the Worlds

“The Well of the Worlds is miraculous enough,” he said, “and I have no idea how
that works, though I've guessed a little. It's a link ... Here at this end, in Khom'ad,
it's Khom'ad matter, but the other end of the Well—that's Earth-matter, right now.

The Well of the Worlds

Author: Henry Kuttner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575128941

Page: 320

View: 518

When the curiously exotic millionairess Klai Ford started telling him about ghosts in a uranium mine, Sawyer knew he'd better be ready for anything in his investigations. But he didn't count on being drawn into a passage between dimensions and tossed adrift in a world of islands floating in the sky, where strange brute-like creatures were attacking the cities in a vast struggle for power. Lost in this new world, Sawyer realised that the key to everything lay in the mysterious Well of the Worlds - and that the future of the universe lay in its secret.

A Celebration of the Light

THE WORLD OF LIGHT The Well at the World ' s End 1951 The Serpent shows
how thought in the end exhausts itself and gives way to a more creative and
flexible response to experience . The Well at the World ' s End ( 1951 ) is an
attempt to ...

A Celebration of the Light

Author: John Burns

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780389207801

Page: 188

View: 765

This is a penetrating study of the striking parallels between the work of Scottish novelist Neil Gunn and Eastern thought, particularly those of Zen Buddhism and Taoism. All of his books are crucially concerned with man's archetypal quest for wisdom and freedom. Many of his characters have just those qualities of stillness, inner luminosity and unspoken meaning that characterize the traditional Oriental religions. In a detailed and lively analysis of seven of Gunn's major novels including Highland River, The Silver Darlings, and The Well at the World's End, Burns explores the significance of such moments in Gunn's fiction. Contents: Light, Delight and Zen, Introduction; The Pivot of Tao, Butcher's Broom 1934; Returning to the Source, Highland River 1937; The Heart of the Circle, The Silver Darlings 1941; Slaying the Mind, The Serpent 1943; The World of Light, The Well at the World's End 1951; Beyond Violence, Bloodhunt 1952; Seeking the Master, The Other Landscape 1954; Celebration of the Light; References; Glossary of Zen Terms; Bibliography; Index

The Collected Works Of William Morris The Well At The World s End

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

The Collected Works Of William Morris  The Well At The World s End

Author: William Morris

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781010653431

Page: 380

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Donegal Fairy Stories

The next thing the Grand Adviser counseled the King was that he should send his
two new sons - in - law , the Prince of Spain and the Prince of France , to the Well
of the World ' s End for bottles of loca * to take to battle with them , that they ...

Donegal Fairy Stories

Author: Seumas MacManus

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486219714

Page: 256

View: 731

Discover 10 favorite folk tales, all epitomizing the special charm and enchantment of the Irish imagination. Capturing the distinct flavor and language of old Ireland, the stories include "Hookedy-Crookedy" and "The Snow, the Crow and the Blood." Includes 33 full-page illustrations by Frank Verbeck, one of L. Frank Baum's favorite artists.

World s End

22. WORLD'S. END. Of all the things Far Gaze despised – and the list grew daily
– having to use any kind of combat magic in human form was ... The tower was
notfar when a sight halted the horses in their tracks well before the men saw it.

World s End

Author: Will Elliott

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857381547

Page: 352

View: 806

Loyalty comes at a price . . . Vous has ascended to godhood and Eric and Aziel return to the castle to defeat the Arch Mage. The sky dragons offer Eric a throne, and objects of great power - but what do they want in return? Meanwhile, at World's End, the haiyens have made contact. They say they have come to help, but is it possible they have another agenda? The climax of the Pendulum Trilogy, a visionary work of imaginative fantasy from one of genre fiction's most exciting new voices.

English Fairy Tales

The. Well. of. the. World's. End. NCE upon a time, and a very good time it was, ...
to get rid of her altogether; so she handed her a sieve and said to her : “Go, fill it
at the Well of the World's End and bring it home to me full, or woe betide you.

English Fairy Tales

Author: Joseph Jacobs

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486120163

Page: 304

View: 868

Treasury of 43 stories by great turn-of-the-century folklorist with a gift for fine narration includes "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Nix Nought Nothing," "Teeny-Tiny," and many more. 65 illustrations.

Not Quite World s End

... rosé helped with that effect a good deal. I found myself smiling at them, and
encouraging Dee to smile at them as well. Dee even persuaded me to send the
attractive older lady a bottle of champagne, which she acknowledged by kissing
her ...

Not Quite World s End

Author: John Simpson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230225632

Page:

View: 234

In Not Quite World's End, Simpson offers a lively and upbeat look at the challenges and the changes the world has gone through in his life and long career. In it, he looks at the world and takes the perhaps surprising view that it's actually not nor will be the end of the world. His vivid prose, his clear-sightedness and the wonderful anecdotes about the many strange people and places he has come across - from emperors to movie stars, from Chelsea to China - all add up to a richly satisfying read. And with his long experience and his remarkable ability to explain what's really going on out there, he offers us all a crumb of comfort in desperate times. 'He is a very fine journalist' Nelson Mandela 'Inspirational, anecdotal, humorous and chilling. Simpson's unbiased accounts are riveting' Bob Geldof

World s End

Church wanted to keep to the well-lit roads while following the lantern's general
direction, but that would have meant heading back towards Stonehenge, where
Tom had said the Baobhan Sith had posted sentries. Instead he had to follow a ...

World s End

Author: Mark Chadbourn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575105569

Page: 576

View: 535

When Jack Churchill and Ruth Gallagher encounter a terrifying, misshapen giant beneath a London bridge they are plunged into a mystery which portends the end of the world as we know it. All over the country, the ancient gods of Celtic myth are returning to the land from which they were banished millennia ago. Following in their footsteps are creatures of folklore: fabulous bests, wonders and dark terrors. As technology starts to fail, Jack and Ruth are forced to embark on a desperate quest for four magical items - the last chance for humanity in the face of powers barely comprehended.

World s End

Well, no, I wouldn't say that....” He took a deep breath. What the hell, he thought,
might as well tell him—he'll find out sooner or later anyway. “What I mean is, uh”
—but then, why spoil a beautiful afternoon?—“actually, you know, I think I left my
 ...

World s End

Author: T. C. Boyle

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408826739

Page: 480

View: 523

Walter Van Brunt is a dreamer, and a lover of drugs, alcohol and speed. He likes nothing better than to fly along on his motorbike, invincible and immortal. But one day, dodging a mysterious shadow on the road, he crashes into a barrier and loses his right foot. Walter is a descendant of Dutch yeomen and since the day of the accident he has been haunted by their ghosts. When he receives a new plastic foot he is determined to find his father who deserted his family years ago, and to uncover the secrets of his ancestors.

William Morris

A number of Morris ' s works were reissued , including the Icelandic Journals (
with an introduction by Magnus Magnusson ) and The Well at the World ' s End (
with one by Nicholas Salmon ) , 4 in addition to the second group of the William ...

William Morris

Author: Morris Centenary Conference (1996 Exeter College Oxford)

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

ISBN: 9780859895774

Page: 298

View: 646

This well illustrated book celebrates every aspect of the wide-ranging achievements of William Morris - writer, designer, cultural critic, revolutionary socialist - with particular emphasis on their relevance to our own times. The book makes available up-to-date Morris scholarship in accessible form. Written by a group of international scholars who took part in a conference marking the centenary of the death of Morris in 1896, the book has sections devoted to Morris and Literature (covering texts from The Earthly Paradise to the late romances); Morris, the Arts & Crafts and the New World (including discussions of his influence in Rhode Island, Boston, Ontario and New Zealand); and Morris, Gender and Politics (with fresh consideration of his relation to Victorian ideas of manliness and of the particular qualities of his anti-statist politics). The latter section also draws attention to a hitherto unknown play by Morris's daughter May and concludes with an account of his biographer, the late E.P. Thompson.

Queen Victoria s Book of Spells

>l<>l<>l< In the pre-television, pre-cinema world of the Victorians, theater, ballet,
and opera had greater importance as ... as the “imaginary world” novels of
William Morris (The Well at the World 's End), the adult fairy tales of Anne
Thackeray ...

Queen Victoria s Book of Spells

Author: Ellen Datlow

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429960914

Page: 352

View: 882

"Gaslamp Fantasy," or historical fantasy set in a magical version of the nineteenth century, has long been popular with readers and writers alike. A number of wonderful fantasy novels owe their inspiration to works by nineteenth-century writers ranging from Jane Austen, the Brontës, and George Meredith to Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, and William Morris. And, of course, the entire steampunk genre and subculture owes more than a little to literature inspired by this period. Queen Victoria's Book of Spells is an anthology for everyone who loves these works of neo-Victorian fiction, and wishes to explore the wide variety of ways that modern fantasists are using nineteenth-century settings, characters, and themes. These approaches stretch from steampunk fiction to the Austen-and-Trollope inspired works that some critics call Fantasy of Manners, all of which fit under the larger umbrella of Gaslamp Fantasy. The result is eighteen stories by experts from the fantasy, horror, mainstream, and young adult fields, including both bestselling writers and exciting new talents such as Elizabeth Bear, James Blaylock, Jeffrey Ford, Ellen Kushner, Tanith Lee, Gregory Maguire, Delia Sherman, and Catherynne M. Valente, who present a bewitching vision of a nineteenth century invested (or cursed!) with magic. A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Worlds without End

marveling at the infinitely generative force of inflation, or the perfect unitarity of
the wave function, or the well-oiled mechanisms that keep the ekpyrotic cycles
cycling. So, he concludes, “as research into multiverse scenarios advances, ...

Worlds without End

Author: Mary-Jane Rubenstein

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023152742X

Page: 360

View: 487

A religion professor elucidates the theory of the multiverse, its history, and its reception in science, philosophy, religion, and literature. Multiverse cosmologies imagine our universe as just one of a vast number of others. Beginning with ancient Atomist and Stoic philosophies, Mary-Jane Rubenstein links contemporary models of the multiverse to their forerunners and explores the reasons for their recent appearance. One concerns the so-called fine-tuning of the universe: nature's constants are so delicately calibrated that it seems they have been set just right to allow life to emerge. For some thinkers, these "fine-tunings" are evidence of the existence of God; for others, however, and for most physicists, "God" is an insufficient scientific explanation. Hence the multiverse’s allure: if all possible worlds exist somewhere, then like monkeys hammering out Shakespeare, one universe is bound to be suitable for life. Of course, this hypothesis replaces God with an equally baffling article of faith: the existence of universes beyond, before, or after our own, eternally generated yet forever inaccessible to observation or experiment. In their very efforts to sidestep metaphysics, theoretical physicists propose multiverse scenarios that collide with it and even produce counter-theological narratives. Far from invalidating multiverse hypotheses, Rubenstein argues, this interdisciplinary collision actually secures their scientific viability. We may therefore be witnessing a radical reconfiguration of physics, philosophy, and religion in the modern turn to the multiverse. “Rubenstein’s witty, thought-provoking history of philosophy and physics leaves one in awe of just how close Thomas Aquinas and American physicist Steven Weinberg are in spirit as they seek ultimate answers.”—Publishers Weekly “A fun, mind-stretching read, clear and enlightening.”—San Francisco Book Review