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William Morris

UK flag (1834 - 1896)

William Morris is the man generally credited with originating the genre of modern heroic fantasy. A man of many achievements-poet, novelist, artist, designer, and printer of fine books-he is chiefly remembered as a designer of furniture, tapestries, wallpaper, and other decorative objects, and as the author of a number of novels set in almost-medieval but imaginary worlds of great beauty. These prose romances have influenced many writers of fantasy, such as Lord Dunsany, C S Lewis, J R R Tolkien, and continue to delight new generations of readers with their flights of high adventure in strange lands, their beautiful maidens, and stalwart heroes.
Anthologies containing stories by William Morris
Short stories
East of the Sun and West of the Moon (1919) (with Madalen Edgar)
Ogier the Dane (1919) (with Madalen Edgar)

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