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By Fiona MacCarthy

Winner of the Wolfson historical past Prize, the fundamental biography of the daddy of the humanities and Crafts move. the writer, Fiona MacCarthy, is the curator of the nationwide Portrait Gallery's 2014-15 exhibition Anarchy and wonder: William Morris and His Legacy.

'One of the best biographies ever released during this nation' A. S. Byatt

Since his loss of life in 1896, William Morris has turn out to be considered as one of many giants of the Victorian period. yet his genius was once so many-sided and so profound that its complete volume has hardly ever been grasped. many of us could locate it challenging to think that the best English dressmaker of his time, almost certainly of all time, may be across the world popular as a founding father of the socialist stream, and will were ranked as a poet including Tennyson and Browning.

With penetrating perception, Fiona MacCarthy has controlled to surround all of the assorted elements of Morris's complicated personality, laying off mild on his substantial artistic powers as artist and clothier of furnishings, materials, wallpaper, stained glass, tapestry and books, and as a poet, novelist and translator; his psychology and his emotional lifestyles; his frenetic actions as polemicist and reformer; and his impressive circle of associates, literary, creative and political, together with Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones. Fiona MacCarthy's skilful drawing jointly of those disparate components makes for a entire and compelling biography.

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