History Creator / WilliamMorris

14th Jun '16 7:25:25 PM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


!! Tropes found in the works of William Morris:

* AllJustADream: Ambiguously in ''News from Nowhere.''
* AlliterativeTitle: ''News from Nowhere.'' ''The Wood Beyond the World.'' ''The Well at the World's End.'' ''The Water of the Wondrous Isles.''

to:

!! Tropes found in the works of !!Works by William Morris:

Morris with their own pages:

* AllJustADream: Ambiguously in ''News from Nowhere.''
''Literature/NewsFromNowhere''

!!Other works by William Morris contain examples of:

* AlliterativeTitle: ''News from Nowhere.'' ''The Wood Beyond the World.'' ''The Well at the World's End.'' ''The Water of the Wondrous Isles.''



* {{Arcadia}}: In ''News from Nowhere'', this is his vision of a future following a socialist revolution. Often feature in his medievalist romances too.

to:

* {{Arcadia}}: In ''News from Nowhere'', this is his vision of a future following a socialist revolution. Often feature in his medievalist romances too.romances.



* AuthorAvatar: The narrator of ''News from Nowhere'' is clearly this.
* AuthorTract: ''News from Nowhere'' is really just a means for Morris to describe his vision of a socialist utopia.



* EarthyBarefootCharacter: Many of Morris's heroines, such as Ellen in ''News from Nowhere.''
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: The narrator of ''News from Nowhere''.



* SolarPunk: ''News from Nowhere''. A utopian novel from the late 19th century in which an author-insert character named William Guest travels to the year 2002 to find Britain transformed into a decentralised, egalitarian, and ecological paradise where the government has been turned into a dung market, people administer their communities through participatory democracy, war and poverty are distant memories, and even money no longer exists.
* TakeThat: ''News from Nowhere'' was written as a riposte to Edward Bellamy's ''Literature/LookingBackward'', a similarly structured AuthorTract about a possible socialist future, but one which Morris hated for its utilitarian drabness.
* TimeTravel: The framing device used in ''News from Nowhere'', as the narrator falls asleep and wakes up in a utopian socialist future. ''The Dream of John Ball'' involves time travel to the peasant’s revolt of 1381.

to:

* SolarPunk: ''News from Nowhere''. A utopian novel from the late 19th century in which an author-insert character named William Guest travels to the year 2002 to find Britain transformed into a decentralised, egalitarian, and ecological paradise where the government has been turned into a dung market, people administer their communities through participatory democracy, war and poverty are distant memories, and even money no longer exists.
* TakeThat: ''News from Nowhere'' was written as a riposte to Edward Bellamy's ''Literature/LookingBackward'', a similarly structured AuthorTract about a possible socialist future, but one which Morris hated for its utilitarian drabness.
* TimeTravel: The framing device used in ''News from Nowhere'', as the narrator falls asleep and wakes up in a utopian socialist future. ''The Dream of John Ball'' involves time travel to the peasant’s revolt of 1381.
4th Jun '16 4:49:00 PM morenohijazo
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:



Added DiffLines:



Added DiffLines:

* SolarPunk: ''News from Nowhere''. A utopian novel from the late 19th century in which an author-insert character named William Guest travels to the year 2002 to find Britain transformed into a decentralised, egalitarian, and ecological paradise where the government has been turned into a dung market, people administer their communities through participatory democracy, war and poverty are distant memories, and even money no longer exists.
4th Apr '13 2:05:28 PM Carrots
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* TheQuest: Both ''The Well at the World's End'' and ''The Water of the Wondrous Isles'' are long, rambling examples of this.
4th Apr '13 2:00:39 PM Carrots
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AlliterativeTitle: ''News from Nowhere.'' ''The Wood Beyond the World.'' ''The Well at the World's End.'' ''The Water of the Wondrous Isles.''
2nd Apr '13 5:09:39 PM Pig_catapult
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EarthlyBarefootCharacter: Many of Morris's heroines, such as Ellen in ''News from Nowhere.''

to:

* EarthlyBarefootCharacter: EarthyBarefootCharacter: Many of Morris's heroines, such as Ellen in ''News from Nowhere.''
29th Mar '13 7:34:09 PM Carrots
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AllJustADream: Ambiguously in ''News from Nowhere.''
29th Mar '13 7:28:48 PM Carrots
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DoesNotLikeShoes: Many of Morris's heroines, such as Ellen in ''News from Nowhere.''


Added DiffLines:

* EarthlyBarefootCharacter: Many of Morris's heroines, such as Ellen in ''News from Nowhere.''
28th Mar '13 5:23:49 PM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TakeThat: ''News from Nowhere'' was written as a riposte to Edward Bellamy's ''LookingBackward'', a similarly structured AuthorTract about a possible socialist future, but one which Morris hated for its utilitarian drabness.

to:

* TakeThat: ''News from Nowhere'' was written as a riposte to Edward Bellamy's ''LookingBackward'', ''Literature/LookingBackward'', a similarly structured AuthorTract about a possible socialist future, but one which Morris hated for its utilitarian drabness.
21st Mar '13 6:10:08 PM Carrots
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* DoesNotLikeShoes: Many of Morris's heroines, such as Ellen in ''News from Nowhere.''
21st Mar '13 6:08:26 PM Carrots
Is there an issue? Send a Message


A prolific poet and prose author, his best known written work is ''News from Nowhere'' (1890), a {{utopia}}n novel depicting the idyllic agrarian society he hoped would be created following a socialist revolution. His pseudo-medieval {{fantas|y}}ies, such as ''The Wood Beyond the World'' (1894) and ''The Well at the World’s End'' (1896) were a key influence on both Creator/JRRTolkien and Creator/CSLewis.

to:

A prolific poet and prose author, his best known written work is ''News from Nowhere'' (1890), a {{utopia}}n novel depicting the idyllic agrarian society he hoped would be created following a socialist revolution. His pseudo-medieval {{fantas|y}}ies, such as ''The Wood Beyond the World'' (1894) (1894), ''The Water of the Wondrous Isles'' (1895), and ''The Well at the World’s End'' (1896) were a key influence on both Creator/JRRTolkien and Creator/CSLewis.


Added DiffLines:

* GoneSwimmingClothesStolen: Birdalone, the heroine of ''The Water of the Wondrous Isles.'' She spends some time afterwards as an InnocentFanserviceGirl.
This list shows the last 10 events of 16. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Creator.WilliamMorris