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Well at the World's End, the (1896) [Novel]
by William Morris Rating: Weighted - 9.3 / Average - 10.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

First published in 1896, this book describes a long journey through a magical landscape, a geographical as well as spiritual quest. In the land of Upmeads King Peter's sons thrist for adventure. At last the king agrees that all but Ralph, the youngest, may go forth. But the next day Ralph secretly makes his way to Wulstead. Here it is that he first learns about the Well at the World's End - the 'water that saveth from weariness and wounding and sickness, that winneth love from all and maybe love everlasting'. As Raplh travels through the ever-changing landscape, encountering danger and battle and love, we are drawn into the fantastic world Morris has created - through chalk downland and the Wood Perilous, through wilderness and mountains and the Sea of Molten Rocks, and finally to the Well at the World's End.

Original title: The Well at the World's End
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasySaga, Myth, and Legend


  • Often published in two volumes

Edition #1: Well at the World's End, the

Well at the World's End, the (1896)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "The most entrancing of William Morris's late romances...part futuristic fantasy novel...part beautiful, elaborate, old-fashioned fairy tale. Morris writes his magic love story with a sense of color, pattern, and the sheer imaginative fervor of one of the most brilliant decorative artists there has ever been." Fiona MacCarthy
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Well at the World's End, the (1896)

ISBN: 1404338861

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