News from Nowhere and Other Writings
This volume illustrates the variety of William Morris's prose, while focusing on one theme: the earthly paradise. The "Nowhere" of News from Nowhere (1890) is England in 2102, an ideal pastoral society born out of revolution. It is as compelling a dream of the future as the nightmares of Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Exhilaratingly, it reminds us that nothing is inevitable about the way we livenow or in 1890.
Introduction Romance Lectures Occasional Prose Letters Notes
Notes‘We are not expected to swallow Morris’s dream. On the contrary, we are encouraged to dream for ourselves’ – Clive Wilmer