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The Roots of the Mountains

£24.99

Product description

The Title continues: Wherein is Told Somewhat of the Lives of the Men of Burgdale Their Friends Their Neighbours Their Foemen and Their Fellows in Arms. Published in 1896 by Longmans, Green and Co.

An unusual book first published in 1889. It is a fantasy romance by William Morris, perhaps the first modern fantasy writer to unite an imaginary world with an element of the supernatural, and thus the precursor of much of present-day fantasy literature. It was first published in hardcover by Reeves and Turner in 1889.

The story is set in Burgdale, a small Germanic settlement in a valley at the foot of a mountain range, and the neighbouring woodlands, pastures and dales. The area is inhabited by the interdependent Dalemen, who are weavers, smiths, and traders, the Woodlanders, who are hunters and carpenters, and the Shepherds. Their society is challenged by disruptions from the outside world in the form of the Sons of the Wolf, the descendants of the Wolfings from the previous novel, and the invading Dusky Men (the Huns)

There is some wear on the board covers and some foxing. Rough cut pages. Overall it is in reasonable condition for its age. Pages all complete and binding in good condition.

Item details

Added value:
An unusual collectors piece
Author(s):
Morris, William
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
15.6 cm by 18.7 cm by 3.7 cm
Edition:
1896
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
424
Publisher:
Longmans, Green and Co

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The Title continues: Wherein is Told Somewhat of the Lives of the Men of Burgdale Their Friends Their Neighbours Their Foemen and Their Fellows in Arms. Published in 1896 by Longmans, Green and Co.

An unusual book first published in 1889. It is a fantasy romance by William Morris, perhaps the first modern fantasy writer to unite an imaginary world with an element of the supernatural, and thus the precursor of much of present-day fantasy literature. It was first published in hardcover by Reeves and Turner in 1889.

The story is set in Burgdale, a small Germanic settlement in a valley at the foot of a mountain range, and the neighbouring woodlands, pastures and dales. The area is inhabited by the interdependent Dalemen, who are weavers, smiths, and traders, the Woodlanders, who are hunters and carpenters, and the Shepherds. Their society is challenged by disruptions from the outside world in the form of the Sons of the Wolf, the descendants of the Wolfings from the previous novel, and the invading Dusky Men (the Huns)

There is some wear on the board covers and some foxing. Rough cut pages. Overall it is in reasonable condition for its age. Pages all complete and binding in good condition.

Added value:
An unusual collectors piece
Author(s):
Morris, William
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
15.6 cm by 18.7 cm by 3.7 cm
Edition:
1896
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
424
Publisher:
Longmans, Green and Co

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