|Submitted by Michael Snidecor |
(May 19, 2006)
This is one of William Morris’s most unique works. In 1880 women were not the focus of a work much less the hero of the tale. Nevertheless, Morris was not really a Feminist, rather, his Socialist beliefs demanded the equality of one and all, and that included Women. Nevertheless, the plot includes strong Male characters so I believe that the work has a place in the hearts of many men too. There is a boat that is powered by magic, vast and beautiful vistas, a castle or two and visits to strange wonderful distant lands. Romance, action, a message and strong moral virtue fill out this exceptional work.
Michael T. Snidecor, Ph.D.