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The Wood Beyond The World

Auhtor: William Morris

Language: english
Published: 1894

Genres:

fiction,  fantasy
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Review by Stephen M. Charme, August 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'The Wood Beyond The World':

The Wood Beyond the World is a fantasy novel by William Morris perhaps the first modern fantasy writer to unite an imaginary world with the element of the supernatural and thus the precursor of much of present-day fantasy literature.When the wife of Golden Walter betrays him for another man he leaves home on a trading voyage to avoid the necessity of a feud with her family. His efforts are fruitless as word comes to him enroute that his wifes clan has killed his father. As a storm then carries him to a faraway country the effect of this news is merely to sunder his last ties to his homeland.

Excerpts from the Book 'The Wood Beyond The World':


... a banner, whereon was done in a green field a grim wolf ramping up against a maiden, and so went the ship upon her way. Walter stood awhile staring ...
... since he had heard of his father???s death, and the feud awaiting him at home, which forsooth he had deemed would stay his wanderings a weary while, and ...
... return such things as I can use, as skins of hart and bear and other peltries for now I am old, I can but little of the hunting hereabout.? Whiles, ...
... wilderness quite behind him: So therewith he fell to going his ways down the mountain, and lost little time therein, whereas he now had his livelihood ...
... be slain. The Wood Beyond the World Chapter 10 WALTER HAPPENETH ON ANOTHER CREATURE IN THE STRANGE LAND But as he went on through the ...
... come nigher and give some account of himself.??² So Walter stood up and drew nigh, and stood there, all shamefaced and confused, looking on those twain, ...
... with thy Maid.??² He spoke in a faltering voice, as if shrinking from some storm that might come.? And forsooth the Lady???s voice was changed as she ...
... and perilous both to thee and me.? And if thou do his will, it shall be ill for thee and if thou do it not, take heed of him, and let me, and me only, ...
... stayed her swift feet, and turned round on Walter, and said: ??°Squire, come hither.??² So did he, and she said: ??°I am weary again let us sit under this ...
... farewell, farewell!??² Therewith she turned and went her ways toward the house in all speed, but making somewhat of a compass.? And when she was gone, ...
... in his heart, and he gazed on her fondly, and said: ??°Why, what hath befallen of late???² ??°O friend,??² she began, ??°this hath befallen.??² But as ...
... gallery above and then and there shall I tell thee a thing, and it shall be for the weal both of thee and of me, but for the grief and woe of the Enemy.??² Therewith ...
... he might not away with because of the commandment of the Lady, who had given him the word that in any case I must be kept living.? And her hand, withal, ...
... all unlike to that other one, and there were men standing together on our right hands by the door of a house.??² ??°Yea, yea,??² quoth Walter ??°and, ...
... at once, and peacefully.? Indeed, by now there will be no escape from them for lo you! they have seen us.??² Forsooth, some three or four of the ...
... the elder talked with them soberly, but not hardly, or with any seeming enmity: and ever his talk gat on to the drought, which was now burning up the down-pastures ...
... or suffer Walter to behold her the while.? Afterwards, when they had eaten, some twenty men, weaponed after their fashion, made them ready to wend ...
... way ahead of us partly by my lore, and partly by what I learned of this land of the wild folk whiles thou wert lying asleep that morning.??² So ...
... face bright, red-lipped, and clear-eyed, and her cheeks flushed with hope and love.? She went straight to Walter where he sat, and lightly put away with ...
... sons and fair daughters whereof came a great lineage in Stark-wall which lineage was so strong, and endured so long a while, that by then it had ...