Flora, Merton Abbey tapestryThe Roots of the Mountains

Supplementary Materials: Criticism


Anderson, Karl. "Scandinavian Elements in The Roots of the Mountains," from "Scandinavian Elements in the Works of William Morris." Diss. Harvard University, 1940, 319-35.

Boos, Florence. “Morris’s German Romances as Socialist History,” Victorian Studies 27.3 (Spring, 1984):

Hansen, Regina. "Forms of Friendship in The Roots of the Mountains." JWMS 11.3 (Autumn 1995): 19-21.

Mathews, Richard. "William Morris's Roots: History into Metaphor." Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens 16 (1982), 69-76.

Morris, May. Remarks on the Prose Romances, especially The House of the Wolfings and The Roots of the Mountains, May Morris, William Morris: Artist, Writer, Socialist, Oxford: Blackwells, 1936, 509-16. [pdf]

Shippey, T. A. "'Goths and Huns: The Rediscovery of the Northern Cultures in the Nineteenth Century," in The Medieval Legacy: A Symposium, ed. Andreas Haarder, et al. Odense: Odense Unversity Press, 1982, 51-69.

Vaninskaya, Anna. "William Morris's Germania: The Roots of Socialism," in William Morris in the 21st Century, eds. Phillippa Bennett and Rosie Miles, New York: Peter Lang, 2010.


B. L. 45,328, ff. 54-58 Drafts, poems from Roots of the Mountains