The Well at the World's End

Author: William Morris

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 583

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The Well at the World's End tells the story of Peter, King of Upmeads, and his four sons, Blaise, Hugh, Gregory, and Ralph. These four sons decide one day that they would like to explore the world, so their father gives them permission, except for Ralph, who is to remain at home to ensure at least one living heir. Ralph, however, secretly departs contrary to his father's orders and begins his explorations at Bourton Abbas, after which he goes through the Wood Perilous. During his explorations Ralph learns about the Well at the World's End and so begins the quest that will lead him into numerous adventures and misadventures.

The Well at World's End

Author: William Morris

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 178982642X

Category: Fiction

Page: 635

View: 8995


William Morris' classic 1896 adventure novel tells the tale of Ralph. the youngest prince of Upmeads, and his pursuit of the fabled well at world's end. His journey is a perilous one, however, fraught with all manner of danger. From impassioned knights who would sooner slay him than let him speak his piece, to tyrannical lords that rule over their people with an iron fist, Ralph must brave them all if he is ever to find the storied well, and return home to his family.

The Well at the World's End: Historical Fantasy

Author: William Morris

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 7750


This eBook edition of "The Well at the World's End" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Well at the World's End tells the story of Peter, King of Upmeads, and his four sons, Blaise, Hugh, Gregory, and Ralph. These four sons decide one day that they would like to explore the world, so their father gives them permission, except for Ralph, who is to remain at home to ensure at least one living heir. Ralph, however, secretly departs contrary to his father's orders and begins his explorations at Bourton Abbas, after which he goes through the Wood Perilous. During his explorations Ralph learns about the Well at the World's End and so begins the quest that will lead him into numerous adventures and misadventures.

The Well at the World's End

Author: A. J. Mackinnon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 162873177X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 358

View: 4670


When A. J. Mackinnon quits his job in Australia, he knows only that he longs to travel to the well at the world’s end, a mysterious pool on a remote Scottish island whose waters, legend has it, hold the secret to eternal youth. Determined not to fly—he claims it would feel as though he were cheating—he sets out with a backpack, some fireworks, and a map of the world and trusts that chance will take care of the rest. Traveling by land and sea, train, truck, horse, and yacht, Mackinnon travels across the world, getting caught up in a series of hilarious, sometimes surreal, adventures. He survives a near-fatal bus crash in Australia, accidentally marries a Laotian princess, is attacked by a Komodo dragon, and does time in a sketchy Chinese jail, among many other mishaps and misadventures along the way. Each new continent and each new mode of transport brings the possibility of a near-miss or happy accident, all on the quest for eternal youth. This is the astonishing true story of a remarkable voyage.

The Well at the World’s End by William Morris - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

Author: William Morris

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 178877700X

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

View: 2592


This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Well at the World’s End by William Morris - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of William Morris’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Morris includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Well at the World’s End by William Morris - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Morris’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

The Well at the World's End - A Tale - Book I: The Road Unto Love

Author: Wiliam Morris

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473374383

Category: Fiction

Page: 199

View: 6873


This vintage book contains the first volume of William Morris's 1896 novel, "The Well at the World's End". It is a fantasy novel that, along with Morris's other work, "The Wood Beyond the World" (1894), inspired the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien. It is the story of Ralph of Upmeads, a son of a king who sets out, against his parents' desires, to seek out the fabled "Well at the World's End", a magical well that will give those who drink of it godlike powers. An enthralling and masterfully-written tale of fantasy and adventure, "The Well at the World's End" is highly recommended for fans of the genre, and it is not to be missed by collectors of Morris's work. William Morris (1834 - 1896) was an English poet, novelist, translator, and activist. Many texts such as this are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

The Well at World's End

Author: Neil Gunn

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1847677983

Category: Fiction

Page: 299

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Introduced by J.B. Pick. The Well at the World’s End is a tour de force which plays with images and ideas in the search for philosophical truth. Taking as its anchor the concept of the well, it graduates from the physical to the mythical to the illusory and metaphorical, bringing us at last to a vision of the well as a source of personal power. Peter is a man searching for his lost youth, and during the course of the novel he finds, if not youth itself, then spiritual rejuvenation. In a light-hearted search for the well at the world’s end he wanders off among the hills, entering a realm of difference and different values people by Highlanders, each of whom unknowingly teach him about life and about himself. Neil Gunn was born in 1891, son of a fishing boat skipper from Dunbeath in Caithness. He spent part of his boyhood in Galloway where he worked in the Excise service until 1937. He is widely recognised as one of the major figures of the Scottish Literary Renaissance.

The Well at the End of the World

Author: Robert D. San Souci

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452126135

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 4042


Princess Rosamond isn't your typical princess. She prefers good books to good looks and keeps both the royal accounts and the castle drawbridge in working order. When her greedy stepmother and stepsister scheme to spend the royal treasury and her father, the king, falls ill, Rosamond must set out in search of the one thing that can cure him—the healing waters found in the magical well at the end of the world. In the spirit of The Talking Eggs, award-winning author Robert San Souci has once again created a feisty heroine whose generosity and courage save the day combined with Rebecca Walsh's vibrant paintings. This is an adventure story that readers will turn to again and again.