The Well at the World's End

The Well at the World's End

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Using language with elements of the medieval tales which were his models, Morris tells the story of Ralph of Upmeads, the fourth and youngest son of a minor king, who sets out, contrary to his parents' wishes, to find knightly adventure and seek the Well at the World's End, a magic well which will confer a near-immortality and strengthened destiny on those who drink from it.

Although the novel is relatively obscure by today's standards it has had a significant influence… (plus)

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reader508
reader508
16 janvier 2010 19:11

The previous comment from dsfire is utter nonsense. The book is NOT written in Old English; Beowulf is written in Old English and requires interpretation for modern readers. William Morris was a contemporary of Charles Dickens and J.R.R. Tolkien so if you can read Oliver Twist and The Hobbit you should enjoy this book too.

This book is a delightful read, written in the manner of a fairytale and begins, "Long ago there was a little land, over which ruled a regulus or kinglet, who was called King… (plus)


dsifre
dsifre
14 avril 2009 20:30

Well, of the 1036 people who downloaded this book, I wonder if anybody else completed it. The book is written in Olde English, which makes it perfect for the Kindle because you'll be looking up a LOT of words in order to understand what it is you are reading. :)

It does not get interesting until half way through the book so its a very slow start and a very tough read. Once it starts getting good, the book is only Okay. Not really worth the effort it took to get through it, in my humble opinion.



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Langue: Anglais

Publié en: 1892

Nombre de mots: 223 220 mots (≈ environ 15 heures)

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org

Droits: Domaine Public


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