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The Well at the World's End The Road Unto Love characters ó 7 ↠ In the land of the Upmeads King Peter's sons thirst for adventure and the King agrees that all except Ralph the youngest may go forth But Ralph secretly makes his way to Wulstead and here learns about the Well at the World's End beginning a journey which wExcept Ralph the youngest may go forth But Ralph secretly makes his way to Wulstead and here le. This book truly does have everything you'd want from a medieval romance of this sort The denoument was pretty long and hard to get into after the climax at the Well but it got better as I went along and I just reminded myself how Tolkien's LOTR finished in a similar way and no doubt owed such to the end of The Well Definitely think I'll try some other Morris

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Arns about the Well at the World's End beginning a journey which will eventually lead him there. Dig around in fantasy enough and eventually you get to William Morris Granted you've probably got a long way to go from George RR Martin to Tolkien to CS Lewis to Lord Dunsany to finally get there but if you're persistent enough he waits for you at the end of the line like all those SF scenarios where when you get too far back in time you wind up running smack dab into the Big BangI'm not sure if Morris can be considered the ur author from which all epic high fantasy eventually emerged but I'm pretty sure the case had been made at one point or another For one reading it at times can feel like a proto Tolkien without the insane attention to details of history and language Heck there's even someone named Gandalf who appears at one point and a lot of other details are going to be familiar to anyone who has spent many an afternoon with their nose buried in a story about some strange and distant land where everyone carries a sword and says thee a lot You've got that here as well but Morris wound up beating almost everyone else to the starting gate by publishing his book in 1896 to put that into perspective when Tolkein was about four years old where he basically had the whole fantasy section in the bookstore to himselfNot that there weren't fantasyesue books that existed before his but what set Morris apart was his creation of an entire realm that clearly wasn't set in the distant past or existed in a sort of dream state or forgotten land Morris' previous book 1894's The Wood Beyond the World has plenty of fantastic or supernatural elements but also clearly takes place on Earth just on a part that's not super easy to get to For some reason this had never really occurred to anyone before and while I don't know how popular it was among the public at the time it wound up being a little like the Velvet Underground where even if you've never heard of them pretty much every band you like is influenced by them in some wayBut of course the problem with these first out of the gate books is that sometimes there's a reason they tend to remain obscure and you tend to approach it cautiously like taking a chance by sitting next to that stranger on the train who might regale you with a witty anecdote or tell you a rambling boring story for the next few hours Just because people thought it was swell at the turn of the last century doesn't mean it plays as well now Society thought human zoos were a reasonable thing as well around that time Sometimes its best to leave things where they areBut surprisingly you can generally see what people like HG Wells and Lewis and Tolkien all saw in this book as its got a certain charm to it that's pretty undeniable The plot mostly centers around Ralph the son of King Peter who allows three of his four sons to head off on adventures so they can see the world Ralph not wanting to stay behind decides to sneak off to find the fabled Well Beyond the World's End the water of which is supposed to bestow wondrous vitality on all who drink it Well eventually that becomes his goal Before that he just kind of wanders around until someone gives him the ideaAnd that right there should tell you what kind of book you're walking into Anyone who has read books written in the nineteenth century probably has figured that their idea of thrilling wasn't uite the same as ours and a gentle easy pace was their version of pulse pounding If you're looking for a deep plot or Tolkien's epic pitting of good against evil you may have to head back into Hobbit country because is a kind of paen to old time Romantic literature where the plot exists but its mostly an excuse t

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The Well at the World's End The Road Unto LoveIn the land of the Upmeads King Peter's sons thirst for adventure and the King agrees that all. This was my first time reading one of Willaim Morris's longer novels and I was uite impressed Caveat He's coming at this as a folklorist who wants to write fictional accounts of northern European historical ideas The result is epic fantasy fiction written in old world language but with a compelling storyline It was a bit predictable especially since the chapter headings tell you exactly what's going to happen but not entirely so I really had no idea what it was about before I began but I was intrigued as it slowly built up to be a story of an epic uest for basically the fountain of youth I think you really have to picture what's happening a la Tolkein to appreciate the story This would make for a great film