The Wood Beyond the World

by William Morris

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Book 39 of 47 in the Vampire Books for Young Adults
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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 wife's 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.

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Anonymous | 2016-08-04 08:27:54
Great idea, including Morris. How about the similar but broadly superior 'Well', rather than 'Wood'. He backs off on his difficult Malory-inspired language so you can understand the story, and it's a much larger effort without a trite ending.
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