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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • The Roots of the Mountains
  • William Morris
  • English
  • 11 June 2017
  • 9781587420276

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  1. says:

    Inasmuch the legend of Culhwch and Olwen from The Mabinogion was J.R.R Tolkien s inspiration for the story of Beren and L thien, and episode with Kulervo from The Kalevala for the Turin Turambar s saga, thus The Roots of the Mountains was professor s immense inspiration for Aragorn Eowyn Faramir Triade Albeit somewhat soporific and prolix, considering quite plain narrative motive, I daresay that this book is genuine gem of late Victorian English literature It abounds with brilliant archaic phrases and sentence constructions, as well as with marvellous geographic descriptions and topography which create the illusion of distance and space with its landscapes Thus, it is not peculiar that Tolkien fancied much Morris literary expression, for onomastics is quite quintessential for both writers Accordingly, Morris secondary world of this chivalric romance is settled in Dale, which is located at the Roots of the Mountains that nearly encircle it The inhabitants belong to three different assemblages of people the Burgdalers, the Shepherds, and the Woodlanders, all of whom speak the same language but are culturally somewhat different On his traverses throughout the forest, the main protagonist named Face of God or Gold mane, ...


  2. says:

    I should have enjoyed this than I did I had a beautiful old 19th century edition It was gorgeous and the story was a nice sweeping epic There were strong female characters and the women went to war as well as the men It was all the things that game of thrones wasn t The only problem was that the characters were characters from a fairy tal...


  3. says:

    It is telling and altogether appropriate that this particular book I read was published by Eccentric Books This is an eccentric book It is deliberately and flamboyantly eccentric, and in reading this book I continually thought of other works with which this work is related I pondered the connection between this sprawling 400 page story of the edge induced cohesion of the Wolfmen through the attacks of the dusky Huns and two particular works in particular, one of them the ring cycle by Wagner and the other writings of Tolkien Indeed, this book and its predecessor, which my library sadly does not have was a particularly strong influence on Tolkien s writing in several ways It portrays the Anglo Saxons as being peaceful inhabitants of various dales, divided into clans and engaging in marriage, until their peace is disturbed by a cosmic evil in the Huns When one reads Tolkien, one sees numerous strands of influence here from the mix of prose and poetry, the heroic and often tragic sentiment of the epic story, the stilted dialogu...


  4. says:

    A wonderful, evocative novel that captures the essence of the great mythic sagas It is not an easy read, as Morris revels in archaic language to tell a tale which seems to have been handed down from long ago Its pace is languid, but doing helps make both the setting and characters come alive.


  5. says:

    Tough to read The dialogue is in Middle English Great story however.


  6. says:

    I like all of the William Morris that I have read He is great at re creating the lives of the ancient Germanic tribes and blending in myth and the supernatural.I gave Roots of the Mountain a three because it was tedious at times Morris included many elements of chivalric romance in this story which is ...


  7. says:

    Roots of the MountainsGo to Webster s Dictionary look up the word BORING and there you will find the definition of this book A waste of good ink I can t believe I wasted two hours trying to get interested in this thing Don t waste your time or money on this.


  8. says:

    Loved the first twenty pages for the language, the sense of place But unendurable after 100 pages

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