The House of the Wolfings

William MORRIS (1834 - 1896)

William Morris was a writer, illustrator and medievalist from the Romantic period and associated with other renowned authors of the time such as Dante Rossetti. His fascination with ancient Germanic and Norse people dominated his writings, the first to be set in an entirely invented fantasy world and which helped to establish the fantasy genre.

The House of Wolfings (1890), some argue, is a demonstration of Morris' socialism as the society described, though not an utopia, is clan-based, elects leaders and makes decisions in clan tribal meetings. Notwithstanding, it tells the story of how Thiodolf and his clan - the Wolfings - fight and vanquish the Roman invaders. The book is built with Morris' knowledge of the historical period and his own idealistic views, which allow him to combine facts and mythical elements. Thiodolf is protected by a dwarfish coat of mail, given to him by his lover Wood Sun, herself one of the Vala, the immortals. But things are not what they seem and what is meant to protect him, is also a curse... (Summary by Sailormoon)

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Fantastic Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - The Dwellings of Mid-Mark Elizabeth Klett
00:15:51
Play 02 02 - The Flitting of the War-Arrow Elizabeth Klett
00:14:32
Play 03 03 - Thiodolf Talketh with the Wood-Sun Keri Ford
00:27:27
Play 04 04 - The House Fareth to the War ToddHW
00:16:13
Play 05 05 - Concerning the Hall-Sun ToddHW
00:20:43
Play 06 06 - They Talk on the Way to the Folk-Thing ToddHW
00:15:33
Play 07 07 - They Gather to the Folk-Mote ToddHW
00:16:02
Play 08 08 - The Folk-Mote of the Markmen ToddHW
00:29:03
Play 09 09 - The Ancient Man of the Daylings Caeliveres
00:07:10
Play 10 10 - That Carline Cometh to the Roof of the Wolfings Delmar H Dolbier
00:07:26
Play 11 11 - The Hall-Sun Speaketh Amy Gramour
00:07:42
Play 12 12 - Tidings of the Battle in Mirkwood Snaefaxi
00:15:34
Play 13 13 - The Hall-Sun Saith Another Word NastassiaS
00:07:28
Play 14 14 - The Hall-Sun is Careful Concerning the Passes of the Wood Snaefaxi
00:11:29
Play 15 15 - They Hear Tell of the Battle on the Ridge Snaefaxi
00:22:04
Play 16 16 - How the Dwarf-wrought Hauberk was Brought Away from the Hall of the Daylings Keri Ford
00:08:03
Play 17 17 - The Wood-Sun Speaketh with Thiodolf Snaefaxi
00:21:09
Play 18 18 - Tidings Brought to the Wain-Burg Snaefaxi
00:14:29
Play 19 19 - Those Messengers Come to Thiodolf Snaefaxi
00:17:28
Play 20 20 - Otter and his Folk Come into Mid-Mark Mike Pelton
00:22:29
Play 21 21 - They Bicker About the Ford Christine Richardson
00:13:55
Play 22 22 - Otter Falls on Against his Will Christine Richardson
00:17:58
Play 23 23 - Thiodolf Meeteth the Romans in the Wolfing Meadow Caeliveres
00:13:23
Play 24 24 - The Goths are Overthrown by the Romans Caeliveres
00:10:13
Play 25 25 - The Host of the Markmen Cometh into the Wild-Wood Mike Pelton
00:19:42
Play 26 26 - Thiodolf Talketh with the Wood-Sun ToddHW
00:21:55
Play 27 27 - They Wend to the Morning Battle ToddHW
00:09:37
Play 28 28 - Of the Storm of Dawning John Holdway
00:17:55
Play 29 29 - Of Thiodolf's Storm Mike Pelton
00:24:59
Play 30 30 - Thiodolf is Borne out of the Hall and Otter is Laid Beside Him Elizabeth Klett
00:15:41
Play 31 31 - Old Asmund Speaketh over the War-Dukes: The Dead are Laid in Mound Elizabeth Klett
00:14:21