The Roots of the Mountains

William Morris


Book, 424 p, language: English, publisher: Reeves and Turner.
Materials: ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2027/732).

Literary synopsis

The Roots of the Mountains is a tale of the Middle Ages. The members of Burgdale, a complacent, peaceful land, learn that vicious Asiatic invaders known as the Dusky Horde are planning to attack them, enslave the men, and rape the women. The Burgdalers comprise three populations: the powerful residents of Burgstead, who live communally in six kinship groups; the independent Dalesmen, who are mainly shepherds; and the Woodlanders, a smaller and decidedly weaker group. J. R. R. Tolkien's *The Lord of the Rings* was influenced by this tale of a romance that unites two long-ago peoples and of the battle to defend their freedom against invading Huns. [Download book](

Authorship: Artist Author.

Genre: Fantasy, Gothic, Historical fiction, Romance.

Publishing: Publishing House.

Theme: War.

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