SCIENCE FICTION, THE LITERATURE OF THE FANTASTIC & MORE
William Morris. The Sundering Flood. 1897.
(KELMSCOTT PRESS) William Morris. The Sundering Flood. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1897. Map by H. Cribb after sketch by William Morris.
The last of the influential fantasies of William Morris, a rich imagined world of the Middle Ages. On the front pastedown is the elegant archetype of the fantasy map that became standard issue after Pratt and Tolkien. As Diana Wynne Jones wrote in The Tough Guide to Fantasyland (1996): “you are going to have to visit every single place on this Map, whether it is marked or not.”