First examples of an entirely fictional fantasy world, and has greatly influenced later fantasy writers such as C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. The book follows the travels of Ralph, a prince of a tiny country, as he disobeys his fathers wishes and runs away from home to adventure in the world, and seek out the fabled Well at World's End, said to grant eternal youth to those who drink from it.
Simply brilliant. No wonder Morris is renowned for his romantic-fantasy storytelling style.
Well at the Worlds End
Morris' best. Language difficult for most readers, but the story is worth some perseverance.
An obvious inspiration for Tolkien.