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The House of the Wolfings

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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) (8 hr 17 min)

Chapters

01 - The Dwellings of Mid-Mark

15:51

Read by Elizabeth Klett

02 - The Flitting of the War-Arrow

14:32

Read by Elizabeth Klett

03 - Thiodolf Talketh with the Wood-Sun

27:27

Read by Keri Ford

04 - The House Fareth to the War

16:13

Read by ToddHW

05 - Concerning the Hall-Sun

20:43

Read by ToddHW

06 - They Talk on the Way to the Folk-Thing

15:33

Read by ToddHW

07 - They Gather to the Folk-Mote

16:02

Read by ToddHW

08 - The Folk-Mote of the Markmen

29:03

Read by ToddHW

09 - The Ancient Man of the Daylings

7:10

Read by Caeliveres

10 - That Carline Cometh to the Roof of the Wolfings

7:26

Read by Delmar H Dolbier

11 - The Hall-Sun Speaketh

7:42

Read by Amy Gramour

12 - Tidings of the Battle in Mirkwood

15:34

Read by Snaefaxi

13 - The Hall-Sun Saith Another Word

7:28

Read by NastassiaS

14 - The Hall-Sun is Careful Concerning the Passes of the Wood

11:29

Read by Snaefaxi

15 - They Hear Tell of the Battle on the Ridge

22:04

Read by Snaefaxi

16 - How the Dwarf-wrought Hauberk was Brought Away from the Hall of the Daylin…

8:03

Read by Keri Ford

17 - The Wood-Sun Speaketh with Thiodolf

21:09

Read by Snaefaxi

18 - Tidings Brought to the Wain-Burg

14:29

Read by Snaefaxi

19 - Those Messengers Come to Thiodolf

17:28

Read by Snaefaxi

20 - Otter and his Folk Come into Mid-Mark

22:29

Read by Mike Pelton

21 - They Bicker About the Ford

13:55

Read by Christine Richardson

22 - Otter Falls on Against his Will

17:58

Read by Christine Richardson

23 - Thiodolf Meeteth the Romans in the Wolfing Meadow

13:23

Read by Caeliveres

24 - The Goths are Overthrown by the Romans

10:13

Read by Caeliveres

25 - The Host of the Markmen Cometh into the Wild-Wood

19:42

Read by Mike Pelton

26 - Thiodolf Talketh with the Wood-Sun

21:55

Read by ToddHW

27 - They Wend to the Morning Battle

9:37

Read by ToddHW

28 - Of the Storm of Dawning

17:55

Read by John Holdway

29 - Of Thiodolf's Storm

24:59

Read by Mike Pelton

30 - Thiodolf is Borne out of the Hall and Otter is Laid Beside Him

15:41

Read by Elizabeth Klett

31 - Old Asmund Speaketh over the War-Dukes: The Dead are Laid in Mound

14:21

Read by Elizabeth Klett

Bewertungen

good story, mixed readings

(4 Sterne)

I really enjoyed this one. The mispronunciations and varied quality of some of the readers was distracting at times but it didn't ruin the story for me.

really good,more of a saga than anything.quite educational

(5 Sterne)