The roots of the mountains, novel (1890) by William Morris,

The roots of the mountains PDF novel

The roots of the mountains


Plot:

First, a story of the Goths in their tribal period (fourth century, a.d.), when they were fighting the Romans. The scene, the Mark, a clearing in the great forests somewhere in the Danube region. 

There is a metallic breadth about the conception of the story, and the prose style is modelled on the severe, simple, and antique style of the Sagas. 

It is the same with the other story of the Goths. The Roots of the Mountains, which is laid in a subsequent age, the epoch of village communities; this has less of the primaeval grandeur and more of the softer side of romanticism,
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