Monday, September 29, 2008
"...when Sally gave her William Morris, it had to be wrapped in brown paper..." (pg. 33)
William Morris was a visionary decorator, artist and early Socialist. He is well known for his revolutionary ideas in regards to home decor but also for his strong feelings toward Socialism. The fact that Sally gives Clarissa a book of William Morris' writing speaks to how different and "radical" Sally should be seen. In turn, his writing probably helped Sally and Clarissa think of "how they were to reform the world".
Picture Link: http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/web/morris/