The Well at the World's End: A Tale
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The Well at the World's End: A Tale

By William Morris
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The Well at the World's End is a fantasy novel by the British artist, poet, and author William Morris. It was first published in 1896 and has been reprinted a number of times since, most notably in two parts as the 20th and 21st volumes of the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series, in August and September 1970. It is also available in one volume along with a similar Morris tale, The Wood Beyond the World (1894), in On the Lines of Morris' Romances: Two Books that Inspired J. R. R. Tolkien.

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Table of Contents
  • The Well at the World's End
  • by
  • William Morris
  • Table of Contents
    • BOOK ONE The Road Unto Love
    • BOOK TWO The Road Unto Trouble
    • BOOK THREE The Road To The Well At World's End.
    • BOOK FOUR The Road Home
  • BOOK ONE
  • The Road Unto Love
    • CHAPTER 1
    • The Sundering of the Ways
    • CHAPTER 2
    • Ralph Goeth Back Home to the High House
    • CHAPTER 3
    • Ralph Cometh to the Cheaping-Town
    • CHAPTER 4
    • Ralph Rideth the Downs
    • CHAPTER 5
    • Ralph Cometh to Higham-on-the-Way
    • CHAPTER 6
    • Ralph Goeth His Ways From the Abbey of St. Mary at Higham
    • CHAPTER 7
    • The Maiden of Bourton Abbas
    • CHAPTER 8
    • Ralph Cometh to the Wood Perilous. An Adventure Therein
    • CHAPTER 9
    • Another Adventure in the Wood Perilous
    • CHAPTER 10
    • A Meeting and a Parting in the Wood Perilous
    • CHAPTER 11
    • Now Must Ralph Ride For It
    • CHAPTER 12
    • Ralph Entereth Into the Burg of the Four Friths
    • CHAPTER 13
    • The Streets of the Burg of the Four Friths
    • CHAPTER 14
    • What Ralph Heard of the Matters of the Burg of the Four Friths
    • CHAPTER 15
    • How Ralph Departed From the Burg of the Four Friths
    • CHAPTER 16
    • Ralph Rideth the Wood Perilous Again
    • CHAPTER 17
    • Ralph Cometh to the House of Abundance
    • CHAPTER 18
    • Of Ralph in the Castle of Abundance
    • CHAPTER 19
    • Ralph Readeth in a Book Concerning the Well at the World's End
    • CHAPTER 20
    • Ralph Meeteth a Man in the Wood
    • CHAPTER 21
    • Ralph Weareth Away Three Days Uneasily
    • CHAPTER 22
    • An Adventure in the Wood
    • CHAPTER 23
    • The Leechcraft of the Lady
    • CHAPTER 24
    • Supper and Slumber in the Woodland Hall
  • BOOK TWO
  • The Road Unto Trouble
    • CHAPTER 1
    • Ralph Meets With Love in the Wilderness
    • CHAPTER 2
    • They Break Their Fast in the Wildwood
    • CHAPTER 3
    • The Lady Telleth Ralph of the Past Days of Her Life
    • CHAPTER 4
    • The Lady Tells of Her Deliverance
    • CHAPTER 5
    • Yet More of the Lady's Story
    • CHAPTER 6
    • The Lady Tells Somewhat of Her Doings After She Left the Wilderness
    • CHAPTER 7
    • The Lady Tells of the Strife and Trouble That Befell After Her Coming to the Country of the King's Son
    • CHAPTER 8
    • The Lady Maketh an End of Her Tale
    • CHAPTER 9
    • They Go On Their Way Once More
    • CHAPTER 10
    • Of the Desert-House and the Chamber of Love in the Wilderness
    • CHAPTER 11
    • Ralph Cometh Out of the Wilderness
    • CHAPTER 12
    • Ralph Falleth in With Friends and Rideth to Whitwall
    • CHAPTER 13
    • Richard Talketh With Ralph Concerning the Well at the World's End. Concerning Swevenham
    • CHAPTER 14
    • Ralph Falleth in With Another Old Friend
    • CHAPTER 15
    • Ralph Dreams a Dream Or Sees a Vision
    • CHAPTER 16
    • Of the Tales of Swevenham
    • CHAPTER 17
    • Richard Bringeth Tidings of Departing
    • CHAPTER 18
    • Ralph Departeth From Whitwall With the Fellowship of Clement Chapman
    • CHAPTER 19
    • Master Clement Tells Ralph Concerning the Lands Whereunto They Were Riding
    • CHAPTER 20
    • They Come to the Mid-Mountain Guest-House
    • CHAPTER 21
    • A Battle in the Mountains
    • CHAPTER 22
    • Ralph Talks With Bull Shockhead
    • CHAPTER 23
    • Of the Town of Cheaping Knowe
    • CHAPTER 24
    • Ralph Heareth More Tidings of the Damsel
    • CHAPTER 25
    • The Fellowship Comes to Whiteness
    • CHAPTER 26
    • They Ride the Mountains Toward Goldburg
    • CHAPTER 27
    • Clement Tells of Goldburg
    • CHAPTER 28
    • Now They Come to Goldburg
    • CHAPTER 29
    • Of Goldburg and the Queen Thereof
    • CHAPTER 30
    • Ralph Hath Hope of Tidings Concerning the Well at the World's End
    • CHAPTER 31
    • The Beginning of the Road To Utterbol
    • CHAPTER 32
    • Ralph Happens on Evil Days
    • CHAPTER 33
    • Ralph is Brought on the Road Towards Utterbol
    • CHAPTER 34
    • The Lord of Utterbol Will Wot of Ralph's Might and Minstrelsy
    • CHAPTER 35
    • Ralph Cometh To the Vale of the Tower
    • CHAPTER 36
    • The Talk of Two Women Concerning Ralph
    • CHAPTER 37
    • How Ralph Justed With the Aliens
    • CHAPTER 38
    • A Friend Gives Ralph Warning
    • CHAPTER 39
    • The Lord of Utterbol Makes Ralph a Free Man
    • CHAPTER 40
    • They Ride Toward Utterness From Out of Vale Turris
    • CHAPTER 41
    • Redhead Keeps Tryst
  • BOOK THREE
  • The Road To The Well At World's End.
    • CHAPTER 1
    • An Adventure in the Wood Under the Mountains
    • CHAPTER 2
    • Ralph Rides the Wood Under the Mountains
    • CHAPTER 3
    • Ralph Meeteth With Another Adventure in the Wood Under the Mountain
    • CHAPTER 4
    • They Ride the Wood Under the Mountains
    • CHAPTER 5
    • They Come on the Sage of Swevenham
    • CHAPTER 6
    • Those Two Are Learned Lore by the Sage of Swevenham
    • CHAPTER 7
    • An Adventure by the Way
    • CHAPTER 8
    • They Come to the Sea of Molten Rocks
    • CHAPTER 9
    • They Come Forth From the Rock-Sea
    • CHAPTER 10
    • They Come to the Gate of the Mountains
    • CHAPTER 11
    • They Come to the Vale of Sweet Chestnuts
    • CHAPTER 12
    • Winter Amidst of the Mountains
    • CHAPTER 13
    • Of Ursula and the Bear
    • CHAPTER 14
    • Now Come the Messengers of the Innocent Folk
    • CHAPTER 15
    • They Come to the Land of the Innocent Folk
    • CHAPTER 16
    • They Come to the House of the Sorceress
    • CHAPTER 17
    • They Come Through the Woodland to the Thirsty Desert
    • CHAPTER 18
    • They Come to the Dry Tree
    • CHAPTER 19
    • They Come Out of the Thirsty Desert
    • CHAPTER 20
    • They Come to the Ocean Sea
    • CHAPTER 21
    • Now They Drink of the Well at the World's End
    • CHAPTER 22
    • Now They Have Drunk and Are Glad
  • BOOK FOUR
  • The Road Home
    • CHAPTER 1
    • Ralph and Ursula Come Back Again Through the Great Mountains
    • CHAPTER 2
    • They Hear New Tidings of Utterbol
    • CHAPTER 3
    • They Winter With the Sage; and Thereafter Come Again to Vale Turris
    • CHAPTER 4
    • A Feast in the Red Pavilion
    • CHAPTER 5
    • Bull Telleth of His Winning of the Lordship of Utterbol
    • CHAPTER 6
    • They Ride From Vale Turris. Redhead Tells of Agatha
    • CHAPTER 7
    • Of Their Riding the Waste, and of a Battle Thereon
    • CHAPTER 8
    • Of Goldburg Again, and the Queen Thereof
    • CHAPTER 9
    • They Come to Cheaping Knowe Once More. Of the King Thereof
    • CHAPTER 10
    • An Adventure on the Way to the Mountains
    • CHAPTER 11
    • They Come Through the Mountains Into the Plain
    • CHAPTER 12
    • The Roads Sunder Again
    • CHAPTER 13
    • They Come to Whitwall Again
    • CHAPTER 14
    • They Ride Away From Whitwall
    • CHAPTER 15
    • A Strange Meeting in the Wilderness
    • CHAPTER 16
    • They Come to the Castle of Abundance Once More
    • CHAPTER 17
    • They Fall in With That Hermit
    • CHAPTER 18
    • A Change of Days in the Burg of the Four Friths
    • CHAPTER 19
    • Ralph Sees Hampton and the Scaur
    • CHAPTER 20
    • They Come to the Gate of Higham By the Way
    • CHAPTER 21
    • Talk Between Those Two Brethren
    • CHAPTER 22
    • An Old Acquaintance Comes From the Down Country to See Ralph
    • CHAPTER 23
    • They Ride to Bear Castle
    • CHAPTER 24
    • The Folkmote of the Shepherds
    • CHAPTER 25
    • They Come to Wulstead
    • CHAPTER 26
    • Ralph Sees His Father and Mother Again
    • CHAPTER 27
    • Ralph Holds Converse With Katherine His Gossip
    • CHAPTER 28
    • Dame Katherine Tells of the Pair of Beads, and Whence She Had Them
    • CHAPTER 29
    • They Go Down to Battle in Upmeads
    • CHAPTER 30
    • Ralph Brings His Father and Mother to Upmeads
    • CHAPTER 31
    • Ralph Brings Ursula Home to the High House
    • CHAPTER 32
    • Yet a Few Words Concerning Ralph of Upmeads
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