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William De Morgan

(1839—1917) potter and novelist

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at first devoted his attention to art and in particular to the production of stained glass and glazed pottery, working for a time in association with his friend W. Morris. He embarked on the writing of fiction at the age of 67; his first and best novel, Joseph Vance (1906), is the rambling but entertaining tale of a drunken builder's son befriended by a middle‐class family, who graduates from Oxford and becomes an engineer and inventor. This was followed by several others; the last two, The Old Madhouse (1919) and The Old Man's Youth (1921), left unfinished on his death, were skilfully completed by his widow, the artist Evelyn de Morgan.

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