First printed in The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine in 1856, "The Hollow Land" by William Morris is a beautifully written story where the prose and imagery are vivid and wonderful.
The plot is based on the search of hollow land where, the narrator saw his first love.
"The Hollow Land" is the most sophisticated work of William Morris’s stories in The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine. Each of these stories has a medieval setting, and focuses on family lineage and knightly heroism, however, “The Hollow Land” adds a moral ambiguity absent from the earlier stories.
Morris was not only the most prolific contributor to The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine but also its instigator, its first editor, and its sole financial backer.