A collection of arresting short stories by the inimitable Flannery O’Connor, with illustrations by Deanna Staffo and an introduction by C. E. Morgan.
With gripping thrillers, heartbreaking romance and some of the greatest novels of all time, the Folio Society’s collection of fiction books has a story to suit every reader. Featuring specially commissioned original illustrations, the stories are brought vividly to life. They also include beautifully designed hardback covers, making them the perfect gifts for any book lover. See below for the full list of Folio Fiction books.
Tumbling headlong down a rabbit-hole, Alice enters the magical underground kingdom of Wonderland. These classic stories remain a childhood favourite.
Few novels have described the reality of the First World War with such honesty and raw eloquence as All Quiet on the Western Front. The most famous German anti-war novel, it was based on Remarque’s own experiences in the trenches. Over a million copies were sold in the year after its first publication in 1929, and an award-winning film adaptation followed in 1930.
Bored by her calculating husband and eager to live life, Anna falls in love, but her grand passion is doomed to end unhappily. Against this ruinous affair are set the stories of other loves, other marriages and an unsurpassed portrait of Russia in the latter part of the 19th century.
This edition contains nine of the most famous of the 'Tales from the One Thousand and One Nights', originally told by Scheherezade to her murderous husband - to keep herself alive she would always stop at a moment of cliff-hanging excitement.
Skilfully interweaving a spellbinding retelling of the Arthurian myths with the parallel story of an ordinary boy in the middle ages, this is the second book in the award-winning trilogy that is a landmark in children’s fiction.
Skilfully interweaving a spellbinding retelling of the Arthurian myths with the parallel story of an ordinary boy in the middle ages, this is the third and final book in the award-winning trilogy which is a landmark in children’s fiction.
The mysterious Merlin gives Arthur of Caldicot a polished obsidian stone, and in its ‘wolf-skull, moonbruise’ depths he sees the story of another Arthur – a boy like and yet unlike himself, a boy who, long ago, pulled a sword from a stone.
Why do generations of children continue to fall in love with Beatrix Potter’s stories? Comic animals in coats and hats are certainly part of the charm, but more than that is the fact that she gives her animals human traits without ever falling into sentimental whimsy.