American Fiction

From rich southern gothic to the wilds of the frontier, American literature is as diverse as it is exhilarating. The Folio Society publishes books by American authors from all genres and styles; from classic novels of the 19th century, to modern fiction. Each hardback book is bound with beautifully designed covers and includes original illustrations or specially photographs. See below for the full list of Folio American Fiction books.

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A Circle in the Fire and Other Stories book

A Circle in the Fire and Other Stories

Flannery O'Connor

A collection of arresting short stories by the inimitable Flannery O’Connor, with illustrations by Deanna Staffo and an introduction by C. E. Morgan.

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Anne of Green Gables book

Anne of Green Gables

L. M. Montgomery

One of the most popular children's books of all time and treasured by readers of all ages, including the writer Margaret Atwood, who introduces this edition.

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As I Lay Dying book

As I Lay Dying

William Faulkner

As I Lay Dying is an unforgettable portrait of an impoverished American family. This edition is introduced by William Gay, and vividly illustrated by Katherine Hardy.

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The Call of the Wild book

The Call of the Wild

Jack London

Set during the Alaskan gold rush of 1897, Jack London’s classic adventure story inspired Kerouac and Orwell. In this Folio edition, Abigail Rorer’s drawings depict the fierce beauty of the frozen Yukon. David Vann introduces.

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Catch-22 book

Catch-22

Joseph Heller

Captain Yossarian is a rebel with a cause: to avoid flying the bombing missions over Italy and France that sooner or later will almost certainly result in his own death.

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The Complete Shorter Fiction book

The Complete Shorter Fiction

Herman Melville

With stories like ‘Bartleby, the Scrivener’ and ‘Billy Budd’, Melville’s short fiction is unmissable. Illustrated by Bill Bragg.

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court book

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

Mark Twain

A hilarious novel from the master of satire and irony. Factory manager Hank finds himself transported to legendary Camelot, but soon discovers that King Arthur's court isn't quite as chivalrous as he thought. Illustrated by David Hughes.

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A Farewell to Arms book

A Farewell to Arms

Ernest Hemingway

Colm Tóibín introduces Hemingway's early masterpiece.

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The Great Gatsby book

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Arguably the greatest American novel of the 20th century, Fitzgerald’s simple story of lost love has captivated readers, film-makers and fellow writers for generations.

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Hemingway Short Stories book

Hemingway Short Stories

Ernest Hemingway

Twenty-six tales taken from every stage of Hemingway's career make up this collection.

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Herzog book

Herzog

Saul Bellow

A masterpiece from one of North America's greatest post-war writers, illustrated with a series of mid-century photographs by Leonard Freed, Ansel Adams and others.

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The House of the Seven Gables book

The House of the Seven Gables

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Pyncheon family live in a creaking New England mansion and as the brooding atmosphere grows, they realise that their ancestors bequeathed them a lot more than bricks and mortar; the sins of the past are coming back to haunt them.

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Lolita book

Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov

A new collector's edition of Nabokov’s acclaimed and controversial novel.

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Mark Twain Collected Stories book

Mark Twain Collected Stories

Mark Twain

Mark Twain was a brilliant and prolific writer of short stories, using them to capture a dazzling variety of characters, landscapes and registers. This edition gathers nearly 50 of his greatest tales, revealing his extraordinary versatility.

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The New York Trilogy book

The New York Trilogy

Paul Auster

Set in a distinctly noir New York, these three hugely influential and ground-breaking stories unnervingly meld fiction and reality. Winner of Best Illustrated Book at the 2009 V&A Illustration Awards.

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