Three brilliant novels resurrecting one of history's most mesmerising figures - Alexander the Great. Daniel Mendelsohn, New Yorker columnist introduces the first illustrated edition.
From Irish mythology to Scottish mysteries, Welsh poetry to English comedy, the literature of the British Isles is hugely diverse and rich. The Folio Society publishes an extensive collection of classic works of fiction from Britain and Ireland. All Folio books include beautiful illustrations or specially researched photographs and come in beautifully designed hardback covers. See below for the full list of Folio British and Irish Fiction books.
William Trevor has selected and introduced 25 tales for this collection, acknowledging his debt to the author. V.S. Pritchett weaves his tales from the fabric of ordinary lives, the results by turns melancholy and nostalgic.
At the heart of this collection is one of Charles Dickens's best-loved works: A Christmas Carol. This and his other seasonal novellas have become part of Christmas itself, reminding us of simple family pleasures and the value of goodwill.
This was the book which was chosen as a basis for the successful film starring Russell Crowe. With the many dramatic events as the Surprise searches for the USS Norfolk around the Cape and all the way to the naturalist’s paradise, the Galapagos Islands, it makes a good choice. The tenth installment of the Aubrey-Maturin series