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With some of the classics of the 20th and 21st centuries, the Folio Society publishes a captivating selection of modern fiction books. Whether modernist masterpieces of the early 20th century or recent Booker prize winners, this collection gloriously showcases the achievements of recent literature. Each book comes with beautiful illustrations and a striking, original hardback binding. See below for the full list of Folio Modern Fiction books.

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Tender is the Night book

Tender is the Night

F. Scott Fitzgerald

A classic of the jazz age, presented in a binding that reflects the glamour and the drama of the period. This edition is introduced by the acclaimed dramatist Dennis Potter.

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Atonement book

Atonement

Ian McEwan

A series of misunderstandings on a sultry summer’s day have terrible and far-reaching consequences. This is the first illustrated edition of Ian McEwan’s masterpiece.

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The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories book

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

Angela Carter

Igor Karash won the second House of Illustration/Folio Society Illustration Award for his work on Angela Carter's seminal retellings of fairy tales.

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Breakfast at Tiffany's book

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Truman Capote

Capote’s enchanting New York novella, introduced by Jay McInerney. With illustrations by Karen Klassen.

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Brighton Rock book

Brighton Rock

Graham Greene

A noir classic - introduced by John Sutherland.

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Casino Royale book

Casino Royale

Ian Fleming

A handsome edition of the first James Bond novel, introduction by John Banville.

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The Comedians book

The Comedians

Graham Greene

Set in 1960s Haiti, this darkly comic thriller is introduced by award-winning journalist Francis Wheen.

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The Drowned World book

The Drowned World

J G Ballard

J.G. Ballard’s apocalyptic novel evokes a world both decaying and teeming with tropical life forms. Introduced by Will Self, with illustrations by James Boswell.

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Dubliners book

Dubliners

James Joyce

Once regarded as scandalous, Dubliners is now rightly celebrated as the first in the quartet of masterpieces that established Joyce as the greatest innovator in modern literature.

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Every Man for Himself book

Every Man for Himself

Beryl Bainbridge

Beryl Bainbridge’s award-winning portrait of life on board the Titanic is published for the first time alongside her own spectacular paintings.

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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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From Russia with Love book

From Russia with Love

Ian Fleming

Often named by Bond fans as Fleming’s best novel, this suspenseful thriller sees 007 ensnared by an elaborate honeytrap set by SMERSH.

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes book

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Anita Loos

One of the first books in the Folio Collectables range, this pretty edition combines Lorelei Lee's scandalous jazz-age diaries with witty drawings by ffolkes.

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The Girls of Slender Means book

The Girls of Slender Means

Muriel Spark

Inspired by Spark's life during the Second World War, this exceptionally well-crafted, ironic and deeply funny novel effortlessly captures the austere mood of post-war London.

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Goodbye to Berlin book

Goodbye to Berlin

Christopher Isherwood

The seedy decadence of inter-war Berlin is brought to life in a series of six short stories, illustrated with a selection of images by contemporary German artist George Grosz.

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