Modern Fiction

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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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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Animal Farm book

Animal Farm

George Orwell

Orwell's chilling farmyard parody of Soviet Russia is brought vividly to life with illustrations by Quentin Blake.

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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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Beloved book

Beloved

Toni Morrison

Now in its first illustrated edition, this seminal novel of slavery in America was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and ranked the greatest fiction work of the past 25 years.

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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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Brat Farrar book

Brat Farrar

Josephine Tey

Long thought dead, the heir to the family fortune has returned to the Ashby family. But in Josephine Tey's mystery masterpiece, nothing is simple and clear and he is soon suspected of being an imposter.

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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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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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Cloudstreet book

Cloudstreet

Tim Winton

Tim Winton’s celebrated novel is a jubilant and poignant portrait of two native-born, working-class Australian families.

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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 Day of the Jackal book

The Day of the Jackal

Frederick Forsyth

The first illustrated edition of Frederick Forsyth's electrifying political thriller. Introduced by Ken Follett.

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Desolation Island book

Desolation Island

Patrick O'Brian

Aubrey and Maturin set sail for Australia to rescue Governor William Bligh from the settlers rebelling against his rule. The fifth installment of the Aubrey-Maturin series.

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