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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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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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The Handmaid's Tale book

The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood

‘Science fiction has monsters and spaceships; speculative fiction could really happen.’ Margaret Atwood’s chilling cautionary tale is illustrated by the Balbusso sisters.

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy book

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams

In the first in his 'trilogy of five', Douglas Adams introduces us Earthbound readers to Zaphod Beeblebrox, the Babel fish, Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters and Marvin the Paranoid Android.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles book

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Arthur Conan Doyle

Edward Bawden illustrates this softbound edition — one of the first in the Folio Collectables range.

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Love Lies Bleeding book

Love Lies Bleeding

Edmund Crispin

A witty crime caper from the author of The Moving Toyshop, with evocative illustrations by A. Richard Allen.

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The Maltese Falcon book

The Maltese Falcon

Dashiell Hammett

With this gripping 1930s thriller, Dashiell Hammett single-handedly reinvented the detective novel for the 20th century.

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The Man in the High Castle book

The Man in the High Castle

Philip K. Dick

Winner of the 1963 Hugo award, Philip K. Dick’s alternative history is a classic of modern science fiction, presented here with vivid illustrations by Shotopop.

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The Moving Toyshop book

The Moving Toyshop

Edmund Crispin

P. D. James introduces this edition of Crispin's crime-fiction caper. With lively illustrations by A. Richard Allen.

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Never Let Me Go book

Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2005, this is an unforgettable, poignant story by the author of The Remains of the Day.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four book

Nineteen Eighty-Four

George Orwell

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger introduces Orwell’s masterpiece in this striking new edition.

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On the Road book

On the Road

Jack Kerouac

A fictionalised account of Jack's own journeys across America with his friend Neal Cassady, Kerouac’s beatnik odyssey captured the soul of a generation and changed the landscape of American fiction for ever.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest book

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Ken Kesey

Illustrator David Hughes captures the anarchic energy of Kesey’s iconic novel.

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Parade's End book

Parade's End

Ford Madox Ford

A modernist masterpiece, Ford Madox Ford’s Great War tetralogy is vividly evoked in this striking two-volume edition.

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The Princess Bride book

The Princess Bride

William Goldman

Featuring giants, duels, man-eating swamp rats and, of course, true love, Goldman's funny and poignant lampoon of the fairy-tale tradition has inadvertently become a classic of the genre.

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Rebecca book

Rebecca

Daphne du Maurier

A classic of 20th-century literature, Daphne du Maurier’s mesmerising ‘study in jealousy’ has captivated readers for generations.

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