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Gothic horror stories, traditional adventure tales and surreal fantasies – the Folio Society publishes a wide range of short story books. From collections by masters of the genre to anthologies of hilarious comic tales, each book includes original illustrations and features specially designed striking hardback bindings. See below for the list of Folio Short Story collections.

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African Folktales book

African Folktales

Roger D. Abrahams

With a preface by the Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka, this anthology collects folktales from across the African continent – including classic trickster tales like ‘Spider Outwits the Rich Woman’, and stories about navigating the complexities of life such as ‘Never Ask Me About My Family’.

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The Folio Science Fiction Anthology book

The Folio Science Fiction Anthology

Introduced and edited by Brian W. Aldiss

In this collection created exclusively for The Folio Society, legendary science-fiction writer Brian Aldiss selects and introduces a series of electrifying short stories.

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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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Metamorphosis and Other Stories book

Metamorphosis and Other Stories

Franz Kafka

Gregor Samsa wakes one morning to find himself transformed into a giant cockroach. In some of the most memorable short stories ever written, Kafka treads an tightrope between the surreal and the prosaic.

Out of print Price: US$ 56.95

Seven Gothic Tales book

Seven Gothic Tales

Isak Dinesen

Captivating and darkly alluring, these brilliant short stories combine the supernatural themes of the gothic with shrewdly modern psychological insights. Introduced by Margaret Atwood.

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