World Fiction

Travel the whole world of literature with the Folio Society’s fascinating collection of World Fiction books. Whether Russian poetry, French romances or German horror, Folio has brought together expert translations of some of the greatest authors of all time. Each book comes with exquisite original illustrations and luxurious hardback bindings. See below for the full list of Folio World Fiction books.

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All Quiet on the Western Front book

All Quiet on the Western Front

Erich Maria Remarque

The most famous German anti-war novel, based on Remarque’s own experiences in the trenches tells the story of a generation destroyed by war

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Anna Karenina book

Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy

Said to be ‘one of the greatest love stories in world literature', Tolstoy’s narrative genius shines through in the portrait he paints of Russia in the latter part of the 19th century.

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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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Disgrace book

Disgrace

J.M. Coetzee

In the Eastern Cape of post-apartheid South Africa, the bitterness of history is ever-present, as explored in Coetzee's Booker winning masterpiece.

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The Epic of Gilgamesh book

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The world’s earliest known work of narrative poetry is one of the most powerful epics ever written

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Eugene Onegin book

Eugene Onegin

Alexander Pushkin

Pushkin's sparkling story of love and tragedy, translated by James E. Falen and illustrated by the Balbusso sisters.

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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis book

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

Giorgio Bassani

A beautiful, elegiac portrait of love and loss amidst the Italian aristocracy on the eve of the Second World War. Using the acclaimed translation by Jamie McKendrick.

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Amerika book

Amerika

Franz Kafka

Kafka's first novel follows the adventures of Karl Rossman, sent away from home after getting a maid pregnant. Part social satire, part coming-of-age novel, it is lighter in tone than the rest of his fiction, and owes a debt to a writer he hugely admired: Charles Dickens.

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The Castle book

The Castle

Franz Kafka

Kafka's final novel, an unfinished masterpiece, tells the story of K., a land surveyor, and his struggles to gain admittance to the Castle ...

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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.

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The Middle Parts of Fortune book

The Middle Parts of Fortune

Frederic Manning

One of the finest war novels ever written, describing the Battle of the Somme from the viewpoint of an ordinary soldier.

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Midnight's Children  book

Midnight's Children

Salman Rushdie

Voted the Booker of Bookers in 1993, this is a captivating allegory of modern India. With a new introduction by the author.

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On the Eve book

On the Eve

Ivan Turgenev

One of Turgenev’s finest novels, On the Eve is a poignant love story and a portrait of Russian Society in the 1850s. Our edition is illustrated by Lauren Nassef and introduced by Hisham Matar.

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Oscar and Lucinda book

Oscar and Lucinda

Peter Carey

Compelling romance, epic tale of misadventure, cutting parable of cultural imperialism, Peter Carey's Oscar & Lucinda is overwhelmingly a story of all-consuming passions.

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The Outsider book

The Outsider

Albert Camus

The story of Meursault who commits murder in the heat of the North African sun, yet gives no reason and shows no remorse remains one of the most influential novels of the 20th century.

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