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From the shortest Haiku to ancient epics, from love sonnets to Greek tragedy - the Folio Society publishes a classic selection of beautiful poetry and drama books. Encompassing some of the most influential and powerful works ever composed each book features original illustrations and makes the perfect gift for any poetry or theatre lover. See below for the full list of Folio Poetry and Drama books.

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The Oxford Shakespeare: Twelfth Night book

The Oxford Shakespeare: Twelfth Night

Edited by Roger Warren and Stanley Wells

A comic masterpiece featuring a lovesick nobleman, a maiden in disguise and an extraordinary love triangle. No one in this play is truly insane, but accusations of madness abound as the confusion unfolds.

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Paradise Lost book

Paradise Lost

John Milton

This fine edition unites John Milton’s greatest poem with 24 mezzotints by John Martin, together with a separate commentary volume by Alastair Fowler.

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The Oxford Shakespeare: Richard III book

The Oxford Shakespeare: Richard III

Edited by John Jowett

In Shakespeare's most contested play a scheming despot usurps his brother's throne, murders his nephews and tyrannises England.

Out of print Price: US$ 39.95

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner book

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Folio Society edition of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner features four sublime poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Each is illustrated by the acclaimed wood-engraver Harry Brockway.

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Robert Burns: Selected Poems & Songs book

Robert Burns: Selected Poems & Songs

Robert Burns

A rousing selection of the beloved poet’s works, presented in a handsome binding that reflects Burns' abiding affection for the natural world.

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Rumi: Selected Poems book

Rumi: Selected Poems

Rumi (Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī)

Coleman Barks’s sparkling translations of the writings of 13th-century poet and mystic Rumi; perfectly complemented by Marian Bantjes’s spectacular binding and intricate Islamic-inspired patterning.

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Selected Poems book

Selected Poems

Anna Akhmatova

This elegant edition pays homage to one of the most revered voices of Russian literature. Introduced by the celebrated novelist Eimear McBride and illustrated with evocative photographs, this selection covers the full scope of Akhmatova’s work, from her early poems to her later revolutionary pieces.

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Shakespeare's Sonnets book

Shakespeare's Sonnets

William Shakespeare

Published here as they first appeared with the narrative poem 'A Lover's Complaint', Shakespeare's sonnets show his transcendent mastery of language, and more, they reveal intimate glimpses of the poet's mind.

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Spring: A Folio Anthology book

Spring: A Folio Anthology

A unique collection of poetry and prose, beautifully bound and illustrated with newly commissioned artwork. Published in series with Winter: A Folio Anthology.

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Vita nuova book

Vita nuova

Dante Alighieri

Translated by Mark Musa

Exquisite illustrations accompany this captivating meditation on love, beauty and spiritual awakening.

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