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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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Winter: A Folio Anthology book

Winter: A Folio Anthology

Edited by Sue Bradbury

This special collection celebrates the winter season with over 50 poems, memoirs and novel extracts. This edition is completed by Petra Börner's charming illustrations and Susan Cooper's thoughtful introduction.

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Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems book

Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems

Emily Dickinson

A beautifully presented collection that celebrates the radical style of a visionary American poet. This edition follows the 1955 text prepared by Thomas H. Johnson, which presents the poems as Dickinson intended.

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A Folio Anthology of Poetry book

A Folio Anthology of Poetry

Introduced by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, this anthology is a celebration of poetry and the passion it inspires. It gathers together more than 300 of our favourite poems, spanning over 400 years.

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Goblin Market and Selected Poems book

Goblin Market and Selected Poems

Christina Rossetti

An extended poem about two young sisters who hear goblin merchants hawking their wares. Lizzie urges caution but Laura eats the forbidden fruit and falls into a frenzy, from which her sister must save her.

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Hassan book

Hassan

James Elroy Flecker

Once almost lost to obscurity, this forgotten gem of a play is gorgeously illustrated by Peter Bucknell and bound in art silk.

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Lord Byron: Selected Poems book

Lord Byron: Selected Poems

Lord Byron

A selection of sublime poems, with engravings by Simon Brett. Introduced by Jonathan Bate.

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No man is an island - A selection from the prose of John Donne book

No man is an island - A selection from the prose of John Donne

John Donne

Contemporary engravings illuminate a moving collection of prose by the celebrated poet.

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The Oxford Shakespeare: All's Well That Ends Well book

The Oxford Shakespeare: All's Well That Ends Well

Edited by Susan Snyder

A tale of trickery and deception, this play contains some of Shakespeare’s most brilliant female characters.

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The Oxford Shakespeare: Cymbeline book

The Oxford Shakespeare: Cymbeline

Edited by Roger Warren

Dark undertones and a plot filled with twists and surprises make this one of Shakespeare’s most mystifying plays.

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The Oxford Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet book

The Oxford Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Edited by Jill L. Levenson

In one of his most iconic plays, Shakespeare perfectly captures the mixture of idealism and passion in youth, from Tybalt’s fury to Romeo’s protestations of eternal love for Juliet.

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The Oxford Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida book

The Oxford Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida

Edited by Kenneth Muir

Renowned author Joyce Carol Oates famously called Troilus and Cressida ‘that most vexing and ambiguous of Shakespeare’s plays’.

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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 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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