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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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Twelfth Night book

Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare

This large-format gift edition of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedies features an exquisite new frontispiece by the Balbusso twins.

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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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Dylan Thomas: Selected Poems book

Dylan Thomas: Selected Poems

Dylan Thomas

This edition, published to mark the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth, includes poems from all five of his collected works, as well as the unfinished, ‘Elegy’.

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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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The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry IV Part I book

The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry IV Part I

Edited by David Bevington

Introducing the beloved comic character of Falstaff, this play tells of political intrigue and rebellion in the court of Henry Bolingbroke.

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The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry IV Part 2 book

The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry IV Part 2

Edited by René Weis

This is the second part of Shakespeare's retelling of Henry Bolingbroke's troubled reign, in which his son, the future Henry V, comes to terms with his royal destiny.

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The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry V book

The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry V

Edited by Gary Taylor

In Shakespeare’s most patriotic play, Henry V takes his army into a seemingly unwinnable war that culminates in the legendary battle of Agincourt.

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The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry VIII  book

The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry VIII

Edited by Jay L. Halio

King Henry VIII is one of Shakespeare’s most thrilling performance pieces. It is a fascinating tightrope-walk between diplomacy and drama.

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John Keats: Selected Poems book

John Keats: Selected Poems

John Keats

Edited by John Barnard

A former Poet Laureate pays tribute to Keats’s tremendous powers of expression as he introduces this collection of impassioned poems. Reissued in a new format.

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The Oxford Shakespeare: King John book

The Oxford Shakespeare: King John

Edited by A.R. Braunmuller

This bleak play shows a series of wars in which nobles defect from one side to another as they vie for power.

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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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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: Anthony and Cleopatra book

The Oxford Shakespeare: Anthony and Cleopatra

Edited by Michael Neill

Anthony and Cleopatra is not only one of Shakespeare’s greatest love stories, but also a powerful political drama. It is among the most poetic of all the high Shakespearean tragedies.

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