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An Expression of the American Mind book

An Expression of the American Mind

Thomas Jefferson

This collection, commissioned by Folio, presents the best of Jefferson’s writings: political correspondence with George Washington, private letters to his wife and his lover and documents that express his views on everything from America's future, the nature of democracy and slavery.

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Brave New World book

Brave New World

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley’s iconic novel, with illustrations by Finn Dean, winner of the Book Illustration Competition. Ursula K. Le Guin introduces.

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The Campaigns of Alexander book

The Campaigns of Alexander

Arrian

Written in the 2nd century AD and featuring a new preface by Annabel Lyon, this account of Alexander's conquests is a classic of ancient military history.

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Conrad's Congo book

Conrad's Congo

Joseph Conrad

Unique to Folio, this collection explores the genesis of Heart of Darkness. With an introduction by Conrad expert J. H. Stape and contemporary photographs.

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Crusader Castles book

Crusader Castles

T. E. Lawrence

Before he became famous as Lawrence of Arabia, T. E. Lawrence travelled through Britain, France, Syria and Palestine to research his undergraduate thesis on ‘The Influence of the Crusades on European Military Architecture to the End of the Twelfth Century’. Lawrence’s brilliant observations have since been confirmed by modern research.

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Frost Selected Poems book

Frost Selected Poems

Robert Frost

At the age of 86, Robert Frost read his poem ‘The Gift Outright’ at the inauguration of John F. Kennedy. In turn, the new president paid tribute to Frost: ‘He has bequeathed his nation a body of imperishable verse from which Americans will forever gain joy and understanding’.

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Hemingway Short Stories book

Hemingway Short Stories

Ernest Hemingway

Twenty-six tales taken from every stage of Hemingway's career make up this collection.

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Once There Was a War book

Once There Was a War

John Steinbeck

The first illustrated edition of Steinbeck’s absorbing dispatches for the New York Herald Tribune.

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The Oregon Trail               book

The Oregon Trail

Francis Parkman

The book of Parkman's youth and one of the first great chronicles of the American West, The Oregon Trail remains the most popular of all his works.

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Pompeii - The Life Of A Roman Town book

Pompeii - The Life Of A Roman Town

Mary Beard

In this award-winning history, Mary Beard guides us through the daily life of Pompeii – an existence that is far more complex than we might have realised. Lively, exciting and accessible, this book brings us as close as possible to the real Pompeii.

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The Postman Always Rings Twice book

The Postman Always Rings Twice

James M. Cain

Translated into 18 languages and adapted for film six times, Cain’s roman noir is an uncompromising tale of adultery and murder.

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy book

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

John le Carré

With this tale of treachery and conflicted loyalties, le Carré transcends the spy genre, creating a novel that ranks among the most critically acclaimed fiction of the late 20th century.

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