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What gift can you give to the book-lover who has read everything? Knowing how difficult it is to choose a gift for an avid reader, we've pulled together a list of our favourite lesser-known classics and must-have masterpieces to help you choose the perfect gift for that most difficult of recipients. With books that surprise and challenge the reader, the Folio Society collection includes a wide range of gifts for

someone who's read everything

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As I Lay Dying book

As I Lay Dying

William Faulkner

As I Lay Dying is an unforgettable portrait of an impoverished American family. This edition is introduced by William Gay, and vividly illustrated by Katherine Hardy.

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The Camberwell Beauty and Other Stories book

The Camberwell Beauty and Other Stories

V.S. Pritchett

William Trevor has selected and introduced 25 tales for this collection, acknowledging his debt to the author. V.S. Pritchett weaves his tales from the fabric of ordinary lives, the results by turns melancholy and nostalgic.

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Catch-22 book

Catch-22

Joseph Heller

Captain Yossarian is a rebel with a cause: to avoid flying the bombing missions over Italy and France that sooner or later will almost certainly result in his own death.

Out of print Price: US$ 74.95

The Classical World book

The Classical World

Robin Lane Fox

Astoundingly broad and ambitious in scope, this brilliant history begins with Homer and ends with Hadrian. With a new introduction by the author.

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Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems book

Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems

Galileo Galilei

A fascinating insight into Galileo’s fundamental contribution to science. Introduced by the Pulitzer Prize finalist writer Dava Sobel.

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The Drowned World book

The Drowned World

J G Ballard

J.G. Ballard’s apocalyptic novel evokes a world both decaying and teeming with tropical life forms. Introduced by Will Self, with illustrations by James Boswell.

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Epitaph for a Spy book

Epitaph for a Spy

Eric Ambler

In this masterly 1938 thriller, a hapless teacher is plunged into a perilous yet believable mission.

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The Handmaid's Tale book

The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood

‘Science fiction has monsters and spaceships; speculative fiction could really happen.’ Margaret Atwood’s chilling cautionary tale is illustrated by the Balbusso sisters.

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Herzog book

Herzog

Saul Bellow

A masterpiece from one of North America's greatest post-war writers, illustrated with a series of mid-century photographs by Leonard Freed, Ansel Adams and others.

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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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The Last Man book

The Last Man

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley's apocalyptic story about a mysterious disease that devastates humankind is illustrated with paintings by the German Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich.

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Seven Gothic Tales book

Seven Gothic Tales

Isak Dinesen

Captivating and darkly alluring, these brilliant short stories combine the supernatural themes of the gothic with shrewdly modern psychological insights. Introduced by Margaret Atwood.

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The Silmarillion book

The Silmarillion

J. R. R. Tolkien

Before the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit came The Silmarillion - a rich tapestry of tales and legends which tells the story of Middle Earth.

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Sons and Lovers book

Sons and Lovers

D H Lawrence

Considered by many to be Lawrence’s greatest novel, Sons and Lovers is introduced here by Colm Toibin. Illustrated by Anne-Marie Jones.

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra book

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Friedrich Nietzsche

One of the most explosive books ever published, filled with radical ideas and vivid imagery, it takes the form of a prose poem, recounting the story of a prophet, who descends from the mountains to preach to mankind.

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