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  1. Persuasion

    Persuasion

    Jane Austen

    Illustrated by Deanna Staffo

    $89.95

    Jane Austen’s final novel shows her at her most moving and mature. Introduced by Siri Hustvedt, and illustrated by Deanna Staffo.

  2. The Princess Bride

    The Princess Bride

    William Goldman

    Illustrated by Mark Thomas

    $99.95

    Featuring giants, duels, man-eating swamp rats and, of course, true love, Goldman’s funny and poignant lampoon of the fairy-tale tradition has inadvertently become a classic of the genre.

  3. On the Origin of Species

    No book has revolutionised our view of life on earth more than Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Yet its enduring popularity is a testament to the immense energy and startling simplicity with which Darwin makes his revelations.

  4. The Nursery Rhyme Book

    The Nursery Rhyme Book

    Andrew Lang

    Illustrated by Debra McFarlane and L. Leslie Brooke

    $99.95

    A lively collection of nursery rhymes, both familiar and little known, collected by Andrew Lang, the acclaimed folklorist and editor of the Rainbow Fairy Books.

  5. Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb

    Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb

    François-René de Chateaubriand

    $94.95

    Chateaubriand requested that his memoirs remain unpublished until after his death lest he be forced to be ‘less frank and truthful’. The result is a hugely entertaining autobiography, providing a vivid picture of France during the most tumultuous period of her history.

  6. Little Women

    Little Women

    Louisa May Alcott

    Illustrated by Rebecca Green

    $99.95

    Illustrated by Rebecca Green and introduced by Jane Gardam, this gorgeous Folio Society edition of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women celebrates its status as a timeless classic, an early feminist novel and a wonderfully engaging read.

  7. The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings

    J. R. R. Tolkien

    Illustrated by Eric Fraser and Ingahild Grathmer

    $295.00

    Successive generations have been spellbound by the exploits of Frodo, Gandalf and their comrades as they journey towards Mordor to do battle with the Dark Lord Sauron.

  8. Pompeii

    Pompeii

    Mary Beard

    $99.95

    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.

  9. Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre

    Charlotte Brontë

    Illustrated by Santiago Caruso

    $89.95

    Illustrated by Santiago Caruso, our edition of Charlotte Brontë’s beloved novel celebrates its gothic undercurrents.

  10. The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book

    Rudyard Kipling

    Illustrated by Edward J. Detmold and Maurice Detmold

    $74.95

    This thrilling adventure about a boy learning to survive in the wild continues to hold the world’s imagination. Enchanting tales and poems on the lives and customs of jungle creatures are brought vividly to life with beautiful illustrations by Maurice and Edward J. Detmold.

  11. Just So Stories

    Just So Stories

    Rudyard Kipling

    Illustrated by the author

    $74.95

    Originally told as bedtime stories for Kipling’s daughter Josephine, Just So Stories remains a classic of children’s literature. Simply and beautifully written, with an entirely believable, far from cosy vision of the joy, wonder and dangers of the natural world.

  12. Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales

    Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales

    Hans Christian Andersen

    Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

    $120.00

    Hans Christian Andersen’s 17 most famous tales, including ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’, ‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘The Snow Queen’ and ‘The Ugly Duckling’.

  13. Emma

    Emma

    Jane Austen

    Illustrated by Sam Wolfe Connelly

    $89.95

    Published as part of our Jane Austen series, this sparkling edition is introduced by Fay Weldon.

  14. Selected Poems

    Selected Poems

    Emily Dickinson

    Illustrated by Jane Lydbury

    $59.95

    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.

  15. The Blue Fairy Book

    The Blue Fairy Book

    Andrew Lang

    Illustrated by Charles van Sandwyk

    $130.00

    A wonderful collection of fairy stories selected by Andrew Lang at the end of the 19th century and fully illustrated by Charles van Sandwyk for this Folio edition.

  16. Rebecca

    Rebecca

    Daphne du Maurier

    Illustrated by D. G. Smith

    $89.95

    A classic of 20th-century literature, Daphne du Maurier’s mesmerising ’study in jealousy’ has captivated readers for generations.

  17. Stasiland

    Stasiland

    Anna Funder

    $89.95

    Blending investigative journalism with the personal approach of a writer both fascinated and appalled by her subject, this is an award-winning portrait of life under ‘one of the most savage surveillance regimes ever known’. With previously unpublished photographs by the author.

  18. The Art of War

    Written more than 2,500 years ago, The Art of War remains the most famous military treatise of all time. Sun-tzu’s collection of precepts on strategic warfare has yet to be surpassed.

  19. Selected Poems

    Selected Poems

    Anna Akhmatova

    Illustrated by Amedeo Modigliani

    $69.95

    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.