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  1. Collected Poems

    Collected Poems

    Philip Larkin

    CA$65.00

    This exceptional Folio edition of Philip Larkin’s Collected Poems includes a new foreword by Andrew Motion. It is the only edition of Larkin’s poetry to be illustrated with many of the author’s own photographs.

  2. Selected Poems: William Wordsworth

    Selected Poems: William Wordsworth

    William Wordsworth

    Illustrated by Peter Reddick

    CA$54.95

    Published to mark the 250th anniversary of Wordsworth’s birth, Selected Poems is a celebration of the poet’s key shorter works selected and introduced by Seamus Heaney, with exquisite wood engravings by Peter Reddick.

  3. Selected Poems

    Selected Poems

    Emily Dickinson

    Illustrated by Jane Lydbury

    CA$54.95

    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.

  4. If Not, Winter

    Sappho’s complete surviving oeuvre is translated faithfully for the first time, by poet and renowned scholar Anne Carson, in this exquisite new Folio Society letterpress edition.

  5. Shakespeare’s Sonnets

    Shakespeare’s Sonnets

    William Shakespeare

    CA$64.95

    Published here as they first appeared with the narrative poem ‘A Lover’s Complaint’, Shakespeare’s sonnets show his transcendent mastery of language, and more, they reveal intimate glimpses of the poet’s mind.

  6. Ring of the Nibelung

    Ring of the Nibelung

    Richard Wagner

    Illustrated by John Vernon Lord

    CA$245.00

    Ring of the Nibelung unlocks the drama of Wagner’s epic cycle of gods, giants and heroes, with the acclaimed translation of the original libretto, authoritative commentaries and enchanting illustrations.

  7. A Folio Anthology of Poetry

    A Folio Anthology of Poetry

    Illustrated by Eri Griffin

    CA$94.95

    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.

  8. Bestsellers
    Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

    Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

    Edward FitzGerald

    Illustrated by William Morris

    CA$69.95

    William Morris’s exquisitely transcribed and illuminated 1872 version of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám is reproduced in complete facsimile in this new Folio Society edition.

  9. The Book of Proverbs

    A beautiful pocket-sized Folio edition of the monumental King James Version of the Book of Proverbs, with exquisitely designed lettering by Jessica Hische and a new introduction by the Bishop of Leeds

  10. Spring

    Spring

    Illustrated by Petra Börner

    CA$54.95

    A unique collection of poetry and prose, beautifully bound and illustrated with newly commissioned artwork.

  11. Twelfth Night

    Twelfth Night

    William Shakespeare

    Illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso

    CA$99.95

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

  12. Summer

    Summer

    Illustrated by Petra Börner

    CA$54.95

    An enchanting selection of prose and poetry inspired by summer, with commissioned illustrations and binding.

  13. The Prophet

    The Prophet

    Kahlil Gibran

    CA$84.95

    The remarkable verse of Kahlil Gibran has touched the lives of tens of millions of people. This hugely influential work is now presented in a stunning Folio edition for the first time.

  14. Selected Poems

    Selected Poems

    Anna Akhmatova

    Illustrated by Amedeo Modigliani

    CA$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.

  15. Limited Edition
    Love is Enough

    Love is Enough

    William Morris

    Illustrated by Beatrice Pagden

    CA$495.00

    Meticulously produced facsimile of William Morris’s poetic masterpiece. Illustrated on every page and fully bound in leather blocked in gold.

  16. Limited Edition
    Wilfred Owen: Selected Poems

    Wilfred Owen: Selected Poems

    Wilfred Owen

    Illustrated by Neil Bousfield

    CA$399.00

    A new limited edition published to commemorate the poet’s death in November 1918 and designed to emulate the fine press editions of the early 20th century. In series with Selected Poems Rupert Brooke and Selected Poems Edward Thomas.

  17. Limited Edition
    Edward Thomas: Selected Poems

    Edward Thomas: Selected Poems

    Edward Thomas

    Illustrated by David Gentleman

    CA$399.00

    A limited edition published to commemorate the poet’s death in April 1917 and designed to emulate the fine press editions of the early 20th century. In series with Selected Poems Rupert Brooke and Selected Poems Wilfred Owen.

  18. Limited Edition
    Rupert Brooke: Selected Poems

    Rupert Brooke: Selected Poems

    Rupert Brooke

    Illustrated by Ed Kluz

    CA$399.00

    A limited edition published to commemorate the poet’s death in April 1915 and designed to emulate the fine press editions of the early 20th century. In series with Selected Poems Edward Thomas and Selected Poems Wilfred Owen.

  19. The Oxford Shakespeare: Twelfth Night

    A comic masterpiece featuring a lovesick nobleman, a maiden in disguise and an extraordinary love triangle. No one in this play is truly insane, but accusations of madness abound as the confusion unfolds. Published by Oxford University Press.

  20. The Prophet (Leather)

    The Prophet (Leather)

    Kahlil Gibran

    CA$395.00

    The remarkable verse of Kahlil Gibran has touched the lives of tens of millions of people. This hugely influential work is now presented for the first time in a stunning Folio gift edition bound in leather.

  21. The Odyssey

    The Odyssey

    Homer

    Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith

    CA$99.95

    The greatest quest ever written is published as a stunning Folio edition that pairs Robert Fagles’s renowned translation with the illustrations of Grahame Baker-Smith.

  22. Rumi

    Rumi

    Rumi

    Illustrated by Marian Bantjes

    CA$84.95

    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.

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 rare & original illustrations and makes the perfect gift for any poetry or drama lover.