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  1. Blood Meridian

    Blood Meridian

    Cormac McCarthy

    Illustrated by Gérard DuBois

    £49.95

    Multi-layered, violent and beautiful, Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian is a modern classic justly celebrated in this Folio Society edition, illustrated by award-winning artist Gérard DuBois.

  2. Jaws

    Jaws

    Peter Benchley

    Illustrated by Hokyoung Kim

    £39.95

    Peter Benchley’s Jaws is the ultimate pulp thriller, and this is the ultimate illustrated edition. Folio commissioned Hokyoung Kim for the artwork, while the late author’s wife, Wendy Benchley, provides a fascinating new introduction.

  3. The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild

    Jack London

    Illustrated by Abigail Rorer

    £39.95

    A powerful story of nature and nurture, Jack London’s The Call of the Wild is beautifully illustrated by Abigail Rorer and introduced by David Vann for this exceptional Folio Society edition.

  4. The Postman Always Rings Twice

    The Postman Always Rings Twice

    James M. Cain

    Illustrated by Patrick Leger

    £47.95

    James M. Cain’s first novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice, was an instant bestseller. This stunning Folio edition includes noirish illustrations by Patrick Leger and a preface by film critic Steve Erickson.

  5. The Neverending Story

    The Neverending Story

    Michael Ende

    Illustrated by Marie-Alice Harel

    £80.00

    To mark Folio’s 75th anniversary, Michael Ende’s The Neverending Story is published as a magical new edition, beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Marie-Alice Harel and bursting with exquisite design details.

  6. For Your Eyes Only

    For Your Eyes Only

    Ian Fleming

    Illustrated by Fay Dalton

    £46.95

    Ian Fleming’s super spy returns in five thrilling short stories. The latest title in the Folio James Bond collection features glamorous artwork and an illustrated slipcase by series artist Fay Dalton.

  7. Norwegian Wood

    Norwegian Wood

    Haruki Murakami

    Illustrated by Daniel Liévano

    £85.00

    Designed in series with the Folio Society edition of Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami’s tender and nostalgic Norwegian Wood is illustrated with award-winning Daniel Liévano’s incredible artwork.

  8. Their Eyes Were Watching God

    Their Eyes Were Watching God

    Zora Neale Hurston

    Illustrated by Diana Ejaita

    £44.95

    One of the defining African-American novels of the 20th century, Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God is beautifully illustrated by Diana Ejaita in this striking Folio Society edition.

  9. Neverwhere

    Neverwhere

    Neil Gaiman

    Illustrated by Chris Malbon

    £85.00

    Neil Gaiman’s urban fantasy epic weaves a spell unlike any other. This special edition of Neverwhere features a new introduction by Susanna Clarke and glorious illustrations by Chris Malbon.

  10. Selected Short Stories

    Selected Short Stories

    Philip K. Dick

    Illustrated by 24 different artists

    £95.00

    Twenty-four artists take on the best of Philip K. Dick’s short fiction in Selected Short Stories. With a unique die-cut slipcase, printed page edges and an introduction by Jonathan Lethem.

  11. A Perfect Spy

    A Perfect Spy

    John le Carré

    Illustrated by Sam Green

    £85.00

    John le Carré’s extraordinary spy thriller features eight colour illustrations by artist Sam Green, as well as a special illustrated slipcase. The perfect collector’s edition of A Perfect Spy.

  12. Half of a Yellow Sun

    Half of a Yellow Sun

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Illustrated by Unyime Edet

    £49.95

    The first illustrated edition of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s phenomenal Half of a Yellow Sun is published by The Folio Society, with a series of stunning watercolours by artist Unyime Edet.

  13. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Hunter S. Thompson

    Illustrated by Ralph Steadman

    £49.95

    Hunter S. Thompson’s acid-laced counterculture classic, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, is given the ultimate collector’s makeover in this 50th anniversary Folio Society edition featuring Ralph Steadman’s original illustrations and an exclusive introduction by David Mamet.

  14. The Bell Jar

    The Bell Jar

    Sylvia Plath

    Illustrated by Alexandra Levasseur

    £44.95

    A witty and melancholic portrayal of 1950s New York set against the backdrop of mental illness, Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar is newly introduced by Plath biographer and scholar, Heather Clark, and features seven ethereal illustrations by Alexandra Levasseur.

  15. Editors Choice
    Kafka on the Shore

    Kafka on the Shore

    Haruki Murakami

    Illustrated by Daniel Liévano

    £85.00

    Newly introduced by Haruki Murakami, this outstanding Folio Society collector’s edition of Kafka on the Shore features the enigmatic and fantastical artwork of illustrator Daniel Liévano.

  16. Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    William Golding

    Illustrated by Sam Weber

    £44.95

    One of the most influential novels of the 20th century, William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is presented as a unique Folio Society edition, illustrated by Sam Weber and introduced by Ian McEwan.

  17. Sparkling Cyanide

    Sparkling Cyanide

    Agatha Christie

    Illustrated by Michael Philip Dunbabin

    £46.95

    A delectable collector’s edition of Agatha Christie’s Sparkling Cyanide joins the Folio Society crime library. With exquisite illustrations by Michael Philip Dunbabin.

  18. The Color Purple

    The Color Purple

    Alice Walker

    Illustrated by Lela Harris

    £47.95

    One of the greatest works of modern fiction, Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple is presented in a beautifully crafted new Folio edition, illustrated by British artist Lela Harris. 

  19. The Roald Dahl Collection (Set 2)

    The Roald Dahl Collection (Set 2)

    Roald Dahl

    Illustrated by Quentin Blake

    £80.00

    Discover the fantastical worlds of The BFG, The Witches and Matilda in the second whizzpopping Folio Society set of much-loved Roald Dahl stories, illustrated with Quentin’s Blake’s inimitable black-and-white illustrations.

  20. Cat’s Cradle

    Cat’s Cradle

    Kurt Vonnegut

    Illustrated by Joonho Ko

    £44.95

    It’s the end of the world as we know it … The Folio edition of Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle features illustrations by Joonho Ko and an introduction by Michael Dirda.

  21. The Lost World

    The Lost World

    Michael Crichton

    Illustrated by Vector That Fox

    £39.95

    The nightmare is far from over for humankind in Michael Crichton’s action-packed follow-up to Jurassic Park. This Folio edition of The Lost World is illustrated by Vector That Fox.

  22. The Man With the Golden Gun

    The Man With the Golden Gun

    Ian Fleming

    Illustrated by Fay Dalton

    £46.95

    Ian Fleming’s The Man with the Golden Gun sees the world’s greatest super spy tackle a deadly assassin. The latest adventure in the Folio Bond series is illustrated by Fay Dalton.

  23. The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Illustrated by Sam Wolfe Connelly

    £42.95

    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s enduring classic The Great Gatsby is beautifully presented as a Folio Society edition that includes a personal note by Francis Ford Coppola and exquisite artwork by Sam Wolfe Connelly.

  24. Sharpe’s Fortress

    Sharpe’s Fortress

    Bernard Cornwell

    Illustrated by Douglas Smith

    £44.95

    Sharpe’s Fortress sees Bernard Cornwell’s celebrated hero fighting for his life – and for victory – at the deadly siege of Gawilghur. This handsome Folio volume is the first illustrated edition and joins the Folio Sharpe series.

  25. Misery

    Misery

    Stephen King

    Illustrated by Edward Kinsella

    £60.00

    A taut, gripping thriller, Misery is arguably Stephen King’s greatest novel. Award-winning illustrator Edward Kinsella's deeply haunting artwork and striking binding design make this the ultimate collector's edition.

  26. The Master and Margarita

    The Master and Margarita

    Mikhail Bulgakov

    Illustrated by Peter Suart

    £60.00

    One of the great masterpieces of the 20th century, Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita is beautifully crafted as a unique Folio edition with illustrations by Peter Suart and an introduction by Orlando Figes. 

  27. Crooked House

    Crooked House

    Agatha Christie

    Illustrated by Sally Dunne

    £46.95

    The newest addition to the Folio crime library is Crooked House, the book that Agatha Christie herself believed was one of her best. This edition features evocative illustrations by Sally Dunne.

  28. Nights at the Circus

    Nights at the Circus

    Angela Carter

    Illustrated by Eileen Cooper

    £60.00

    Nights at the Circus, Angela Carter’s tale of love and magic, circuses and lies, receives its first illustrated Folio Society edition. Royal Academician Eileen Cooper provides extraordinary linocut images, Sarah Waters introduces.

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With some of the classics of the 20th and 21st centuries, the Folio Society publishes a captivating selection of modern fiction books. Whether modernist masterpieces of the early 20th century or recent Booker prize winners, this collection of modern fiction gloriously showcases the achievements of recent literature.  Each novel comes with beautiful illustrations and a striking, original & rare hardback binding.