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  1. Nights at the Circus

    Nights at the Circus

    Angela Carter

    Illustrated by Eileen Cooper

    £49.95

    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.

  2. The Road

    The Road

    Cormac McCarthy

    Illustrated by Gérard DuBois

    £39.95

    Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Road is presented as a Folio collector’s edition, with award-winning artist Gérard DuBois’s beautiful and desolate illustrations and Michael Chabon’s New York Review of Books essay.

  3. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

    Michael Chabon

    Illustrated by Chris Samnee

    £79.95

    Experience The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay with this special collector’s edition. Featuring illustrations by comic book artist Chris Samnee, Michael Chabon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is also introduced by Michael Moorcock.

  4. A Confederacy of Dunces

    A Confederacy of Dunces

    John Kennedy Toole

    Illustrated by Jonny Hannah

    £44.95

    Brilliantly conceived and outrageously funny, John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces makes its illustrated debut in a standout edition that includes a new preface by Bill Bailey.

  5. The Godfather

    The Godfather

    Mario Puzo

    Illustrated by Robert Carter

    £79.95

    Mario Puzo’s brilliant and brutal story of Mafia feuds and retribution in post-war New York is published in a sensational new illustrated Folio Society edition, introduced by Jonathan Freedland.

  6. The Handmaid’s Tale

    The Handmaid’s Tale

    Margaret Atwood

    Illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso

    £44.95

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

  7. Oryx and Crake

    Oryx and Crake

    Margaret Atwood

    Illustrated by Harriet Lee-Merrion

    £44.95

    Never has a plague-ravaged world been so brilliantly depicted. Dark, edgy and eerily prophetic, Oryx and Crake is the blistering page-turner from Margaret Atwood that is making its stunning Folio debut.

  8. Noughts and Crosses

    Noughts and Crosses

    Malorie Blackman

    Illustrated by Kingsley Nebechi

    £39.95

    Introduced by Benjamin Zephaniah and illustrated by Kingsley Nebechi, this stunning new Folio Society edition of Noughts & Crosses showcases Malorie Blackman’s award-winning thriller set in a reimagined Western society.

  9. Catch-22

    Catch-22

    Joseph Heller

    Illustrated by Neil Packer

    £49.95

    Joseph Heller’s masterpiece of anti-war satire is given a fittingly glorious home in this Folio edition introduced by celebrated writer and critic Malcolm Bradbury.

  10. Get Shorty

    Get Shorty

    Elmore Leonard

    Illustrated by Gary Kelley

    £44.95

    Elmore Leonard’s acerbic rampage through Miami’s underworld and Hollywood’s movie industry is given a much-anticipated Folio production.

  11. East of Eden

    East of Eden

    John Steinbeck

    Illustrated by Edward Kinsella

    £79.95

    John Steinbeck’s generational epic, East of Eden, introduced by Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Dirda and illustrated by award-winning artist Edward Kinsella, was selected as Folio’s 2017 Reader’s Choice for Fiction.

  12. Of Mice and Men

    Of Mice and Men

    John Steinbeck

    Illustrated by James Albon

    £34.95

    Published by The Folio Society for the first time, Of Mice and Men is John Steinbeck’s electrifying tale of injustice and shattered dreams, set during the Great Depression.

  13. Kindred

    Kindred

    Octavia E. Butler

    Illustrated by James E. Ransome

    £39.95

    The past becomes a deadly leash in Octavia E. Butler’s remarkable science-fiction thriller Kindred. This special Folio Society edition features work by award-winning artist James E. Ransome.

  14. True Grit

    True Grit

    Charles Portis

    Illustrated by Juan Estaban Rodríguez

    £39.95

    A whiskey-swilling bounty hunter and a fearless teenage girl are unlikely allies in this electrifying all-American adventure introduced by Donna Tartt.

  15. A Hero Born

    A Hero Born

    Jin Yong

    Illustrated by Ye Luying

    £49.95

    Jin Yong’s action-packed fantasy transports readers deep into China’s tumultuous past. This Folio edition of A Hero Born features stunning artwork by Ye Luying and an introduction by Ken Liu.

  16. Sophie’s World

    Sophie’s World

    Jostein Gaarder

    Illustrated by Sandra Rilova

    £49.95

    Mysticism, mystery and philosophical wonder leap off every page of Sophie’s World, a book that has moved the consciousness of millions, and now presented in a stunning new Folio edition.

  17. The Princess Bride

    The Princess Bride

    William Goldman

    Illustrated by Mark Thomas

    £49.95

    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.

  18. The Silmarillion

    The Silmarillion

    J. R. R. Tolkien

    Illustrated by Francis Mosley

    £49.95

    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.

  19. The Illustrated Man

    The Illustrated Man

    Ray Bradbury

    Illustrated by Marc Burckhardt

    £39.95

    A dazzling new edition of Ray Bradbury’s timeless classic The Illustrated Man, brought vividly to life by Marc Burckhardt’s metallic binding and stark illustrations; with an insightful introduction by Margaret Atwood.

  20. Atlas Shrugged

    Atlas Shrugged

    Ayn Rand

    Illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso

    £135.00

    Both hugely influential and deeply controversial, Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged remains a vital read for anyone seeking to understand the current state of global politics. With stunning illustrations by Anna and Elena Balbusso.

  21. Bestsellers
    The Left Hand of Darkness

    The Left Hand of Darkness

    Ursula K. Le Guin

    Illustrated by David Lupton

    £39.95

    The first illustrated edition of Ursula K. Le Guin’s masterpiece, The Left Hand of Darkness. The Folio Society edition also includes an introduction by Becky Chambers and exquisite illustrations by David Lupton.

  22. The Alchemist

    The Alchemist

    Paulo Coelho

    Illustrated by Jesús Cisneros

    £49.95

    Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist has touched the lives of millions of people. In this spectacular first Folio Society edition, Jesús Cisneros’s stunning illustrations work in perfect harmony with the narrative.

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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.