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  1. Get Shorty

    Get Shorty

    Elmore Leonard

    Illustrated by Gary Kelley

    £50.00

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

  2. Of Mice and Men

    Of Mice and Men

    John Steinbeck

    Illustrated by James Albon

    £39.95

    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.

  3. Kindred

    Kindred

    Octavia E. Butler

    Illustrated by James E. Ransome

    £45.00

    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.

  4. A Hero Born

    A Hero Born

    Jin Yong

    Illustrated by Ye Luying

    £60.00

    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.

  5. Sophie’s World

    Sophie’s World

    Jostein Gaarder

    Illustrated by Sandra Rilova

    £55.00

    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.

  6. Editors Choice
    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    George Orwell

    Illustrated by Jonathan Burton

    £49.95

    Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger introduces Orwell’s masterpiece in this striking new edition.

  7. 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.

  8. The Silmarillion

    The Silmarillion

    J. R. R. Tolkien

    Illustrated by Francis Mosley

    £55.00

    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.

  9. The Left Hand of Darkness

    The Left Hand of Darkness

    Ursula K. Le Guin

    Illustrated by David Lupton

    £44.95

    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.

  10. The Alchemist

    The Alchemist

    Paulo Coelho

    Illustrated by Jesús Cisneros

    £55.00

    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.

  11. Diamonds Are Forever

    Diamonds Are Forever

    Ian Fleming

    Illustrated by Fay Dalton

    £44.95

    Ian Fleming’s superspy returns in Diamonds Are Forever, the sixth volume of our James Bond collection, with Fay Dalton’s artwork oozing glamour and danger.

  12. Anansi Boys

    Anansi Boys

    Neil Gaiman

    Illustrated by Francis Vallejo

    £80.00

    Neil Gaiman’s raucous comedy Anansi Boys bursts into the spotlight in an extraordinary Folio collector’s edition, filled with vibrant images by artist Francis Vallejo and introduced by Afrofuturist Nalo Hopkinson.

  13. Something Wicked This Way Comes

    Something Wicked This Way Comes

    Ray Bradbury

    Illustrated by Tim McDonagh

    £44.95

    Comedian, writer and broadcaster Frank Skinner introduces the new Folio edition of Ray Bradbury’s dark fantasy masterpiece Something Wicked This Way Comes, with thrilling illustrations by artist Tim McDonagh.

  14. The Hornblower Set 2: Captain Hornblower

    The Hornblower Set 2: Captain Hornblower

    C. S. Forester

    Illustrated by Joe McLaren

    £160.00

    Hornblower is one of the greatest naval adventurers in literature and he is back with heroic battles, stoic command and illicit liaisons in a stunning new four-book Folio set that includes reproductions of Forester’s original maps.

  15. Thunderball

    Thunderball

    Ian Fleming

    Illustrated by Fay Dalton

    £44.95

    Thunderball, the latest volume in the Folio Bond Collection, features a new delectable series of images by Fay Dalton, and introduces one of Ian Fleming’s greatest villains – the nefarious Blofeld.

  16. The Best of Dorothy Parker

    The Best of Dorothy Parker

    Illustrated by Helen Smithson

    £44.95

    Enjoy The Best of Dorothy Parker in The Folio Society’s new edition of poetry and short stories from the greatest wit of her age, with the era-defining graphic illustrations of Helen Smithson.

  17. The Franchise Affair

    The Franchise Affair

    Josephine Tey

    Illustrated by Mark Smith

    £44.95

    Another Folio edition from the mistress of crime best known for her unusual and surprise-filled mysteries. Josephine Tey’s The Franchise Affair features a set of splendid illustrations by Mark Smith.

  18. Planet of the Apes

    Planet of the Apes

    Pierre Boulle

    Illustrated by David de las Heras

    £45.00

    The sci-fi adventure that launched a global franchise, Planet of the Apes is given a timely Folio release with David de las Heras’s spectacular artwork and a thought-provoking introduction by primatologist Frans de Waal.

  19. The Spy Who Loved Me

    The Spy Who Loved Me

    Ian Fleming

    Illustrated by Fay Dalton

    £44.95

    The Spy Who Loved Me lets us get closer than ever to the elusive James Bond… This Folio collector’s edition of Ian Fleming’s controversial thriller features gorgeous illustrations by Fay Dalton.

  20. A Clash of Kings

    A Clash of Kings

    George R. R. Martin

    Illustrated by Jonathan Burton

    £150.00

    A Clash of Kings arrives fresh from the battlefield. The second volume of The Folio Society’s bestselling realisation of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy masterpiece ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ is illustrated by Jonathan Burton.

  21. Marvel: The Golden Age 1939-1949

    Five Marvel milestones! Three sovereign super heroes! One exclusive collection! Including a facsimile of the extremely rare Marvel Comics #1! Marvel: The Golden Age 1939-1949 marks a terrific team-up between The Folio Society and Marvel Comics.

  22. Marvel: The Silver Age 1960–1970

    Marvel: The Silver Age 1960–1970 marks the second chapter in The Folio Society’s collaboration with Marvel Comics. Over 30 revolutionary Super Heroes await you, including Spider-Man, the Avengers and Doctor Strange. Curated by Marvel legend Roy Thomas, this collector’s edition comes complete with a scale reproduction of the groundbreaking The Fantastic Four #1.

  23. Marvel: The Bronze Age 1970-1980

    Concluding a stunning trilogy from The Folio Society, this exclusive edition showcases the most dramatic decade in Super Hero history. Curated by Roy Thomas, Marvel: The Bronze Age 1970–1980 includes landmark tales of Spider-Man, Iron Man and The Eternals, complete with a 64-page facsimile of Giant-Size X-Men #1.

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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.