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  1. The War of the Worlds

    The War of the Worlds

    H. G. Wells

    Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith

    £36.95

    Martian tripods, heat-rays and the terrible red weed, H. G. Wells’s classic story of alien invasion is full of iconic imagery, and Grahame Baker-Smith’s stirring illustrations capture all of the action.

  2. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

    Douglas Adams

    Illustrated by Jonathan Burton

    £39.95

    In the fourth volume of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, Arthur Dent finds a whole new set of mind-boggling mysteries to deal with when planet Earth appears not to have been destroyed after all.

  3. Mark Twain Collected Stories

    Mark Twain Collected Stories

    Mark Twain

    Illustrated by Roger Fereday

    £89.95

    Mark Twain was a brilliant and prolific writer of short stories, using them to capture a dazzling variety of characters, landscapes and registers. This three-volume set gathers nearly 50 of his greatest tales, revealing his extraordinary versatility.

  4. The Shining

    The Shining

    Stephen King

    Illustrated by Edward Kinsella

    £49.95

    A collector’s edition of Stephen King’s genre-changing tale of unquiet ghosts and simmering violence, illustrated by award-winning artist Edward Kinsella.

  5. 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.

  6. Twelfth Night

    Twelfth Night

    William Shakespeare

    Illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso

    £49.95

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

  7. Small Gods

    Small Gods

    Terry Pratchett

    Illustrated by Omar Rayyan

    £42.95

    What happens to gods when their believers stop believing? Published in series with Mort, this edition of one of the most celebrated Discworld novels features brilliant illustrations by Omar Rayyan.

  8. Shakespeare's Sonnets

    Shakespeare's Sonnets

    William Shakespeare

    £29.95

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. The Singing Sands

    The Singing Sands

    Josephine Tey

    Illustrated by Mark Smith

    £37.95

    One of Tey’s finest novels, this suspenseful story centres on the mysterious death of a young man on a train, and the cryptic poem that gradually reveals the greed and envy behind his demise. Award-winning artist Mark Smith illustrates.

  11. 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Arthur C. Clarke

    Illustrated by Joe Wilson

    £36.95

    Every bit as ambitious and prophetic as the film that shared its inception, Arthur C. Clarke’s novel remains a towering science-fiction classic. This is the first illustrated edition.

  12. Limited Edition
    Riddley Walker

    Riddley Walker

    Russell Hoban

    Illustrated by Quentin Blake

    £295.00

    Russell Hoban’s genre-defying masterpiece with a new essay by Quentin Blake and a specially-commissioned postscript by Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury.

  13. A Folio Anthology of Poetry

    A Folio Anthology of Poetry

    Illustrated by Eri Griffin

    £44.95

    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.

  14. Persuasion

    Persuasion

    Jane Austen

    Illustrated by Deanna Staffo

    £39.95

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

  15. The Princess Bride

    The Princess Bride

    William Goldman

    Illustrated by Mark Thomas

    £44.95

    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.

  16. The Nursery Rhyme Book

    The Nursery Rhyme Book

    Andrew Lang

    Illustrated by Debra McFarlane and L. Leslie Brooke

    £49.95

    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.

  17. Mort

    Mort

    Terry Pratchett

    Illustrated by Omar Rayyan

    £42.95

    One of the most loved titles in the enormously popular Discworld series receives its first fully illustrated edition.

  18. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless

    Douglas Adams

    Illustrated by Jonathan Burton

    £39.95

    If aliens were watching us, what would their favourite TV show be? What’s next for that unique publishing phenomenon, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy? And how do you make the perfect sandwich? These and other unlikely questions are answered in the final volume of Adams’s universe-spanning odyssey.

With gripping thrillers, heartbreaking romance and some of the greatest fiction novels of all time, the Folio Society’s collection of fiction books has a story to suit every reader. Featuring specially commissioned original illustrations, the stories are brought vividly to life. They also include beautifully designed hardback covers, making them the perfect gifts for any rare-book lover.