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  1. 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.

  2. Selected Short Stories

    Selected Short Stories

    Philip K. Dick

    Illustrated by 24 different artists

    £90.00

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Editors Choice
    Kafka on the Shore

    Kafka on the Shore

    Haruki Murakami

    Illustrated by Daniel Liévano

    £80.00

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. Sparkling Cyanide

    Sparkling Cyanide

    Agatha Christie

    Illustrated by Michael Philip Dunbabin

    £44.95

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

  9. The Color Purple

    The Color Purple

    Alice Walker

    Illustrated by Lela Harris

    £44.95

    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. 

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. The Man With the Golden Gun

    The Man With the Golden Gun

    Ian Fleming

    Illustrated by Fay Dalton

    £44.95

    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.

  14. The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Illustrated by Sam Wolfe Connelly

    £39.95

    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.

  15. 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.

  16. Misery

    Misery

    Stephen King

    Illustrated by Edward Kinsella

    £55.00

    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.

  17. The Master and Margarita

    The Master and Margarita

    Mikhail Bulgakov

    Illustrated by Peter Suart

    £55.00

    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. 

  18. Crooked House

    Crooked House

    Agatha Christie

    Illustrated by Sally Dunne

    £44.95

    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.

  19. Nights at the Circus

    Nights at the Circus

    Angela Carter

    Illustrated by Eileen Cooper

    £55.00

    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.

  20. Bestsellers
    The Road

    The Road

    Cormac McCarthy

    Illustrated by Gérard DuBois

    £44.95

    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.

  21. Noughts and Crosses

    Noughts and Crosses

    Malorie Blackman

    Illustrated by Kingsley Nebechi

    £44.95

    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.

  22. The Handmaid’s Tale

    The Handmaid’s Tale

    Margaret Atwood

    Illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso

    £49.95

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

  23. Sharpe’s Triumph

    Sharpe’s Triumph

    Bernard Cornwell

    Illustrated by Douglas Smith

    £44.95

    Folio’s illustrated Sharpe series continues with Sharpe’s Triumph. Douglas Smith provides rousing scratchboard images for the first illustrated editions of Bernard Cornwell’s enormously popular historical adventures.

  24. The Roald Dahl Collection (Set 1)

    The Roald Dahl Collection (Set 1)

    Roald Dahl

    Illustrated by Quentin Blake

    £80.00

    Grab your golden ticket for three of Roald Dahl’s finest fizz-whizzing adventures – James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Twits – in this splendiferous new Folio Society set, featuring Quentin Blake’s iconic black-and-white illustrations.

  25. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

    Michael Chabon

    Illustrated by Chris Samnee

    £90.00

    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.

  26. A Confederacy of Dunces

    A Confederacy of Dunces

    John Kennedy Toole

    Illustrated by Jonny Hannah

    £49.95

    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.

  27. The Godfather

    The Godfather

    Mario Puzo

    Illustrated by Robert Carter

    £85.00

    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.

  28. Oryx and Crake

    Oryx and Crake

    Margaret Atwood

    Illustrated by Harriet Lee-Merrion

    £49.95

    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.

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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.