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  1. The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    J. R. R. Tolkien

    Illustrated by Eric Fraser

    £49.95

    A beautiful edition of Tolkien’s classic children’s story. Leaving his comfortable hobbit hole Bilbo Baggins goes on a reluctant adventure to defeat a dragon, and along the way he encounters the vile, but pathetic Gollum, and his ‘Precious’ – a ring to rule them all.

  2. The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings

    J. R. R. Tolkien

    Illustrated by Eric Fraser and Ingahild Grathmer

    £155.00

    Successive generations have been spellbound by the exploits of Frodo, Gandalf and their comrades as they journey towards Mordor to do battle with the Dark Lord Sauron.

  3. The Silmarillion

    The Silmarillion

    J. R. R. Tolkien

    Illustrated by Francis Mosley

    £60.00

    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.

  4. Outlaws of the Marsh

    Outlaws of the Marsh

    Shi Nai’an

    £145.00

    Shi Nai’an’s classic Chinese novel Outlaws of the Marsh (The Water Margin) is beautifully presented in a new Folio Society edition and illustrated with 141 images that capture the quests and battles.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Limited Edition
    The Turn of the Screw (Limited Edition)

    The Turn of the Screw (Limited Edition)

    Henry James

    Illustrated by Audrey Benjaminsen

    £500.00

    Newly introduced by novelist and essayist Colm Tóibín, and beautifully illustrated by Audrey Benjaminsen, this superb Folio Society limited edition of Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw is bound in leather and signed by both contributors.

  8. 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.

  9. Kindred

    Kindred

    Octavia E. Butler

    Illustrated by James E. Ransome

    £49.95

    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.

  10. Noughts and Crosses

    Noughts and Crosses

    Malorie Blackman

    Illustrated by Kingsley Nebechi

    £47.95

    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.

  11. 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. 

  12. A Wizard of Earthsea

    A Wizard of Earthsea

    Ursula K. Le Guin

    Illustrated by David Lupton

    £44.95

    A true great of the fantasy genre, Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea brims over with danger and wild magic. Illustrated by David Lupton and introduced by David Mitchell.

  13. The Left Hand of Darkness

    The Left Hand of Darkness

    Ursula K. Le Guin

    Illustrated by David Lupton

    £49.95

    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.

  14. Bestsellers
    A Journal of the Plague Year

    A Journal of the Plague Year

    Daniel Defoe

    Illustrated by Chris Wormell

    £47.95

    Daniel Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year depicts London in a deadly pandemic. This Folio Society edition, with beautiful woodcuts by Chris Wormell, is introduced by editor-in-chief of The Lancet, Richard Horton.

  15. Rebecca

    Rebecca

    Daphne du Maurier

    Illustrated by D. G. Smith

    £47.95

    A classic of 20th-century literature, Daphne du Maurier’s mesmerising ’study in jealousy’ has captivated readers for generations.

  16. 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.

  17. Bestsellers
    The Road

    The Road

    Cormac McCarthy

    Illustrated by Gérard DuBois

    £49.95

    Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Road is presented as a Folio collector’s edition, with artist Gérard DuBois’s beautiful and desolate illustrations and Michael Chabon’s New York Review of Books essay. Winner of the Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year Prize at the V&A Illustration Awards 2022.

  18. Italian Folktales

    Italian Folktales

    Italo Calvino

    Illustrated by Gérard DuBois

    £155.00

    Fantastical monsters, daredevil youths and evil witches bound across every page of this beautiful new Folio edition of Calvino’s comprehensive collection.

  19. The Illustrated Man

    The Illustrated Man

    Ray Bradbury

    Illustrated by Marc Burckhardt

    £45.00

    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. 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.

  21. Venetia

    Venetia

    Georgette Heyer

    Illustrated by Sally Dunne

    £47.95

    Stephen Fry’s exclusive introduction to this new Folio Society edition lavishes praise on Georgette Heyer’s meticulously researched and deliciously entertaining Regency Romance, Venetia.

  22. Limited Edition
    The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Limited Edition)

    This collection of rarely seen editions of Beatrix Potter’s much loved debut, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, features exquisite facsimiles from the archive of her publisher Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., charting the transformation from Peter’s initial appearance in a picture letter, to the glorious full-colour deluxe first commercial edition.

  23. Folio e-Gift Card

    When you’d love to buy someone special a book but you’re not sure which one … choose the Folio e-Gift Card and they can pick their perfect edition. We’ll email it directly to their inbox on the date you choose, so they can start browsing straight as soon as they get it.

  24. Editors Choice
    Mythical Beasts

    Mythical Beasts

    Edited by John Cherry

    Illustrated by Neil Packer

    £60.00

    A fascinating history of the creatures that populate myths and folklore, John Cherry’s Mythical Beasts is beautifully reimagined as a Folio edition illustrated with archive images and Neil Packer’s striking new motifs and binding design.

  25. 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.

  26. You Only Live Twice

    You Only Live Twice

    Ian Fleming

    Illustrated by Fay Dalton

    £46.95

    Ian Fleming’s superspy James Bond returns to seek revenge for his murdered wife in this exquisite Folio edition of You Only Live Twice – illustrated by the brilliant Fay Dalton.

  27. Around the World in Eighty Days

    Around the World in Eighty Days

    Jules Verne

    Illustrated by Kristjana S. Williams

    £47.95

    The Folio Society presents Jules Verne’s fantastical adventure Around the World in Eighty Days in a spectacularly fitting edition, replete with a giant fold-out map designed by sought-after artist Kristjana S. Williams.

  28. Sharpe’s Tiger

    Sharpe’s Tiger

    Bernard Cornwell

    Illustrated by Douglas Smith

    £44.95

    Bernard Cornwell’s celebrated hero Richard Sharpe leaps into the fray with Sharpe’s Tiger. Artist Douglas Smith has provided the stirring illustrations for the first in this new Folio series.

  29. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

    On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

    Ian Fleming

    Illustrated by Fay Dalton

    £46.95

    Fay Dalton’s irresistible illustrations make this edition of Ian Fleming’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service a delectable treat – say hello to the latest addition to the celebrated Folio Bond series.

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.