No book has revolutionised our view of life on earth more than Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Yet its enduring popularity is a testament to the immense energy and startling simplicity with which Darwin makes his revelations.
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A story of tremendous courage and endurance, related first-hand by Frank Worsley, this stunning Folio Society edition of Shackleton's Boat Journey includes photographs by Frank Hurley, maps and introduction by explorer Ranulph Fiennes.
A Folio Anthology of Poetry
Illustrated by Eri Griffin$80.00
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.
The Princess Bride
Illustrated by Mark Thomas$75.00
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.
Pride and Prejudice
Illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso$75.00
Both a sparkling comedy of manners and a gripping romance, Pride and Prejudice remains one of the best-loved books in the world.
Illustrated by Jonathan Burton$70.00
Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger introduces Orwell’s masterpiece in this striking new edition.
The Lord of the Rings
Illustrated by Eric Fraser and Ingahild Grathmer$220.00
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.
In this award-winning history, Mary Beard guides us through the daily life of Pompeii, an existence that is far more complex than we might have realised. Lively, exciting and accessible, this book brings us as close as possible to the real Pompeii.
The Jungle Book
Illustrated by Edward J. Detmold and Maurice Detmold$60.00
This thrilling adventure about a boy learning to survive in the wild continues to hold the world’s imagination. Enchanting tales and poems on the lives and customs of jungle creatures are brought vividly to life with beautiful illustrations by Maurice and Edward J. Detmold.
Angie Debo’s comprehensive and compassionate account provides an unrivalled history of American Indians from the dawn of their first contact with Europeans to the late 20th century.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Illustrated by Jonathan Burton$70.00
In the first in his ‘trilogy of five’, Douglas Adams introduces us Earthbound readers to Zaphod Beeblebrox, the Babel fish, Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters and Marvin the Paranoid Android.
The Handmaid’s Tale
Illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso$80.00
‘Science fiction has monsters and spaceships; speculative fiction could really happen.’ Margaret Atwood’s chilling cautionary tale is illustrated by the Balbusso sisters.
The Great Escape$75.00
The thrilling true story of the largest British-led mass-escape of the Second World War.
Illustrated by Jane Lydbury$50.00
A beautifully presented collection that celebrates the radical style of a visionary American poet. This edition follows the 1955 text prepared by Thomas H. Johnson, which presents the poems as Dickinson intended.
Illustrated by Fay Dalton$75.00
A handsome edition of the first James Bond novel, with an introduction by John Banville.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Illustrated by Karen Klassen$70.00
Capote’s enchanting New York novella, introduced by Jay McInerney. With illustrations by Karen Klassen.
Stephen Hawking’s landmark scientific work, A Brief History of Time, is presented as a striking Folio Society illustrated edition, exclusively introduced by Astronomer Royal, Martin Rees.
Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Illustrated by Arthur Rackham$95.00
This Folio edition, a facsimile of the British edition of 1909, contains 60 of The Brothers Grimm’s most famous tales, including ‘Snow White’, ‘Hansel and Gretel’ and ‘Red Riding Hood’.
Illustrated by D. G. Smith$70.00
A classic of 20th-century literature, Daphne du Maurier’s mesmerising ’study in jealousy’ has captivated readers for generations.
Blending investigative journalism with the personal approach of a writer both fascinated and appalled by her subject, this is an award-winning portrait of life under ‘one of the most savage surveillance regimes ever known’. With previously unpublished photographs by the author.
Illustrated by Eric Fraser$75.00
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.
Illustrated by Dave McKean$140.00
With illustrations by celebrated artist Dave McKean, this is the ultimate collector’s edition of a modern fantasy classic.
The Phantom of the Opera
Illustrated by Taylor Dolan$95.00
The vaults of the Paris Opéra hide a hideous secret, and it’s revealed with theatrical flourish in this lavish new Folio edition.
Illustrated by Igor & Marina$125.00
The rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell is brilliantly portrayed in Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall. This Folio Society edition is illustrated by world-renowned fine artists Igor & Marina.
The Secret Commonwealth
Illustrated by Peter Bailey$90.00
The second book in Philip Pullman’s 'Book of Dust' series, the Folio Society edition of The Secret Commonwealth is beautifully illustrated by Peter Bailey, including a stunning metallic-blocked binding design.
Pole to Pole
Pole to Pole is Michael Palin’s account of his epic journey from the Arctic to Antarctic, via the USSR, Africa and South America: a classic adventure in a beautiful Folio Society edition, with superb original photography.
Parallel Worlds is Michio Kaku’s astonishing journey into the mysteries of our universe – and the tantalising possibility that many others may exist. Awe-inspiring images of the cosmos complete this Folio edition.
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is the powerful memoir of an American slave, published with photographic portraits and a new introduction exclusive to the Folio edition.
Unleash the thunder with Thor, Folio’s latest in the Marvel Heroes series, showcasing the world’s mightiest Super Heroes. Witness the debut of the thunder god’s nemesis Loki in legendary comic books by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Walt Simonson.
Illustrated by Hokyoung Kim$60.00
Peter Benchley’s Jaws is the ultimate pulp thriller, and this is the ultimate illustrated edition. Folio commissioned Hokyoung Kim for the artwork, while the late author’s wife, Wendy Benchley, provides a fascinating new introduction.
From enduring Christmas classics, spooky ghost stories to scare and delight the family, to that one book that the special someone in your life has always wanted, find the perfect Christmas gift with The Folio Society. Each edition includes an original binding and is beautifully illustrated to make for a gift that is always treasured.