Poe's curious and macabre novel, presented in a compact format and introduced by Marilynne Robinson.
The most famous German anti-war novel, based on Remarque’s own experiences in the trenches, tells the story of a generation destroyed by war.
A magnificent facsimile edition of a religious and literary classic. Next to the authorised version of the King James Bible and the plays of William Shakespeare, it is among the most widely read and influential of English literary works.
Tim Winton’s celebrated novel is a jubilant and poignant portrait of two native-born, working-class Australian families.
Historian James Holland introduces a richly illustrated edition.
There are high jinks aplenty in this early comedy – two sets of twins separated at birth, misguided servants and family lost and restored – all themes which delighted Shakespeare.
Restored from his original manuscript, the first complete edition of one of the finest novels by Anthony Trollope. Published in association with The Trollope Society.
In the Eastern Cape of post-apartheid South Africa, the bitterness of history is ever-present, as explored in Coetzee’s Booker winning masterpiece.
Salvador Dalí’s striking series of 50 watercolours inspired by the 1001 Nights with the tales, introduced by Robert Irwin, printed in a separate volume.
The Folio Society limited edition of the Poetic Edda presents the Old Norse poems in a manner which is at once elegant, accessible and discreetly scholarly.
Exploring the greatest religious schism in Western history, Diarmaid MacCulloch reveals why the people of Europe were willing to die and kill for their beliefs.
Elizabeth David’s influence on our culinary tastes and attitudes was nothing short of revolutionary, bringing the warmth, aromas and tastes of the Mediterranean into Britain’s bleak post-war kitchen.
Kafka’s first novel follows the adventures of Karl Rossman, sent away from home after getting a maid pregnant. Part social satire, part coming-of-age novel, it is lighter in tone than the rest of his fiction, and owes a debt to a writer he hugely admired: Charles Dickens.
A beautiful, elegiac portrait of love and loss amidst the Italian aristocracy on the eve of the Second World War. Using the acclaimed translation by Jamie McKendrick.
A wonderful collection of recipes gathered from all corners of Britain and Europe, emphasising time-honoured techniques and seasonal ingredients as the basis of delicious, authentic cuisine.
A noir classic, introduced by John Sutherland.
A treasure trove of archaeological wonder: C. W. Ceram’s infectiously enthusiastic volume is an enduring classic.
In the mid-13th century, as influential preachers predicted the end of the world, there was a surge in demand for illuminated manuscripts of Revelation. Among the surviving examples, one of the very finest is the Getty Apocalypse, here presented in facsimile for the first time.
The seedy decadence of inter-war Berlin is brought to life in a series of six short stories, illustrated with a selection of images by contemporary German artist George Grosz.
Written before he became prime minister, Churchill’s canny and witty insights on the great figures of the day remain entertaining and illuminating.
Gulliver’s Travels is a complex work of adventure, satire, comedy and profound philosophical exploration. For this edition we approached the artist and writer Peter Suart, whose response is at once wickedly comic and engagingly cerebral.
Introducing the beloved comic character of Falstaff, this play tells of political intrigue and rebellion in the court of Henry Bolingbroke. Published by Oxford University Press.
A superb facsimile of the Royal Choirbook – a beautiful large-format collection of Latin motets composed for Henry VIII and presented to him in 1518.
Sebastian Haffner’s penetrating study helps us understand Hitler’s rise from obscure failure to powerful dictator, examining his motives and his ultimate downfall. Mark Roseman, prize-winning author of books on Nazism, introduces the Folio edition.
They are what Churchill called ‘the gleaming toys of history’ – a collection of entertaining stories, many of them biographical, that light up past and present and fix them in our memories.
What is happiness? Why do we fall in love? How do we recognise faces? Pinker’s exhilarating book explores the machinery of the mind – its origins and development, and how we use it to interact with the world.
Ten fascinating oil paintings illustrate this edition of Freud’s controversial and influential work.
One of the most opulent pictorial books ever published, Japan, produced at the end of the 19th century, captures a vanished world in 259 hand-coloured photographs. This is the first time this landmark work has been reproduced in its entirety in two luxurious volumes.
Skilfully interweaving a spellbinding retelling of the Arthurian myths with the parallel story of an ordinary boy in the Middle Ages, this is the third and final book in the award-winning trilogy which is a landmark in children’s fiction.
Complex, disturbing and powerful, King Lear is a play of haunting, shocking scenes and unmatched language.