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Folio Society (London, England)

Overview
Works: 1,081 works in 1,420 publications in 1 language and 17,310 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  History  Romance fiction  Comedy plays  Pastoral drama  Humorous fiction  Film adaptations  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Publisher, Licensor, Compositor, Other, Editor
Classifications: PR2803.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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The Greek myths by Robert Graves( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a work that has become a classic reference book for both the serious scholar and the casual inquirer, Graves retells the adventures of the important gods and heroes worshipped by the ancient Greeks. Each entry provides a full commentary which examines problems of interpretation in both historical and anthropological terms, and in light of contemporary research. Endymion, Pelops, Daedalus, Pygmalion, we recognize the names, but what are the stories behind these and other familiar gods from the Greek pantheon; names that recur throughout the history of European culture? Drawing on an enormous range of sources, Robert Graves has brought together elements of these myths in simple narrative form. He retells the adventures of the most important gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks. His work has become the reference for the serious scholar as well as the casual inquirer
The private lives of the Tudor monarchs by Christopher Falkus( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Pushkin : versions of the poems of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin by contemporary poets by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under Milk Wood: a play for voices by Dylan Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screenplay by Andrew Sinclair
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncertain of their standing in court and fearing for their lives, Rosalind and Orlando are forced into exile in the Forest of Arden, only to become entangled in a beguiling game of love, lust, and mistaken identity. One of Shakespeare's great comedies, As You Like It subverts the traditional rules of romance, confusing gender roles, nature, and politics and is a play about two enduring human illusions--the dream of the simple life, and the ideal of romantic love
The decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1. The turn of the tide -- v. 2. Constantine and the Christian Empire -- v. 3. The revival and collapse of paganism -- v. 4. The end of the Western Empire -- v. 5. Justinian and the Roman law -- v. 6. Mohammed and the rise of the Arabs -- v. 7. The Normans in Italy and the Crusades -- v. 8. The fall of Constaninople and the papacy in Rome
Villette by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

2 editions published between 1967 and 1991 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls' boarding school in the small town of Villette
England's Constable : the life and letters of John Constable by Joseph Darracott( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play along with full explanatory notes on facing pages, accounts of the author's life and his theater, and an essay which discusses the play in the light of contemporary interests and concerns
Sir Roger de Coverly by Joseph Addison( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple, 1652-54 by Dorothy Osborne( Book )

2 editions published between 1914 and 1968 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cobbett's England: a selection from the writings of William Cobbett by William Cobbett( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelfth night; or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling to survive after a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a young soldier, complicating numerous relationships
The life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the 1857 version of Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell's biography of her fellow author Charlotte Brontë, and includes a critical introduction, and notes on subsequent variations
Shorter works by Jane Austen( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vincentio, Duke of Vienna, pretends to leave town on a diplomatic mission, but instead he disguises himself as Friar Lodowick to spy on his subjects. In his stead, the austere and cruel Angelo is appointed to rule. Angelo reinstates an ancient law against fornication and sentences Claudio to death for seducing Juliet, Claudio's betrothed. Isabella, Claudio's sister and a novice nun, pleads for her brother's life and Angelo offers to spare him in exchange for her virginity. Isabella refuses but the Duke overhears Angelo's attempt to blackmail Isabella
Emma by Jane Austen( Book )

2 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma Woodhouse imagines that she dominates those around her in the small town of Highbury, but her inept matchmaking creates problems for herself and others
King Richard II by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the play and discusses its poetry, structure, political details, history, and the Shakespearean staging
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
 
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After Pushkin : versions of the poems of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin by contemporary poets
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Measure for measure
Alternative Names
Folio Society (London)

Folio Society, ltd., London

London Folio Society

Languages
English (72)