WorldCat Identities

Folio Society (London, England)

Overview
Works: 1,024 works in 1,348 publications in 1 language and 15,514 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  History  Romance fiction  Comedy plays  Humorous fiction  Satire  Film adaptations  Pastoral drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Publisher, Compositor, Licensor, Other, Editor
Classifications: PR4034, 822.33
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about Folio Society (London, England)
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Folio Society (London, England)
The Greek myths by Robert Graves( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 291 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 184 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

As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in English and held by 130 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 125 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 118 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. There she struggles to retain her self-possession in the face of unruly pupils, an initially suspicious headmaster, and her own complex feelings, first for the school's English doctor and then for the dictatorial professor, Paul Emmanuel. Charlotte Brontë's last and most autobiographical novel is a powerfully moving study of isolation and the pain of unrequited love, narrated by a heroine determined to preserve an independent spirit in the face of adverse circumstances
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 107 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
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 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Roger de Coverly by Joseph Addison( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 104 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 102 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 101 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 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth-century novelist Elizabeth Gaskell was inspired to start writing in part through her friendship with Charlotte Bronte. Later, Gaskell took on the project of composing the first serious, full-length biography of Bronte, a work that scholars agree did much to fan the flames of Bronte's then-burgeoning reputation. She contacted those who had known Charlotte and travelled extensively in England and Belgium to gather material. She wrote from a vivid accumulation of letters, interviews, and observation, establishing the details of Charlotte's life and recreating her background. The Life of Charlotte Bronte is a fascinating read for fans who want to learn more about the Jane Eyre author's life and career
Shorter works by Jane Austen( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma by Jane Austen( Book )

2 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 95 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
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's acclaimed comedy of the courtship and eventual taming of the beautiful, fiery-tempered Kate by the wily Petruchio
Introductions to Shakespeare : being the Introductions to the individual plays in the Folio Society edition 1950-76( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Richard II by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the play and discusses its poetry, structure, political details, history, and the Shakespearean staging
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen( Book )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine Morland meets all the trappings of Gothic horror and imagines the worst. Disaster does eventually strike, as it does in the real world as distinct from the romantic one, but without spoiling the wonderful atmosphere of this story
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.26 for Emma / ... to 0.91 for Folio, the ...)

After Pushkin : versions of the poems of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin by contemporary poets
Alternative Names
Folio Society (London)

Folio Society, ltd., London

London Folio Society

Languages
English (74)

Covers