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Folio Society (London, England)

Overview
Works: 1,124 works in 1,452 publications in 1 language and 17,608 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  History  Romance fiction  Comedy plays  Pastoral drama  Humorous fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Tragedies (Drama) 
Roles: Publisher, Licensor, Compositor, Other, Editor
Classifications: PR2803.A2, 822.33
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The Greek myths by Robert Graves( Book )

8 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 187 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

"'How do you convince the English-speaking public that Pushkin's genius is as great as the Russians claim?' This question, raised at the bicentenary of Pushkin's birth, is the catalyst for a collection of new translations, versions of and responses to the poetry of Alexander Pushkin by some of the best poets writing in English today, from America, the Antipodes, Ireland and Great Britain." "After Pushkin is an exhilarating introduction to the great Russian Romantic, here represented in his many guises: lyricist, satirist, epic poet." "The poems included here represent only a fraction of Pushkin's work, but they epitomise some of his salient qualities of clarity, passion and high drama. In these versions, many new qualities find their way into English poetry."--BOOK JACKET
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

Completed just before the author's death in 1953, this comical and dramatic work presents the tale of a single spring day in the lives of 53 characters in a small Welsh village
The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 137 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
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
Villette by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

2 editions published between 1967 and 1991 in English and held by 124 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 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character
Sir Roger de Coverly by Joseph Addison( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 108 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

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

4 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling to survive after a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a young soldier, complicating numerous relationships
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

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

2 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helena is an orphan in the care of the Countess of Roussillon. She loves Bertram, the Countess' son but he's of noble birth and she's the daughter of a doctor. The King of France falls ill while Bertram is at the court and Helena's cure wins her the right to marry Bertram. After the marriage, Bertram flees to Florence and sets Helena a challenge to get his family ring from his finger and become pregnant by him. Helena tricks Bertram into thinking she is the young Diana he is trying to seduce and so fulfills the conditions. Bertram returns to France thinking Helena is dead, she then explains the trickery and Bertram accepts Helena as his true wife
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Duke tricks Angelo by putting Mariana, a woman Angelo deserted because her dowry was lost, in the bed in place of Isabella. After thinking he has seduced Isabella, Angelo reneges and orders Claudio's execution. A dead pirate's head is substitued for Claudio and the Duke "returns". Isabella and Mariana go to the Duke over Angelo's corruption, which Angelo denies. The Friar is blamed but the Duke reveals that he has witnessed Angelo's evil. The play ends with Claudio living happily ever after with Juliet and the virtuous Isabella becoming Vincentio's bride. The play's title is thought to be a reference to Matthew 7:2. and is considered one of Shakespeare's 'problem' plays
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
Emma by Jane Austen( Book )

2 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 97 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
Shorter works by Jane Austen( Book )

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

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, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character
 
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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)