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Folio Society (London, England)

Overview
Works: 954 works in 1,176 publications in 1 language and 13,551 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Comedy plays  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Pastoral drama  Historical drama  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Publisher, Other, Licensor, Compositor, Editor
Classifications: PR2803.A2, 822.33
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The Greek myths by Robert Graves( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 286 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
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 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in English and held by 128 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 history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 121 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
England's Constable : the life and letters of John Constable by Joseph Darracott( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Roger de Coverly by Joseph Addison( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 105 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 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling to survive after a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a young soldier, complicating numerous relationships
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductions to Shakespeare : being the Introductions to the individual plays in the Folio Society edition 1950-76( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Villette by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 91 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
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 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
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 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cruel Angelo is left in charge of Vienna when the Duke pretends to leave town. He revives an old law against fornication and sentences Claudio to death for seducing Juliet, Claudio's betrothed. Claudio's sister, Isabella, pleads for his life and Angelo offers to spare him in exchange for her virginity. His corruption and severity are punished when the Duke reveals that he has witnessed it all. --From publisher's description
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, each title in the 'Sparknotes' series contains complete plot summary and analysis, key facts about the work, an analysis of the major characters, suggested essay topics, themes, motifs, and symbols, and an explanation of important quotations
King Richard III by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"King Richard III is one of Shakespeare's most popular and frequently-performed plays. Janis Lull's introduction to this new edition, which is based on the First Folio, emphasizes the play's tragic themes - individual identity, determinism and choice - and stresses the importance of women's roles. A thorough performance history of stage and film versions shows how the text has been cut, rewritten and reshaped by directors and actors to enhance the role of Richard at the expense of other parts, especially those of the women."--Jacket
King Henry IV part 1 by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Scott Kastan's lucid exploration of the remarkable richness and ambitious design of 'King Henry IV part 1' reveals the play to be almost a treatise on the central relationship between value and political authority
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's play The taming of the shrew. With captions
King Henry VI by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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After Pushkin : versions of the poems of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin by contemporary poets
Alternative Names
Folio Society, ltd., London

London Folio Society

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English (66)

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