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Folio Society (London, England)

Works: 1,245 works in 1,660 publications in 1 language and 20,937 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  History  Pastoral drama  Comedy plays  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographical fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Publisher, Producer, Other, Licensor, Compositor, Editor
Classifications: PR2803.A2, 822.33
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The Greek myths by Robert Graves( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 304 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
Dickens' London by Charles Dickens( Book )

2 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The private lives of the Tudor monarchs by Christopher Falkus( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 172 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 158 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
John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

..."John Caldigate" has ... Australian gold-mining scenes, the prominence given to matters of law and a criminal trial, and the ... attack on religious fanaticism. Moreover ...the novel [is] of a man accused of and standing trial for bigamy on the testimony of his former mistress.... -- Cover, page [4]
The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Landleaguers" was the last novel Anthony Trollope wrote. Though Trollope had planned for Landleaguers to have 40 chapters, he barely made it into the 49th when he had the stroke that ended his writing and, shortly thereafter, his life. "The Landleaguers" is set in Ireland, a country which Trollope had visited. The earlier Irish woe Trollope had chronicled was the potato famine; in "The Landleaguers," it is the often bloody conflict between English protestants and Irish Catholics. Trollope loved Ireland and his novels often reflect that, but "The Landleaguers," with its realistic depiction of terrorism, seems to despair of Ireland's future. There is a subplot involving the daughter of an American supporter of the Irish campaign against the English; the daughter has come to London to further her career and there are sexual intrigues there. A landlord's son is murdered by rural terrorists, a crime that replays the real-life assassination of Lord Frederic Cavendish in Dublin in 1882, and "The Landleaguers" traces the violent disruption of civil life as tenants, organized in the Land League, plot to force their landlords to give them a better deal. But part of Trollope's imaginative response to the crisis takes the form of an intriguingly uncharacteristic sub-plot, in which a young American woman travels to London and tries to make a name for herself on the operatic stage, while her father becomes a landleaguing Member of Parliament. Trollope's son Henry wrote a brief foreword to the novel and added a two-sentence postscript announcing the fates that Trollope had planned for the novel's main characters. --
Barchester towers by Anthony Trollope( Book )

2 editions published between 1925 and 1995 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Citizens enjoy their daily lives in Barchester, an English cathedral town, during the 19th century."
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 140 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
Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fine country house set in rolling acres, a handsome young master and his beautiful sweetheart. A timeless, idyllic English scene. Yet something is wrong with this perfect picture. With all its pleasing vistas, Frank Gresham's vast estate is a landscape of debt, every last piece mortgaged by a feckless father. And the only birthright of Mary Thorne, the beloved niece of the village's respected doctor, is the stigma of illegitimacy
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in English and held by 137 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
Kept in the dark by Anthony Trollope( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strong-minded Cecilia Holt cannot bring herself to tell George Western of her previous engagement to Sir Francis Geraldine. When her husband ... learns the truth, their marriage seems to be heading for disaster. -- Cover, page [4]
The golden lion of Granpère by Anthony Trollope( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a village in the Vosges mountains in north-eastern France, The Golden Lion of Granpere (1867) was written when Trollope was at the height of his popularity. The novel concerns the events in the lives of an innkeeper's family; the relationship between George Voss, the landlord's son, and his beloved Marie, the rivalry between Voss and another suitor for Marie's hand in marriage, and the results of a betrothal based on mutual misunderstandings. A small-scale work, precise and detailed, it demonstrated a skill and level of social analysis peculiarly Trollope's own
Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trollope’s panoramic, six volume portrayal of the professional and landed classes of Victorian England, the Barsetshire Novels, are as a group one of the great works of 19th-century English fiction. These novels – the first serial fiction in English literature – follow the intrigues of ambition and love in the cathedral town of Barsetshire. Framley Parsonage, the fourth of the novels, was immediately popular when it appeared in 1860. It made Trollope’s name and gained him the large reading public which he was never to lose. The main figure in the novel is Mark Robarts, a young clergyman, who offends his patroness (Lady Lufton) and other upholders of tradition by allowing himself to be influenced by the disreputable Duke of Omnium and the unscrupulous Mr. Sowerby. The situation is all the more unfortunate as Lord Lufton, the son of Lady Lufton, wishes to marry Mark’s sister Lucy. Trollope’s characters are portrayed with great subtlety showing how the old values of the Barsetshire community were being undermined by the new 'fast set'."--Publisher
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in English and held by 129 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
A journal of the terror : being an account of the occurrences in the Temple during the confinement of Louis XVI by Cléry( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Villette by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

2 editions published between 1967 and 1991 in English and held by 123 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 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Heathcote of Gangoil : a tale of Australian bushlife by Anthony Trollope( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel set on an Australian station
Twelfth night; or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling to survive after a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a young soldier, complicating numerous relationships
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After Pushkin : versions of the poems of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin by contemporary poets
The LandleaguersThe golden lion of Granpère
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Folio Society (London)

Folio Society, ltd., London

London Folio Society

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