WorldCat Identities

Folio Society (London, England)

Overview
Works: 852 works in 1,058 publications in 1 language and 12,429 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Outlines and syllabi  Concordances  Graphic novels  Film adaptations 
Roles: Publisher, Compositor, Licensor, Other, Editor
Classifications: PR2803.A2, 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 )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 282 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 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As you like it by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shakespeare's As You Like It can appear bright or sombre in performance: a feast of language and a delight for comic actors; or a risk-taking exploration of gender roles. This edition offers an account of what makes the play both innocent and dangerous, mapping the complexities of its setting (a no-man's-land related to both France and England) and giving an ample commentary on its language and an analytical account of performance."--Jacket
Great books of the Western world by Edward Gibbon( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 115 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
The tragedy of Hamlet, prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical information and critical essays accompany Shakespeare's play about a prince's wavering determination to avenge his father's murder
England's Constable : the life and letters of John Constable by Joseph Darracott( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 107 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

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

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 95 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 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelfth night by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
The Pre-Raphaelites & their world : a personal view by William Michael Rossetti( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 91 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
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

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

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Richard II by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard II marks, as this new and invigorating edition by Charles Forker demonstrates, an exciting advance in the development of Shakespeare's artistry. The play's unusual formality of structure and tone and the impressive eloquence of its style seem to express the mystique of kingship more emphatically than any of the earlier histories, while its subtle handling of the major action - the dethronement of an unsuitable anointed monarch by an illegitimate but more able one - requires the audience to engage not just with the fall of a particular king but with the viability of hereditary monarchy as such." "Forker takes a fresh look at the first part of Shakespeare's second tetralogy of history plays, relating it to the earlier histories, placing it tellingly in its contemporary context, and discussing its relation to competing theories of monarchy and to the major political concerns of the 1590s. He demonstrates how in Richard II Shakespeare's exploration of the tragic personality achieved a higher degree of psychological complexity than in any earlier work, grounding the contest for power not just in factionalism of kinship or party but also in contrasts of sensibility and temperament. The complex style, imagery and rhetoric of the play, its verbal opulence, is fully discussed both in the introduction and in the full and authoritative commentary." "The edition also analyses and reconsiders Shakespeare's use of sources, asking why he chose to emphasize one approach over another, and outlines the play's rich afterlife, focusing on its changing reputation and particularly the varied history of twentieth-century staging. As usual with an Arden edition, there is a full exposition of textual complexity and the implications of presenting a modernized text. Richard II is a play that speaks directly to today's sense of political uncertainty and assertive individuality; it is given full value in this ample and authoritative edition."--Jacket
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and held by 86 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
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in English and held by 86 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
Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troilus hides and hears Cressida agreeing to become Diomedes' lover. Heartbroken, Troilus vows to join Hector and fight the Greeks more fiercely. Their sister, Cassandra, prophesies destruction for the Trojans. The unarmed Hector is butchered by the unscrupulous Achilles' soldiers and the conquest of Troy is left unfinished
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
Decadence by Maksim Gorky( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.47 (from 0.23 for The traged ... to 1.00 for Folio Soci ...)

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

London Folio Society

Languages
English (66)

Covers
Measure for measure