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Folio Society (London, England)

Overview
Works: 823 works in 1,013 publications in 1 language and 12,027 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Study guides  Outlines, syllabi, etc  Psychological fiction  Concordances  Dictionaries 
Roles: Publisher, Other, Licensor, Editor, Compositor
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 276 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 164 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

Rosalind, daughter of the deposed Duke Senior, is exiled from the court by her wicked uncle. Disguising herself as a young man and accompanied by her cousin Celia and their loyal fool Touchstone, she takes refuge in the Forest of Arden. In the forest Rosalind meets young Orlando with whom she is in love, but her male disguise complicates matters, especially when Rosalind finds she has unwittingly attracted the shepherdess Phebe
The decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 113 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 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 101 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 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play
Villette by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left by harrowing circumstances to fend for herself in the great capital of a foreign country, Lucy Snowe, the narrator and heroine of Villette, achieves by degrees an authentic independence from both outer necessity and inward grief. Charlotte BrontE's last novel, published in 1853, has a dramatic force comparable to that of her other masterpiece, Jane Eyre, as well as strikingly modern psychological insight and a revolutionary understanding of human loneliness. With an introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallet. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) From the Hardcover edition
The Pre-Raphaelites & their world : a personal view by William Michael Rossetti( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 89 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 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

An edition of Shakespeare's history play, including discussion of its perspectives, theatrical and historical aspects, language, and author
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
The tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in English and held by 85 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
The first part of the contention between the two famous houses of York and Lancaster, &c by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 2: This edition celebrates King Henry VI Part 2 as one of the most exciting and dynamic plays of the English renaissance theatre, with its exploration of power politics and social revolution and its focus on the relationship between divine justice and sin. An extensive discussion of performance history traces the play's progress on stage from abridgement and adaptation to full historical epic. A survey of criticism discusses the wide range of responses provoked by the play's handling of its historical theme, and concludes by focusing on the element of burlesque in the attempted social revolution portrayed. - Publisher
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

 
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Alternative Names
Folio Society, ltd., London

London Folio Society

Languages
English (64)

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Measure for measure