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Folio Society (London, England)

Overview
Works: 879 works in 1,114 publications in 1 language and 13,167 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Tragedies (Drama)  Comedy plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Historical drama  Pastoral drama  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Publisher, Other, Compositor, Licensor, Editor
Classifications: PR2808.A2, 822.33
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The Greek myths by Robert Graves( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 291 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 libraries worldwide
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Book )
4 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in English and held by 124 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 decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 116 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 114 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 110 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 105 libraries worldwide
The Sir Roger de Coverley papers by Joseph Addison( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Sketches of the life of a likeable Worcestershire country gentleman, taken from the 18th century periodocal, 'The Spectator'
Twelfth night; or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Book )
3 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 98 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 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 96 libraries worldwide
The Pre-Raphaelites & their world : a personal view by William Michael Rossetti( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Villette by Charlotte Brontë( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 92 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 90 libraries worldwide
The tragedy of King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( Book )
1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 90 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 90 libraries worldwide
King Richard III by William Shakespeare( Book )
2 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in English and held by 89 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
The tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )
2 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in English and held by 88 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
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Book )
3 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and held by 88 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 taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Book )
2 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's play The taming of the shrew. With captions
 
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Alternative Names
Folio Society, ltd., London
London Folio Society
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English (70)
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