Anne Bronte’s Long-Overlooked Novel Gets Folio Treatment

As the youngest Bronte sister, Anne (1820-1849) was hardly a wallflower, but she is perhaps the least known. In her twenty-nine years she managed to compose poetry and two novels before succumbing to pulmonary tuberculosis. Her last novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, published under the pseudonym Acton Bell, was an instant success and sentContinue reading “Anne Bronte’s Long-Overlooked Novel Gets Folio Treatment”

Holiday Gift Guide

It’s gift-giving season, and there’s not a moment to lose! We present a rundown of the year’s best gifts for children from 1 to 92. The Nursery Rhyme Book, by Andrew Lang; The Folio Society, $59.95, 280 pages, all ages.  Acclaimed Scottish folklorist Andrew Lang (1844-1912) scoured the world of children’s literature to compile volumesContinue reading “Holiday Gift Guide”

Won’t You Break Your Lock and Key?

image credit: Bill Bragg The Warden, by Anthony Trollope; The Folio Society, $53.95, 224 pages. Since 1947, the Folio Society, a London-based publishing house, has offered exquisitely crafted volumes of the world’s greatest literature. Their edition of Anthony Trollope’s masterpiece The Warden is no exception – sheathed in a chestnut clamshell case, the clothbound volume includesContinue reading “Won’t You Break Your Lock and Key?”

Happy Birthday William Shakespeare

Image used with permission from The Folio Society Lord Polonius: What do you read, my lord? Hamlet: Words, words, words.                                                             Hamlet (2.2 199-200) The Folio Society has been preparing for William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday since 2006, when the renowned British fine books publishing house embarked on an ambitious project toContinue reading “Happy Birthday William Shakespeare”