Tag: Folio Society

Beautiful Books: Picturing Jane Austen, Part Two

Posted June 20, 2014 by Lory in design / 8 Comments
Beautiful Books: Picturing Jane Austen, Part Two

This is Part Two of my series covering different illustrated editions of the six novels of Jane Austen. For Part One, click here. My earliest Austen acquisition was the 2007 Folio Society edition of Emma, illustrated by Niroot Puttapipat, which I purchased as part of my membership renewal. This is one of three matching Austen […]

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From Austen to Atwood: The art of the Balbusso sisters

Posted May 9, 2014 by Lory in design / 4 Comments
From Austen to Atwood: The art of the Balbusso sisters

Eugene Onegin The Handmaid’s Tale The artwork of Anna and Elena Balbusso first caught my eye in the Folio Society catalog, with their stunning illustrations for two very different books, Alexander Pushkin’s classic novel-in-verse Eugene Onegin and Margaret Atwood’s modern dystopian nightmare The Handmaid’s Tale. Then I noticed that they were the cover artists for […]

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Beautiful Books: The Dark Is Rising

Posted March 22, 2014 by Lory in reviews / 1 Comment
Beautiful Books: The Dark Is Rising

Susan Cooper, Over Sea, Under Stone (1965) Susan Cooper, The Dark Is Rising (1973) Susan Cooper, Greenwitch (1974) Susan Cooper, The Grey King (1975) Susan Cooper, Silver on the Tree (1976)     There are very few living authors who have not just one title, but an entire series of books given the Folio Society […]

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