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The Folio Society has a great collection of new editions out this fall, and I want to highlight a couple of selections from their September catalogue that I am particularly excited about. The first is this stunning edition of African Folktales by Roger D. Abrahams, which features colorful illustrations by Keith Hau. I love Hau’s style and am a huge fan of his work. His visual interpretation of Kipling’s Just So Stories is one of my favorite pieces of illustration ever. The introduction to this volume was written by the 1986 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Wole Soyinka.
Emily Dickinson was the first poet I ever really loved and I have more than one volume of her poetry. This new edition is definitely a favorite. It’s illustrated in black and white by talented Jane Lydbury and the introduction was written by English poet Lavinia Greenlaw.
Persuasion is the fourth addition to The Folio Society’s Jane Austen collection. (I covered Sense and Sensibility here and Emma here. This edition features an introduction by American writer Siri Hustvedt (author of The Blazing World).
The illustrations are by the talented Deanna Staffo. All of the books in the Austen collection have matching metallic cloth covers and complementary slipcases, but I love that they all have different illustrators.
What new editions of old classics are you most looking forward to this fall?