Press Release: September Collectables

James Joyce the latest addition to

‘‘Editions of the world’s great literature, in a format worthy of the contents, at a price within the reach of everyman’
CHARLES EDE, founder of The Folio Society

The Folio Society is delighted to announce the publication of James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in their acclaimed Folio Collectables series.


The series, a finalist in the Best Brand/Series Identity in the 2016 British Book Design and Production Awards, has been produced with our traditional attention to detail and high production standards. Featuring flexible covers and bold new designs, these easily portable volumes retail at just £19.95. They are perfect to add to your own library or to introduce someone to the joy of owning editions from The Folio Society.

Set at the end of the 19th century during a time of bitter political feeling, this is much more than the simple tale of an Irishman’s youth from preparatory school to university; it is also the story of a creative artist’s determination to escape the fetters of background and upbringing. Essentially autobiographical, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man reveals all the latent talent, the subtle use of language and the wide range of learning that were later to come to full flower in Joyce’s strange masterpiece, Ulysses.

This edition features eight black and white illustrations by celebrated artist Dodie Masterman, who captures the turbulent mood of Joyce’s work. The binding, produced as part of the Folio Collectables series, is blocked with an image of Stephen Dedalus and a bird in flight.

This title makes a worthy addition to the eight other essential titles already in the series – Down and Out in Paris and London, Cider with Rosie, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Frankenstein, Black Mischief, The Diary of a Nobody and A Christmas Carol. The Folio Collectables series continues to grow, encompassing a glittering array of thoughtfully curated fiction and non-fiction titles.

Product information
Flexible boards, bound in cloth, blocked front, back and spine with illustrations and display text. Head- and tail-bands, marker ribbons, coloured endpapers, coloured tops, 2-colour title page, black and white illustrations. 9″ x 5¾”.

UK £19.95 US $34.95 Can $42.95 Aus $44.95



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