Press Release: The Seasons – The Complete Folio Anthologies

The Seasons

The Complete Folio Anthologies

Illustrated by Petra Börner

Autumn introduced by Kathleen Jamie
Winter introduced by Susan Cooper
Spring introduced by Paul Evans
Summer introduced by Storm Dunlop

These anthologies of prose, poetry and musings on a seasonal theme have been specially selected by The Folio Society. This beautiful four-volume set, for gifting or collecting, is illustrated throughout by Petra Börner’s nature-inspired artwork and ispresented in a stunning slipcase also designed by the artist.

Starting with autumn; a season that inspires Pushkin to recall the bittersweet kisses of lovers who must soon part.Also included are poems by John Clare, Emily Dickinson, Edward Thomas, Matsuo Basho plus extracts from Walden and Bleak House.

The delights of the coldest season are celebrated with an account of a Swedish winter ritual, as well as Charlotte Brontë’s evocation of nature in Jane Eyre and an account of the Northern Lights by Captain Scott. The long chilly nights provide the perfect backdropfor a ghost story by M. R. James.

Moving gently into the affectionate and humorous collection for spring, authors included are George Orwell, Rachel Carson, Toni Morrison and P. G. Wodehouse. Coleridge writes of birds rejoicing, while his friend Wordsworth meditates on the passage of time in his famous ‘Ode: Intimations of Immortality’.

For summer, Elizabeth David recounts the pleasure of simple picnics, Bill Bryson travels back to the iconic American summer of 1927 and Siegfried Sassoon delights in the ‘pale gold of the wheat-field’, as he journeys to London on a hospital train during World War One.

A year-round ode to the changing seasons; each with their unique characteristics and authors that celebrate their arrival.

Product information
Quarter-bound in cloth with printed-paper sides. Set in Caslon.96 pages in each book. Frontispiece, 4 double-page illustrations and selection of spot illustrations in each book. Artist-designed slipcase. 8¾˝ × 5½˝•
UK £75.00 US $115.00 Can $150.00 Aus $170.00 RO £82.95








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