The Folio Society has issued a new illustrated edition of Brideshead Revisited in its Autumn collection. This is a 344-page hardback book in a slipcase, with an introduction by novelist and critic A N Wilson. According to the Society’s online announcement:
To illustrate one of the greatest literary masterpieces of the 20th century, we worked with woodcut specialist Harry Brockway. His work will be well known to Folio readers, with recent commissions including the Maigret collection. Here, he has created stylised scenes that take us straight back to Brideshead and its characters’ devil-may-care lives. Brockway also designed the striking binding art – an evocative portrait for the front and subtle motifs of swirling cigarette smoke on the back. Award-winning novelist A. N. Wilson writes of Waugh’s skill for crafting memorable characters in the newly commissioned introduction to this edition.
The book is priced at £34.95 and is available at the link above. Other Folio Society editions available from its backlist include Vile Bodies, introduced by David Lodge (President of the EWS) and illustrated by Kay Baylay; The Loved One, illustrated by Beryl Cook and introduced by Christopher Sykes; and Black Mischief, illustrated by Quentin Blake.