22 January 2014
I am delighted to be able to announce, that such has been the response to our campaign to persuade the Folio Society to publish a definitive edition of The Toilers of the Sea, that they have decided to go ahead and the book is now in production.
The Toilers of the Sea has never been published with Victor Hugo’s original artwork. The 36 images he bound into his original manuscript are absolutely stunning and help bring a whole new perspective to this the greatest of all Channel Island novels.
The Folio Society have now finalized their design, which features Hugo’s image of the steamship Durande on the slipcase and his famous Octopus on the cover. It is quarter leather bound in a dark brown leather and will be published in April in a limited edition of 1500 copies at £195 each. Islanders can still reserve a copy by contacting Martin Morgan on 077.220.57184 or firstname.lastname@example.org