Das Wörterbuch der übernommenen Ideen (Haffmans Verlag, 1987; Nachwort by Julian Barnes)

Notes on this edition: Gustave Flaubert. Das Wörterbuch der übernommenen Ideen | The Dictionary of Accepted Ideas. Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1987. Pp. 125. 17 cm. ISBN: 3251000993. (German).

Includes an afterwards (“nachwort”) by Julian Barnes on pages 111-121. Michael Walter translates Barnes’s essay.

Flaubert’s Parrot (Jonathan Cape, 1984; 4th Printing)

Notes on this edition: This is the fourth hardback printing of Julian Barnes’s third novel Flaubert’s Parrot. The copyright page states the book was “First published 1984” and then, in bold“Reprinted 1984 (three times).” While the first Jonathan Cape edition is bound in green cloth, this reprint is bound in black, as pictured.

Lebensstufen | Levels of Life (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2015; German)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Lebensstufen | Levels of Life.  Cologne: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2015. Pp. 141 [142] + [2]. 19.3 x 12 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 9783462047271. (German).

The Sense of an Ending (Random House Canada, 2011)

Notes on this edition: First edition – Toronto: Random House Canada, 2011. $25.00. 

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | THE SENSE | OF AN ENDING | [Random House Canada device] | RANDOM HOUSE CANADA

Copyright Page: PUBLISHED BY RANDOM HOUSE CANADA | Copyright © 2011 Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. | No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or | mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without | permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote | brief passages in a review. Published in 2011 by Random House Canada, a division | of Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto, and simultaneously in the United | Kingdom by Jonathan Cape, a division of The Random House Grouup, Ltd., | London. Distributed in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited. | www.randomhouse.ca | Random House Canada and colophon are registered trademarks. | This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents | either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, | and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, businesses, | companies, events, or locales is entirely coincidental | Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication | Barnes, Julian | The sense of an ending / Julian Barnes. | Issued also in electronic format. | ISBN 978-0-307-36081-6 | I. Title. | PR6052.A6657S45 2011   823’.914 C2011-901715-6 | Typeset in Bembo by Palimpsest Book Production Limited, Falkirk, Stirlingshire | Jacket design © Suzanne Dean, incorporates a photograph of | dandelions © Paul Tomlins/Flowerphotos.com | Printed and bound in the United States of America | 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1

Collation: 20.8 x 14.2 cm. Pp. [i-vi, 1-2] 3-56 [57-58] 59-150 [151-154]. [i]: ‘THE SENSE | OF AN ENDING’. [ii]: ‘By the same author | FICTION | Metroland | Before She Met Me | Flaubert’s Parrot | Staring At The Sun | A History Of The World In 10½ Chapters | Talking It Over | The Porcupine | Cross Channel | England, England | Love, Etc | The Lemon Table | Arthur & George | Pulse | NON-FICTION | Letters From London 1990–1995 | Something To Declare | The Pedant In The Kitchen | Nothing To Be Frightened Of | TRANSLATION | In The Land Of Pain | by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘for Pat’. [vi]: blank. [1]: ‘ONE’. [2]: blank. 3-56: text. [57]: ‘TWO’. [58]: blank. 59-150: text. [151]: blank. [152]: [Author bio]. [153-154]: blank.

General description: Binding 21.6 x 15.0 cm. Black paper boards stamped in silver lettering to spine. White endpapers. Deckle or ‘uncut’ fore edge. Back flap of dust jacket features an author photograph by Alan Edwards. Jacket design by Suzanne Dean.

The Porcupine (Random House, 1992; Canadian Edition)

Notes on this edition: First Canadian edition – Toronto: Random House, 1992. $19.50.


Descriptive Bibliography:


Copyright Page: Copyright © 1992 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan- | American Copyright Conventions. Published in | Canada in 1992 by Random House of Canada | Limited, Toronto, and simultaneously in the United | States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York. Published | in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape Limited, London. | ISBN 0-394-22324-1 | Manufactured in the United States of America | FIRST CANADIAN EDITION

Collation: Appears identical to the First U.S. edition. 19 x 13.2 cm. Pp. [i-vi] 1-138. [i]: ‘THE PORCUPINE’. [ii]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES | Metroland | Before She Met Me | Flaubert’s Parrot | Staring at the Sun | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters | Talking It Over’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘THE PORCUPINE’. [vi]: blank. 1-138: text.

General description: Appears identical to the First U.S. edition. Binding 19.8 x 13.9 cm. Black boards, black quarter binding gold blocked on spine. White endpapers. Dust jacket in black, red, and white. Lettering is white on upper panel and black on lower panel.  Black and grey photo of shaking hands located on upper panel; photo by Eva Rubinstein. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. Photograph of the author by Jillian Edelstein located on back flap.

Kuin jokin päättyisi | The Sense of an Ending (Werner Söderström Osakeyhtiö, [2012]; Finnish)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Kuin jokin päättyisi | The Sense of an Ending. Helsinki: Werner Söderström Osakeyhtiö (WSOY), [2012]. Pp. 157 + [1]. 21.3 x 13.4 cm. Translated by Kersti Juva. ISBN: 9789510391112. (Finnish).

Alsof het voorbij is | The Sense of an Ending (Uitgeverij Atlas Contact, 2012; Dutch)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Alsof het voorbij is | The Sense of an Ending.  Amsterdam: Atlas Contact, 2012.  Pp. 158 + [2]. 21.6 x 14 cm. Translated by Ronald Vlek. ISBN: 9789045022673. (Dutch).

This example is the 16th printing published in 2012. The first Dutch edition was published in 2011. “Eerste druk oktober 2011 | Zestiende druk augustus 2012”.

England, England (Einaudi, 2000; Italian)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. England, England. Torino: Einaudi, 2000. Pp. 291 + [9]. 22.2 x 14.2 cm. Translated by Susanna Basso. ISBN: 8806151266. (Italian).

Visit Einaudi’s author page for Julian Barnes here: https://www.einaudi.it/autori/julian-barnes/



Dover – Calais | Cross Channel (Haffmans, 1996; German)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Dover-Calais | Cross Channel. Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1997. Pp. 271 [272]. 18.4 x 11.4 cm Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 3251003283. (German).

終わりの感覚 | The Sense of an Ending (Shinchosha, 2012; Japanese)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. 終わりの感覚 | The Sense of an Ending.  Tokyo: Shinchosha, 2012. Pp. 188 + [8]. 19.3 x 13 cm. Translated by 土屋政雄 [Masao Tsuchiya]. ISBN: 9784105900991. (Japanese).