Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Arthur & George. London: Jonathan Cape, 2005. Pp. 360 + . 23.2 x 15.7 cm. ISBN: 0224078771 (“Trade Paperback”).
Jonathan Cape published this paperback edition with redesigned covers as part of an effort to capitalize on the novel’s selection for the Richard & Judy Book Club. Some copies also featured “Richard & Judy” stickers affixed to the front cover, as shown in the last photo above.
Unlike an earlier trade paperback (or “airport edition”), this edition features redesigned covers and a smaller text block. Note the lettering to the front cover is embossed, suggesting a stylistic connection to the embossed Jonathan Cape hardback edition. This edition provides a different ISBN number to the copyright page to distinguish it as a separate and distinct trade paperback.