Love, etc. (Vintage International, 2002)


Notes on this edition: Love, etc. New York: Vintage International, 2002. Pp. 227. 21 cm. ISBN: 0375725881

First U.S. paperback edition issued by Vintage International. The title page reuses the “Love, etc.” graphics for the first U.S. hardback edition.

Nothing to Be Frightened of (Vintage Canada, 2009)


Notes on this edition: Nothing to Be Frightened of. Toronto: Vintage Canada, 2009. Pp. 250. 21 cm. ISBN: 9780307356994.

First Canadian paperback edition issued by Vintage Canada.

The Sense of an Ending | Movie Tie-In (Vintage International, 2017)


Notes on this edition: The Sense of an Ending. New York: Vintage International, 2017. ISBN: 9780525434665

Movie Tie-In edition in connection with the theatrical release of the film adaptation of Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending. The copyright page states the publication date as May 2012, but the covers were updated as of 2017.

The film is directed by Ritesh Batra and written by Nick Payne. The film stars Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Emily Mortimer and Michelle Dockery.

“One of a Kind” | Braille Edition (RNIB, no date)


Notes on this edition: “One of a Kind.” Peterborough: RNIB, [nd].

The Royal National Institute of Blind People published Julian Barnes’s short story “One of a Kind” along with three other short stories. Spiral bound, the cover is labelled “Short Stories 158”. No printed publication date.

Barnes’s short story “One of a Kind” was originally published in the London Review of Books, Vol. 4, No. 3, 18 February 1982, pp. 23-24.

This edition inscribed “One of Ryan’s more obscure discoveries – all good wishes – Julian Barnes”.

The Sense of an Ending (Vintage Books, 2012)


Notes on this edition: The Sense of an Ending. London: Vintage Books, 2012. Pp. 150. 20 cm. ISBN: 9780099564973.

First Vintage paperback edition for the U.K. market. Cover design by Suzanne Dean. This copy features a darkened fore edge to accentuate the cover design.

Nothing to be Frightened of (Vintage Books, 2009)


Notes on this edition: Nothing to be Frightened of. London: Vintage Books, 2009. ISBN: 9780099523741.

First Vintage paperback edition for the U.K. market. Cover design by Suzanne Dean. This copy features to its front cover a round promotional sticker with a blurb from the Daily Telegraph.

Nothing to Be Frightened Of | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 2008)


Notes on this edition: Nothing to Be Frightened Of. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.  Uncorrected Proof of the American edition bound in pale grey paper cover with black lettering. Provisional publication date set for “5 September 2008” with a list price of $24. Loosely inserted are two promotional items: one blue sheet of paper with blurbs from British press and a stapled copy of a profile/interview with Julian Barnes by Kate Summerscale.

Levels of Life | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013)


Notes on this edition: Levels of Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. Uncorrected Proof of the American edition bound in pale yellow paper cover with black lettering. Provisional publication date set for “26 September 2013” with a list price of $22.95.

Keeping an Eye Open (Random House Canada, 2015)


Notes on this edition: Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art. Toronto: Random House Canada, 2015. Pp. 278. ISBN: 9780345815170

The first Canadian edition of Julian Barnes’s Keeping an Eye Open appears nearly identical to the first American edition, except changes to the publisher information on the title page, copyright page, and jacket that identify this edition as a Random House Canada publication.

Pages are cream, not white, as evidenced by the contrast between page color and the publisher’s device on the title page.

Levels of Life (Vintage Canada, 2014)


Notes on this edition: Levels of Life. Toronto: Vintage Canada, 2014. ISBN: 9780345813565

First Canadian paperback edition of Julian Barnes’s Levels of Life.