Eine Geschichte der Welt in 10½ Kapiteln | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Wilhelm Heyne, 1990; German)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Eine Geschichte der Welt in 10½ Kapiteln | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. München: Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, 1990. Pp. 363 [365] + [1]. 18.6 x 12.5 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 3453084004. (German).

Paperback edition following the hardback published in 1990 by Haffmans Verlag.

O istorie a lumii în 10 capitole şi jumătate | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (RAO, 2003; Romanian)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. O istorie a lumii în 10 capitole şi jumătate | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Bucureşti: RAO, 2003. Pp. 314 [315] + [5]. 17.8 x 10.7 cm. Translated by Radu Paraschivescu. ISBN: 9735764946. (Romanian).

RAO published the first edition of the Romanian translation in 2000 (Pp. 328).

Cover art from Marcel Duchamp’s Tu m’.

Upstream! / Controcorrente (Gruppo editoriale L’Espresso, 2008; English / Italian)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Upstream! / Controcorrente. Rome: La Biblioteca di Repubblica – L’Espresso, 2008. Pp. 95 + [1]. 17.9 x 13.5 cm. Translated by Riccardo Mainardi. (Dual Language edition in English & Italian).

This book is #10 in a series of dual language publications that print the English and Italian translation side-by-side. Excerpts the chapter “Upstream!” from Julian Barnes’s A History of the World in 10½ Chapters along with Riccardo Mainardi’s translation for the Giulio Einaudi edition of the novel originally published in 1997.

Une histoire du monde en 10 chapitres 1/2 | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Mercure de France, 2011; French)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Une histoire du monde en 10 chapitres 1/2 | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Paris: Mercure de France, 2011. Pp. 482 + [14]. 20.5 x 14 cm. Translated by Michel Courtois-Fourcy. ISBN: 9782715231566 (French).

French edition reissued in 2011, with wrap-around paper band.

История мира в 10 1/2 главах | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (ACT, 2005; Russian)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. История мира в 10 1/2 главах | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Moscow: ACT, 2005. Pp. 348 [349] + [3]. 20.5 x 13.7 cm. Translated by Владимир Бабков. Hardcover, pictoral boards. ISBN: 5170287933. Russian.

История мира в 10 1/2 главах | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (BSG Press, 2000; Russian)


Notes on this edition:  Julian Barnes. История мира в 10 1/2 главах | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Moscow: Inostrannaya Literatura / BSG Press, 2000. Pp. 398 [399] + [1] . 17 x 12 cm. ISBN: 5936360059. Translated by Владимир Бабков. Hardcover, pictoral boards.

ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΚΟΣΜΟΥ ΣΕ 10 1/2 ΚΕΦΑΛΑΙΑ | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Ekdoseis Psychogios, 1997; Greek)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΚΟΣΜΟΥ ΣΕ 10 1/2 ΚΕΦΑΛΑΙΑ [storia tou kosmou se 10½ kephalaia] | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Athens: Ekdoseis Psychogios, 1997. Pp. 383 + [1]. 20.7 x 13.1 cm. Translated by Demosthenes Kourtovik [Δημοσθένης Κούρτοβικ]. (Greek).

A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Jonathan Cape, 1989)


Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Jonathan Cape, 1989. £11.95. Print run: 13,000.

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: A HISTORY OF | THE WORLD | IN 10½ CHAPTERS | Julian Barnes | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | THIRTY-TWO BEDFORD SQUARE | LONDON

Copyright Page: First published 1989 | © Julian Barnes 1989 | Jonathan Cape Ltd, 32 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3SG | Facing page 124: Géricault, The Raft of the Medusa, 1819 | Louvre Museum, Paris  © Réunion des Musées Nationaux | A CIP catalogue record for this book | is available from the British Library | ISBN 0-224-02669-0 | Photoset in Great Britain by | Rowland Phototypesetting Ltd | Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk | Printed by Mackays of Chatham PLC | Chatham, Kent

Collation: 21.5 x 13.7 cm. Pp. [i-viii, 1-2] 3-30 [31-32] 33-58 [59-60] 61-80 [81-82] 83-111 [112-114] 115-139 [140-142] 143-168 [169-170] 171-188 [189-190] 191-222 [223-224] 225-246 [247-248] 249-280 [281-282] 283-309 [310-312]. [i]: ‘A HISTORY OF | THE WORLD | IN 10½ CHAPTERS’. [ii]: ‘by the same author | METROLAND | BEFORE SHE MET ME | FLAUBERT’S PARROT | STARING AT THE SUN’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘to Pat Kavanagh’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: contents. [viii]: blank. [1]: ‘I | THE STOWAWAY’. [2]: blank. 3-30: text. [31]: ‘2 | THE VISITORS’. [32]: blank. 33-58: text. [59]: ‘3 | THE WARS OF RELIGION’. [60]: blank. 61-80: text. [81]: ‘4 | THE SURVIVOR’. [82]: blank. 83-111: text. [112]: blank. [113]: ‘5 | SHIPWRECK’. [114]: blank. 115-139: text. [140]: blank. [141]: ‘6 | THE MOUNTAIN’. [142]: blank. 143-168: text. [169]: ‘7 | THREE SIMPLE STORIES’. [170]: blank. 171-188: text. [189]: ‘8 | UPSTREAM’. [190]: blank. 191-222: text. [223]: ‘PARENTHESIS’. [224]: blank. 225-246: text. [247]: ‘9 | PROJECT ARARAT’. [248]: blank. 249-280: text. [281]: ’10 | THE DREAM’. [282]: blank. 283-309: text. [310]: blank. [311]: author’s note. [312]: blank.

General description: Binding 22.2 x 14 cm. Dark blue boards, gold blocked on spine. Tan endpapers. Géricault image tipped in between pages 124-25. Blue dust jacket lettered in white. Color jacket illustration. White jacket flaps lettered in black. Author photograph by Ross MacGibbon on back flap.

Une histoire de monde en 10 chapitres 1/2 | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Mercure de France, 2011; French)


Notes on this edition: Une histoire de monde en 10 chapitres 1/2. Paris: Mercure de France, 2011. Translated into French by Michel Courtois-Fourcy.

Spine and back cover indicate this is a Folio imprint, no. 5612.

A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (ISIS, 1990; Large Print)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Oxford: ISIS, 1990. Pp. 499 + [5]. 22.1 x 14.2 cm. ISBN: 1850893489. Large Print edition in pictorial hard cover.