“Hamlet in the Wild West” (Index on Censorship, 1994)


Notes on this edition: “Hamlet in the Wild West.” (Short Story). Index on Censorship, vol. 23, issue 4/5, September/October 1994. Pp. 100-103.

This copy features signatures by Julian Barnes and A.S. Byatt to their respective short stories.

Simon Leys: Navigator Between Worlds (La Trobe University Press, 2017)


Notes on this edition:  Philippe Paquet. Simon Leys: Navigator Between Worlds. Translated by Julie Rose. Carlton, Australia: La Trobe University Press (in conjunction with Black Inc.), 2017. Pp. 664. ISBN: 9781863959209

Forward by Julian Barnes on pages xi-xiii. Blurb by Julian Barnes also printed on the back of jacket. Barnes’s introduction was also published in The Australian newspaper.

“The Stowaway” | Free Sample Chapter (Reader’s Collection, 1989)


Notes on this edition: “The Stowaway” from A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. The Reader’s Collection, 1989. Pp.28.

Sample chapter from Julian Barnes’s novel bound in paper covers. Stated on the inside pages: “This free sample chapter is one of the four specially printed for the Summer Reader’s Collection […]”.

The sample chapter includes a reproduction of the novel’s title page and copyright page. As this is the only sample examined, it remains unclear why the Barnes chapter was bound in a cover featuring cover art from Gita Mehta’s Raj.

The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories | “One of a Kind” (Penguin, 1988)


Notes on this edition: “One of a Kind” by Julian Barnes. The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories. Edited with an introduction by Malcolm Bradbury. London: Penguin, 1988.

Julian Barnes’s short story “One of a Kind” is published on pages 400-406. In this example, Barnes has signed his entry. Formerly from the library of book collector Rolland Comstock.

A Book of Mediterranean Food: And Other Writings (Folio Society, 2005; Preface)


Notes on this edition: Elizabeth David. A Book of Mediterranean Food: And Other Writings. London: The Folio Society, 2005. Pp. 265. 26 cm.

Preface by Julian Barnes (ix-xxii). Decorations by John Minton. Watercolors by Sophie MacCarthy

“A London View” (Granta 65, Spring 1999)


Notes on this edition: “A London View” by Julian Barnes. Granta 65 (Spring 1999): 176-177. Barnes recalls his early memories of the Metropolitan, Bakerloo and District tube lines.

“Evermore” | The Penguin Book of First World War Stories (Penguin Books, 2007)


Notes on this edition: “Evermore” in The Penguin Book of First World War Stories. New York: Penguin Books, 2007. Pp. 401. ISBN: 9780141442150

Julian Barnes’s short story “Evermore” is published on pages 345-361.

“Vigilance” | TLS Stories (Times Literary Supplement, 2003)


Notes on this edition: “Vigilance”. TLS Stories. Edited and with an Introduction by Lindsay Duguid. London: Times Literary Supplement, 2003. Pp. 171. 18 cm. ISBN: 9781841221625.

In 2003, the TLS published this collection as a promotional item for subscribers. Julian Barnes’s short story “Vigilance” is published on pages 8-20. Other authors featured in the collection include:

  • “Babushka in the Blue Bus”  by Shena Mackay
  • “The Red-Haired Girl” by Penelope Fitzgerald
  • “Bookcruncher”  by Tibor Fischer
  • “Cheers” by Helen Simpson
  • “Annals of the Honorary Secretary” by James Lasdun
  • “Bosom Companions” by Dan Jacobson
  • “Easter” by John McGahern
  • “Science and the Arts” by M. John Harrison
  • “The Shortlist Season” by Ali Smith
  • “A Beautiful Restoration” by Dilys Rose
  • “Lone Pine” by David Malouf
  • “The Party” by Amit Chaudhuri
  • “Here Comes Glad” by Paul Magrs
  • “Curved Is the Line of Beauty” by Hilary Mantel
  • “Some Time I Shall Sleep Out” by J. Maclaren-Ross

13 Prisen Mitternacht | The Times Anthology of Ghost Stories (Bastei Lübbe, 1979)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Eine beherrschte Frau” [“A Self-Possessed Woman.”] 13 Prisen Mitternacht | The Times Anthology of Ghost Stories. Bastei Lübbe, 1979. 141-156.

First German edition of this anthology, which was preceded by English editions in hardback (Jonathan Cape, 1975) and paperback (Corgi, 1977). All editions were published prior to Julian Barnes’s first novel Metroland (Jonathan Cape, 1980).

The Times Anthology of Ghost Stories (Corgi Books, 1977)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “A Self-Possessed Woman.” The Times Anthology of Ghost Stories. London: Corgi Books, 1977. 129-145.

First paperback edition of this anthology. The back cover lists the sales price for UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. The Australian price of $2.00 is the “RECOMMENDED PRICE ONLY”, and the front cover features a price sticker of $2.50, thus suggesting the origin of sale within that country.

The book was first published by in hardback with dark green dust jacket (Jonathan Cape, 1975). Both editions published prior to Barnes’s first novel Metroland (Jonathan Cape, 1980). A German translation of this anthology also appeared in paperback (Bastei Lübbe, 1979).