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.

El loro de Flaubert | Flaubert’s Parrot (Editorial Anagrama, 2015; Spanish)

Notes on this edition: El loro de Flaubert | Flaubert’s Parrot. Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama, 2015. Pp. 228. 22 cm. Translated by Antonio Mauri. ISBN: 9788433928382. (Spanish).

Hardback “Edición Limitada” published in 2015.

Birds of Prey: Seven Sardonic Stories (Rare Books and Berry, 2010)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Flaubert’s Parrot.” Birds of Prey: Seven Sardonic Stories. Somerset: Rare Books and Berry, 2010. Pp. 127. 23 cm. ISBN: 9780955711992. Introduction by Margaret Drabble.

Julian Barnes’s chapter runs from pp. [90]-105.


  • “The Birds” by Daphne du Maurier
  • “The Firebird’s Nest” by Salman Rushdie
  • “The Devil Bird” by Christopher Ondaatje
  • “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe
  • “Flaubert’s Parrot” by Julian Barnes
  • “The White Crow” by Christopher Ondaatje
  • “The Untimely End of Khairu the Hobby” by Richard Francis Burton

“Emma Bovary’s Eyes” (Granta 7: Best of Young British Novelists, 1983)

Notes on this edition: Granta: Best of Young British Novelists, issue 7 (Granta, 1983). ISSN: 0017-3231; ISBN: 0140068333. Edited by Bill Buford and distributed by Penguin Books.

First appearance of Julian Barnes’s story “Emma Bovary’s Eyes” which later appeared as a chapter in his novel Flaubert’s Parrot. The Granta version contains some textual differences from the finished novel and appears on pages 59-67.

Other authors featured in this collection include: Martin Amis, Pat Barker, Ursula Bentley, William Boyd, Buchi Emecheta, Maggie Gee, Kazuo Ishiguro, Alan Judd, Adam Mars-Jones, Ian McEwan, Shiva Naipaul, Philip Norman, Christopher Priest, Salman Rushdie, Lisa de Terán, Clive Sinclair, Graham Swift, Rose Tremain, A. N. Wilson.

Flaubert’ in Papagani | Flaubert’s Parrot (Ayrinti Yayinlari, 2001; Turkish)

Notes on this edition: Flaubert’ in Papagani | Flaubert’s Parrot.  Istanbul: Ayrinti Yayinlari, 2001. Translated by Serdar Rıfat Kırkoğlu. ISBN: 9755392327. (Turkish).

Flaubert’s Parrot (Bloomsbury Classics, 1992)

Notes on this edition: Flaubert’s Parrot. London: Bloomsbury Classics, 1992. £10.95.

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | [rule] | Flaubert’s | Parrot | BLOOMSBURY CLASSICS [with Bloomsbury device overlapped]

Copyright Page: First published 1984 by Jonathan Cape Ltd | Copyright © 1984 by Julian Barnes | This edition 1992 | The moral rights of the author has been asserted | Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd, 2 Soho Square, | London W1V 5DE | A CIP catalogue record for this | book is available from the British Library | ISBN 0 7475 1347 3 | 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 | Designed by Jeff Fisher | Typeset in Great Britain by Hewer Text, Edinburgh | Printed in Great Britain by St Edmundsbury Press Ltd, | Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Collation: 15 x 10.1 cm. Pp. [i-xii] 1-308. [i]: device. [ii]: ‘BY THE SAME AUTHOR | Metroland | Before She Met Me | Staring at the Sun | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters | Talking It Over’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘To Pat’. [vi]: blank [vii]: ‘NOTE | I am grateful to James Fenton and the | Salamander Press for permission to reprint | the lines from ‘A German Requiem’ on | page 179. The translations in this book are | by Geoffrey Braithwaite; though he would | have been lost without the impeccable | example of Francis Steegmuller. | J.B.’. [viii]: blank. [ix]: epigraph. [x]: blank. [xi]: contents. [xii]: blank. 1-308: text.

General description: Binding 15.8 x 10.8 cm. Black boards, gold blocked on spine. Cream endpapers.

Flaubert’s Parrot | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012; Everyman’s Library #348)

Notes on this edition: Flaubert’s Parrot | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. Pp. . 449. 21 cm. ISBN: 9780307961433.

This Everman’s Library edition publishes Julian Barnes’s novels Flaubert’s Parrot and A History of the World in 10½ Chapters with an introduction by Sarah Churchwell (pp. vii-xvii).

Listed as Everyman’s Library #348.

福楼拜的鹦鹉 | Flaubert’s Parrot (译林出版社 | Yilin Press, 2016; Chinese)

Notes on this edition: 福楼拜的鹦鹉 | Flaubert’s Parrot. Nanjing: 译林出版社 | Yilin Press, 2016. Pp. 255. 21 cm. Translated by 但汉松. ISBN: 9787544760720. (Chinese).

Features a promotional wrap around band, as shown.

התוכי של פלובר | Flaubert’s Parrot (Zmora-Bitan, 2005 Hebrew)

Notes on this edition: התוכי של פלובר | Flaubert’s Parrot. Tel Aviv: Zmora-Bitan, 2005. Pp. 240. 21 cm. Translated by מאיר ויזלטיר. (Hebrew).

Flaubertův papoušek | Flaubert’s Parrot (Odeon, 2016; Czech)

Notes on this edition: Flaubertův papoušek | Flaubert’s Parrot. Prague: Odeon, 2016. Pp. 249. 21 cm. Translated by Miloš Urban. ISBN: 9788020717153. (Czech).