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).

Le perroquet de Flaubert | Flaubert’s Parrot (Stock, 2000; French)

Notes on this edition: Le perroquet de Flaubert | Flaubert’s Parrot Paris: Stock, 2000. Pp. 341. 18 cm. Translated by Jean Guiloineau. ISBN: 9782234052130. (French).

Series: Bibliothèque Cosmopolite

Flaubert’s Parrot (Picador, 2002)

Notes on this edition: Flaubert’s Parrot. London: Picador, 2002. Pp. ix, 229. 18 cm. ISBN: 0330491962.

Released as part of “Picador XXX Thirty” to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the Picador imprint that launched in 1972. The front cover uses a black and white version of the photograph that appeared on the first Picador edition in 1985 and the back cover reproduces the original cover in color.