Flauberts Papagei | Flaubert’s Parrot (Haffmans Verlag, 1987; German)


Notes on this edition: Flauberts PapageiFlaubert’s Parrot. Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1987. Pp. 277 [1]. Translated by Michael Walter. (German).

Cover illustration by Volker Kriegel.

Flaubert’s Parrot | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Petersens, 2001)


Notes on this edition: Flaubert’s Parrot | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Hamburg: Petersens, 2001. 18 cm. ISBN: 3883891568.

This omnibus edition appears to have been printed and bound in Great Britain by Picador, but was published officially by Petersons for a foreign market. Listed as “Petersen Taschenbücher Bd. 156” on the page before the title page.

フロベールの鸚鵡 | Flaubert’s Parrot (白水社, 1993; Japanese)


Notes on this edition: フロベールの鸚鵡 | Flaubert’s Parrot (東京: 白水社, 1993. Pp. 294. 18 cm. ISBN: 9784560071021. Series: 白水Uブックス ;102.海外小說の誘惑 (Japanese)

Paper cream cover covered in white dust wrapper.

Flaubert’s Parrot (Picador, 1985)


Notes on this edition: Flaubert’s Parrot. London: Picador, 1985. Pp. 190 . 20 cm. £3.95.  ISBN: 0330289764

The book pictured is an 11th printing with a number line on the copyright page reading: “19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11”

O Papagaio de Flaubert | Flaubert’s Parrot (Quetzal Editores, 1988; Portuguese)


Notes on this edition: O Papagaio de Flaubert | Flaubert’s Parrot. Lisboa: Quetzal Editores (Círculo de Leitores), 1988. Pp. 214 [1]. Translated by Ana Maria Amador. (Portuguese – Portugal).

An later edition of this translations was published in 2010. O Papagaio de Flaubert. Lisboa: Quetzal Editores, 2010. Pp. 238 [2]. Translated by Ana Maria Amador with revisions by Carlos Pinheiro.

El loro de Flaubert | Flaubert’s Parrot (Editorial Anagrama/Compactos, 2001; Spanish)


Notes on this edition: El loro de Flaubert | Flaubert’s Parrot. Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama/Compactos, 2001. Pp. 229. 21 cm. Translated by Antonio Mauri. ISBN: 9788433920904 (Spanish)

Editorial Anagrama issued El loro de Flaubert in a compact edition (Compactos 86). The book pictured is the 5th printing (“Quinta edición”), published in September 2001.

Papagalul lui Flaubert | Flaubert’s Parrot (Nemira Grup Editorial, 2006; Romania)


Notes on this edition: Papagalul lui Flaubert | Flaubert’s Parrot. Bucureşti: Nemira Grup Editorial, 2006. Pp. 256. Translated by Virgil Stanciu. ISBN: 973-569-845-5 (Romania).

An earlier Romanian edition was published by Editura Univers in 1997.

Попугай Флобера | Flaubert’s Parrot (ACT, 2005; Russian)


Notes on this edition: Попугай Флобера | Flaubert’s Parrot. Moscow: ACT, 2005. Pp. 253. 21 cm. ISBN: 5170104375. Russian.

Flaubert’s Parrot (Vintage Books, 2009)


Notes on this edition: Flaubert’s Parrot. London: Vintage Books, 2009. Paperback. ISBN: 9780099540588

Vintage Book reissued their standard paperback edition of Flaubert’s Parrot as part of their “Vintage” author series. The front cover states in the upper-right corner “Vintage Barnes”.

Flaubert’s Parrot (Alfred A. Knopf, 1985; Paperback)


Notes about this edition: Flaubert’s Parrot. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. Pp. 190. Paperbound with setting and cover illustration as in the first U.S. hardback edition.

This paperback edition of Julian Barnes’s Flaubert’s Parrot appears nearly identical to the first edition hardback published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1985. The title pages the copyright pages are identical, except that this paperback edition does not state “First American Edition” and does not include information about where the book was printed, as in the hardback edition. The ISBN listed on the copyright page is for the hardback edition. This paperback edition contains no marking indicating it is an American book club edition, but this is a likely explanation.