Levels of Life (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013)


Notes on this edition: First edition – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. $22.95. 


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Title Page: LEVELS OF LIFE | Julian Barnes | [Knopf device] | ALFRED A. KNOPF | NEW YORK  2013

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF | Copyright © 2013 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Alfred A. | Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc., New York. | Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, | an imprint of The Random House Group Limited, London. | www.aaknopf.com | Knopf, Borzoi Books, and the colophon are registered | trademarks of Random House, Inc. | Grateful acknowledgment is made to Christopher Reid for | permission to reprint an excerpt from “Exasperated Pity” by | Christopher Reid. Reprinted by permission of the poet. | The author is grateful to Richard Holmes’s The Age of Wonder | for its account of eighteenth-century ballooning. | Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data | Barnes, Julian. | Levels of life / by Julian Barnes.—First United Stated edition. | p.  cm. | | ISBN 978-0-385-35077-8 (hardcover) | I. Title. | PR6052.A6657L48 2013 | 823’.914—dc23 | [B]     2013004601 | Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson | Manufactured in the United States of America | First United States Edition

Collation: 19.0 x 13.2 cm. Pp. [i-x, 1-3] 4-30 [31-33] 34-69 [70-73] 74-128 [129-134]. [i]: blank. [ii]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES | FICTION | Metroland | Before She Met Me | Flaubert’s Parrot | Staring at the Sun | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters | Talking It Over | The Porcupine | Cross Channel | England, England | Love, Etc. | The Lemon Table | Arthur & George | Pulse | The Sense of an Ending | NONFICTION | Letters From London, 1990–1995 | Something to Declare | The Pedant in the Kitchen | Nothing to Be Frightened Of | TRANSLATION | In The Land of Pain by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: ‘LEVELS OF LIFE’. [iv]: blank. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘FOR PAT’. [viii]: blank. [ix]: ‘CONTENTS | THE SIN OF HEIGHT | 1  | ON THE LEVEL | 31 | THE LOSS OF DEPTH | 71’. [x]: blank. [1]: ‘THE SIN OF HEIGHT’. [2]: blank. [3]-30: text. [31]: ‘ON THE LEVEL’. [32]: blank. [33]-69: text. [70]: blank. [71]: ‘THE LOSS OF DEPTH’. [72]: blank. [73]-128: text. [129-130]: blank. [131]: ‘A NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHOR | Julian Barnes is the author of eleven novels, three | books of short stories, and three collections of | journalism. In addition to the Man Booker Prize, his | other honors include the Somerset Maugham Award, | the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and the | E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy | of Arts and Letters. He lives in London.’. [132]: blank. [133]: ‘A NOTE ON THE TYPE | This book was set in a version of the well-known | Monotype face Bembo. This letter was cut for | the celebrated Venetian printer Aldus Manutius | by Francesco Griffo, and first used in Pietro | Cardinal Bembo’s De Aetna of 1495. | Typeset by Scribe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Printed and bound by RR Donnelley, | Harrisonburg, Virginia’. [134]: blank.  

General description: Binding 19.7 x 14.0 cm. Grey paper boards with black quarter-cloth spine stamped in silver lettering. White endpapers. Back flap of dust jacket features a photograph of Julian Barnes and Pat Kavanagh by Jillian Edelstein. Bottom of back flap dates the dust jacket as ‘9/2013’.

Niveles de vida | Levels of Life (Compactos Anagrama, 2017; Spanish)


Notes on this edition: Niveles de vida | Levels of Life. Barcelona: Compactos Anagrama, 2017. 21 cm. Translated by Jaime Zulaika. ISBN: 9788433960023. (Spanish).

This example is the first Compact edition of Levels of Life, published in June 2017.

Hoogteverschillen | Levels of Life (Uitgeverij Atlas Contact, 2017; Dutch)


Notes on this edition: Hoogteverschillen | Levels of Life. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Atlas Contact, 2017. Pp. 127. 21 cm. Translated by Ronald Vlek. ISBN: 9789025441425. (Dutch).

This example is of the sixth printing in April 2017. The first edition was published in May 2013.

Visit the Atlas website: http://www.atlascontact.nl/auteur/julian-barnes/

УРОВНИ ЖИЗНИ | Levels of Life (Eksmo, 2017; Russian)


Notes on this edition: УРОВНИ ЖИЗНИ | Levels of Life. Eksmo, 2017. Pp. 192. 10 x 14 cm. ISBN: 9785699970810. (Russian).

سطوح زندگی | Levels of Life (Melikan, 2015; Persian)


Notes on this edition: سطوح زندگی | Levels of Life. Tehran: Melikan, 2015. Pp. 80.  Translated by Shabnam Saadat. ISBN: 9786007845059. (Persian).

Sincere thanks to Mohammad Hekmat for providing a copy of the book and information concerning its publication.

Levels of Life | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013)


Notes on this edition: Levels of Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. Uncorrected Proof of the American edition bound in pale yellow paper cover with black lettering. Provisional publication date set for “26 September 2013” with a list price of $22.95.

Levels of Life (Vintage Canada, 2014)


Notes on this edition: Levels of Life. Toronto: Vintage Canada, 2014. ISBN: 9780345813565

First Canadian paperback edition of Julian Barnes’s Levels of Life.