Notes on this edition: First edition – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. $24.95.
Title Page: Nothing | to Be | Frightened Of | [decorative rule] | Julian Barnes | [Knopf device] | ALFRED A. KNOPF, NEW YORK, 2008
Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF | Copyright © 2008 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, | a division of Random House, Inc., New York. | www.aaknopf.com | Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, an imprint of | The Random House Group Limited, London. | A portion of this book appeared in The New Yorker | Knopf, Borzoi Books, and the colophon are registered trademarks of | Random House, Inc. | Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data | Barnes, Julian. | Nothing to be frightened of / Julian Barnes.—1st American ed. | p. cm. | | ISBN 978-0-307-26963-8 | 1. Barnes, Julian—Psychology. 2. Authors, English—20th century— | Biography. 3. Fear of death. 4. Barnes, Julian—Philosophy. | 5. Barnes, Julian—Religion. 6. Barnes, Julian—Childhood and youth. | 7. Barnes, Julian—Family. I. Title. | PR6052.A6657Z46 2008 823’.914B—dc22 2008019603 | Manufactured in the United States of America | First United States Edition
Collation: 21.2 x 14.0 cm. Pp. [i-viii, 1-4] 5- [beginning with page 5, all odd pages are numbered, while all even pages are unnumbered] [245-248]. [i]: blank. [ii]: ‘BY THE SAME AUTHOR | FICTION | Arthur & George | The Lemon Table | Love, etc. | England, England | Cross Channel | The Porcupine | Talking It Over | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters | Staring at the Sun | Flaubert’s Parrot | Before She Met Me | Metroland | NONFICTION | The Pedant in the Kitchen | Something to Declare | Letters From London, 1990–1995 | TRANSLATION | In the Land of Pain | by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: ‘NOTHING | to Be | Frightened Of’. [iv]: blank. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘to P.’. [viii]: blank. : ‘Nothing | to Be | Frightened Of’. : blank. [3-4]: text. 5-: text. [245-246]: blank. : ‘A NOTE ON THE TYPE | Pierre SImon Fournier le jeune, who designed the type used | in this book, was both an originator and a collector of types. | His types are old style in character and sharply cut. In 1764 | and 1766 he published his Manual typographique, a treatise on | the history of French types and printing, and on what many | consider his most important contribution to typography— | the measurement of type by the point system. | Composed by Stratford Publishing Services | Brattleboro, Vermont | Printed and bound by R. R. Donnelley | Harrisonburg, Virginia | Designed by M. Kristen Bearse’. : blank.
General description: Binding 22.0 x 14.7 cm. Light blue paper boards with grey quarter-cloth spine stamped in silver lettering. White endpapers. The text block has a ‘deckled’ or uncut fore edge. Cover features a photograph of Julian Barnes by Paul Stuart. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. Bottom of back flap dates the dust jacket as ‘9/2008’.