Staring at the Sun (Vintage Books, 2014)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Staring at the Sun. London: Vintage Books, 2014. Pp. 195 + [7]. 19.8 x 12.8 cm. ISBN: 9780099540090.

Vintage rejacketed Julian Barnes’s entire backlist of paperbacks in 2013, and Staring at the Sun followed a similar design in 2014. Cover design by Suzanne Dean.

Writers on World War II: An Anthology (Alfred A. Knopf, 1991)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Staring at the Sun [excerpt].” Writers on World War II: An Anthology. Edited by Mordecai Richler. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. 727 + [9]. 24 x 16 cm. ISBN: 0394572580.

Julian Barnes’s excerpt from Staring at the Sun appears on pp. 159-160.

Staring at the Sun (Vintage Books, 2009)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Staring at the Sun. London: Vintage Books, 2009. Pp. 195 + [7]. 19.8 x 13 cm. ISBN: 9780099540090.

In 2009, Julian Barnes changed paperback publishers from Picador to Vintage Books.

Staring at the Sun (Picador, 2005; Rejacketed)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Staring at the Sun. London: Picador, 2005. 195 + [7]. 19.7 x 12.9 cm. ISBN: 0330299301.

Picador reissued their edition of Staring at the Sun with new cover art at the same time they reset Barnes’s other books. While the copyright page does not state the date, the rejacketed editions were issued in 2005. The pagination remains the same as in earlier Picador editions of this novel. This printing is the 24th printing.

Author photograph by Ellen Warner.

Staring at the Sun (Vintage International, 1993)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Staring at the Sun. New York: Vintage International, 1993. Pp. 197 + [1]. 20.3 x 13.1 cm. ISBN: 0679748202.

Julian Barnes changed the dedication page for the Vintage American edition to honor his former editor Frances Lindley (1911-1987).

Staring at the Sun (Perennial, 1988)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Staring at the Sun. New York: Perennial Library, 1988. Pp. 197 + [5]. 20.2 x 13.5 cm. ISBN: 0060971487.

First U.S. paperback edition. Cover illustration by Karen Katz.

Staring at the Sun | Unbound Proof (Jonathan Cape, 1986; Author’s Copy)


Notes on this edition:b Staring at the Sun. London: Jonathan Cape, 1986.

This unbound, loose sheet uncorrected galley proof is from Julian Barnes’s personal collection. Printed on one side of each sheet, two pages per page, landscape format.

In die Sonne sehen | Staring at the Sun (Heyne, 1996; German)


Notes on this edition: In die Sonne sehen | Staring at the Sun. Munich: Wilhelm Heyne, 1996. Pp. 269 [270] + [2]. 17.8 x 11.4 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 3453092554. (German).

In de zon kijken | Staring at the Sun (Uitgeverij de Arbeiderspers, 1986; Dutch)


Notes on this edition: In de zon kijken | Staring at the Sun. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij de Arbeiderspers, 1986. Pp. 242 + [2]. 20 x 12.4 cm. Translated by Tinke Davids. ISBN: 9029501367. (Dutch).

Grote ABC, nr. 564.

De frente para o sol | Staring at the Sun (Rocco, 1990; Portuguese-Brazil)


Notes on this edition: De frente para o sol | Staring at the Sun. Rio de Janeiro: Rocco, 1990. Pp. 208. 20.9 x 13.9 cm. Translated by Aulyde Soares Rodrigues. ISBN: 8532500307. (Portuguese-Brazil).