Zgiełk czasu | The Noise of Time (Świat Książki, 2017; Polish)


Notes on this edition: Zgiełk czasu | The Noise of Time. Warsaw: Świat Książki, 2017. Pp. 220 [221] + [3]. 20.6 x 13.2 cm. Translated by Dominika Lewandowska-Rodak. ISBN: 9788380315877. (Polish).

The table of contents pictured appears on unnumbered page [223].

O ruído do tempo | The Noise of Time (Rocco, 2017; Portuguese-Brazil)


Notes on this edition: O ruído do tempo | The Noise of Time. Rio de Janeiro: Rocco, 2017. Pp. 175 + [1]. 20.9 x 14 cm. Translated by Léa Viveiros de Castro. ISBN: 9788532530486. (Portuguese – Brazil).

Le fracas du temps | The Noise of Time (Mercure de France / Folio, 2016; French)


Notes on this edition: Le fracas du temps | The Noise of Time. Paris: Mercure de France / Folio, 2016. Pp. 250 [251] + [5]. 17.8 x 10.8 cm. Translated by Jean-Pierre Aoustin. ISBN: 9782072743344. (French).

Folio no. 6426.

Шумът на времето | The Noise of Time (Obsidian, 2016; Bulgarian)


Notes on this edition: Шумът на времето | The Noise of Time. Sofia: Obsidian, 2016. Pp. 213 [214] + [2]. 20 x 13 cm. Translated by Любомир Николов [Ljubomir Nikolov]. ISBN: 9789547694019. (Bulgarian).

Der Lärm der Zeit | The Noise of Time (Büchergilde Gutenberg, [2017]; German)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Der Lärm der Zeit | The Noise of Time. Frankfurt am Main Zürich Wien: Büchergilde Gutenberg, [2017]. Pp. 244 [245] + [11]. 19.5 x 12 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 9783763269716. (German).

The text ends on the unnumbered page [245], which is followed by 11 blank pages.

Hrumenje časa | The Noise of Time (Mladinska knjiga, 2017; Slovenian)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Hrumenje časa | The Noise of Time. Ljubljana: Mladinska knjiga, 2017. Pp. 229 + [3]. 20.6 x 14.6 cm. Translated by Vasja Bratina. ISBN: 9789640145615. (Slovenian).

时间的噪音 | The Noise of Time (Yilin Press, 2017; Chinese)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. 时间的噪音 | The Noise of Time. Nanjing: Yilin Press, 2017. Pp. 257 + [3]. 20.8 x 14.7 cm. ISBN: 9787544769440. (Chinese).

Tidens larm | The Noise of Time (Forum, 2017; Swedish)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Tidens larm | The Noise of Time. Stockholm: Forum, 2017. Pp. 207 [208] + [2]. 21 x 13.1 cm. Translated by Mats Hörmark. ISBN: 9789137148076. (Swedish).

Forum published a second state cover marked by the addition of blurbs to the front flap, as pictured below:


To view all of Julian Barnes’s books on the Forum website, please visit: https://www.forum.se/forfattare/15307/julian-barnes/

Het tumult van de tijd | The Noise of Time (Dwarsligger/Uitgeverij Atlas Contact, 2017; Dutch)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Het tumult van de tijd | The Noise of Time. Amsterdam: Dwarsligger, 2017. Pp. 373 [374-375] + [9]. 12 x 8.2 cm. Translated by Ronald Vlek. ISBN: 9789049805654. (Dutch).

Dwarsligger is an imprint of Uitgeverij Atlas Contact. The volume is a small format paperback. This particular title is “Dwarsligger 478” in the series.

The Noise of Time (London Review Bookshop, 2016; Limited Edition Full Leather)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Noise of Time. London: London Review Bookshop, 2016. Limited Edition Full Leather.

Julian Barnes’s novel The Noise of Time was published in 2016, concurrently with the London Review Bookshop’s limited edition. The edition featured here is one of three hors de commerce copies signed by the author. Outside of this designation on the limitation page, the hors de commerce edition is identical to the full leather copy limited to 25 copies.

The book itself measures 20.6 x 13.7 cm. The slipcase measures 21.3 x 14.2 cm.

From the limitation page:

A special signed limited First Edition of
The Noise of Time
printed on Longan Book Wove 150gsm paper.
Numbers 1 to 75 have been quarter-bound
in Harmatan Yellow 30 Goatskin
with Atlantic Cloth sides and contain one
facsimile page from the author’s notebook.
25 copies (i to xxv), plus three hors de commerce,
have been fully bound in the same leather
and contain a portfolio of six facsimile pages
of early draft passages and notebook entries.

The edition featured here is numbered “Hors Commerce 2/3” and is signed by Julian Barnes to the limitation page. (Note: The image has been modified to remove the name of the recipient to whom Barnes inscribed the book.)

The facsimile page is contained in a paper folder with the following letterpressed to the front:

  1. Notebook entry of possible titles.
  2. Middle-of-the-night jotting from bedside notepad.
  3. Possible epigraphs, neither of them used.
  4. Draft of section when the opening episode returns as a memory in the second part of the novel.
  5. Early draft of opening of first part.
  6. First notes on novel, from notebook.

JULIAN BARNES (c) 2016