The Porcupine | Promotional Pamphlet (Alfred A. Knopf, 1992)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Porcupine (excerpt). New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. Pp. 28 [29] + [1]. 23.5 x 15.5 cm.

The opening of Julian Barnes’s novel The Porcupine was produced as one of four promotional pamphlets issued in a protective slipcase. The four pamphlets include excerpts from:

Kathryn Kramer: Rattlesnake Farming
Michael Ondaatje: The English Patient
Michael Doane: City of Light
Julian Barnes: The Porcupine

Oklukirpi | The Porcupine (Ayrıntı Yayınları, 2006; Turkish)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Oklukirpi | The Porcupine. Ayrıntı Yayınları, 2006. Pp. 128. 19.5 x 13 cm. Translated by Serdar Rifat Kırkoğlu. ISBN: 9755392343. (Turkish).

This is the first edition by Ayrıntı Yayınları. The novel was previously published by Mitos Yayinlari in 1993.

Das Stachelschwein | The Porcupine (Rowohlt, 1998; German)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Das Stachelschwein | The Porcupine. Reinbek: Rowohlt, 1998. Pp. 152 [153] + [7]. 19 x 11.5 cm. Translated by Stefan Howald and Ingrid Heinrich-Jost. ISBN: 3499221268. (German).

The Porcupine (Vintage Books, 2014)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Porcupine. London: Vintage Books, 2014. Pp. 138. 19.8 x 12.9 cm. ISBN: 9780099540144.

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

Il porcospino | The Porcupine (Einaudi, 2017; Italian)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Il porcospino | The Porcupine. Torino: Einaudi, 2017. Pp. 154 + [2]. 18.2 x 12.4 cm. Translated by Daniela Fargione. ISBN: 9788806221775. (Italian).

L’Arcipelago Einaudi #231.

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The Porcupine (Vintage Books, 2009)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Porcupine. London: Vintage Books, 2009. Pp. 138. 19.8 x 13 cm. ISBN: 9780099540144.

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

The Porcupine (Picador, 2005; Rejacketed)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Porcupine. London: Picador, 2005. Pp. 138. 19.7 x 12.8 cm. ISBN: 033032828x.

Picador reissued their edition of The Porcupine with new cover art at the same time they reissued Barnes’s other books. While the copyright page does not state the date, the rejacketed editions were issued in 2005. This printing is the 5th printing.

Author photograph by Ellen Warner.

The Porcupine | Unbound Proof (Jonathan Cape, 1992; Author’s Copy)

Notes on this edition: The Porcupine. London: Jonathan Cape, 1992.

This unbound, loose sheet galley proof is from Julian Barnes’s personal collection. Printed on one side of each sheet, the pages show crop marks for future sizing.

O porco-espinho | The Porcupine (Rocco, 1996; Portuguese-Brazil)

Notes on this edition: O porco-espinho | The Porcupine. Rio de Janeiro: Rocco, 1996. Pp. 117 + [3]. 20.8 x 14 cm. Translated by Roberto Grey. ISBN: 9788532506139. (Portuguese-Brazil) .

Il porcospino | The Porcupine (Rizzoli, 1993; Italian)

Notes on this edition: Il porcospino | The Porcupine. Milan: Rizzoli, 1993. Pp. 153 [154]. 22.2 x 14 cm. Translated by Riccardo Mainardi. ISBN: 8817671134. (Italian).