El sentido de un final | The Sense of an Ending (Compactos Anagrama, 2017; Spanish)


Notes on this edition: El sentido de un final | The Sense of an Ending. Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama Compactos, 2017. Pp. 186. 21 cm. Translated by Jaime Zulaika. ISBN: 9788433977373. (Spanish).

This example of the “Compactos” edition is the third printing published in July 2017.

Alsof het voorbij is | The Sense of an Ending (Uitgeverij Atlas Contact, 2017; Dutch)


Notes on this edition: Alsof het voorbij is | The Sense of an Ending. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Atlas Contact, 2017. Pp. 158. 21 cm. Translated by Ronald Vlek. ISBN: 9789025450571. (Dutch).

The Sense of an Ending (Alfred A. Knopf, 2011)


Notes on this edition: First edition – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. $23.95 ISBN: 9780307957122

Winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize.


Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: THE SENSE | OF AN ENDING | JULIAN BARNES | [Alfred A. Knopf device] | ALFRED A. KNOPF | NEW YORK 2011

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF | Copyright © 2011 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, in 2011. | Knopf, Borzoi Books, and the colophon are | registered trademarks of Random House, Inc. | Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data | Barnes, Julian. | The sense of an ending / Julian Barnes.—1st American ed. | p.  cm. | “This is a Borzoi book.” | ISBN 978-0-307-95712-2 | 1. Middle-aged men—Fiction. 2. Life change events—Fiction. | 3. Male friendship—Fiction. 4. Psychological fiction. I. Title. | PR6052.A6657S46 2012 | 823’.914—dc23 | 2011025433 | This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents | either are the product of the author’s imagination or are | used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, | living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. | Jacket image by Roger Mayne/Mary Evans Picture Library | Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson | Manufactured in the United States of America | First United States Edition

Collation: 18.9 x 13.2 cm. Pp. [Note: All even numbered pages are unnumbered. Unless otherwise indicated within brackets, all odd numbered pages are numbered at the top center of the page.]  [i-viii, 1-4] 5-61 [62-66] 67-163 [164-168]. [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 | NONFICTION | Nothing to Be Frightened Of | Letters From London 1990–1995 | Something to Declare | The Pedant in the Kitchen | TRANSLATION | In The Land Of Pain | by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: ‘THE SENSE | OF AN ENDING’. [iv]: blank. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘For Pat’. [vi]: blank. [1]: ‘ONE’. [2]: blank. [3]-61: text. [62]: blank. [63]: ‘TWO’. [64]: blank. [65]-163: text. [164]: blank. [165]: [‘A NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHOR’]. [166]: blank. [167]: [‘NOTE ON THE TYPE’]. [168]: blank.

General description: Binding 19.7 x 13.9 cm. Speckled tan paper boards with black, quarter cloth at spine. Spine stamped in silver lettering. White endpapers. Cut fore edge. Back flap of dust jacket features an author photograph by Alan Edwards.

Il senso di una fine | The Sense of an Ending (Einaudi, 2012; Italian)


Notes on this edition: Il senso di una fine | The Sense of an Ending. Torino: Einaudi, 2012. Pp. 150. 23 cm. Translated by Susanna Basso. ISBN: 9788806211561. (Italian).

The Sense of an Ending | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 2011)


Notes on this edition: The Sense of an Ending. London: Jonathan Cape, 2011. Uncorrected proof in paper covers with ruled paper imagery. “The Sense of | an Ending” in dark red lettering and “Julian | Barnes | WINNER OF THE DAVID COHEN PRIZE FOR LITERATURE 2011” in black near the bottom of the front cover. Proof ISBN stated to back cover: 9780224096126

درک یک پایان | The Sense of an Ending (Ghasedak-e Saba, 2017)


Notes on this edition: درک یک پایان | The Sense of an Ending. Ghasedak-e Saba, 2017. Pp. 176. 21.5 cm. Translated by Niloofar Dodd. ISBN: 9786005675320.

Third Persian translation of Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending, this edition features a cover with stills from the film adaptation of the novel.

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

درک یک پایان | The Sense of an Ending (Farhang-i Nashr-i Naw, 2016; Persian)


Notes on this edition: درک یک پایان | The Sense of an Ending. Nashr-e No, 2016. Pp. 201. 19 cm. Translated by Hassan Kamshad. ISBN: 9786007439340 (Persian).

The first edition of Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending published in Iran. Despite parts of the book being censored, the novel was well-received. This specimen is the 5th printing.

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

حس یک پایان | The Sense of an Ending (Zaryab, 2015; Persian)


Notes on this edition: حس یک پایان | The Sense of an Ending. Zaryab, 2015. Pp. 192. 21 cm. Translated by Mohammad Hekmat. ISBN: 9789936615021. (Persian).

Published in Afghanistan, this is the first Persian translation of Julian Barnes. It is also the only uncensored Persian version of The Sense of an Ending.

Sincere thanks to Mohammad Hekmat for providing a copy of the book and information concerning its publication. Read an interview with Mohammad Hekmat about his translation of Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending in the Los Angeles Review of Books (15 March 2017).

回憶的餘燼 Hui yi de yu jin | The Sense of an Ending (Tian Xia Wen Hua, 2012; Chinese)


Notes on this edition: 回憶的餘燼 (Hui yi de yu jin) | The Sense of an Ending. Tian Xia Wen Hua, 2012. Pp. 205 [208]. 21 cm. (Chinese).

Paper cover with dust jacket and promotional band.

The Sense of an Ending (Vintage Open-Market Edition, 2012)


Notes on this edition: The Sense of an Ending. Vintage International, 2012. Pp. 163. ISBN: 9780307951243. $7.99.

Copyright page states: “FIRST VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL OPEN-MARKET EDITION, | FEBRUARY 2012”. The format is smaller than the regular Vintage International paperback edition issued around the same time.