Notes on this edition: In the Land of Pain by Alphonse Daudet. Translated by Julian Barnes. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
Uncorrected Proof in lavendar wraps with black lettering. Publication information and the statement, ‘THIS IS AN UNCORRECTED PROOF’ on bottom of front cover. Preliminary publication date set for 16 January 2003. Title page lists date as ‘2002’. Dust jacket art reproduced on first page. (18.5 x 12.9 cm).
Notes on this edition: In the Land of Pain. New York: Vintage Classics, 2016. Pp. xv, 87. 21 cm. ISBN: 9781101970867
Translated and with a preface by Julian Barnes.
Notes on this edition: Vom Ende einer Geschichte | The Sense of an Ending.btb, 2013. Pp. 181. 19 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 9783442745470 (German).
Copyright page lists the specific date of publication as “Juli 2013”. Spine label states this is btb “774547”.
In 2017, btb issued a reprint of this edition. The reprint features the same ISBN, pagination, and btb number of “774547”, but the layout of the title page and copyright page are changed and there are minor alterations to the cover, as shown below.
Notes on this edition: London: Bloomsbury, 2005. £5.99. First published by Bloomsbury in hardback, this edition features a newly designed paper cover in blue-green. Originally published as Kriegels Kleine Hunde-Kunde by Volker Kriegel. Translated and with an introduction by Julian Barnes.
Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Bloomsbury, 1988. £4.95. Originally published as Kriegels Kleine Hunde-Kunde by Volker Kriegel. Translated and with an introduction by Julian Barnes.
Title Page: THE TRUTH ABOUT | DOGS | Volker Kriegel | Translated and introduced by | Julian Barnes | [cartoon by Kriegel] | BLOOMSBURY
Copyright Page: First published in Great Britain 1988 | Originally published under the title Kriegels Kleine | Hunde-Kunde by Haffmans Verlag | Copyright © 1986 by Haffmans Verlag | Introduction and translation © 1988 | by Julian Barnes | Guist dog on page 1 drawn by Tatjana Hauptmann | Bloomsbury Publishing Limited, | 2 Soho Square, London W1V 5DE | British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data | Kriegel, Volker | The truth about dogs. | 1. German humorous cartoons—Collection | from individual artists | 1. Title | 741.5’943 | ISBN 0 7475 0232 3 | Printed in Great Britain by | Butler & Tanner Limited, Frome
Collation: 15.4 x 9.2 cm. Pp. [1-6] 7-121 [122-128]. : ‘The Truth About Dogs | [drawing of dog]’. : blank. : title page. : copyright page. : ‘For Ev | but also for Juli, Nico, Joles | and all the others’. : [drawing of dog]. 7-10: [introduction by Julian Barnes]. 11-121: text. [122-128]: blank.
General description: Binding 16 x 9.7 cm. Yellow boards, gold blocked on spine. White endpapers. Cream dust jacket lettered in black and yellow. Upper panel of jacket features a black and blue illustration of a dog crying at a full moon with ‘BLOOMSBURY’ across bottom
Notes on this edition: Daudet, Alphonse. La Doulou (Mercure de France, 2007).
In 2002, Barnes translated Daudet’s journal into English, which brought renewed attention to Daudet’s work. This edition of Daudet’s La Doulou features a preface by Julian Barnes, his additional notes on the text, and his postscript, as was available in Barnes’s translation under the English title In the Land of Pain.