Flaubert’s Parrot (Vintage Books, 2012)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Flaubert’s Parrot. London: Vintage Books, 2012. Pp. 190 + [2]. 19.6 x 12.9 cm. ISBN: 9780099540083.

Vintage issued the paperback edition of Julian Barnes’s Flaubert’s Parrot with an updated cover following the success of Barnes’s novel The Sense of an Ending in 2011. The cover lettering echoes the lettering on the jacket of the Jonathan Cape edition of the Man Booker Prize winning novel. Both covers were designed by Suzanne Dean. The edition pictured is a fifth printing with the number sequence on the copyright page: “6 8 10 9 7 5”.

Below is an example of the 14th printing of the same Vintage Books edition: