Une fille, qui danse | The Sense of an Ending (Mercure de France, 2013; French)


Notes on this edition: Une fille, qui danse. Paris: Mercure de France, 2013. Translated by Jean-Pierre Aoustin. Pp. 192. 21 cm. ISBN: 9782715232495

The French translation of Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending features a red wrap-around band promoting his selection as the winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize.

Flaubert’s Parrot (Vintage Books, 2009)


Notes on this edition: Flaubert’s Parrot. London: Vintage Books, 2009. Paperback. ISBN: 9780099540588

Vintage Book reissued their standard paperback edition of Flaubert’s Parrot as part of their “Vintage” author series. The front cover states in the upper-right corner “Vintage Barnes”.

Flaubert’s Parrot (Alfred A. Knopf, 1985; Paperback)


Notes about this edition: Flaubert’s Parrot. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. Pp. 190. Paperbound with setting and cover illustration as in the first U.S. hardback edition.

This paperback edition of Julian Barnes’s Flaubert’s Parrot appears nearly identical to the first edition hardback published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1985. The title pages the copyright pages are identical, except that this paperback edition does not state “First American Edition” and does not include information about where the book was printed, as in the hardback edition. The ISBN listed on the copyright page is for the hardback edition. This paperback edition contains no marking indicating it is an American book club edition, but this is a likely explanation. 

Thirty-Seventh Antiquarian Book Fair 1996


Notes on this edition: In 1996, the Grosvenor House in London hosted the Antiquariean Booksellers Association’s Thirty-Seventh Antiquarian Book Fair, and Julian Barnes wrote the introduction to the fair catalog. His essay discusses book collecting and the idealistic notion of “completeness”.

Of the limited number of catalogs published for this occasion, one hundred were signed by Barnes at the end of his introduction. Each signed copy was numbered, as pictured.

플로베르의 앵무새 | Flaubert’s Parrot (Dong Yeun, 1995; Korean)


Notes on this edition: 플로베르의 앵무새. Seoul: Dong Yeun Publishing, 1995. Pp. 329. (Korean).

Pulsations | Pulse (Mercure de France, 2011; French)


Notes on this edition: Pulsations | Pulse. [Paris]: Mercure de France, 2011. Translated by Jean-Pierre Aoustin. 329 p. ISBN: 9782070450305

Gallimard Folio series no. 5510

Rien à craindre | Nothing to Be Frightened of (Mercure de France/Folio, 2009; French)


Notes on this edition: Rien à craindre | Nothing to Be Frightened of. [Paris]: Mercure de France, 2009. Translated by Jean-Pierre Aoustin. 395 p. ISBN: 9782070418824

Gallimard Folio series no. 5070

Auf einen Kaffee mit Aristoteles by Jonathan Barnes (Deutscher Taschenbuch, 2010; German)


Notes on this edition: Barnes, Jonathan. Auf einen Kaffee mit Aristoteles. (Deutscher Taschenbuch, 2010). Translated by Mara-Daria Cojocaru. 124 p. 14 cm. ISBN: 9783423345927. Foreword by Julian Barnes.

The German edition of Jonathan Barnes’s fictional conversation with Aristotle includes a translation of Julian Barnes’s foreword included in the English edition.

Une histoire de monde en 10 chapitres 1/2 | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Mercure de France, 2011; French)


Notes on this edition: Une histoire de monde en 10 chapitres 1/2. Paris: Mercure de France, 2011. Translated into French by Michel Courtois-Fourcy.

Spine and back cover indicate this is a Folio imprint, no. 5612.

O Papagaio de Flaubert | Flaubert’s Parrot (Quetzal Editores, 2010; Portuguese)


Notes for this edition: O Papagaio de Flaubert. Lisboa: Quetzal Editores, 2010. Pp. 238 [2]. Translated by Ana Maria Amador with revisions by Carlos Pinheiro. (Portuguese – Portugal).

An earlier edition of this translations was published in 1988. O Papagaio de Flaubert. Lisboa: Círculo de Leitores (Quetzal Editores), 1988. Pp. 214 [1]. Translated by Ana Maria Amador.