Parade’s End | Ford Madox Ford (Penguin Books, 2012)


Notes on this edition: Ford Madox Ford. Parade’s End. London: Penguin Books, 2012. Pp. 836. 20 cm. ISBN: 9780141392196.

Julian Barnes wrote the introduction to this Penguin Classics reissue.

Evermore (Penguin Books, 1996; artwork by Howard Hodgkin)


Notes on this edition: Evermore. London: Penguin Books, 1996. Pp. 42 [3] pages. 14 cm. ISBN: 9780140260410.

This small format paperback features the short story “Evermore” from Julian Barnes’s collection Cross Channel. Published at 75p in the UK and $1.99 in Canada.

Pictures by Howard Hodgkin included. Two deluxe, signed, limited editions of this story were published by the Palawan Press. One edition was limited to 50 copies and the other to 150 copies.

Going to the Dogs (Penguin Books, 1988)


Notes on this edition: Going to the Dogs. London: Penguin Books, 1988. Pp. 207 [208]. 18 cm. ISBN: 0140103376.

Julian Barnes’s fourth novel published under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh. First U.K. paperback edition following the publication of the first hardback edition by Viking in 1987.

My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories by Frank O’Connor (Penguin Books, 2005; Introduction)


Notes on this edition: O’Connor, Frank. My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories. London: Penguin Books, 2005. Pp. 361. 20 cm. ISBN: 9780141187877.

Introduction by Julian Barnes on pages vii-xiii.

The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories | “One of a Kind” (Penguin, 1988)


Notes on this edition: “One of a Kind” by Julian Barnes. The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories. Edited with an introduction by Malcolm Bradbury. London: Penguin, 1988.

Julian Barnes’s short story “One of a Kind” is published on pages 400-406. In this example, Barnes has signed his entry. Formerly from the library of book collector Rolland Comstock.

“Evermore” | The Penguin Book of First World War Stories (Penguin Books, 2007)


Notes on this edition: “Evermore” in The Penguin Book of First World War Stories. New York: Penguin Books, 2007. Pp. 401. ISBN: 9780141442150

Julian Barnes’s short story “Evermore” is published on pages 345-361.

Putting the Boot In (Penguin Books, 1987)


Notes on this edition: Putting the Boot In. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1987. Pp. 192. 17.8 x 10.8 cm. ISBN: 0140092048.

A later printing is featured below with cover illustration by Keith Richens. The later printing is not indicated on the copyright page, but rather suggested by the increased prices listed to the back cover. The first printing lists a U.K. price of £2.50, while the later printing lists a U.K. price of £2.99.

The Duffy Omnibus (Penguin, 1991)


Notes on this edition: The Duffy Omnibus. London: Penguin, 1991. Pp. 740. ISBN: 9780140158243

Includes all four Dan Kavanagh novels: DuffyFiddle CityPutting the Boot InGoing to the Dogs.

Dictionary of Received Ideas (Syrens, 1994; Preface)


Notes on this edition: Flaubert, Gustave. The Dictionary of Received Ideas. London: Syrens, 1994. Translated by Geoffrey Wall. Preface by Julian Barnes (pp. v-xi).

Syrens is a division of Penguin books, and they released this small, thin paperback edition of Flaubert’s The Dictionary of Received Ideas in 1994. They Syrens series included several titles of note, including James Fenton’s slim publication On Statues (1995) and Proust’s On Reading (1995).

For the Flaubert edition, Julian Barnes provides a preface in the format of a dictionary with one entry per letter. This format resembles (but is entirely different in content from) the dictionary chapter in his novel Flaubert’s Parrot.