The Noise of Time (Random House Canada, 2016)


Notes on this edition: First edition – Toronto: Random House Canada, 2016. $29.99. Visually, this edition resembles the first U.S. edition published by Alfred A. Knopf. 

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Title Page: THE NOISE OF TIME | Julian Barnes | [Random House Canada device] | RANDOM HOUSE CANADA

Copyright Page: PUBLISHED BY RANDOM HOUSE CANADA | Copyright © 2016 Julian Barnes | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. | No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical | means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without permission in writ- | ing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a review. | Published in 2016 by Random House Canada, a division of Penguin Random House | Canada Limited, and simultaneously in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division | of Penguin Random House LLC, New York. Distributed in Canada by Penguin Random | House Canada Limited, Toronto. | www.penguinrandomhouse.ca | Random House Canada and colophon are registered trademarks. | Grateful acknowledgment is made to Marion Boyars Publishers for permission | to reprint an excerpt of “A Career” from Early Poems by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, | translated by George Reavey. Reprinted by permission of Marion Boyars Publishers. | Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication | Barnes, Julian, author | The noise of time / Julian Barnes. | Issued in print and electronic formats. | ISBN 978-0-345-81657-3 | eBook ISBN 978-0-345-81659-7 | I. Shostakovich, Dmitriˇi Dmitrievich, 19061975—Fiction. | I. Title. | PR6052.A6657N65 2016     823’.914     C2015-908533-0 | Jacket image: Dmitri Shostakovich by Iosiph Alexandrovich Serebryany. | State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. © culture-images / Lebrecht | Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson | Printed and bound in the United States of America | 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 | [Random House Canada device]

Collation: 18.9 x 13.0 cm. Pp. [-ii-ix] x-xi [xii] [1-3] 4-60 [61-63] 64-120 [121-123] 124-197 [198-199] 200-201 [202-210]. [-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 | The Sense of an Ending | NON-FICTION | Letters from London 1990–1995 | Something to Declare | The Pedant in the Kitchen | Nothing to Be Frightened Of | Levels of Life | Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art | TRANSLATION | In the Land of Pain by Alphonse Daudet’.[i]: ‘THE NOISE OF TIME’. [ii]: blank. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘for Pat’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: ‘One to hear | One to remember | And one to drink. | traditional’. [viii]: blank. [ix]-xi: text. [xii]: blank. [1]: ‘[ ONE ] | On the Landing. [2]: blank. [3]-60: text. [61]: ‘[ TWO ] | On the Plane’. [62]: blank. [63]-120: text. [121]: ‘[ THREE ] | In the Car’. [122]: blank. [123]-197: text. [198]: blank. [199]-201: [‘Author’s note’]. [202]: blank. [203]: [‘A NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHOR’]. [204]: blank. [205]: [‘A NOTE ON THE TYPE’]. [206-210]: blank.

General description: Binding 19.7 x 14.0 cm. Light grey, smooth paper boards with light green quarter-paper at spine stamped in gold. White endpapers. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. Back flap of dust jacket features an author photograph by Alan Edwards.

Keeping an Eye Open (Random House Canada, 2015)


Notes on this edition: Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art. Toronto: Random House Canada, 2015. Pp. 278. ISBN: 9780345815170

The first Canadian edition of Julian Barnes’s Keeping an Eye Open appears nearly identical to the first American edition, except changes to the publisher information on the title page, copyright page, and jacket that identify this edition as a Random House Canada publication.

Pages are cream, not white, as evidenced by the contrast between page color and the publisher’s device on the title page.

Arthur & George | Uncorrected Proof (Random House Canada, 2005)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. Toronto: Random House Canada, 2005. Uncorrected proof copy in cream paper wraps.

Cover states: “OCTOBER 2005 | $34.95 · CLOTH · 400 PAGES · 6¼ x 9¼ | 0-679-31417-2 · FICTION”

Arthur & George (Random House Canada, 2005)


Notes on this edition: Arthur & George. Toronto: Random House Canada, 2005. Pp. 360. 25 cm. ISBN: 0679314172

First Canadian hardback edition with “deckled” fore edge.

Staring at the Sun (Random House, 1987; Canadian Paperback)


Notes on this edition: Staring at the Sun. Toronto: Random House, 1987. Pp. 197. ISBN: 0394220471

Second Canadian edition issued in paperback, as stated on the copyright page.

Cross Channel | Uncorrected Proof (Random House Canada, 1996)


Notes on this edition: The Random House Canada uncorrected proof of Julian Barnes’s Cross Channel appears nearly identical to the American uncorrected proof issued by Alfred A. Knopf. The text block is, in fact, identical, as the Canadian proof’s title page lists the publisher as “Alfred A. Knopf”. The two proof editions differ in their paper covers, however, with the Canadian proof listing the publisher as “Random House Canada”. Both proofs list the publication date as “25 March 1996”.

Love, etc. | Advanced Uncorrected Manuscript (Random House Canada, 2000)


Notes on this edition: Random House Canada produced this spiral bound copy of Love, etc. The cover is marked as an “Advanced Uncorrected Manuscript” of the novel, and the text is a copy of the author’s manuscript with his hand-marked revisions as submitted to the publisher. This copy is inscribed by Barnes: “Never seen this before! | from | Julian Barnes”