The Lemon Table (Vintage Books, 2014)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Lemon Table. London: Vintage Books, 2014. Pp. 213 + [3]. 19.8 x 13.9 cm. ISBN: 9780099554998.

Vintage rejacketed Julian Barnes’s entire backlist of paperbacks in 2013, and The Lemon Table followed a similar design in 2014. Cover design by Suzanne Dean.

The Porcupine (Vintage Books, 2014)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Porcupine. London: Vintage Books, 2014. Pp. 138. 19.8 x 12.9 cm. ISBN: 9780099540144.

Vintage rejacketed Julian Barnes’s entire backlist of paperbacks in 2013, and The Porcupine followed a similar design in 2014. Cover design by Suzanne Dean.

A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Vintage Books, 2009; Rejacketed 2013)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. London: Vintage Books, 2009. Pp. 309 + [3]. 19.8 x 12.9 cm. ISBN: 9780099540120.

The copyright page states the book is a 12th printing from 2009, but Vintage reissued this redesigned (or “rejacketed”) cover for publication in 2013. Jacket design by Suzanne Dean.

Staring at the Sun (Vintage Books, 2014)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Staring at the Sun. London: Vintage Books, 2014. Pp. 195 + [7]. 19.8 x 12.8 cm. ISBN: 9780099540090.

Vintage rejacketed Julian Barnes’s entire backlist of paperbacks in 2013, and Staring at the Sun followed a similar design in 2014. Cover design by Suzanne Dean.

Before She Met Me (Vintage Books, 2014)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Before She Met Me. London: Vintage Books, 2014. Pp. 211 + [3]. 19.8 x 12.8 cm. ISBN: 9780099540076.

Vintage rejacketed Julian Barnes’s entire backlist of paperbacks in 2013, and Before She Met Me followed a similar design in 2014. Cover design by Suzanne Dean.

Love, etc (Vintage Books, 2009; Rejacketed 2013)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Love, etc. London: Vintage Books, 2009. Pp. 249 + [1]. 19.7 x 12.9 cm. ISBN: 9780099540168.

The copyright page states the book is a 7th printing from 2009, but Vintage reissued this redesigned (or “rejacketed”) cover for publication in 2013.

The cover design lines up with the cover art for Talking It Over.

Talking It Over (Vintage Books, 2009; Rejacketed 2013)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Talking It Over. London: Vintage Books, 2009. Pp. 273 + [7]. 19.7 x 12.9 cm. ISBN: 9780099540137.

The copyright page states the book is a 9th printing from 2009, but Vintage reissued this redesigned (or “rejacketed”) cover for publication in 2013.

The cover design lines up with the cover art for Love, etc.

Cross Channel (Vintage Books, 2009; Rejacketed 2013)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Cross Channel. London: Vintage Books, 2009. Pp. 211 + [5]. 19.7 x 12.8 cm. ISBN: 9780099540151.

The copyright page states the book is a 5th printing from 2009, but Vintage reissued this redesigned (or “rejacketed”) cover for publication in 2013.

Metroland (Vintage Books, 2009; Rejacketed 2013)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Metroland. London: Vintage Books, 2009. Pp. 176. 19.6 x 12.8 cm. ISBN: 9780099540069.

The copyright page states the book is a 6th printing from 2009, but Vintage reissued this redesigned (or “rejacketed”) cover for publication in 2013.

Through the Window: Seventeen Essays (and one short story) (Vintage, 2012)


Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Vintage Books, 2012. £10.99. 

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Title Page: THROUGH THE WINDOW | [decorative rule] | Seventeen Essays | (and one short story) | [wide decorative rule] | Julian Barnes | VINTAGE BOOKS | London

Copyright Page: Published by Vintage 2012 | 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 | Copyright © Julian Barnes 2012 | Julian Barnes has asserted his right under the Copyright, Designs | and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work | Extract from Kipling’s diaries reproduced with permission of | AP Watt Ltd on behalf of The National Trust for Places of Historic | Interest or Natural Beauty | This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, | by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, resold, hired out, | or otherwise circulated without the publisher’s prior | consent in any form of binding or cover other than that | in which it is published and without a similar condition, | including this condition, being imposed on the | subsequent purchaser | First published in Great Britain in 2012 by | Vintage | Random House, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, | London SW1V 2SA | www.vintage-books.co.uk | Addresses for companies within The Random House Group | Limited can be found at: | www.randomhouse.co.uk/offices.htm | The Random House Group Limited Reg. No. 954009 | A CIP catalogue record for this book | is available from the British Library | ISBN 9780099578581 | The Random House Group Limited supports The Forest | Stewardship Council (FSC®), the leading international forest | certification organisation. Our books carrying the FSC label are | printed on FSC® certified paper. FSC is the only forest certification | scheme endorsed by the leading environmental organisations, | including Greenpeace. Our paper procurement policy can | be found at www.randomhouse.co.uk/environment | [FSC device] | Typeset in Bembo by Palimpsest Book Production Limited, | Falkirk, Stirlingshire | Printed and bound by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon CR0 4YY

Collation: 19.8 x 12.9 cm. Pp. [i-x] [1] 2-14 [15] 16-25 [26] 27-40 [41] 42-50 [51] 52-63 [64] 65-76 [77] 78-89 [90] 91-100 [101] 102-109 [110] 111-122 [123] 124-134 [135] 136-145 [146] 147-163 [164] 165-174 [175] 176-192 [193] 194-197 [198] 199-208 [209] 210-214 [215] 216-227 [228-231] 232-243 [244-246]. [i]: ‘THROUGH THE WINDOW’. [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 | TRANSLATION | In The Land of Pain | by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘FOR PAT’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: ‘CONTENTS | [decorative rule] | PREFACE IX | The Deceptiveness of Penelope Fitzgerald 1 | The “Unpoetical” Clough 15 | George Orwell and the Fucking Elephant 26 | Ford’s The Good Soldier 41 | Ford and Provence 51 | Ford’s Anglican Saint 64 | Kipling’s France 77 | France’s Kipling 90 | The Wisdom of Chamfort 101 | The Man Who Saved Old France 110 | The Profile of Félix Fénéon 123 | Michel Houellebecq and the Sin of Despair 135 | Translating Madame Bovary 146’. [viii]: ‘Wharton’s The Reef 164 | Homage to Hemingway: a Short Story 175 | Lorrie Moore Takes Wing 193 | Remembering Updike, Remembering Rabbit 198 | Regulating Sorrow 215 | Acknowledgements 229 | Index 231’. [ix-x]: [Preface]. [1]-243: text. [244-245]: blank. [246]: ‘www.vintage-books.co.uk’.

General description: Binding 19.8 x 13 cm. White paper with raised text in red and decorative rules in black. Text on the flaps is in black. Cover design by Suzanne Dean. Textblock is trimmed smooth.