The Only Story (Alfred A. Knopf, 2018; 2nd Printing)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. The Only Story. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

This is the 2nd printing following the first American edition. The second printing was available in April 2018, the same month as the original publication.

The Only Story (Alfred A. Knopf, 2018)


Notes on this edition: First edition – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018. $25.95. This copy inscribed by Julian Barnes. 

Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: THE ONLY STORY | JULIAN BARNES | [ Alfred A. Knopf device] | ALFRED A. KNOPF | New York | 2018

Copyright Page: THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK | PUBLISHED BY ALFRED A. KNOPF | Copyright © 2018 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved. Published in the United States by | Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York. | Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, | an imprint of Penguin Random House Ltd., London, in 2018. | www.aaknopf.com | Knopf, Borzoi Books, and the colophon are registered | trademarks of Penguin Random House LLC. | Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data | Names: Barnes, Julian, author. | Title: The only story / by Julian Barnes. | Description: First American edition. [|] New York : | Knopf, 2018. [|] “This is a Borzoi book.” | Identifiers: LCCN 2017047844 [|] ISBN 9780525521211 | (hardcover) [|] ISBN 9780525521297 (ebook) | Subjects: LCSH: Man-woman relationships—Fiction. [|] Psychological | fiction. | BISAC: FICTION / Literary. [|] FICTION / Coming of | Age. [|] FICTION / Psychological. [|] GSAFD: Bildungsromans. | Classification: LCC PR6052.A6657 O55 2018 [|] DDC 823/.914—dc23 | LC record available at http://lccn.loc.gov/2017047844 | Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson | MANUFACTURED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | First United States Edition

Collation: 19.0 x 13.3 cm. Pp. [only odd pages numbered] [i-x] [1-4] 5-99 [100-104] 105-187 [188-192] 193-253 [254-262]. [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 | The Noise of Time | NONFICTION | Letters from London 1990–1995 | Something to Declare | The Pedant in the Kitchen | Nothing to Be Frightened Of | Through the Window | Levels of Life | Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art | TRANSLATION | In the Land of Pain | by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: ‘THE ONLY STORY’. [iv]: blank. [v]: title page. [vi]: copyright page. [vii]: ‘to Hermione’. [viii]: blank. [ix]: ‘Novel: A small tale, generally of love. | –Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of | the English Language (1755)’. [x]: blank. [1]: ‘ONE’. [2]: blank. 3-[100]: text. [101]: ‘TWO’. [102]: blank. [103]-[188]: text. [189]: ‘THREE’. [190]: blank. [191]-[254]: text. [255-256]: blank. [257]: [‘A NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHOR’]. [258]: blank. [259]: [‘A NOTE ON THE TYPE’]. [260-262]: blank.

General description: Binding 19.7 x 14.0 cm. Black paper boards stamped in gold lettering to spine. Light cream endpapers. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. Back cover of dust jacket features an author photograph by Urszula Soltys.

The Only Story (Jonathan Cape, 2018)


Notes on this edition: First editionThe Only Story. London: Jonathan Cape, 2018. £16.99.

Descriptive Bibliography: 

Title Page: JULIAN BARNES | THE ONLY STORY | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | LONDON

Copyright Page: 1 3 5 7 9 20 8 6 4 2 | Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Vintage Publishing, | 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, | London SW1V 2SA | Jonathan Cape is part of the Penguin Random House group of companies | whose addresses can be found at global.penguinrandomhouse.com | [Penguin Random House UK device] | Copyright © Julian Barnes 2018 | Julian Barnes has asserted his right to be identified as the author of this Work in | accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 | First published by Jonathan Cape in 2018 | penguin.co.uk/vintage | A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library | ISBN: 9781787330696 | Typeset 11.5/14 pt Bembo by Jouve UK, Milton Keynes | Printed and bound by in Great Britain by Clays Ltd, St Ives PLC | Penguin Random House is committed to a sustainable future | for our business, our readers and our planet. This book is made | from Forest Stewardship Council® certified paper. | [FSC® logo]

Collation: 21.4 x 13.6 cm. Pp. [i-viii] [1-2] 3-83 [84-86] 87-158 [159-1160] 161-212 [213-216]. [i]: ‘THE ONLY STORY’. [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 | The Noise of Time | NON-FICTION | Letters from London 1990–1995 | Something to Declare | The Pedant in the Kitchen | Nothing to Be Frightened Of | Through the Window | Levels of Life | Keeping an Eye Open | TRANSLATION | In the Land of Pain | by Alphonse Daudet’. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘to Hermione’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: ‘Novel: A small tale, generally of love. | Samuel Johnson | A Dictionary of the English Language (1755)’. [viii]: blank. [1]: ‘ONE’. [2]: blank. 3-83: text. [84]: blank. [85]: ‘TWO’. [86]: blank. 87-158: text. [159]: ‘THREE’. [160]: blank. 161-[213]: text. [214-216]: blank.

General description: Binding 22.3  x 14.4 cm. Red cloth boards stamped in silver lettering to spine. Red endpapers. Cover design by Suzanne Dean. Back flap of dust jacket features an author photograph by Urszula Soltys.