Through the Window (Vintage International, 2012)


Notes on this edition: First editionThrough the Window: Seventeen Essays and a Short Story. New York: Vintage International, 2012. $15.95. Included in this example is a promotional flyer to promote the book’s publication. ISBN: 9780345805508.

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Title Page: THROUGH THE WINDOW | Julian Barnes | VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL | Vintage Books | A Division of Random House, Inc. | New York

Copyright Page: [Vintage Logo] | FIRST VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL EDITION, OCTOBER 2012 | Copyright © 2012 by Julian Barnes | All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Vintage Books, a | division of Random House, Inc., New York. Originally published | in Great Britain separately in paperback as Through the Window by | Vintage Books UK, an imprint of the Random House Group Limited, | London, in 2012, and as A Life with Books by Jonathan Cape, an imprint | of the Random House Group Limited, London, in 2012. | Vintage is a registered trademark and Vintage International and | colophon are trademarks of Random House, Inc. | The short story “Homage to Hemingway” is a work of fiction. Names, | characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s | imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, | living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. | Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following for permission to | reprint previously published (and unpublished) material: | Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.: Excerpt from the | section “The Author Observes His Birthday, 2005” from “Endpoint” | from Endpoint and Other Poems by John Updike, copyright © 2009 by | The Estate of John Updike. Used by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, | a division of Random House, Inc. | A. P. Watt Ltd.: Excerpts from Kipling’s diaries. Used by permission of | A. P. Watt Ltd. on behalf of The National Trust for Places of Historic | Interest or Natural Beauty. | The Cataloging-in-Publication Data is on file at the Library of Congress. | Vintage ISBN: 978-0-345-80550-8 | www.vintagebooks.com | Printed in the United States of America | 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Collation: 20.2 x 13.1 cm. Pp. [-iv]-[ix] x-xix [xxi-xxii] [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]. [-iv]: ‘Julian Barnes | THROUGH THE WINDOW | Julian Barnes is the author of eleven novels, three | books of short stories, and three collections of | journalism. In addition to the Booker Prize, his | other honors include the Somerset Maugham | Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and | the E. M. Forster Award from the American | Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in London. | www.julianbarnes.com | [Vintage International logo]’. [-iii]: 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 | NONFICTION | Nothing to Be Frightened Of | Letters from London, 1990–1995 | Something to Declare | The Pedant in the Kitchen | TRANSLATION | In the Land of Pain by Alphonse Daudet’. [-i]: blank. [i]:’THROUGH THE WINDOW’. [ii]: blank. [iii]: title page. [iv]: copyright page. [v]: ‘FOR PAT’. [vi]: blank. [vii]: ‘CONTENTS | PREFACE: A LIFE WITH BOOKS 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]-xix: [PREFACE: A LIFE WITH BOOKS]. [xx]: blank. [xxi]: ‘THROUGH THE WINDOW’. [xxii]: blank. [1]-243: text. [244]: blank. [245-246]: ‘ALSO BY JULIAN BARNES’.

General description: Binding 20.2 x 13.1 cm. Blue paper covers with illustration to the front. Text in yellow and white with author photograph by Alan Edwards to the back cover. Cover design by Megan Wilson. Textblock is trimmed smooth.


Contents include:

A Life with Books
The Deceptiveness of Penelope Fitzgerald
The ‘Unpoetical’ Clough
George Orwell and the Fucking Elephant
Ford’s The Good Soldier
Ford and Provence
Ford’s Anglican Saint
Kipling’s France
France’s Kipling
The Wisdom of Chamfort
The Man Who Saved Old France
The Profile of Félix Fénéon
Michel Houellebecq and the Sin of Despair
Translating Madame Bovary
Wharton’s The Reef
Homage to Hemingway: a Short Story
Lorrie Moore Takes Wing
Remembering Updike, Remembering Rabbit
Regulating Sorrow