“Three Simple Stories” (Scripsi, 1989)

Notes on this edition: Scripsi, vol. 5, no. 2, April 1989. Pp. 230 + [4]. 21 x 14.9 cm. ISSN: 9725-0096.

Julian Barnes’s “Three Simple Stories” appears on pp. 21-37. An essay on Julian Barnes by Rosemary Sorensen titled “Julian Barnes: Celebrating Disappointment” appears on pp. 94-103.


“One of a Kind” | New Stories 7 (Hutchinson, 1982)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “One of a Kind” in New Stories 7, edited by Alan Ross. London: Hutchinson, 1982. Pp. 222 + [2]. 22.2 x 14.3 cm. ISBN: 0091479304.

Julian Barnes’s short story “One of a Kind” appears on pp. 74-81. Graham Swift and Glyn Hughes appear in the collection along with more than a dozen others.

Maigret by Georges Simenon (The Folio Society, 2018; Introduction)

Notes on this edition: Georges Simenon. Maigret. London: The Folio Society, 2018.

Julian Barnes introduces this 3-volume Folio Society set. His introduction appears on pages vii-xv in the volume titled Maigret and the Calame Report. Pp. 160. 22.3 x 14.4 cm. Translated by Moura Budberg. Wood engravings by Harry Brockway.

The set includes three novels:

Maigret and the Calame Report
Maigret and the Wine Merchant
Maigret and the Saturday Caller

London Review of Books: An Incomplete History (Faber & Faber, 2019)

Notes on this edition: London Review of Books: An Incomplete History. London: Faber & Faber, 2019. Pp. 243 + [1]. 30.5 x 24 cm. ISBN: 9780571358045.

Julian Barnes contributes to this history of the London Review of Books on pp. 64-65.

Frankreichfahrt by Edith Wharton (Schöffling & Co, 1997; German; Introduction)

Notes on this edition: Edith Wharton. Frankreichfahrt: Von Boulogne nach Toulon | A Motor-Flight through France. Frankfurt: Schöffling & Co, 1997. Pp. 179 + [1]. 19.5 x 11.3 cm. Translated by Karl A. Klewer. ISBN: 3895615587. (German).

Julian Barnes’s introduction essay appears on pp. 7-23. Barnes’s introduction originally appeared in the English edition of Wharton’s book (Picador, 1995).

Innocence by Penelope Fitzgerald (Mariner Books, 2014; Introduction)

Notes on this edition: 

Penelope Fitzgerald. Innocence. Boston: Mariner Books, 2014. Pp. 340 + [14]. 20.1 x 13.3 cm. ISBN: 9780544359468.

Copyright page states: “Second Mariner Books edition 2014.”

Preface by Hermione Lee. Julian Barnes’s introduction is published on pages vii-xv.

“Evermore” in The Art of the Story (Penguin Books, 2000)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Evermore.” The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories. Edited by Daniel Halpern. New York: Penguin Books, 2000. Pp. 667 + [5]. 23.3 x 15.3 cm. ISBN: 9780140296389.

Julian Barnes’s short story “Evermore” appears on pp. 73-84.

Ein Fuss auf dem Mond | “Hamlet im Wilden Westen” (Piper, 2000; German)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Hamlet im Wilden Westen.” Ein Fuss auf dem Mond. Munich: Piper, 2000. Pp. 331 [332] + [4]. 20.9 x 13 cm. ISBN: 3492041817. (German).

Julian Barnes’s story “Hamlet in the Wild West” is translated by Gertraude Krueger and appears on pp. 15-22.

Journal 1887-1910 by Jules Renard (riverrun, 2020)

Notes on this edition: Renard, Jules. Journal 1887-1910. New York: riverrun, 2020. Pp. 381 + [1]. 22.3 x 14.3 cm. Translated from the French by Theo Cuffe.

This edition of Jules Renard’s Journal is selected and introduced by Julian Barnes.

Waterstone’s Guide to Books 1989/90 (Waterstone & Co., 1989)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Cooking by the Books.” Waterstone’s Guide to Books 1989/90. London: Waterstone & Co., 1989. Pp. 842 + [48]. 24.5 x 19.7 cm. ISBN: 0951258958.

Julian Barnes’s essay on cookery and cook books appears on pp. 477-478. The last 48 pages are unnumbered and encompass the index for the volume.